Vision Statement

Our Vision

NATSIHWA acknowledges all of our past and present leaders in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector who have provided us with the cultural and spiritual foundations and teachings that guided us on our path. They inspire us to pursue the following vision:

A strong, credible and viable national association that is widely recognised for its cultural and professional integrity, and commitment to support and gain recognition for both current and future generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.


Our values are consistent with those passed on to us by our ancestors:

  • Cultural integrity
  • Cultural respect
  • The importance of connection to community
  • Strong leadership
  • Resilience and determination
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Dedication and passion
  • Commitment to quality workforce and service delivery