Policy Position Statements

As a dedicated voice for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, NATSIHWA plays a vital role in representing and promoting Members’ needs and priorities to those who develop relevant policy and programs, make funding decisions, and design and deliver education and training.

A cornerstone of our Communication Strategy, these policy position statements make clear NATISHWA’s stance on issues central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Below is a list of our Policy Position Statements:

THE IMPORTANCE OF ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH WORKERS AND HEALTH PRACTITIONERS IN AUSTRALIA’S HEALTH SYSTEM

THE CENTRALITY OF CULTURE

HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH A MAKARRATA

THE POWER OF LOCAL DATA

LOCAL MEASURES OF PROGRESS

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE