Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards

About the awards

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners are the essential conduit between traditional and western health services. As agents of change they are critical to closing the health gap by delivering culturally safe, holistic and client focused care in often challenging circumstances and locations.

These awards are an opportunity to showcase outstanding members of these professional groups while acknowledging the significant contribution they make to their families, communities and the health care system across the Northern Territory.

The awards are inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students based in the NT studying in qualifications from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care training package. These students are our future workforce.

To understand the roles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners, please read the Fact Sheet or visit the National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners website.

Nominations are now closed

Nominations are now invited in the following categories:

Aboriginal Health Practitioner

  • Remote
  • Urban
  • Specialist
  • New

Aboriginal Health Worker

  • Remote
  • Urban

Student Award

  • Advanced Studies
  • Emerging Aboriginal Health Practitioner
  • Emerging Aboriginal Health Worker

Dr John Hargrave Honour Roll

  • The Honour Roll is a prestigious award, recognising and celebrating an individual’s lifetime career achievements, whose role modelling behaviour inspires others.
  • This award has been renamed in honour of Dr John Hargrave MBE, AO who was a doctor, surgeon, educator, humanitarian and strong advocate for Indigenous people and their overall health and well-being.

    Dr Hargrave is remembered as a truly humble man, a pioneer in his field and someone who had a profound impact on the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner professions. His kindred spirit and legacy continues to inspire others across health care services in the Northern Territory.

Recipients will be announced at a gala dinner award ceremony on Thursday 2 September 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Darwin Esplanade.

Thank you to all of you who continue to support the awards by taking the time to nominate your peers.

A special mention to our partners the Australian Government Department of Health, Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise, United Workers Union, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and the National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP).

For more information about the awards contact Aboriginal Workforce Development on (08) 8922 7278 or ATSIHPexcellenceawards.doh@nt.gov.au.

The term Aboriginal refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Last updated: 21 June 2019

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