Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards

About the awards

Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners are the essential conduit between traditional and western health services. They are critical to closing the health gap by delivering culturally safe, holistic and client focused care in often challenging circumstances and locations.

The awards are an opportunity to showcase outstanding members of these professional groups while recognising and acknowledging the significant contribution they make to their families, communities and the NT healthcare system.

Nominations now open

The 2020 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards will focus on Aboriginal students living in the Northern Territory.

The awards recognise and acknowledge the ongoing commitment and dedication of students studying qualifications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care training package.

Nominations are now invited in the following categories:

  • Student Award - Aboriginal Health Worker
  • Student Award - Aboriginal Health Practitioner

For eligibility information, please read the Nomination Information Factsheet prior to completing the nomination form.

Access the nomination form.

Nominations close Sunday 25 October 2020

Further information

For more information about the awards contact Aboriginal Workforce Development on (08) 8999 2999 or ATSIHPexcellenceawards.doh@nt.gov.au.

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 Voice, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA).

For more information about the roles of the Aboriginal Health Worker and Aboriginal Health Practitioner, please read the Factsheet..

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

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Last updated: 24 June 2020

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