The National Health Leadership Forum Membership comprises the following organisations listed (listed in alphabetical order):
The Healing Foundation
We are the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Our work helps people create a different future.
We work with communities to create a place of safety, providing an environment for Stolen Generations survivors and their families to speak for themselves, tell their own stories and be in charge of their own healing.Visit Site
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
We are a not-for-profit, member-based, professional association supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors. Our purpose is to contribute to equitable health and life outcomes and the cultural wellbeing of Indigenous people. We do this by working towards reaching population parity of Indigenous medical students and doctors and supporting a culturally safe healthcare system.Visit Site
Australian Indigenous Psychologists’ Association
We are the national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists in Australia. AIPA is committed to improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by leading the change required to deliver equitable, accessible, sustainable, timely and culturally competent psychological care which respects and promotes their cultural integrity.Visit Site
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses & Midwives
We are a not-for-profit, member-based, and is the peak representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. CATSINaM’s primary function is to implement strategies to embed Cultural Safety in health care and education and the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.Visit Site
Gayya Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia
We are the national Indigenous mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention leadership body.
GDPSA’s organisational membership has an important interest in Mental Health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention.
Gayaa Dhuwi joined the NHLF in May 2020.Visit Site
Indigenous Allied Health Australia
We are the national member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation and focuses on four key goals: support for members and their development; grow the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce; transform development of culturally safe and responsive health care and systems; and lead the allied health sector in improving health and wellbeing outcomes.Visit Site
Indigenous Dentists’ Association of Australia
IDAA was founded in 2004 and aims to promote improved standards of Indigenous oral health, including through supporting Indigenous dentists and dental students.
The Lowitja Institute
We are Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, named in honour of its Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG. The Institute works for the health of Australia’s First Peoples by investing in quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. It operates on key principles of Indigenous leadership, a broader understanding of health that incorporates wellbeing, and the need for the work to have a clear and positive impact.
The Institute’s work encompasses all areas that contribute to the health and wellbeing of our people, including the social and cultural determinants of health and wellbeing. Its work is ambitious, rigorous and culturally safe.Visit Site
National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Physiotherapists
We are a not-for-profit organisation established by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
We are the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. NACCHO provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters and advocates for community-developed solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
NACCHO represents 144 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) operated by the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities which control it through a locally elected board of management. NACCHO members operate around 300 clinics providing holistic and culturally competent primary healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. The sector is the largest employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia; the ACCHOs employ about 6,000 staff, of which 3,500 are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Visit Site
National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitionerss
We are an association, founded on the cultural and spiritual teachings of our past and present leaders, which best serves our members in their important role in achieving physical, social, cultural and emotional wellbeing for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’.Visit Site
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health
We are a core group of senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the areas of social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention. Most are based in, or associated with, national and state mental health commissions or other nationally important mental health bodies.Visit Site
Torres Strait Regional Authority
The TSRA is an Australian Government Statutory Authority established on July 1 1994 under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989. The TSRA aims to improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait region. It aims to achieve this by:
- gaining recognition of our rights, customs and identity as indigenous peoples;
- achieving a better quality of life for all people living in the Torres Strait region;
- developing a sustainable economic base;
- achieving better health and community services;
- ensuring protection of our environment; and
- asserting our native title over the lands and waters of the Torres Strait region.