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Closing the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Dr. Alison Nelson

Director, Allied Health and Workforce Development

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Workforce Strategy tied to Comprehensive health care

  • Addressing social determinants of health alongside health conditions
    • Education
    • Employment
  • Enabling non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce
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Student Clinical Placements

  • 2010: 5120 Clinical Hours/semester
  • 2013: 17484 Clinical Hours/semester
  • 340% growth over 3 years
clinical placements key features
Clinical Placements: Key Features
  • Sector Driven
  • Students are centrally coordinated by IUIH
    • Universities have a central conduit
  • All students receive common orientation with cultural orientation incorporated
  • Different models of student placement to fit different needs
  • Students are invited to complete research survey at completion of placement
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Increased likelihood of working in the sector
  • Increased understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Pool of capable professionals to draw on:
    • 4 Students/graduates now employed (1 Aboriginal)
  • Also led to growth in allied health staff from 1 in 2010 to 15 FTE’s in 2013 (including 4 Aboriginal health professionals)
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School Based Traineeships

  • Cert 3 in Allied health Assisting/Dental Assisting (9 students)
  • 2013: 5 year 12’s completed (3 Year 11’s continuing)
  • Transition plans for school to work/study including pathways into tertiary preparation and mentoring into health professions