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Call for more Indigenous Health Workers and Practitioners

  • 4 March

    For the first time, a new study has examined the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers employed between 2006 and 2016.


    The figures show that while there has been a small overall increase, the number of workers has not been keeping up with population growth.


    Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt says the Government is working to boost the number of workers and has committed additional funding.


    But the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association ((NATSIHWA) says more can still be done.


    Interview featuring Karl Briscoe, NATSIHWA Chief Executive Officer, Alyson Wright, Researcher at the Australian National University Research School of Population Health and Adele Cox, National Indigenous Critical Response Service.
    Listen Here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/calls-for-more-indigenous-health-workers/10757268