AHPA has been funded to undertake three projects in recent years.INDIGENOUS ALLIED HEALTH NETWORK
In February 2008, AHPA auspiced an application to the Federal Department of Health and Ageing for the establishment of a national allied health network for Indigenous health. Funded for 12 months in July 2008, the project was very successful - culminating with a new entity, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) being incorporated as an Association, with over 500 members, just 12 months later.
IAHA Inc is actively involved in advocating access to allied health services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote and rural as well as urban settings. For further information go to: www.indigenousalliedhealth.com.au
SHARED CARE IN CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Funded under the Australian Better Health Initiative, the aim of this project was to improve healthcare outcomes for people with chronic and complex conditions through more effective multidisciplinary care.
Its objectives were to:
- Improve collaboration between allied health professionals and general practitioners in chronic disease management
- Strengthen working partnerships between allied health professionals and general practice
- Improve client outcomes in relation to chronic disease management via mutual understanding of roles.
A training and resource package delivered both in hard copy and via a website were produced to provide information for healthcare professionals working in chronic disease management. Please visit http://www.cdm.ahpa.com.auHELPING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
AHPA was funded to produce a series of resources for consumers and health professionals under the Australian Government's Helping children with Autism package.
For more information on this project please visit autism.ahpa.com.au