The APA has announced a new partnership with AFL SportsReady, a not for profit organisation helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students develop their careers through traineeships, cadetships, direct employment and educational opportunities.
Two physiotherapists are presenting an overview of their physiotherapy treatment services at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) TRANSFORM scientific conference in Adelaide this week. Their keynote address, Fighting Social Injustice: stories from the frontline of physiotherapy practice, urges their peers to check implicit biases towards vulnerable groups in our community and minimise the barriers to access that marginalised Australians experience.
The Close the Gap campaign has motivated and inspired many Australians from all walks of life to take the issue of poor health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities very seriously, and act for equity in health.
Physiotherapists are being urged to focus on their unique role in helping to close the aboriginal health gap, following the launch of the Australian Physiotherapists Association Reconciliation Action Plan late last year.
Health and medical groups are backing a push for federal, state and territory governments to prioritise youth justice reform nationally in the wake of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.