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About the Indigenous Program

​​​​​​​Why Establish the Program?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are a priority population across HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STI).

In order to provide culturally appropriate, sustainable and effective support to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health workforce, ASHM is committed to working in partnership with, and under the guidance of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly their professional organisations.

ASHM has formalised relationships with a number of national organisations, including:

  • Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA)

  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO)

  • The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program

  • Australian Indigenous Health Infonet

Expert Reference Group

ASHM is guided by local communities as well as by an Expert Reference Group. The Expert Reference Group is comprised of national representational primary care sector representatives in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood-borne virus and STI health space.

The group includes:

  • ASHM Board Member

  • AIDA representative

  • Researcher with expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health

  • NACCHO representative

  • Australian Indigenous Health Infonet representative

  • Torres Strait Islander representative

  • AMSANT representative

  • WACCHO representative

  • AH&MRC representative

  • RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Faculty

  • ASHM Clinical advisor with expertise in Aboriginal Health ​​

ASHM is able to devise training and educational courses for general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and others who work with indigenous communities.

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