AHPA is recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is seeking a full-time Chief Executive Officer to continue the great work done over the last five years by Executive Officer Lin Oke. The focus of the role is to position allied health as a key pillar in the health, disability and aged care systems, to build the reputation and profile of AHPA, to advocate nationally for allied health, and to lead AHPA's small team of staff and engaged volunteers.

The successful candidate for this diverse, senior role will work in partnership with the Board and member representatives, sharing the work of strategic development, program development and delivery demands of the organisation. 

To find out more about the role and application process, please view the role overview.

AHPA Digital Health Webinars

AHPA is continuing work to support greater involvement of allied health practitioners in digital health initiatives and to help practices become 'digitally ready'. Throughout 2017 we will be providing a series of webinars designed to help allied health practitioners learn more about allied health practice software and digital systems such as My Health Record. These webinars are free for all allied health professionals.

Please click here to register for Webinar 1: An introduction to allied health practice software.

If you're interested in digital health, please also check out our previous newsletters to find out more about the work we've been doing. Click here for the firstsecond, third and fourth editions.

AHPA Newsletter

AHPA has just released its first newsletter for 2017. In this edition we provide updates about digital health as well as our current advocacy work. We've also got an overview of the recent signing of a Statement of Intent event, through which AHPA and its members and friends committed to working with Indigenous Allied Health Australia to close the gap on Indigenous health.

Please click here to access the latest newsletter.

Introducing the National Health Services Directory

AHPA continues to work with Healthdirect Australia and our association members to improve the presence of allied health practitioners in the National Health Services Directory (NHSD). The directory is a key source of information to assist health professionals seeking other health professionals to refer patients to. It also provides an important source of information for people in the community looking for a health service. We encourage you to find out more and to register your practice.

Please click here for an overview of the NHSD or read the AHPA NHSD information sheet.

Strategic Plan for the Allied Health Sector 
During 2015, allied health professionals, general practitioners and public health organisations came together for a series of ‘Strategic Thinking of Allied Health Services in Primary Care’ workshops. Those workshops resulted in the Strategic Plan for the Allied Health Sector document, a great overview of the ideas, views and suggestions of the organisations involved in the development of this document.

Please click here to access the Strategic Plan document.

Allied Health Professions Australia: Representing our Member Organisations

(please find links to our Member Organisations' websites on our Membership page)