Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is a collegiate body consisting of 20 national allied health associations members and a further 6 organisational friends with close links to the allied health sector. AHPA’s members collectively represent over 100,000 allied health professionals who work across the primary, acute and tertiary sectors in Australia.
AHPA’s governance structure ensures that it is able to engage in effective consultation with its member associations and that AHPA’s work has broad input from allied health professionals working across Australia.
Allied health professionals represent almost a third of the country’s health care workforce and deliver over 200 million health services annually. By working alongside their medical and nursing colleagues, allied health professionals contribute to the health and wellbeing of all Australians and are helping to shape and build the health care system of the future.
Allied health professions provide crucial support for people experiencing disability, chronic illness and a wide range of other health issues. We believe that only by ensuring that allied health services are fully integrated into our health system, and accessible across the country, will we ensure that we are delivering world class health care for every Australian.