External affiliations

AHPA is a member of several national bodies that are relevant to our member associations. In addition to our advocacy work through these organisations,  AHPA is also frequently invited to participate in government committees and advisory bodies on issues related to the allied health sector.

Australian Allied Health Leadership Alliance

The Australian Allied Health Leadership Forum was established in 2013 as a collaboration between allied health organisations working together on issues of national importance to the allied health workforce and access for the Australian public. The Alliance’s membership includes Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), Services for Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH), and the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences and AHPA. National Allied Health Advisors Committee (NAHAC) holds observer status.

National Rural Health Alliance

AHPA is a member of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) through our AHPA Rural and Remote Committee (AHPARR). The NRHA consists of 44 national organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of the 7 million Australians living in rural and remote areas. Members of NRHA represent consumer groups, health professional organisations, service providers, health educators and the Indigenous health sector.

National Aged Care Alliance

The National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) comprises 52 national organisations in aged care, representing consumer groups, providers, unions and health professionals, working together to determine a more positive future for aged care in Australia. Alliance members are concerned about the adequacy of aged care funding and the future sustainability of services

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) represents the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF advocates for safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems. CHF member organisations reach thousands of Australian health consumers across a wide range of health interests and health system experiences.

Australian Patients Association

AHPA is an Affiliate Member of the Australian Patients Association (APA).   The APA is dedicated to championing and protecting the rights and interests of patients, improving the patient experience and their health outcomes.   They do this by providing patient advocacy, knowledge and support to consumers.

Mental Health Australia

AHPA is a non voting member of Mental Health Australia (MHA). Mental Health Australia represents and promotes the interests of the Australian mental health sector and aims to promote mentally healthy communities committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.