Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and its members regularly develop resources and guidance information to assist allied health practitioners in their work and to support their ongoing education and professional development.
AHPA may also on occasion share resources developed by other organisations. The resources available through AHPA are intended to be multidisciplinary in nature and reflect the organisation’s broad focus. If you are seeking resources specific to individual professions, please visit the homepage of your professional association. We ask that you please do not host or reproduce these resources without express permission from AHPA or the original content developer.
My Health Record resources for allied health professionals
The Australian Digital Health Agency has developed new information sheets and online guidance to support allied health practitioners seeking to find out more about My Health Record. Visit the dedicated allied health section of the My Health Record website for videos and other resources.
palliAGED is an online resource for health and allied health professionals to easily find evidence and practice tips to support older Australians at the end of their life and their families and carers. The Practice Centre provides links to, and information about, evidence-based tools and resources that you can use in practice. The Evidence Centre provides the best-available information to help answer clinical questions.
In December 2018, four Allied Health National Best Practice Allied Health Minimum Data Sets were included in METeOR, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s repository for national metadata standards for the health, community services and housing assistance sectors. This represent a huge step in ensuring that that allied health data standards are recognised at a National level and utilised for important funding work such as that undertaken by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.
These data sets have been further developed by an allied health e-health collaborative and based on the Allied Health Minimum Dataset and Health Activity Hierarchy (HAH) 2001.
NDIS Training Modules for Allied Health Professionals
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is pleased to present the Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Allied Health Professionals course. This course has been developed by AHPA and its member associations to provide an introduction to the Scheme for allied health professionals who may be considering providing NDIS services. More information about the training is available by clicking here.
Understanding health practitioner privacy obligations for My Health Record use
The Office of the Information Commissioner has developed a range of resources to help health practitioners to understand their privacy obligations under the My Health Record legislation and Privacy Act.
Engaging people in their health is fundamental to developing sustainable and high quality healthcare. This toolkit was developed by ADEA for use by any allied health practitioner to help them use person-centred care in their practice.