SHQ acknowledges the ‘Close the Gap’ campaign as an important step in working towards improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a group, Indigenous Australians experience widespread disadvantage and health inequality.
To achieve health equality in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be able to access:
- Quality health care in the location of choice
- A health care system which is culturally safe and which responds to health needs
- Healthy Housing
SHQ recognises that to achieve health equality more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are needed in the health work force. To work towards this SHQ would like to offer a scholarship to one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctor and one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurse to participate in one of our Certificate Programs:
- FPAA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Medical Practitioners
- Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing)
SHQ will cover the full cost of the course for a doctor and a nurse however other costs such as travel, accommodation and meals etc. whilst on the course will need to be met by the participant.
Priority will be given to those Doctors and Nurses who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and who have a strong interest in sexual and reproductive health.
If you are interested in applying for the scholarship please contact [email protected] to register to receive the application form when it becomes available.