Indigenous Health

TROHPIQ’s formal support for, and interaction with, indigenous health is overseen by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander portfolio.  It serves to coordinate a series of events and activities which occur throughout the academic year, aimed at involving students in learning about and promoting indigenous health. The portfolio has a number of objectives:

  • Encouraging more indigenous Australians to enter the health workforce by supporting current indigenous medical and nursing and allied health students
  • Attending indigenous festivals like CrocFest, Deadly Days, Vibe Alive and Wakakirri in collaboration with other university rural health clubs.  These festivals being, amongst other things, an opportunity for students to be involved in health promotion in the community
  • Fostering links with the community at Cherbourg though our annual indigenous health trip
  • Encouraging students to complete placements in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in rural and regional locations
  • Involvement with NAIDOC week celebrations in Brisbane and around Queensland
  • Helping students develop knowledge of indigenous health issues by attending national conferences, hosting lecture evenings and providing links to relevant resources

For information about the health of indigenous Australians, please visit: