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Standing Strong Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Award
The Standing Strong Together Award is presented by the RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health to any Fellow or member of the RACGP and any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who have worked together to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Nominations are open to all Fellows and members of the RACGP and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
The Award winner will receive a commemorative trophy which will be presented at GP15 in September 2015. The RACGP will fund the cost of the winners' (two representatives) return economy class airfare and accommodation to attend the Academic Session, Fellowship and Awards Ceremony.
The 2014 Standing Strong Together Award winner was the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney’s Chronic Care Team. The team has been working together since 1991 to support Aboriginal patients with chronic diseases; overseeing Aboriginal health checks; conducting research, preventative health activities and group programs; delivering education programs; and providing cultural mentorship to staff at the Aboriginal Medical Service.
For further information about past winners, please visit our Honour Board.
Nominations for the 2015 Standing Strong Together Award open on 3 April 2015 and close on 5 June 2015.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Student Bursary Award
The RACGP's National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health provides one student bursary to enable an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student currently studying at an Australian university to attend the RACGP annual conference GP15 on 21-23 September 2015 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Nominations for the 2015 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Bursary Award open on 3 April 2015 and close on 5 June 2015.