Standing Strong Together award - past winners


RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health award recipients

Congratulations to all of our past recipients of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health awards.

Year

Award

Winner

2019 Student Bursary No award in 2019
2019 Growing Strong No award in 2019
2019 Standing Strong Together

Dr Peter Walsh, First Peoples' Health and Wellbeing Clinic

Dr Peter Walsh has been integral to the establishment of Melbourne's first new Indigenous Health Service for 16 years in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne in November 2018.

Since opening Dr Walsh and the team have seen incredible health outcomes for patients. Dr Walsh is considered a mentor to staff, as well as taking on many roles in the clinic from creating strong partnerships, to applying for funding for the clinic and encouraging Community members to bring their artwork in for display and sale.

2018

Student Bursary

Kayla Ramires

2018

Growing Strong

Dr Casey Kalsi

2018

Standing Strong Together

Dr Kishan Pandithage

Dr Pandithage is a GP, medical educator and general practice supervisor who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting Indigenous doctors as they work towards Fellowship.

He is considered a strong ally in building and strengthening the Indigenous GP workforce and his commitment to improving Indigenous health outcomes and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and the communities they serve is widely recognised.

2017

Student Bursary

Jessica Brown

2017

Growing Strong

Dr Josephine Guyer

2017

Standing Strong Together

No award in 2017

2017

Student Bursary

Gary Sit and Danielle Dries

2016

Standing Strong Together

Dr Jamie Fernando, the Glen Centre

Dr Jamie Fernando is a Gamilaroi-Weilwan man with extensive experience as a GP in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector. The Glen Centre is an award-winning drug and alcohol rehabilitation service on the Central Coast of New South Wales. It is an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation, with a board of directors representing the Aboriginal community.

Dr Fernando and the Glen Centre worked together to establish a new medical clinic at the facility. The medical clinic employs a multifaceted approach that engages the centre’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, reintroducing them to primary healthcare.

2015

Student Bursary

No award in 2015

2015

Standing Strong

Bungee Bidgel Aboriginal Health Clinic

The clinic was established when Dr Elizabeth Marles and Ms Sue Pinkham, a Biripi woman from the local community, brought together the local Aboriginal community and local health services into consultations.

The Bungee Bidgel Aboriginal Health Clinic aims to provide supported holoistic  care which links the acute, secondary and primary health sectors and extends community and social supports to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

2014

Student Bursary

Sarah Goddard

2014

Standing Strong

The Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney – Chronic Care Team consists of Joyce Davison, Louise Moore, Tania Davison, Sonya Cameron and Dr Penny Abbott. The partnership 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.

2013

Student Bursary

Mikayla Couch and Sheree Enderby

2013

Standing Strong

Northern Territory General Practice Education developed and implemented a training model where general practitioners and Aboriginal people worked together to provide culturally appropriate training for general practitioners. This education program has increased participants’ knowledge of Aboriginal culture and health issues, leading to improved health outcomes for Aboriginal people.


Enquiries

1800 000 251

 aboriginalhealth@racgp.org.au