Standing Strong Together award

About the Standing Strong Together award

Each year, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health presents the Standing Strong Together award to a Fellow, member of the RACGP or an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who have contributed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The award winner will receive a commemorative trophy which will be presented at RACGP’s annual conference. The RACGP will fund the winners' (two representatives) return economy class airfare and accommodation to attend the Academic Session and Fellowship and Awards Ceremony at the annual conference.

The most recent recipient of the Standing Strong Together (2016) award was Dr Jamie Fernando and the Glen Centre – Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation. Dr 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 (NSW). 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 multi-faceted approach that engages the centre’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, reintroducing them to primary healthcare.

For further information about past winners, please visit our Honour Board.


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Nomination form (PDF 1.8 MB)