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The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) is a not-for-profit professional association contributing to equitable health and life outcomes, and the cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. AIDA’s ultimate goal is to reach population parity of Indigenous doctors, and to inform and support a culturally safe healthcare system. 

In this context, AIDA’s work provides the government and other national bodies with key outcomes and deliverables that contribute to high level public policy including the Close the Gap campaign and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan, and its implementation plan. AIDA is an active partner in the National Health Leadership Forum and engages with a range of stakeholders across the medical continuum, including through collaboration agreements. AIDA supports its members through mentoring, advocacy, representation, collegiate support, and professional networking opportunities.

AIDA and the RACGP working together

The RACGP and AIDA are proud to have developed the RACGP-AIDA Mentoring program. This partnership has been driven by a shared recognition of the importance of mentoring across the continuum of medical education, training and professional development for medical students, general practitioner registrars and RACGP fellows.

Our two organisations recognise the importance of delivering culturally safe primary healthcare. We are committed to working together to Close the Gap and achieve equity of health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030.

We want to do everything we can to support the growth of the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors.

Click here to find out more about the RACGP-AIDA Mentoring program.