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Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA)

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national voice for allied health professions in Australia, representing and advocating for the role of allied health professionals in our health system. As the peak national organisation for allied health professions, AHPA has an important strategic leadership role and is the body that the Federal Government and other national organisations turn to when they seek a collective view of allied health.

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is a collegiate body consisting of 22 national allied health associations members and a further 7 organisational friends with close links to the allied health sector. AHPA’s members collectively represent over 100,000 allied health professionals who work across the primary, acute and tertiary sectors in Australia.

The main objectives of AHPA are to:

Provide national leadership in shaping and supporting the contribution made by allied health to health and wellbeing.

Provide effective representation, promotion, and communication of allied health interests in the development and implementation of government policies.

Encourage and promote innovation and best practice in allied health service delivery.

Enhance cooperation between the tertiary education and service providers in allied health.

Promote and support allied health workforce development.

RCAA is a member association of AHPA and in this capacity engages in a broad range of advocacy activities designed to influence the decisions and policy-making of Federal, State and Territory governments as well as other key stakeholders.

We know that allied health professionals have a crucial role in the Australian health care system but that a range of issues may limit their ability to support consumers.

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