The Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) Excellence Awards recognise and reward members of this important profession for their dedication and the vital work that they do in their communities. AHWs are essential health professionals who have a unique role in providing primary health care, often in challenging circumstances and locations, while bridging the gap between Western medicine and traditional ways. The Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise is again the major sponsor and organiser of this event in 2012, supported and sponsored by the NT Department of Health, Department of Health and Ageing, United Voice and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT.
Nominations for the 2012 Aboriginal Health Worker Excellence Awards have been extended until the 28 November at 5.00 pm. The award ceremony will be held at Parliament House on 14 December 2012 and is being hosted by the NT Minister for Health, the Honourable David Tollner MLA. There are four categories that are open for nominees. These categories are: remote practitioner, urban practitioner, specialised practitioner and new practitioner. The overall winner from these categories will be named the “Legend” winner for 2012. Runners up and winners in each category will receive study bursaries. The winner of the new practitioner category which is sponsored by the United Voice will receive a study bursary and voucher for the purchase of personal education and clinical equipment.
Closing date extended to 28 November 2012.
For more information on the Awards, contact Peter Pangquee, Principal Aboriginal Health Worker Advisor on:
Phone: (08) 8922 7033
Completed nomination forms can be submitted by:
Mail: AHW Excellence Award Committee
GPO Box 994 Darwin NT 0801
Fax: (08) 8999 2412