Vision Statement


An association, founded on the cultural and spiritual teachings of our past and present leaders, which best serves our members in their important role in achieving physical, social, cultural and emotional wellbeing for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Over the next three years NAATSIHWP will pursue this strategic direction:

To improve understanding in the health system of the role, scope and effective deployment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners, as a vital and valued component of a strong professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce needed to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


Our values are consistent with those passed on to us by our ancestors:

  • Cultural integrity

  • Cultural respect

  • The importance of connection to community

  • Strong leadership

  • Resilience and determination

  • Honesty and transparency

  • Dedication and passion

  • Commitment to quality workforce and service delivery

  • Diplomacy and sensitivity.