Advocating for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health

Find out how we're involving Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori communities in policy development and decision-making and joining forces with medical colleges around Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to advocate for health.

Supporting conferences

We support the following conferences through sponsorships, trade booths, workshops and presentations.

Health Equity Projects Fund

The Health Equity Projects Fund (HEPF) is a funding stream that supports the college’s work to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. It's a competitive grant process open to all ANZCA fellows, for projects that support the aims and activities of the Global Development Committee, Indigenous Health Committee, and projects that support other health equity priorities of the college.

The 2025 Health Equity Projects Fund applications are now open.
Application form 

Acknowledging Traditional Custodians and Tangata Whenua

We've developed a guide for staff and members with information on recognising the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land at official college meetings and events in Australia and ngā iwi Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Kiri Rikihana (Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa), has recorded this short tutorial on the proper pronunciation of te reo Māori words in our acknowledgement of ngā iwi Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Partnering for Good Health and Wellbeing for Indigenous Australians

In May 2017 The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges singed a partnership agreement with the Australian Government to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies and service providers to reduce the current gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

Last updated 11:42 3.07.2024