Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG)

The IPAG was established in September 2016 to provide a forum for government to work in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders to review, assess and guide action under the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 (Implementation Plan).

Page last updated: 11 October 2018

My Life My Lead Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) consultations and report 2017

Between March to May 2017 the Department and the Implementation Plan Advisory Group led a consultation process to inform the development of the 2018 iteration of the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023. Further information on the consultations

My Life My Lead: Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous Health: Report on the national consultations December 2017.

Table of contents

About IPAG
Terms of Reference
Membership
Former Members
Meeting dates

About IPAG

Membership of IPAG includes representatives of the NHLF, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the Department of Health and the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC) of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Indigenous experts on early childhood, comprehensive primary care, Indigenous health research and acute care are also represented. Members agreed the social and cultural determinants of health are a key priority for action in the development of the next iteration of the Implementation Plan.

Terms of Reference

The roles and responsibilities are set out in the IPAG Terms of Reference.

Membership

  • Mr Mark Roddam – Co-Chair IPAG, First Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health
  • Ms Janine Mohamed – Co-Chair IPAG (from April 2018), CEO Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINAM), Chair of the National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF).
  • Ms Pat Turner - Member IPAG, CEO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
  • Mrs Patricia Yusia - Member IPAG, Chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)
  • Ms Donna Ah Chee - Member IPAG, Indigenous Early Childhood Expert, CEO Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
  • Dr Mark Wenitong - Member IPAG, Indigenous Acute Care Expert, Senior Medical Officer, Apunipima – Cape York Health Council
  • Ms Julie Tongs - Member IPAG, Indigenous Primary Health Care Expert, CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
  • Vacant – Member IPAG, Assistant Secretary, Early Years, Program Management and Engagement Branch, Department of Health
  • Mr Peter Arnaudo - Member IPAG, Assistant Secretary, Health Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Ms Leanne Merrett - Member IPAG, Senior Adviser, Health Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman - Member IPAG, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Head of Indigenous and Children's Group
  • Mr Romlie Mokak – Member IPAG, CEO The Lowitja Institute

Former Members

  • Mr Richard Weston – former Co-Chair IPAG (from September 2016 to March 2018), CEO The Healing Foundation, former Chair of the NHLF.
  • Ms Kate Wallace – former IPAG Member, former Assistant Secretary, Health Programmes and Sector Development Branch, Department of Health
  • Ms Wendy Casey - Member IPAG, Deputy Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC)

Meeting dates

2018

  • 26 June 2018
  • 25 September 2018
  • 12 December 2018

2019

Meeting dates to be confirmed

Communiqués

Contact

For further information, please contact the IPAG.Secretariat@health.gov.au.