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The 2022 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards

Award Nominations

The 2022 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards recognise achievements and contributions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. Formerly known as the Leaky Pipe Awards, the sector awards have taken their new name via a vote of delegates at the Conference dinner and awards ceremony in the 2021 online conference.

The awards are aligned with the Conference theme – Our Vision in Our Hands – set by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference Leadership Group. This broad theme recognises work to improve access to eye care for Indigenous Australians that have an element of promoting and advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and ownership over the sector’s work and vision.

We are pleased to open nominations for the 2022 awards, in the following categories:

  • Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health by Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO)
  • Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health (Individual)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in eye health
  • Allyship in contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health

We are particularly interested in identifying and acknowledging the many ‘unsung heroes’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.

The 2022 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Awards will be presented during the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference 2022 on Larrakia country in May 2022.

Selection criteria

Selection criteria for the awards include a significant contribution and demonstrable outcomes to improve eye health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Achievements will be measured against a broad range of criteria, and can include making a difference in eye health within a clinic, community or region, participation and support for eye care improvements, supporting implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision and Strong Eyes, Strong Communities and contributions to other programs and initiatives within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health sector.

The Conference theme, Our Vision in Our Hands, will also be reflected in the selection process.

The selection committee for the 2022 awards is comprised from the co-Chairs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference Leadership Group and the Chair of Conference Program Advisory Group.

Nominations

The nomination requires

  • a 300-word maximum statement in support the individual, group or organisation that is being nominated
  • name and contact details of a supporting referee
  • name and contact details of the person making the nomination

Nominations Close, COB 22/4/2022

For questions, additional information, or support with your nomination, please contact us at Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au or contact IEH staff Guy Gillor guy.gillor@unimelb.edu.au or Rachael Ferguson rlf@unimelb.edu.au