ANIP allowed me to have a practical experience working in Indigenous Health. I worked from Parliament House in the office of the Minister of Indigenous Health on a report to reduce rheumatic heart disease and renal disease. Having young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students doing ANIP means we are able to have our voices heard and represent our communities and people. We’re able to help shape policy and give our communities the best outcomes by centring our knowledge and solutions.
During my time at ANIP I worked with data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure that our voices are captured in the planning to reduce the rates of these diseases in Indigenous communities. I enrolled in ANIP as I wanted to ensure I was gaining the best experience I could in the health sector, while also playing my role in helping ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at the table when finding our own solutions to problems.