The Health Heroes campaign is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
It aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to pursue a job in the health sector and supports the Australian Government’s commitment to close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
Key resources available for students and advisers include:
- a Health Heroes website informing students about the range of health jobs, training options, career pathways and support available. The website also includes an interactive career quiz which suggests a range of health jobs based on participants’ interests and skills base
- 20 case study videos of Health Heroes – young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people talking about their real experiences and health-related jobs available on a DVD and on the campaign website
- Health Heroes school resource kits which contain a DVD featuring interviews with the Health Heroes, brochures, posters and lesson plan ideas for teachers and career advisers