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New national approach to rural and remote health research

New national approach to rural and remote health research

Participants in the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Canberra last week committed to a National Strategy and Action Plan for maximising the value of rural and remote health research. Below is a statement issued by the National Rural Health Alliance after the symposium, and it is followed by some conference tweets (which […]

What it takes to improve the lives of disabled people in remote communities: a case study from Warburton

What it takes to improve the lives of disabled people in remote communities: a case study from Warburton

A program to bring families and health professionals together on Country has been helping disabled people in a remote community, according to a presentation at the NACCHO Summit in Adelaide yesterday. The program helps to build trust, relationships and respect, and supports participants to identify the solutions that will best help them as “the experts […]

What are the priorities of Aboriginal people and communities in alcohol control? A report from the NT summit

What are the priorities of Aboriginal people and communities in alcohol control? A report from the NT summit

A summit on alcohol and its effects on Aboriginal people and communities in the Northern Territory was held in Darwin on November 16. It was sponsored by Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the NT (APO NT). The purpose was to provide a forum for Aboriginal communities to discuss alcohol. The emphasis was on evidence about what […]

As Peter Dutton welcomes Queensland Health upheavals, an authority on remote area health warns about the long-term consequences

As Peter Dutton welcomes Queensland Health upheavals, an authority on remote area health warns about the long-term consequences

Those with a concern for rural and remote health, for primary healthcare and public health, and for workforce sustainability have reason to worry about the long-term impact of Queensland Health upheavals. In the article below, Professor Sabina Knight, director of the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health of James Cook University, explains why […]

A mega-wrap of public health and policy reading from Croakey contributors

A mega-wrap of public health and policy reading from Croakey contributors

Croakey readers are welcome to sign up for (rather irregular) summaries of posts. If you’d like to join the mailing list, please send your email or leave it below. Here is the latest compilation, covering articles posted between 11 April and 3 September. As always, thanks are due to the many contributors who generously volunteer […]

Physician assistants win support of rural/remote doctors – and a report from the coalface

Physician assistants win support of rural/remote doctors – and a report from the coalface

Regular readers will know of Croakey’s interest in the potential for physician assistants (PAs) to help improve access to health care in rural, remote and other under-served areas. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) recently endorsed a policy statement giving strong support to the potential of PAs “to extend the reach of […]

Some interesting insights into rural health matters

Some interesting insights into rural health matters

Judging by the tweets, it seems there were some interesting sessions at the National Rural Leadership Development Seminar, which wrapped up at Victor Harbour in SA yesterday. You can get a flavour from the reports below. Jim Birch is chair of Rural Health Workforce Australia (And just to confirm Jim Birch’s point about universities failing […]

Why rural and remote health (and other) advocates need to get with Twitter

Why rural and remote health (and other) advocates need to get with Twitter

At the national rural health conference in Perth this week, I gave two presentations. The first was about the opportunities that are rapidly emerging for under-served groups and issues (like rural and remote health) as a result of the digital revolution. A shift is occurring in the power relations between citizens and society’s most powerful […]

Yes, there is an international health workforce shortage. But there is also some good news…

Yes, there is an international health workforce shortage. But there is also some good news…

As mentioned in a recent Croakey post, the international shortage of health workers was the subject of an international meeting held recently  in Bankgok. While delegates heard much about the crisis in health workforce numbers, they also heard some uplifting examples of individuals making a real difference for their communities. Thanks to Dr Kim Webber, […]

How to boost the rural/remote health workforce? It’s not all about the dollars…

How to boost the rural/remote health workforce? It’s not all about the dollars…

The World Health Organization has released the first global recommendations for improving the retention of health workers in remote and rural areas. You might think from the way that we often discuss this issue that it is a peculiarly Australian problem, and one that simply requires us to pay rural doctors more. Wrong on both […]