Who should attend?

The 15th National Rural Health Conference is for all who care about improving the health and wellbeing of the people of rural, regional and remote Australia. That includes the 7 million who live in those areas, as well as the many that work with and for rural and remote people but are based in the major cities.  Experienced leaders from the rural health sector will attend the Conference and will welcome future health leaders from all disciplines. 

Whatever your interest in healthy, sustainable and resilient rural communities, the NRHA would like to invite you to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart from 24-27 March 2019. Whether you are a consumer, health professional, researcher, policy maker, health service manager; or someone working in organisations or industries that contribute to rural and remote people’s health and wellbeing, you will be able to engage at the Conference with topics and people of interest to you.

It’s a health conference, but it is one that recognises the broad determinants of health and the critical role played in rural and remote health and wellbeing by education, rural industries and a wide range of other sectors and professions.

The Conference program will have plenty for rural people and those working in rural education, regional development, housing, local government, community services, transport and infrastructure – as well as for health professionals from all disciplines.

The characteristics of smaller and more remote communities pose particular challenges for the delivery of publicly-funded services such as in health and education. The economic markets on which the private sector depends are 'thin', with small numbers of producers and consumers, so that market mechanisms often fail to deliver.

By attending and sharing your views about how the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote areas can be improved we will do Better together!