One of the strengths of the biennial National Rural Health Conference is its capacity to generate recommendations for action to improve policies and programs for rural and remote health.
The recommendations play a key part in setting the rural and remote health sector's agenda for subsequent years. At the 15th Conference delegates will again be able to propose recommendations for action through the Sharing Shed, an on-line forum where they can also make comments on existing proposals and vote for their favourites.
During the Conference the Recommendations Committee will review the recommendations, the comments on them, and the number of votes for each. From these various sources a list of priority recommendations will be produced reflecting the views of delegates and presented to the Minister for Health on the final day.
It is hoped that during the two years between Conferences the recommendations process will lead to action and policy change at various levels, including through advocacy for them by any individuals or organisations who support them. Below you can see the recommendations that came out of the 14th National Rural Health Conference in Cairns in April 2017.
Don't miss this opportunity to have your say and influence the recommendations to ensure they reflect your passion for improving the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia.