The role of the Community

Our community - the work we do has the ability to profoundly change the health and well-being of our communities, our postcode should not determine our health and well-being status

Implement mechanisms that give control back to LOCAL communities across rural Australia to make Local... more

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Rural inpatients in tertiary hospitals in capital cities often find themselves in distressing circumstances without their loved ones around them. Sometimes they may be away from their homes for long periods, undergoing treatment. Every tertiary hospital should employ a "Rural Liaison... more

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Government and Universities could create a program of training for “Community Health Workers” targeting small remote towns with a single health practitioner such as a remote area nurse. These workers would be drawn from the town population and could be trained to provide basic essential... more

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Dementia care - greater focus on supporting carers and carer to carer support networks

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there needs to be serious silo busting the more remote you are. Health, education, welfare, justice, agriculture, mining, water, EPA. Some key officers working across several departments such as an Ag, biodiversity, water, EPA person, and health and welfare officers who might also cover... more

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Support and funding to local Councils to partner with local organisations in the delivery of locally relevant and targeted active communities programs.

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The RHA advocates for health and wellbeing policy that is place based and works across existing policies silos (eg health, social welfare, regional development, education and training).

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Rural Health needs to be engaging more with Local government authorities to create a ground swell in taking a wellness approach across all ages in community thus increasing the capacity for care
This can have a significant collective impact which keeps evolving for health services and... more

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-Build local education partnerships with action and humour. Engage hard to reach community members with free, fun events. Then capacity build on successful programs.

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Preparing a ready workforce for deployment when disasters occur requires centralized recruitment and an existing framework to prevent delays as was found after the North Qld TCDebbie experience. Prepare prepare prepare.

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