One of the most important outcomes of 14th National Rural Health Conference will be a set of recommendations for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the 7m people that live in rural and remote Australia.
The Sharing Shed is an online portal through which Conference delegates can propose recommendations for the consideration of others at the event. All delegates will be provided with access to the online portal where they can propose a recommendation of their own, see what other delegates have recommended, and/or comment on those already submitted by others.
The extent to which a particular proposal for action is supported by people at the Conference will be reflected in the votes and comments for recommendation.
The process will be moderated by a Conference Recommendations Group, whose members will scrutinise the recommendations in concurrent papers as well as those submitted during the Conference. A set of collated and refined recommendations will be available online at any time, and at various stages of the event they will be shown to delegates in sessions.
The Sharing Shed is accessible through hand-held electronic devices and through on-site computers. Regular updates on the progress of the recommendations will be provided to delegates through the Conference.
The final priority recommendations will be presented to a Conference plenary session to enable delegates to indicate their broad support for them. These recommendations will then be presented to the Assistant Minister for Health in the closing session.
It is hoped that all delegates will be motivated to promote and act on the recommendations in whatever way they are able after the Conference.
Note: if you can't make it to Cairns in April you can follow developments by going to www.ruralhealth.org.au/sharingshed But only delegates can input!