CCK priority recommendations

Conference calls for bipartisan commitment to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) which provides basic dental services for children aged 2–17. This program is an absolutely vital part of essential primary care services in rural and remote communities where children have particularly poor... more

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Conference calls for a consistent national approach to closing the gap - one not affected by changes in government - and for improved integration between Commonwealth-funded and State and Territory services for high risk Aboriginal children.

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Conference calls on the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to do more to provide information to people in rural and remote areas about the NDIS, and to ensure that the NDIS framework include mechanisms for the identification, reporting and management of children with complex... more

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Conference recognises that there is much poorer access to affordable and healthy food in rural and remote areas, and that far too many children nationally go to bed hungry at night, especially children in rural and remote areas and especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. These... more

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Conference calls for a set of integrated national initiatives which would significantly raise the profile of child health care in Australia and dramatically improve our national capacity to understand what needs to be done and to act on it. Although these initiatives are not exclusively 'rural... more

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Conference adds its voice to those calling for high-speed broadband to be made available (by whatever means) to families, services and businesses in rural and remote areas.

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Conference calls for improved integration between Commonwealth-funded and State and Territory services for high risk rural, remote and Aboriginal children, and for a greater focus on pre-term infants and children with chronic medical problems.

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Conference calls on models of health care for rural and remote children to include a wider and stronger application of the principle of child-centredness, and an appreciation of the complex care needs of many children, including those returning home following discharge from a tertiary centre... more

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Conference calls on the Australian Government to fund education and primary prevention strategies - for example the alleviation of poverty, ensuring year round fresh food supply, addressing overcrowding, and enhancing sanitation to eliminate preventable diseases such as secondary infections... more

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Conference calls on the Australian Government to develop a national plan for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The plan should include specific strategies addressing the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workforce and inter-agency cooperation - specifically including information sharing... more

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Conference agrees that racism is undermining any progress on Closing the Gap. Conference calls for the Australian Government to act by fostering inclusiveness, addressing the Aboriginal incarceration rate, acting to rectify the disadvantage of disability and providing ongoing funding to... more

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Conference calls for the development of One Stop Shops for young people in remote centres to bring together in a youth-friendly space the range of health, education, communication and community services they need; and for greater use of simple general hygiene and health related video messages... more

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Conference calls for population screening of infants for developmental issues and other vulnerabilities to be available to all families with children aged 0-2 years.

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Conference calls on governments, relevant regulatory agencies and professional bodies to recognise and act on the fact that birthing on country and in rural and remote areas is as safe as in large birthing centres, where appropriate investment is made in supporting a midwifery workforce and in... more

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Conference calls for a National Rural and Remote Health Workforce Plan that strategically links specific and generalist skills with emerging fields of study to provide high-quality team-based care to consumers and support for practitioners in rural and remote areas. Such a plan must consider... more

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Conference calls for a consistent national approach to closing the gap - one not affected by changes in government - and for improved integration between Commonwealth-funded and State and Territory services for high risk Aboriginal children.

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Conference calls for bipartisan commitment to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule and work to ensure that it is taken up in rural and remote areas.

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Conference calls for development of One Stop Shops for young people in remote centres to bring together in a youth-friendly space the range of health, education, communication and community services young people need.

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In delivering child health care in more remote areas, greater use should be made of simple general hygiene and health related video messages delivered in local languages with English subtitles, such videos would be shown in local community outlets and on ITV channel 601.

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