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Recommendations Process

Recommendations

One of the strengths of the biennial National Rural Health Conferences is their capacity to generate widely supported recommendations from the rural and remote health sector.  Recommendations from the Conference can lead to action at various levels.  At this time of flux and reform in the health system, it can be expected that agreed recommendations on rural and remote health will be welcomed by governments and policy makers.  By promoting certain policy directions and specific proposals now, the Conference can help assure the future for health and health services in rural and remote areas in five and ten years’ time.

Recommendations Process

All delegates, including those who presented papers, workshops, posters, multimedia sessions or arts and health activities, were encouraged to offer recommendations for future action.  Draft recommendations proposing action at local, state or national level were collected at various stages of the Conference.  A Conference recommendations group collated these and drew out key themes and issues.   Recommendations Roundtables were convened during the Conference at which interested delegates contributed to the development of a set of priority recommendations. These were progressively presented to all delegates in plenary sessions for comments and, in the final plenary session, for approval.

Communiqué and Priority Recommendations

The Conference Communiqué <PDF> and Priority Recommendations <PDF> are now available.
The Alliance takes some ownership of the Conference recommendations and hopes to have the support of many other interested parties in prosecuting them.

Follow up of Priority Recommendations

The Alliance takes some ownership of the Conference recommendations and hopes to have the support of many other interested parties in prosecuting them.

Following each biennial Conference, the Priority Recommendations are scrutinised by the Alliance Council for potential endorsement.  The 11th Conference Priority Recommendations have been adopted with an amendment to Recommendation 8 which endorses an important additional focus: on the critical need for a tertiary access allowance to enable a more equitable rate of access to tertiary institutions by students from rural and remote areas. 

The Revised Priority Recommendations adopted by the Alliance <PDF> are now available.

Full set of recommendations

Over 200 recommendations <PDF> were received from Conference delegates and these are available for follow up by interested organisations and individuals.  

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Conference Communique.pdf325.9 KB
Priority Recommendations.pdf374.1 KB
Revised Priority Recommendations adopted by the Alliance.pdf372.84 KB
11nrhc-recommendations-04.pdf791.81 KB