The December issue of our quarterly online magazine Partyline is now available, focussing on prevention, early intervention and innovation in primary care.
Creating healthy rural communities requires more than a focus on illness – it also encompasses primary and secondary prevention. This edition showcases innovative interventions in the way health professionals are organising their primary care services to be fit-for-purpose in meeting local needs.
For example, in the Riverina and Central West of NSW, the Three Rivers UDRH has worked with First Nations peoples to design several ‘service learning’ placements for Charles Sturt University health students in a culturally safe environment. This often involves placing health students in non-traditional settings such as schools and early learning centres. The placements are designed with rural community as a central focus, and community immersion activities are built into the placement.
Learn about Steve Johnston’s passionate journey through the rural generalist pathway via James Cook University and the locals’ success in developing an integrated health service in Cape York, including a new ENT outreach service.
As well as this article from JCU, we are delighted to publish many contributions from other Friends of the Alliance: Flinders University, Allied Health Professions Australia, Rural Health West, Monash University, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Heart Support Australia.
Thank you to everyone who contributed, and to our advertisers for this issue: Roche, Radiometer and HESTA. If you are interested in advertising in Partyline, or contributing to a future issue, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Partyline will be published in March 2021. Contributions of a maximum 600 words are always welcome to email@example.com.