Partyline explores connectivity in rural Australia

Monday, 2 December 2019
Partyline screen capture

The latest issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s flagship online magazine, is now available here.

The theme is connectivity in rural and regional Australia. Connectivity can obviously refer to digital connectivity, and that’s why Partyline features a range of fascinating stories highlighting the great work that practitioners across Australia are doing with digital technology.

But connectivity goes beyond telehealth – for example, this issue we hear about the way in which the Mental Health Professionals Network are bringing practitioners together to deliver better mental health services in Tasmania, and how the Men’s Resource Centre are delivering programs that provide a safe space for men to come together to improve health and wellbeing.

Some other highlights from this issue include:

  • Beyond Blue explore how their online forums are giving people in remote Australia a place to discuss what they’re going through, share information and learn from those who have gone through similar experience;
  • Dr Arnagretta Hunter examines the link between heat, climate change and the health of people in regional Australia; and
  • Mitchell D Anjou from the University of Melbourne provides an update on progress that’s been made to close the gap in eye health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Publication dates for Partyline in 2020 will be published shortly – in the meantime if you’re interested in submitting an article, or becoming an advertiser for future editions, please contact tim@ruralhealth.org.au.