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New online resource to combat high rates of HTLV-1 in central Australia

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet have collaboratively developed an online portal which houses a curated collection of resources particularly relevant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

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Posted: 20 June 2024

Screen for bowel cancer without delay!

Did you know that bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in Australia? The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) sends a free at home bowel cancer screening kit every two years to eligible Australian’s aged 50-74. However, less than half the eligible population across...

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Posted: 18 June 2024

Survey for mental health professionals

Mental health professionals are invited to take part in a study that explores confidence in supporting individuals during and after extreme weather events.

The study is conducted by researchers at James Cook University. If you would like to participate in this study, you will be invited...

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Posted: 31 May 2024

Survey on younger people in residential aged care

The Department of Health and Aged Care is currently partnering with The Behavioural Insights Team on a research project to support the national target of ‘no people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care by 1 January 2025’.

They are currently undertaking a 10–15-minute...

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Posted: 31 May 2024

National Rural and Remote Health Awards

Nominations for the National Rural and Remote Health Awards hosted by Rural Health Pro open on 3 June 2024. 

This is your opportunity to celebrate and honour outstanding individuals and organisations that have significantly contributed to improving rural and remote health across...

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Posted: 31 May 2024

Future Drought Fund

The government’s Future Drought Fund (FDF) will support rural, regional and remote communities across Australia to boost social drought resilience and mental health.

Round 1 of the Small Network grants, funded through the FDF’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative,...

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Posted: 02 April 2024

Study on hip osteoarthritis

Researchers from the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at The University of Melbourne are seeking volunteers Australia-wide, including those living in rural and remote areas, to take part in a new study evaluating digital resources for hip osteoarthritis.

The intervention is...

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Posted: 13 March 2024

Nominate a Medicare Champion

Nominations are now open for the Stronger Medicare Awards.

The Stronger Medicare awards will recognise and honour Medicare Champions from around Australia: outstanding individuals and practices that provide exceptional care, embrace innovation, and work together to improve the health of...

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Posted: 13 March 2024

CarerHelp education sessions

CarerHelp, an online resource for Australians caring for someone towards the end of life, offers education sessions for rural health and aged care services.

There is information written for the lay community on a range of topics such as managing common symptoms, preparing for dying, and...

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Posted: 27 February 2024

Ten to Men: study on male health

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is seeking input from men who live in remote and very remote areas for the Ten to Men: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health.

Here’s your chance to share your experiences in a confidential survey about men’s health – it only takes 20...

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Posted: 27 February 2024

AIDA cultural safety workshops

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) will bring their face-to-face workshop ‘The Clinical Application of Cultural Safety’ to several state cities throughout the year.

The program is developed and delivered by Indigenous Doctors, as part of AIDA’s commitment to deliver...

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Posted: 01 February 2024

Online Tai Chi for knee Osteoarthritis (Retreat trial)

The University of Melbourne, Centre for Health Exercise and Sports Medicine is seeking research participants for a clinical trial on chronic knee pain. 

This study compares the effects of a self-directed 12-week online Tai Chi program with online education on knee...

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Posted: 31 January 2024

Suicide prevention for seniors program

Anglicare's Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program is free and funded by the New South Wales and Australian governments. It is suited to anyone supporting older people – whether in a paid or...

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Posted: 22 August 2023

Free and confidential support

1800 My Options provides information about contraception, abortion and sexual health in Victoria. They run a confidential and free phone line and online service. They are an independent and pro-choice service, operated by Women’s...

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Posted: 08 August 2023

Know the symptoms of cancer

Cancer Council WA has created the Find Cancer Early program to improve cancer outcomes by increasing cancer symptom awareness and encouraging people to visit their doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker if they notice...

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Posted: 24 July 2023

Bowel cancer screening kits

Healthcare providers can now issue National Bowel Cancer Screening Program kits.

Encouraging your patients aged 50 to 74 to screen for bowel cancer just got easier, with the National Bowel Cancer...

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Posted: 28 June 2023

Free and confidential support

Operated by No to Violence, the Men’s Referral Service is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. It provides free, confidential and expert support services to men who use family violence, and...

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Posted: 09 June 2023

Support to deliver epilepsy care

As a health care professional, you may know that Epilepsy Action Australia (EAA) provides support, information and services to those living with and affected by epilepsy. You may not know that EAA now provides Practice Nurses and GPs with federally funded support to assist with...

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Posted: 24 May 2023

Free palliative care resources

Tailored caring@home resources for health professionals are now available and applicable Australia-wide. 

The Palliative Care Clinic Box is a free resource clinicians can use to educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

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Posted: 13 April 2023

Free hepatitis advice

Did you know hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the most common and burdensome blood-borne viruses in Australia? Without treatment, they can cause liver disease and liver cancer.

However, both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are preventable and have effective treatment. For hepatitis C, there’s...

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Posted: 30 March 2023

80 years of Regional Arts Australia

For 80 years, Regional Arts Australia (RAA) has facilitated opportunities, increased access and provided support to celebrate Australian stories. 

In 1943, our founder, Miss Dorothy Helmrich OBE, saw a need to bring the arts to people living outside Australian...

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Posted: 08 March 2023

Chronic pain study

Do you work as a healthcare professional supporting patients with chronic pain in rural, regional or remote Australia?

Researchers from University of South Australia are seeking to understand how chronic pain is managed in rural Australia, why it is managed that way and...

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Posted: 08 March 2023

Antidepressant research study

The George Institute for Global Health is conducting the ALIGNED study, looking at how pharmacogenomics can help to find the right antidepressant medication for people with depression.

Pharmacogenomics is a simple genetic...

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Posted: 18 January 2023

Caring for people experiencing mental ill health

Minds Together is a new suite of programs, developed by Everymind, for the partners, spouses, family members, friends and colleagues who provide most of the support to people experiencing mental ill health and suicidal distress.

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Posted: 22 December 2022

Stillbirth clinical care standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released the Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard. The National Rural Health Alliance is pleased...

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Posted: 05 November 2022

Nursing lived experience study

The University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery, is conducting research that aims to reveal the lived experience of Australian remote and rural nurses who have assisted in a disaster event.

If you are a registered nurse (RN) and have assisted in a...

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Posted: 03 November 2022

Mental health research opportunity

Are you struggling with an episode of depression? Have you been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder and are seeking support you can access remotely?

Researchers at the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University are looking for volunteers to participate in a...

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Posted: 07 October 2022

Free support for First Nations dads

SMS4DeadlyDads is a new adaption of the mainstream SMS4dads service that has been developed for, by and with First Nations dads.
 
SMS4DeadlyDads sends short texts with tips, info and support to soon...

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Posted: 07 October 2022

Rural health consumer panel

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to a better understanding of the unique health and wellbeing challenges of people living in rural and regional areas? Do you have time to complete a few surveys each year to provide feedback on your experiences with rural and regional health care? Are...

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Posted: 17 August 2022

Support for healthcare providers

The Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network (AusCAPPS) is a free national online community of practice designed to help GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists to provide long-acting reversible contraception and early medical...

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Posted: 12 August 2022

Support for major depressive disorder

Researchers at Deakin University have developed DepressionASSIST, a new website for family members, partners and friends of adults with major depressive disorder.

DepressionASSIST provides information not only about depression and its treatment, but also about ways family...

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Posted: 26 July 2022

Information on disability support

The Disability Gateway is a free, Australia-wide service to help people with disability, their families and carers, find trusted information and services. 

It’s accessible, easy to use and a great way to connect to supports in your area like health care and wellbeing...

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Posted: 25 July 2022

Eating disorders eLearning

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) has recently developed a new online training program, Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning...

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Posted: 07 July 2022

Free online IBD education for GPs

You now have access to a range of GP and physician education resources to support you in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through Crohn’s & Colitis Australia’s GP Aware Project....

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Posted: 09 June 2022

Free breast cancer exercise program

You are invited to a free breast cancer exercise and wellness program.

YWCA Encore is an award-winning exercise program for women who have had breast cancer or preventative mastectomy.

The eight-week (two hours per week) prescriptive course of land and pool-based...

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Posted: 06 June 2022

Support for rare diseases – survey

The Rare Disease Awareness Education, Support and Training (RArEST) Project aims to develop helpful resources and training for health professionals in their care of people living with a rare disease.

Did you know the average full-time GP has 74 active rare disease...

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Posted: 28 May 2022

Online perinatal mental health tools

Social isolation, extended waitlists and living in remote and regional communities can sometimes make it difficult to access more traditional perinatal support services. The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) have developed a range of evidence-based...

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Posted: 19 May 2022

Sexual violence response training

Monash University and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine have developed an online training course for health practitioners in recognising and responding to patients who have experienced sexual violence.

This three-unit, CPD-accredited...

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Posted: 17 May 2022

Assistive technology research project

Australian Catholic University are currently recruiting participants for a research project to explore clinician’s perspectives of the considerations and challenges of providing assistive technology in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.

The aim of the project...

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Posted: 27 April 2022

Bush Support Line

The CRANAplus Bush Support Line provides free, confidential support for remote and rural health workers and their families.

The Bush Support Line is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Call 1800 805...

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Posted: 02 March 2022

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