13NRHC Recommendations

It is anticipated that there will be an increasing number of service providers working in remote Indigenous communities over the next few years, with the progressive rollout of the NDIS. To provide culturally appropriate, evidence based services, it is essential for individuals and organisations to... more
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Theme: Disability
Preventitive health via food education is too important to lose! Coordinated outreach with other education elements such as songs about health, gardening tips etc to back up sharing of good food.
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Theme: Preventive Health
How will we address the ICE problem?? Beside the COST, the sad result of LOST LIVES!! (It is all very well to say that it is "too hard!!) This is a National problem - what about our wonderful Indigenous people, and ALL people. The front page of local newspaper yesterday, Tuesday 26th May.... more
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Theme: AOD (alcohol and other drugs)
Concurrent Session E3 Improved selection processes for remote placements; short term placements selected on previous exposure to rural/remote communities with a tiered appraoch so that remote/very remote is generally not a first non-urban placement. Improved supoort and career management for... more
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Theme: Health Workforce
Reform of abortion laws where they remain in criminal code in Australian states and territories.
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Theme: Sexual/Reproductive Health
Its time to look at community and personal health from an integrated perspective - particularly when dealing with disaster recovery. Acknowledging cultural needs when supporting people to deal with health issues is vital. Bring in creative activity along side other health based interventions for... more
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Theme: Arts and Health
with regards to a supply of fresh fruit and vegetables to remote communities. I would like to see a partnership with mining companies,( who are already supplying their workers with high quality fresh foods) , to truck or fly in fresh produce to remote communities.
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Theme: Nutrition
In response to poor help-seeking behaviour and subsequent poor health outcomes amongst men in rural and remote areas, a new generous and bulk-billed-only Medicare item number for a general, five yearly check-up for young (25-40 year old) men should be made available to GPs and other suitably... more
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Theme: Other
To continue to monitor cerebral palsy in Australia’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations to direct strategies for prevention of postneonatally acquired cerebral palsy.
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Theme: Disability
Health services need to be designed and delivered in a culturally appropriate and holistic manner for all Australians
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Theme: Primary Care
To link with ATSIHP recommendation In view of the high drop out rate of remote area ATSIHP students from their Cert IV training course, largely due to literacy & numeracy challenges, that mechanisms be found to develop provision for literacy/numeracy training and support for young Aboriginal... more
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Rural workforce support: As important as attracting new people to the country, it is just as (or more important) to provide adequate support for the health workers and the teachers and the childcare workers living in and working with these communities. It is vital that more funding is directed... more
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Theme: Health Workforce
Healthcare agencies and jurisdictions should select healthcare service managers not only on the basis of not only their added value and skill, but also the human values they can bring to the role.
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Theme: Health Workforce
NACHO to directly lobby ADA to promote & support Healthy Smiles program Allocate Oral Health check more formally to early childhood health check 715.
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Theme: Oral and Dental Health
Recommendation from Infectious diseases session: Nations and organisations need to join together for a multi-factorial approach to primary, secondary & tertiary disease prevention. Currently we are seeing an improvement against diseases such as malaria- with a 78% reduction in fatalities seen... more
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Theme: Preventive Health
While smart phone/Facebook applications are a novel solution to optimising treatment of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)/rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It is the sessions belief, that constant incremental efforts to improve remote community housing and sanitation, and general preventative measures are... more
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Theme: Preventive Health
Professional guidelines Need to reflect the reality of working in rural towns. Supporting new health graduates in placement years to understand other health professionals roles. Sarah Chalmers video is disseminated to all delegates. Youtube perhaps?
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Theme: Other
That the Commonwealth Government urgently and positively acts on the wealth of reputable and evidence-based research from reputable and well-recognised Australian and International institutions which acknowledges the central role that Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisations have in delivering... more
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Access to safe and legal abortion be provided to all Australian women through the public health system and through accessible licensed private providers,based on health needs and human rights of women
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Theme: Sexual/Reproductive Health
Peak bodies for the allied health professions to inform allied health service providers on national reforms and opportunities for business collaboration with government agencies
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Theme: Education & Training for health professionals