13NRHC Recommendations

To establish Rural Training Hubs or collaborative events that creates a sustainable medical training rural/regional community through multidisciplinary learning, that harnesses full potential of the local community and learner, and that attracts a critical mass of students. It is important to... more
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Theme: Rural Education
“In order to ensure that the needs and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are addressed, this study recommends the active involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organizations in developing, implementing and translating research. Research... more
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Racism is an issue for communities from many cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Racism can lead to poor health outcomes and negative experiences in healthcare settings. Any racism needs to be recognised and acknowledged in order for changes to be made.
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
That for remote disability service provision in particular, the NDIA consider the formation of regional allied health teams to service people with disabilities in these remote areas where local allied health professional services are thin on the ground or non-existent
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Theme: Disability
Using the Healthy Smiles Training Program (Qld), Queensland Health and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer fund Oral Health Services in rural and remote areas of Queensland to include fluoride varnishing as part of the well child health check provided by trained non-dental health professionals... more
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Theme: Oral and Dental Health
specifically – and with implications for policy change – we would advocate that many of the impacts on mental health seen in the FIVE project are best achieved in a specifically community arts space. It is not just the artistic or creative process, but the uniquely engaging setting, processes and... more
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Theme: Arts and Health
Access to Allied Health Services under Medicare should not be revised to the previous limit of 12 per calendar year to enable those people with Chronic Disease who require such level of support access to services to manage their chronic and complex care needs.
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Theme: Primary Care
The Kelso Indigenous Chronic Disease clinic’s aim is to improve chronic disease outcomes for Aboriginal patients within the community and enhance access to support services. RECOMMENDATIONS: The role of the Aboriginal Chronic Disease Liaison Officer in running the clinic is under recognised.... more
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
I'm extremely worried about the impact ICE is having on our rural and remote Communitites.
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Theme: AOD (alcohol and other drugs)
In order to ensure the affordability of telecommunications, delegates call on state and commonwealth governments to extend capped and subsidised cost structures to mobile telecommunications in regional, rural and remote communities. As a part of this it is essential that governments ensure that... more
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Theme: Access and equity
An integrated multidisciplinary rural training hub model would provide the supportive policy framework needed to facilitate medical training viability throughout rural Australia. Rural training hubs will enable medical training communities to develop in a sustainable way, by clustering funding and... more
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Theme: Education & Training for health professionals
GP locum supervision program. There is a gap in supervision especially in Qld general practice. I propose a program supported through clinical leadership provided by a 'supervision group' of regional locums that provide essential supervision and mentorship to attract and retain graduates... more
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Theme: Rural Education
improvement in dental health can be the next big leap in public health . Unificatio of all dental heath providers in the manner of the NDIS players can bring this about for all australians
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Theme: Oral and Dental Health
We support the following broad recommendations outlined within the Australian Women’s Health Network Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health Position Paper (2012). 1. Abortion be decriminalised through law reform and laws that protect women’s health and their human rights. 2. Safe and legal... more
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Theme: Sexual/Reproductive Health
Delivery of telehealth system needs to look to the Ontario System for advise and relevance. Maintaining a centralised hub for all pathways to deliver the technology and leadership. Strong implementation plan. Keep things simple. Liaise with the next generation in the delivery and implementation.
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Theme: e-health (including PCEHR, telehealth)
It is well documented that women and children's health is adversely affected by family violence and that family violence is a concern worldwide. It is recommended that family violence, and the affect on women and children's health, be included on the nationwide health and rural health... more
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Theme: Social Determinants of Health
Access to generalist mental health services in rural and remote areas must be expanded by demand based sources of funding (eg MBS). Current MBS expenditure and access to mental health services for rural and remote people is dramatically less than that for people living in major urban areas such as... more
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Theme: Mental Health
A key policy recommendation is that evaluation of community programs should always include an engaging method of outcome sharing, such as video or a pictorial summary.
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Theme: Community Engagement
1. To build the emerging story of Corrugated Iron Youth Arts (CIYA)’s 17 alumni into a national story about youth arts participation through a broader study. Using the learning from the current study we would like to create a survey that could be rolled out across Australia via youth arts companies... more
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Theme: Arts and Health
Inclusion of MBS item numbers for Community based medication review consult for GPs and/or Community Pharmacists, particularly relevant for small rural communities and health literacy / compliance.
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Theme: Preventive Health