13NRHC Recommendations

An inter-agency working group is formed to develop and implement strategies for mitigating the impact of disasters on the health and well-being of people with chronic diseases. The urgency is highlighted in the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (30(k)) where there is a... more
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Theme: Chronic Disease
Recommend the hub and spoke model of mulit-disciplinary rehabiltation services to rural and remote areas.
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Theme: Multidisciplinary Care
Provide Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) with long term funding for effective, evidence based, culturally appropriate health promotion programs like Deadly Choices to reduce chronic disease morbidity and help close the gap.
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Theme: Chronic Disease
Accurate and timely information describing the substance use patterns and related issues facing rural communities is needed to identify which sub-populations are experiencing the greatest harm. Importantly, such information will enable strategic planning, ensuring that services are appropriately... more
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Theme: AOD (alcohol and other drugs)
A National Arts and Health fund is created for access by local, regional and national projects towards universal access best practice across art and design fields.
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Theme: Arts and Health
National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN): Ensure that all health students undertaking placements in rural, regional and remote areas are provided with sufficient mental health support (personal and professional), mental health resilience training and resources (e.g. 'When the Cowpat Hits... more
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Theme: Mental Health
I would like to recommend the establishing of a Competency based template to record Skill Aquisition by a Disability Key Worker in Community. This would be for the purpose of recognition of that persons role in program continuity when AHP's are not in community and to provide a Competency... more
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Theme: Multidisciplinary Care
Funding and polocy reform is moving towards an individualised funding model across health, aged care and disability. These models rely on adequate size and demand. In rural areas, areas of market failure and for specialist or targeted services individualised funding does not work. A flexible... more
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Theme: Other
1. Government and non-government agencies establish and implement an inter-agency approach to mitigate the impact of disasters on the health of people with non-communicable diseases. 2. Disaster management activities are focused on strengthening public health infrastructure to help mitigate the... more
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Theme: Emergency Services
Commonwealth govt needs to support private sector allied health professionals working in rural locations through assistance with infrastructure (eg technologies such as secure messaging)
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Theme: Health Reform
How is the health of the Remote Indigenous population going to improve? I've seen no improvement over the past 12 yrs. I believe continuity of staff is what will make the difference. But staff need to be well supported if they are going to stay any length of time - decent housing, decent hours... more
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Theme: Health Workforce
How to break the cycle of poor indigenous anti natal care- have clinic for them with culturally appropriate sessions while they attend, have pickup service as no transport in most rural towns . This will not only improve their health but free health professionals from ongoing pursuit of clients to... more
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Theme: Social Determinants of Health
Disaster management actions, plans and systems at local, state and national levels are refocused towards strengthening public health infrastructure to help mitigate the impact of disasters on the health and well-being of people with chronic diseases and other conditions that require ongoing... more
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Theme: Emergency Services
Arts and health practitioners need support to develop evidence around the value of their work - if they want to stand out at conferences like this and secure greater leverage and investment long term.
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Theme: Arts and Health
Incentives needed to provide support for the development of outreach clinics (in areas of identified need) to enable patient access, enhanced teaching capacity and spread of multidisciplinary teams to sites in rural areas. Focus effort on areas that provide both a training benefit and meet a... more
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Theme: Rural Education
• Remote technologies such as video conferencing be explored for effective delivery to Indigenous people in rural and remote communities • Governments (Federal, State and Local) tenders and grants support the use of remote technologies such as video conferencing, in partnership with local... more
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Theme: e-health (including PCEHR, telehealth)
That Australian governments work in close collaboration with our near neighbours to develop joint training programs for health professionals with an interest in rural practice. A program that gives Australian trainees the opportunity to work for extended periods in the Pacific region will help... more
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Theme: Other
That certificate courses involve health promotion, nutrition and aged care be made available in remote communities!
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Theme: Preventive Health
Stop blaming individual behaviours and focus on causes
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Theme: Social Determinants of Health
AHPRA should recognise the premium quality, broad scope of practice and multidisciplinary nature of rural practice in all health professions. It's CPD requirements should support local high quality rural multidisciplinary events, including conventions, case studies and co-management strategies... more
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Theme: Continuing Professional Development