That Allied Health services be allocated medicare rebate numbers, with service cap being lifted from 5 sessions to 12 per year.
National mental health policy is adult oriented. Taking a treatment or recovery based approach to mental health care is not suitable to children who require developmentally oriented early intervention. A national strategy focusing on the mental health needs of our children is urgently required... more
Prevention planning frameworks for improving rural youth health outcomes should:
- better fund communities to build their own capacity through planned approaches
- maintain involvement in long term prevention planning - even when priorities change for organisations
- resource... more
There is a strong need to elevate the knowledge that rural remote is different and that programs need to allow local design and variance working to the strengths and weaknesses of communities. Best-practice experts should be included in such design.
That providers external to community recognise local rural health workforce and respect their role as primary care providers, by sharing of knowledge, resources and intelligence and complimenting their roles to the benefit of our children
That the Commonwealth Government implement the recommendations from the House of Representatives Indigenous Affairs committee report 'Alcohol:Hurting people, harming communities', especially the introduction of a minimum floor price for alcohol and volumetric tax reform.
A National Outcome Declaration needs to be made by the Federal Government and implemented on School Readiness. Eg Every Child in Australia will have their fundamental physical and developmental needs addressed to allow them to be "school ready".
Child Protection concerns are not currently considered within the NDIS framework. With the introduction of multiple service providers aligned with a myriad of NGOs, there is a huge risk that child protection concerns will not be reported or managed. A case management model of care is therefore... more
Establish a national portal for sharing information/learning on integration models and tools for rural child health and development, with practical content so we can capture and spread all the good work already ongoing.
Ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recognised in the Australian constitution as the nations first peoples. This should then lead to a definitive settlement between firsts nations people's and the Australian state which will provide the long term policy stability from... more