Involve (metro) tertiary health services in strategic planning and funding for rural telehealth. The tertiary specialist is a key provider but often forgotten in the conversation, planning and funding of telehealth implementation programs.
Children in remote and rural areas with a disability should have the same rights as all Australians to
~social interaction and participation
~choice and control
~ultimately, economic participation.
There needs to be a virtual hub for joined up care for rural kids. We all need to know what others are already doing and who is doing what, when! This needs to include schools, mental health, allied health, youth workers, nurses, doctors, child protection, etc. It needs to be community based and... more
There is need for different and effective models of care to address the concept of Adolescent Transition .Support for both the emerging adult with a significant health condition and their parents, specially in the indigenous health setting which has further complexities with cultural and... more
The Australian Government must get serious about funding the development or identification of existing successful strategies and then funding programs that effectively eliminate scabies amongst young children and consequently prevent rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and kidney disease in... more
Yesterday the quote "Organisations working in remote communities have to prepare their employees as if they are working in another country" offended me as an Aboriginal person. I understand the context in which it is being used however think it would have more of a powerful feel if it was worded... more
There needs to be government commitment to the development of youth appropriate spaces where youth feel comfortable, welcome, accepted. These spaces should be developed in partnership with local youth, Practitioners need to be flexible and go beyond traditional boundaries to create an integrated... more
That the current incarceration rate of Aboriginal children which is 24 times that of non Aboriginal children, including children as young as 10 and 11, be accepted by the nation as a concern and lead to a new CTG headline indicator to reduce this by 50% by 2025 and have no gap by 2031
Commonwealth funded PTAS ( patient travel assistance scheme) requires review in regard to extending allowance for remote children to access psychology services when in crisis. This will support families to build resilience and aid recovery for their children when there is no available local... more
Child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, requires a review of funding with an aim to increase on the ground services which rural remote children can access. In Tasmania, as I'm sure in all states these services are stretched to breaking!
The evidence presented at this conference... more
Focus on prevention and education rather than the effects of otitis media. Address and acknowledge issues of overcrowding, access to services, language, and other environmental conerns to reduce the high rate of otitis media affecting country kids.
Let's not accept the epidemic of APSGN in the Kimberley, and the continual trickle of new cases of this, and Acute Rheumatic Fever, among Aboriginal kids in northern and remote regions. The downstream effects of these strep-induced conditions are expensive, both socially and financially.... more
Push for a National Health Service which includes a choice to "opt out" ( as opposed to opt in at present) because the convention for the rights of children demands that we do!
In this way we are advocating for children and families that do not have a voice.
A National Child Health... more
Prevention is cost effective and time efficient use of resources. We need to support parents to be the best they can be at raising their children. Parents don't know what they don't know. One way to support parents and simultaneously serve clients who would not seek intervention is to find a way... more
Over the last 2 days the term "Early Invention" has been used quite regularly. While this is a wonderful term in the Mainstream clinical setting I feel it would have a negative impact when dealing with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Due to the historic value that sits... more