15NRHC Recommendation - 03/26/2019 - 18:31

The rural health deficit will not be improved by applying one-size-fits-all policies and funding mechanisms that were designed through a metropolitan lens.

We call for differential rural and remote health policy that allows for pooling of funding in areas of market failure (or MM3 and above), to enable the locally-responsive application of a fit-for-context methods to develop, test, improve and sustain models that work in rural and remote contexts. We need policy to support the development of placed-based solutions, which are co-designed by frontline staff in partnership with communities.

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