Support the formation of a Sustainable Development Unit, which can work across health services in Australia to improve environmental sustainability and reduce emissions from the health sector (could be modelled off the UK Sustainable Development Unit).
Rural Health needs to be engaging more with Local government authorities to create a ground swell in taking a wellness approach across all ages in community thus increasing the capacity for care
This can have a significant collective impact which keeps evolving for health services and... more
Each accreditation panel or equivalent for rural health education provides must include a member with specific rural expertise and a consideration of indicators and metrics that are supportive of positive rural practice andcommunity engagement
Aboriginal women are leading the way in the call for 'birthing on country'. For indigenous women this provides generational connection to country and potential for cultural healing as well as multiple social benefits. All women deserve the opportunity to stay in their own communities... more
Provide financial support for domestic allied health students for accommodation and transport (aligned with that offered to medical students) to support rural and remote placements along with improved bursaries to compensate students for income loss while on rural or remote placement. Increase... more
Friends of the Alliance support the Alliance's commitment to growing and strengthening the rural consumer and carer voices. We commit to this action as part of our overall role of working collaboratively and in partnership through engaging and promoting consumer and carer focused... more
Workforce safety needs to be a funding priority with more investment in education, training and ongoing professional development. There is also a need for better coordination and systematic policy to prevent and manage aggression.
95% of frontline rural health staff experience aggression.... more
Rural health education is as challenging as rural health. Accreditation bodies need to develop a deep understanding and knowledge of the particular rural context and challenges of health program education has n rural and remote Australia.
NRHA and member groups support the formation of local action groups in towns/regions (made up of health professionals from various disciplines) to work on climate change and health issues. These groups could work together to increase the resilience of their community to climate change and health... more
Devise and fund career pathways for allied health professionals working in rural and remote settings. A
potential career structure could extend beyond the acute sector and into primary and community health. Early career allied health professionals require a structured graduate program, as... more
We call on governments (state and federal) to introduce performance and accounting measures that measure wellbeing in the broader sense (complete state of physical ,social and emotional wellbeing not merely the absence of disease or infirmity), rather than the narrow focus on KPIs related to... more
That the market based models central to the National Disability Scheme and aged care scheme are reviewed to develop a place based model for rural and remote communities and an approach based on self determination and the choice of community controlled models of disabilty service provision for... more
the sector should not forget the significant inequities in the quality and availability of regional pathology and radiological services. people are receiving incorrect or late results or. Or attending crucial tests due to travel barriers. This is also a workforce issue.
With an estimated 20,000 new cases per year Australian Lyme disease patients are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and untreated, resulting in a significant health burden, socially and financially. We recommend the National Rural Health Alliance support immediate national action for this disease cohort... more
NRHA encourages all their member groups to sign on to the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) National Strategy on Climate Health and Wellbeing. They can then advocate for politicians to support this strategy.
NRHA calls on State and Federal Governments to significantly invest in the infrastructure that will remove the barriers to equitable health outcomes for RRR Australia.
Australia is a signatory to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 3 -
to "ensure healthy lives and... more