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An overarching message on diversity and inclusivity is required, especially in Rural and Remote health. No one wants things done “to them” rather health services need to be designed “with them”. We should send a clear message on the requirement for rural and remote persons to be included in... more

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NRHA lobby Federal and State Treasurers to urgently provide zonal incentives for people who choose to live and work in RRR communities.

This investment in the future of RRR communities could include, but should not be limited to, taxation, reduction in hecs debts, reductions in stamp duty... more

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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

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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

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Engage target population to collaborate in planning health strategies for their benefit. Especially hard to reach community members such as adolescents.

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Expansion of rural health multildisciplinary training program to include a broader range of health disciplines (eg. pharmacy)

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Investigation of intentional building of health clusters in mid and small sized towns to broaden the health service mix and health job mix to make places more attractive to health professionals.

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Let’s change the old saying “publish or perish” to “make an impact or implode”

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Minister Bridget McKenzie should reflect on previous remarks and commit to improving the health and wellbeing of members of the LGBTQ+ community across Australia.

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Build/incorporate community-level roles into all rural health professionals job descriptions, enabling them to expand their practice beyond individuals and address community social and cultural determinants of health. E.g. incorporate roles like community relationship building, partnership... more

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That training providers and funders are implored to run data and statistical staff development programmes in rural and remote areas. This is necessary to ensure rural people are researched with and not just about and to ensure a diversity of views in data collection, analysis, dissemination and... more

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Funding for rural and remote medical students to retain them via scholarships such as the RAMUS and bonded placements along with return of service models should be continued and increased. This models could also be implemented for other eHealth professionals.

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Co-produce, with the allience membership, a 5-10 year strategic plan for the Alliance. Thereafter, develop a a strategic management plan.

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