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
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
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.
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
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
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.