Support increased access to allied health by supporting Recommendation 14 from the Allied Health Reference Group's Report for the MBS review to create a new MBS item for the provision of telehealth services for patients consulting with an allied health professional via teleconference
Reducing health inequality can only be actioned by addressing social,cultural and economic determinants of health.Measuring capacity and programmes that keep people well will ensure a focus on prevention.The conference calls on government and individuals to take a long range view and support... more
Government commitment to prevent further cases of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia. We need support for the rural and remote workforce, and support for education in primary prevention of RHD for all at-risk communities. The Government must recognize this is an... more
Federal and state funding mechanisms frequently result in short term funding commitments to employing organisations, including non-government organisations. This further frustrates attempts to establish employment certainty for prospective and current employees and is a major issue associated... more
The 1st 2000 days of life are critical to early brain development and lifelong social and health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. It is recommended that government fund and actively support services to enable a preventative, holistic approach to combat the impact of the SDoH... more
That both the mrff and NHMRC be required to meet a target for investment in rural health research that is proportionate to the population share of the 7 million people that live in rural, regional and remote Australia.
Facilitating and enabling local workforce to deliver services that are specialist utilising telehealth and metropolitan specialists whilst the patient remains in the local community with local clinicians.
The ongoing promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-led health initiatives such as the RHDA Ambassador Program (Champions4Change), so as to provide a more relevant, personal, holistic approach to health in complex social structures.
Every child counts- All governments need to appoint a Minister responsible for the First 2000 days or the Early years of life - whole of government approach needed with a rural proofing lens to address determinants of wellness in the early years
Oral disease in young children, particularly early childhood dental decay is largely preventable and if the disease is detected early its management is simple. Yet, Aboriginal children suffer from dental disease at twice the rate of non-Aboriginal children and are more likely to be admitted for... more
Working in partnership is complex and ongoing. Therefore, in order to be sustainable and effective, mainstream health organisations need to do the following:
a) Actively engage with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations in order to build trust and relationships.... more
Support and approve recommendations to access MBS items to improve patient access to high-value, best-practice primary health care.
To do this, recommendations need to focus on ensuring that Nurse Practitioner’s and Allied Health are able to provide accessible and affordable services, in... more
Government and Universities could create a program of training for “Community Health Workers” targeting small remote towns with a single health practitioner such as a remote area nurse. These workers would be drawn from the town population and could be trained to provide basic essential... more
The RHA should do the following in regards to telehealth:
-undergraduate education regarding adoption of telehealth
-supporting recommendations from MBS reference group reports for additional access and claiming for telehealth
-support interdisciplinary collaboration for... more