Steps to be taken to provide appropriate dental services to rural and remote regions in need.
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
That the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance - Revised (SACS-R) is rolled out Nationally. This nurse (or GP / AHW) administered surveillance tool supports the early identification and intervention for children 12 - 24 months of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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.
Much primary health care is funded by government and NGOs such as PHNs. The Alliance calls on Commonwealth, state and territory governments to enshrine that a proportion of any grant funding is required to be invested in primary prevention strategies, deliverables and reportable outcomes. A... 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
SDH conversations regularly call for representatives from sectors such as housing, transport, taxation, justice, education etc to join health conferences. I recommend we flip this thinking- WE are all experts in SDH so we should attend -and importantly present at- industry conferences of the... 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
The health sector has a large carbon footprint and must become more environemntally sustainable.We recommend that standards for all health professions include competencies for and standards for environmental sustainability.This will embed the requirement for health professional education 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.
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
Prioritise research funding for collaborative projects between research agencies (eg universities), primary health care providers (eg NGOs) and the community. This will capture innovative, grassroots projects that meet real, local, rural health needs.
We call on Commonwealth and State Government to adopt an integrated health and education systems approach in the vitally important health workforce business of creating and sustaining rural and remote clinical placement for health and medicine students
The picture of rural life, health and education has been portrayed at the conference as one of suicide, violence, lack of access to health and education, unemployment. mortality, addiction and stress, particularly for women. If you had attended the conference and listened to many of the... more
NDIS frustration is rife.The professionals are being asked to provide multiple reports and recommendations, often on patients they have not seen in. years. Patients who have kept the best records, and know how to use services are more successful than those less well organised. You do need to be... more