The RHA influences a policy response which addresses the impact of income on food affordability, which is excerbated in rural and remote communities.

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-Co-design locally relevant guidelines, don't slavishly follow international guidelines

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

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Perpetrators of abuse of older persons often do not see themselves as perpetrators. Therefore this problem may be part of a broader issue in society, where we need have conversations and increase community understanding of what constitutes abuse.

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Reinstate the National Injury and Prevention Plan to systematically support child farm safety.

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Learn from Aboriginal Staff and community members to enhance cultural safety to improve well being of young children (first 2000 days)

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Truth telling. It is time to make a recommendation to governments about truth telling around the history of our Australia. Our history needs to be taught at schools. That will impower communities to get out of poverty and to address disease introduced by colonisation .

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Develop education sessions that provides practical information to undertake strategic workforce planning specific for rural and remote services.

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NRHA and member groups advocate to politicians and the media about the link between climate change and health, and the importance of action to mitigate climate change. This includes a transition away from dependence on fossil fuels (especially coal and gas) to 100% renewable energy - in a way... more

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CHRONIC PAIN - Revise the Worker's Compensation and MAC schemes in the Northern Territory to reflect (and incentivise) a focus on early, multidisciplinary intervention following musculoskeletal injury; with the aim of reducing risk of long-term, pain-related disability.
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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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Alcohol causes significant harm to rural communities. We need to address this unacceptable burden by putting in place fiscal policies, restricting the availability of alcohol and effectively regulate advertising so children are not exposed to alcohol ads.

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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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Delegates should join the End Alcohol Advertising in Sport campaign of which the Country Women's Association of Australia are a supporter. This will help address some of the commercial and social determinants of health by stopping alcohol ads to kids.

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-Build local education partnerships with action and humour. Engage hard to reach community members with free, fun events. Then capacity build on successful programs.

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1. Health should not be politicized
2 State government should be removed from delivering all community based services (get the crocodiles out of the pond)
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Health professionals should talk to their patients about their alcohol consumption and we should work with health professionals to help them be comfortable to tackle this tricky topic.

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Proactively utilise the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Health Direct Service to support rural and remote communities, with State Governments taking a lead to make this happen.

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That the National Rural Health Alliance develops an 'equity impact assessment' methodology similar to that used by the Heart Foundation in order to assess and report on policy announcements, relevant funding announcements and election promises by politicians and governments.

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Change the paradigm around using metro resources to support rural and remote communities - clever partnerships driven by rural and remote players to target these resources to fill gaps, rather than leaving it to metro providers to target resources on their own. Role for PHNs?

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