The RHA influences a policy response which addresses the impact of income on food affordability, which is excerbated in rural and remote communities.
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.
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 .
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
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.
NOTE: The... more
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
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.
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.
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)
3. Local councils should resume control of the community based serviced based on community need. This needs to be done... more
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.
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?