The making of Australia's rural and remote health sector – and its challenges for the future

webinar

Hosted by the National Rural Health Alliance to celebrate the achievements and retirement of Foundation CEO, Gordon Gregory.

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 2.30-4.00pm Eastern Standard Time

This free public webinar was designed as an opportunity for people involved with rural and remote health in Australia to reflect on the years since the 1st National Rural Health Conference was held in Toowoomba in February 1991.

The premise for the webinar was that, in order to maintain its coherence and effectiveness on the national agenda, it will be useful for people involved with the rural and remote health sector to reflect on its past and to take stock of what has been learned.

This webinar was  hosted by the National Rural Health Alliance as one way of honouring the work of Gordon Gregory, Foundation CEO of the NRHA, who retired in April 2016.

Presentations were made by invited guests and webinar participants were able to make comments and ask questions. This capacity for interaction reflected the NRHA's continued commitment to enable people in all parts of Australia to engage with its work - recognising that there are technical limitations to this engagement.  It was important to the NRHA that people from all parts of rural and remote Australia were involved because there is much more to be done to improve their wellbeing.

Speakers:

Gordon Gregory
Gordon Gregory
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Dienella Dries
Danielle Dries
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Richard Stayner
Richard Stayner
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Michael Wooldridge
Michael Wooldridge
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Colleen Prideaux
Colleen Prideaux
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Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop
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Joan Lipscombe
Joan Lipscombe
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Kim Snowball
Kim Snowball
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Vicki Sheedy
Vicki Sheedy
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Webinar program

2:30pm​​     Introduction and purpose: Gordon Gregory

2:35pm​​     The origins of a rural health policy at Commonwealth level: Joan Lipscombe

​2:45pm​     Rural doctors and the 1st National Rural Health Conference: Vicki Sheedy

2.50pm​​     Comments from webinar participants

3:00pm​​     Teamwork and togetherness - a key innovation: Michael Bishop

3.10pm​​     Australian Governments and the rural/remote health sector: Michael Wooldridge 

3.20pm​​     The States and Territories in a national rural health sector: Kim Snowball

​​3.30pm​​     Involving the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sector: Colleen Prideaux

3.35pm​​     Health and broader rural community development: Richard Stayner

​​3.40pm​​     Comments from webinar participants

3:50pm​​     A commitment to a great rural/remote future: Danielle Dries

​3.55pm​​     Acknowledgements, thanks and close: Gordon Gregory

 

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Gordon Gregory's follow up speech at retirement celebration