Shaping health policy to improve rural health outcomes
2-3 September 2014
Old Parliament House, Canberra
The 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will bring together a critical group of people for improving rural and remote health and wellbeing. There will be managers and staff of frontline health services in rural and remote areas, consumers and rural and remote health researchers, as well as representatives of national health data agencies and health policymakers.
Delegates will work together to improve the capacity of local health service providers, community groups and early-career researchers – in collaboration with leaders of rural and remote health research, data agencies, and research and service funders – to undertake systematic research and evaluation of frontline rural health services. Rural and remote health researchers and service providers will have the opportunity to discuss some of their contemporary data requirements with representatives from ABS, AIHW and other national data experts. And it will provide opportunities for rural and remote health researchers and service managers to understand the scope and use of national data sets - including the new biometric data available from the National Health Survey - and its importance in informing national health programs and strategies.
For registration, the program and other information visit the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium website.
The 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium is being organised by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS), the Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA).