The magazine for good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia

Partyline magazine says so much about what the Alliance is and what it does. It is the magazine for good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia. It is a means of exchanging information between those with an interest in rural health.

Partyline - Issue 56, August 2016

Partyline Issue #56, August 2016

Partyline #56 sets out the current challenges for rural health and the priorities the newly elected Coalition Government should follow to support rural and remote healthcare. We hear how Queensland’s North and West Remote Health has been able to survive and thrive as a not-for-profit health service provider. We have a report on alcohol misuse by adolescents in rural Australia.

Several articles cover innovative smartphone apps and online and telephone programs including: Macquarie University’s Mindspot online programs aimed at patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions and the online Yarning Epilepsy course.

Debra Royle reports on her trip to the Pilbara with the WA’s Earbus Foundation. There are reports on: the Chronic Conditions Manual, developed in response to demand from clinicians working in an environment of high rates of chronic conditions; and the work of the Mental Health Professionals Networks in rural communities.

In other articles we hear about: a medical student’s first taste of remote Australia; a country GP registrar’s reflection on the meaning of ‘rural’; the need for new models for funding of clinical pharmacist services in rural and remote areas; and the vast discrepancies in autism diagnostic practices including that families living outside metropolitan areas are waiting longer for assessments.

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Date Edition
17 August 2016 Partyline #56, August 2016
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