Issue 60

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
A step in the right direction

Foot care and education provided by roving podiatrist Sara Coombes, and her husband and podiatry assistant Tim, in 14 remote Central Australian communities is reducing the risk of infection, complications and amputation among patients with diabetes....More

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Northern Territory PHN

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Health Services & Programs
Harnessing corporate relationships to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has secured valuable partnerships with the corporate sector, bringing new income streams and expanded services to the RFDS and benefits in revenue, reduced staff turnover and public relations value to the corporate partners. ...More

By Lana Mitchell
Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Health Professionals & Practice
GPs meeting the needs of rural communities: the pathway to rural generalism

Rural and remote Australia offers diversity in the range of complex health presentations and provides opportunities for GPs to expand their procedural and non-procedural skills......More

By Ayman Shenouda
RACGP Rural

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Health Professionals & Practice
From country kids to rural doctors: the journey of doctors who grew up in the bush

Has a scholarship scheme to support medical students with a rural or remote background had an impact on the doctor shortage in country Australia? A research project has investigated the RAMUS Scheme....More

By Lesley Jandric
National Rural Health Alliance

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Health Professionals & Practice
APY Lands Exchange inspires two-way learning

Each year a group of University of Adelaide medical students is invited to stay in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands where they immerse themselves in community life and culture and deliver a holiday program for the local children....More

By Alison Harvey
GPEx

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Important online resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health celebrates 20 years

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, a unique resource making research and other information freely available for practitioners and policy-makers in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, has just celebrated its 20th anniversary....More

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Policy
The National Rural Health Commissioner: a champion for rural healthcare

The RDAA welcomes the imminent appointment of Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner and hopes that the focus will be on delivering to the bush more healthcare professionals of every type....More

By Peta Rutherford
Rural Doctors’ Association of Australia

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Health Services & Programs
Collaborating to create local solutions for mental health care

Four organisations are working together to develop local community guidelines relevant to the clinical aspects of mental health care in rural communities....More

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Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

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Rural & Remote Communities
Friends of the Alliance – a voice for rural and remote health consumers

Friends of the Alliance is a voice for health consumers and other grassroots organisations. By joining Friends you can add your voice and your perspective to the work of the National Rural Health Alliance....More

By Chris Moorhouse
Friends of the Alliance

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ATSIA Health
Playing a role in the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

The incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are among the highest in the world......More

By Laurette Lubbers
RHD Program QLD

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