Issue 62

Policy
Changing the trajectory of childhood vulnerability in regional Australia

Royal Far West is holding a series of ‘Town Hall’ style community consultations in rural areas in NSW to raise awareness of concerns about children’s developmental health in rural and remote parts of the State....More

By Claire Coulton
Royal Far West

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Health Services & Programs
Wide Smiles bringing oral health care to children in South Western Victoria

The Wide Smiles Oral Health program screens young children, aged three to seven years, for early signs of dental decay through visits by oral health therapists to kindergartens, early learning centres and schools in the rural areas of Victoria’s...More

By Margaret Rogers
Oral Health Services, Barwon Health

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Rural & Remote Communities
Focus on health in Circular Head

Times have been tough in Tasmania’s Circular Head. With funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Rural Health Tasmania has run two wellbeing events, one focused on isolated families and the other on local youth....More

By Foundation for Rural and Regional…

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Personal Stories
From Christchurch to Tennant Creek: NZ nurse Anna Curtin is now sharing her skills in the NT

After completing a short-term placement with the Remote Area Health Corps, Anna Curtin from New Zealand has taken up a permanent position as women’s health nurse with Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation in Tennant Creek and is enjoying new...More

By Karen Zaveri
Aspen Medical

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Policy
Green and healthy hospitals and health services

Many hospitals and health services in Australia and around the world are taking action to transform their energy use and reduce their environmental footprint; in many cases reducing their costs at the same time...More

By Andrew Phillips
National Rural Health Alliance

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Health Professionals & Practice
Frontline fighting: tackling diabetes through primary health care in rural and regional South Australia

Primary health care nurses are at the frontline in helping diabetes patients self-manage their condition. A diabetes management education program has been developed for rural primary...More

By Kristy Macfarlane
Michels Warren Public Relations for Country SA PHN

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Health Professionals & Practice
Ed’s story the catalyst for online learning resource on caring for a person with Lewy body dementia

Ed’s story of his experiences as he cared for his wife who was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia was the catalyst for the development of an online learning resource for students in the...More

By David Lindsay
College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University

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Health Services & Programs
Closing the Gap a focus for GPEx

GPEx, South Australia’s GP training organisation, launched its Reconciliation Action Plan in February 2018. By the end of the year, nearly 400 registrars will have been involved in GPEx’s Aboriginal health cultural program. GPEx is developing relationships with and providing services to...More

By Alison Harvey
GPEx

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Personal Stories
Carl Barker: a change of career

After eight years working as a horse vet in the racing industry, Carl Barker decided on a change of career. He’s now in his final year of studying medicine. With no interest in working in the city, he is considering being a GP proceduralist. ...More

By Helen Cronin
Rural Health, Monash University

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Break it Down: community conversation around mental health

In Western NSW young Aboriginal people are taking part in creative workshops to produce songs, music videos and short films that tell stories of local people and place. The Break it Down project encourages openness about mental health and...More

By Yvette Lloyd
Western NSW PHN

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Health Conferences & Events
15th National Rural Health Conference: we can do even better!

The 15th National Rural Health Conference, in Hobart on 24-27 March 2019, will focus on the achievements of the past and the very bright future for rural and remote health in Australia. It will explore how we can do even better for health and wellbeing in rural...More

By Leanne Coleman
National Rural Health Alliance

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