One of the most important products of the 15th National Rural Health Conference was the set of recommendations for action to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote areas in Australia.
The Sharing Shed is an online portal through which Conference participants proposed recommendations to the full body of delegates, with every individual delegate being able to express a view on all ideas proposed by providing comments and 'liking' specific recommendations.
The process was be moderated by the Conference Recommendations Committee, led by Professor Jenny May, whose members scrutinised the recommendations submitted during the Conference. A roundtable meeting was held during the Conference where delegates could ask questions of the Committee. Jenny May regularly reported on progress throughout the Conference and delivered the final set of priority recommendations to Senator Bridget McKenzie, the minister responsible for rural health, during the final Plenary Session.