breakdown silos: network different departments and agencies into a one stop local presence for local people.
Since the roll out of the NDIS, a crisis has developed in the availability and delivery of disability services in regional and remote Australia. This is due to the thin markets in smaller communities that make delivery of fee for service clinical operations nonviable. In summary, the current... more
Friends of the Alliance support the Alliance's commitment to growing and strengthening the rural consumer and carer voices. We commit to this action as part of our overall role of working collaboratively and in partnership through engaging and promoting consumer and carer focused... more
An overarching message on diversity and inclusivity is required, especially in Rural and Remote health. No one wants things done “to them” rather health services need to be designed “with them”. We should send a clear message on the requirement for rural and remote persons to be included in... more
That the market based models central to the National Disability Scheme and aged care scheme are reviewed to develop a place based model for rural and remote communities and an approach based on self determination and the choice of community controlled models of disabilty service provision for... more
NDIS frustration is rife.The professionals are being asked to provide multiple reports and recommendations, often on patients they have not seen in. years. Patients who have kept the best records, and know how to use services are more successful than those less well organised. You do need to be... more
NRHA calls on State and Federal Governments to significantly invest in the infrastructure that will remove the barriers to equitable health outcomes for RRR Australia.
Australia is a signatory to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 3 -
to "ensure healthy lives and... more
Rural health education is as challenging as rural health. Accreditation bodies need to develop a deep understanding and knowledge of the particular rural context and challenges of health program education has n rural and remote Australia.
1. Health should not be politicized
2 State government should be removed from delivering all community based services (get the crocodiles out of the pond)
3. Local councils should resume control of the community based serviced based on community need. This needs to be done... more
Build/incorporate community-level roles into all rural health professionals job descriptions, enabling them to expand their practice beyond individuals and address community social and cultural determinants of health. E.g. incorporate roles like community relationship building, partnership... more
Using already established groups such as sporting clubs in rural areas to promote mental health wellbeing and thereby tackling the issue of suicide risk in young males in rural communities. However, the initiative needs funding from government.
Delegates should join the End Alcohol Advertising in Sport campaign of which the Country Women's Association of Australia are a supporter. This will help address some of the commercial and social determinants of health by stopping alcohol ads to kids.
CHRONIC PAIN - Revise the Worker's Compensation and MAC schemes in the Northern Territory to reflect (and incentivise) a focus on early, multidisciplinary intervention following musculoskeletal injury; with the aim of reducing risk of long-term, pain-related disability.
NOTE: The... more
Bring back Health Workforce Australia - or at least some enduring mechanism that brings Health, Higher Education, government (states and Commonwealth) and others together for workforce planning relevant to areas (like rural) and settings (like aged care, primary care etc) of need.
Limited Licence radiographers facilitate the performing of certain investigations in our smaller, more remote communities. They save time and money that would otherwise be spent transporting patients to larger centres for what are often only fairly minor investigations. We recommend the... more