Provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians: interim report
This interim inquiry report recommends that the Australian government further investigates the provision and distribution of general practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and that the Department of Health should develop benchmarks for the optimal distribution of primary health professionals.
A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers, facilitated in December 2021 by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has resulted in a number of recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote...
This toolkit, developed in collaboration with Health Consumers Queensland, gathers insights and perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Queensland on engagement and consultation processes in relation to palliative care.
The 15 practices of rural community co-produced mental health initiatives: advice from people who are doing them
This paper highlights key advice about things to do and things to think about when establishing and operating rural community co-produced initiatives for local mental health and wellbeing services.
Australian Aboriginal techniques for memorization: translation into a medical and allied health education setting
It is clear from these studies that students in the medical and allied health professions expect that memorization will play a substantial role in their training, and they are receptive to learning techniques that can improve memory tasks. The students sampled in this work viewed...
A rapid review of evidence to inform an ear, nose and throat service delivery model in remote Australia
This article aims to inform the development of a new and sustainable, evidence-based service delivery model for ear, nose and throat (ENT) services across Cape York, Australia.
This position paper discusses specific impacts and risk factors facing the 7 million people living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia, in relation to extreme weather events; impacts on agricultural output and food security; and debilitating insect-borne diseases.
Effects of employing primary care doctors in hospital care in improving quality of care and health outcomes of rural and remote patients: a scoping review
This rapid literature review was undertaken to refine the scope of subsequent research on the value of locating or employing primary care doctors in emergency or inpatient care of local hospitals.
Supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria: report of a community volunteer program
This report discusses establishing and evaluating a training scheme for volunteers to support carers of people with dementia in two rural communities in Victoria, Australia.
In this discussion paper, Dementia Australia shares stories from those impacted by COVID-19 and dementia so that we may learn from their experiences and adapt or inform policies and programs to better support people living with dementia, their families and carers.
This research explores the relationship between primary health care sustainability and community economic development in rural and remote communities.
This report gives a unique overview of Australian general practice, while also addressing the impact of COVID-19 on general practice and patients.
The objective of the digital health maturity assessment was to understand the technical, cultural and change readiness of general practices across the Gippsland region.
Persistent gaps in national data limit monitoring and reporting on dementia in Australia. This report discusses current dementia data gaps and identifies ways in which these gaps can be systematically and strategically addressed.
This report proposes approaches for co-design in developing and delivering culturally safe and responsive workforce models and services that are informed by community members, carers, organisations and current service providers.
Service providers have long been aware of the lack of community mental health supports in Western Australia. This project brought together co-design and research processes to examine the need for community mental health supports from a lived experience perspective.
In this position statement, the National Rural Health Alliance acknowledges government response to date to the COVID-19 pandemic, but urges all governments to continue to support all community members, to ensure that the adverse mental and physical health effects of economic uncertainty and poverty are...
In this report, the Health Performance Council monitors mental health access and outcomes by selecting Report on Government Services 2020 mental health indicators that can be compared between states and territories and arranges them into broad topic areas.
This report summarises insights from research undertaken to include the ‘hidden voices’ of people living in rural Australia that experience mental ill-health.