Rural health


General Practice: health of the nation 2020

This report gives a unique overview of Australian general practice, while also addressing the impact of COVID-19 on general practice and patients.

Increasing and improving community mental health supports in Western Australia

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.
Journal article

An exploration of the experiences of GP registrar supervisors in small rural communities: a qualitative study

This article explores what makes rural GPs’ based outside of major regional centres, participate in supervising or not, their experiences of supervising, and impact of their practice context.
Journal article

Why place matters: a rurally-orientated analysis of COVID-19’s differential impacts

This paper considers the implications of COVID-19 during the early stages – or ‘first wave’ – of the 2020 pandemic, in relation to the enduring urban/rural dichotomy within high-income economies.

Remote and Rural Indigenous Allied Health: community report

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.

Strengthening rural Canada

This report analyses past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Saskatchewan. It examines various socio-economic characteristics of the rural and urban population and makes projections of their future demographic trends.
Journal article

Rural pandemic preparedness: the risk, resilience and response required of primary healthcare

This article draws on reflections of the rural primary healthcare response during the COVID-19 pandemic around three elements: risk, resilience, and response.

Perspectives on rural caregiving challenges and interventions

Unpaid, informal caregivers provide the vast majority of all long-term care in the United States. However, little is known about specific challenges they face in rural areas or what can be done to support them. This brief presents findings from key informant interviews describing challenges...

Mental health in South Australia - monitoring access and outcomes: July 2020

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.

Building an age-friendly Indigo health system

This report documents the development of a systematic, rigorous co-design process to develop an age-friendly approach to care for older people.