Rural health

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Report

Issues facing providers of social care at home to older rural residents

This paper explores the extent to which older people in rural areas have the opportunity to access high quality social care at home, supporting them to live independent healthy and fulfilling lives. It focuses in particular on the challenges presented to council commissioners of home...
Report

Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

This guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life.
Journal article

Young Aboriginal people’s engagement with STI testing in the Northern Territory, Australia

This paper documents socio-ecological factors influencing young Aboriginal people’s engagement with clinic-based sexually transmissible infections (STIs) testing in two remote settings in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Report

Improving the mental health of rural Australians: a review

This report summarises insights from research undertaken to understand how to improve help for rural Australians, in addressing their mental health and wellbeing needs.
Journal article

Improving palliative and end-of-life care for rural and remote Australians

This article in describes the development and implementation of the Far West NSW Palliative and End-of-Life Model of Care, a systematic solution that could drive improvement in the provision of a quality palliative approach to care and support from any clinician in a timely manner...
Report

Improving the quality of primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Improving the quality of primary health care is essential for Closing the Gap in health and wellbeing disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. This is a final report of the CRE-IQI research findings and activities, with messages for action to...
Journal article

‘It shouldn’t be this hard’: exploring the challenges of rural health research

This study set out to describe the particular challenges of meeting the requirements of ethical review and research governance experienced by those undertaking rural research, many of whom focus on health equity issues and how health and health care can be improved for people living...
Report

Suicide in rural and remote Australia: mental health strategies cannot effectively operate in isolation

This paper argues that a national rural and remote mental health strategy is necessary to improve the capacity of mental health services to combat the disturbing trend of high rates of suicide in remote and rural Australia. Also needed are other policies and strategies that...
Policy report

Building the NDIS in regional Australia: a review of key policy approaches

This report aims to bring to attention the unique challenges faced by regional Australia. It seeks to prompt debate about how best to ensure that regional people with disabilities are afforded the same degree of agency and standard of care as those living in our...