Rural health


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.

Dementia services pathways – an essential guide to effective service planning

This guide is to inform and assist jurisdictions with service planning, by developing dementia services pathways, to improve dementia services along the continuum of care for people living with dementia and their carers, from first symptoms or ‘first inkling’ to end of life.
Briefing paper

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...

Dementia: a public health priority

The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.

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.
Position paper

Government support for individuals and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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...

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.

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...

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.