This survey, developed by the AMA Council of Rural Doctors, sought input from rural doctors to identify policy initiatives that they believed would help improve rural health care delivery.
The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations including health consumers, health care professionals, service providers, health educators, researchers, students and the Indigenous health sector.
In this Inaugural Violet Marshman Oration from November 2018, Grattan’s Health Program Director Stephen Duckett considers Indigenous health indicators.
This report makes 18 recommendations to government, including calling for a national rural and remote mental health strategy to address the low rates of access to mental health services and the high rate of suicide in Australia's rural and remote communities.
The recommendations in this report call on the NSW government to significantly increase drug and alcohol rehabilitation funding and services in regional, rural and remote areas. The report also recommends several measures for addressing drug and alcohol related crime throughout the state.
This report’s purpose is to detail the cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden on remote and rural Australia, and to propose action to ameliorate CVD impacts. Many CVD events are preventable.
This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.
This report shows that: health-adjusted life expectancy increased comparably to life expectancy; and that people in remote and very remote areas and people in the lowest socioeconomic group expected both shorter lives and fewer years in full health compared with their counterparts in major cities...
In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.
This brief summarises findings about “The Invisible Children” – the complexity and challenges facing country children and families, the gaps in and fragmentation of services, the growing disparities in outcomes between children in urban and rural and remote areas, and the critical role that the...
This report reveals themes, challenges and opportunities for children living in rural and remote Australia.
This collaborative project with National Farmers' Federation and the Country Women's Association of Australia has been completed. A survey of over 450 country people drawn from every state and territory, saw one-third of responses (32.5%) name doctor and medical specialist access as their key priority.
This review of literature about farmer health and agricultural medicine forms part of the research for the mid-term evaluation of the National Centre for Farmer Health.
This paper argues that a comprehensive framework to guide and direct better health outcomes in rural and remote communities is critical.
Our indicator reports monitor changes over the Transforming Health program implementation. We selected indicators to monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps :
Too many deaths occur in our hospitals...
The development of Victoria's first, 20 year Statewide Design, Service and Infrastructure Plan for Victoria's Health System is underway. This statewide plan will provide the overarching framework for health system design and planning, and will be supported by a suite of service stream and locality...
Websites offer new opportunities to provide health-related information to rural communities. However, how acceptable they are to this population is unknown. This paper describes the consumer-led development of a website that provides rural-specific information on psychosocial care for rural South Australians affected by cancer, and...
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is the peak national body representing the interests of doctors working in rural and remote communities and their patients.
People living in rural and remote areas have significantly higher rates of disease and injury, worse health outcomes...
This paper examined the performance and need of health services in the mining communities through a case study of the Moura Township in Queensland, Australia. The study involved a case study approach with a survey method to assess the current performance and the need of...
Rural Australians generally experience poorer health than their city counterparts. Rural Australia is a vast geographical region, with significant diversity, where there is good health and prosperity, as well as disadvantage. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide evidence...