Executive Committee update March 2016

Executive Committee update: Advocating for you

In 2016 the NRHSNs priority advocacy areas will include:

  1. Positive, clear and supported rural training pathways – to ensure we have positive experiences, messaging, role models and the ability to keep learning regardless of location and stay linked to rural healthcare throughout our training.
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through advocating for more Indigenous students to pursue health careers and encouraging culturally responsive graduates through the provision of a quality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum for all health students. 
  3. Mental health training and awareness for all university health students – so we can care for ourselves and others, particularly in rural areas where mental health is a major issue.
  4. Innovative future healthcare models that empower communities – we want to train and work in an innovative, consumer centered, needs assessed, sustainable healthcare model that meets consumer needs as they change over time. As future health professionals our toolkit will include health promotion, education and technology.

What have we been up to?

What’s coming up?

  • 16 & 17 March – NRHSN Council Meeting
  • 17 March – NRHSN 21st national celebration
  • 17 March – National Close the Gap day – What has your Rural Health Club organised to celebrate Close the Gap?
  • 19 March - Go Rural Skills Development and Information Day, Brisbane – RHINO, TROHPIQ, HOPE4HEALTH and BUSHFIRE, hosted by Health Workforce Queensland 
  • 1-3 April – The NRHSN will be represented at the Australian Medical Student Association (AMSA) Council Meeting – let us know if there is anything you would like us to discuss in this forum!
  • 1-3 April – The NRHSN will be represented at the Future of General Practice Conference
  • 15 April – The NRHSN will be represented at the JFPP National Advisory Committee Meeting – let us know if there is anything you would like us to discuss in this forum!
  • 17-19 April – The NRHSN will be represented at the Caring for Country Kids conference
  • 17th April– The NRHSN will be represented at the SARRAH Advisory Committee Meeting – let us know if there is anything you would like us to discuss in this forum. 

Let us know!

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any comments, questions or feedback you can contact us at any time:

Chair

Rebecca Irwin

 

Community and Advocacy Officer

William Moorhead

Vice Chair

Joshua Mortimer

 

Indigenous Health Officer

Danielle Dries

Secretary

Gabriela Kelly

 

Medical Officer

Blair Burke

Allied Health Officer

Ankur Verma

 

Nursing Officer

Danni-Lee Dean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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