Indigenous Community Engagement Activities - Get involved

Get involved!

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Broaden your horizons and increase your rural health skills by getting involved in your Rural Health Club’s Indigenous community engagement activities.

These activities are funded by the NRHSN and present opportunities to:

  • Inspire Indigenous students to pursue health careers
  • Increase your knowledge of rural and Indigenous community health
  • Make connections with communities and rural health workers
  • Gain positive rural experiences
  • Increase your rural and Indigenous healthcare skills

In March this year, 16 members of the FURHS Rural Health Club at Flinders University travelled to the Point Pearce Community on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula for a day of health education, football and fun.

They met with 23 local children, spending the morning doing CPR exercises and talking about healthy living and future goals.

After lunch with members of the community, they took part in a football clinic run in conjunction with Craig Oliphant, the SANFL Regional Football Coordinator. The day ended with a swim at nearby Port Victoria.

If you’re interested in an experience like this, talk to your Rural Health Club’s Indigenous Health Committee member.

Find out more about Indigenous community engagement activities, how to organise one, case studies and useful links.