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RAHC's minimum credentialing criteria: Registered Nurses

29 Jul 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is a Commonwealth-funded programme, and the craft group requirements are set by the Department of Health. The emphasis is on Registered Nurses (RNs), General Practitioners (GPs), Audiologists and Oral Health Professionals (HPs).

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Health Alert: Monkeypox (MPX)

21 Jul 2022

Australia's Chief Medical Officer has declared the multi-country monkeypox (MPX) outbreak a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance. This means that as of 1 June 2022, MPX became a nationally notifiable disease for six months. 

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RAHC Clinical trip to Alice Springs

15 Jul 2022

RAHC Clinical Manager Emma Thomas and Clinical Coordinator Tony Lane recently travelled to the RAHC Central office in Alice Springs. Amongst their day-to-day tasks, they took the opportunity to visit Santa Theresa and Yuendamu to catch up with a few of RAHC’s Health Professionals (HPs).

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NAIDOC Week 2022

06 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. It is a chance to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The 2022 theme is ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’

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Hear here: Going with the flow

28 Jun 2022

On chilly nights in Tasmania, Andrea Lovatt gets a warm glow when she thinks of her trips to the Northern Territory (NT). She recalls her rewarding work as a paediatric audiologist in scenic spots where the daytime temperatures can soar to 43 degrees.

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: June 2022

24 Jun 2022

After two years of reviews, the Remote Primary Health Care Manual (RPHCM) protocols will be finalised on 30 June 2022. From 1 July 2022, the manuals will move through the final editing and publication stage.

Digital and hardcopy versions of the manuals are expected to become available in November 2022.

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Flu Season 2022

14 Jun 2022

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness spread through bodily fluids from infected people. Transmission is typically preventable with vaccination and treated with symptom management. 

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: May 2022

08 Jun 2022

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) are currently under review, with the newest edition anticipated for release in late 2022.

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National Reconciliation Week 2022

31 May 2022

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and promotes relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. It is an opportunity to learn about shared histories, cultures and achievements whilst exploring ways to contribute to national reconciliation efforts.

The 2022 theme is ‘Be Brave. Make Change.’

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NT Health Alert: Acute Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis (APSGN)

22 May 2022

Several cases of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) have been recorded in communities throughout the Northern Territory (NT) since 28 March 2022. APSGN is a legislated notifiable disease in the NT.

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RAHC welcomes a new National Manager

13 May 2022

RAHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Whiteley as its new National Manager. Kim commenced this position on Monday, 2 May 2022. Kim is a proud Wiradjuri woman born in Wellington NSW, on traditional Binjang country. She has strong links to the Wurramunga Clan group people of the Bogan River near Dandaloo in Central West NSW.

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RAHC launches new eLearning - Sepsis Recognition and Management

06 May 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is excited to announce the launch of a new eLearning module, Sepsis Recognition and Management. RAHC created the module in collaboration with the Northern Territory Department of Health (NT DoH) and Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT).

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: April 2022

21 Apr 2022

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) are currently under review, with the newest edition anticipated for release in late 2022.

Secondary reviews of the manuals will start this month. Both the Standard Treatment Manual and Women’s Business Manual are in the final stage of preparation for these reviews.

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Meet the Team: Jennine Lavender

14 Apr 2022

Several dedicated individuals recruit, orientate and deploy HPs to these communities, including Clinical Coordinator Jennine Lavender.

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Requests for Professional Development support

06 Apr 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) provides our Health Professionals (HPs) with training and support for their transition into remote primary healthcare practice. This includes access to free eLearning and face-to-face cultural and clinical orientation.

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: March 2022

28 Mar 2022

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) are currently under review, with the newest edition anticipated for release in late 2022.

Secondary reviews and stakeholder consultations will occur concurrently throughout April and May. 

Sales of the remaining 2017 Remote Primary Health Care Manuals will cease in April 2022.

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Closing the health gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

17 Mar 2022

Closing the health gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was first published in Partyline on 21 March 2022. Access the full magazine here.

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RAHC launches new eLearning - Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

09 Mar 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is pleased to announce the launch of the new eLearning module Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), which has been created in partnership with the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT).

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Connecting Cultures: Perspectives of a Remote Area Nurse working in the Northern Territory

01 Mar 2022

Connecting Cultures: Perspectives of a Remote Area Nurse working in the Northern Territory was first published in The Health Advocate on 24 February 2022.

For Remote Area Nurse Mayuko Homma, working in Northern Territory (NT) communities has brought unexpected bonuses.

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: February 2022

28 Feb 2022

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) are currently under review, with the newest edition anticipated for release in late 2022.

Approximately 99% of protocols in the updating stage, excluding administrative protocols, and 33% of protocols are now awaiting formatting before secondary reviews. Secondary reviews will begin in early March. 

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RAHC launches a new eLearning platform

25 Feb 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is excited to announce the launch of a new eLearning platform. The platform is available at https://learning.rahc.com.au or via the RAHC website.

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Audiologist credentialing criteria

15 Feb 2022

As a RAHC Audiologist, you will work with a supportive team to deliver healthcare in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory (NT). You don't have to give up your regular job to work with RAHC, as RAHC placements work around your other responsibilities.

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Have you signed up to RAHC's eLearning platform?

08 Feb 2022
The Remote Area Health Corps’ (RAHC) eLearning platform is designed to increase awareness about various aspects of working within remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 
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RAHC Remote Educators Programme

04 Feb 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps provides our new Health Professionals with a range of support systems at every stage of their placements, one of which is our Remote Educator (RE) programme.

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: January 2022

31 Jan 2022

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) are currently under review, with the newest edition expected to be released in late 2022.

Protocols are now being updated to reflect endorsed changes. For significant content changes, the project team will consult with clinicians prior to the secondary review. 

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NAIDOC Week 2022 preparations

27 Jan 2022

Preparations for NAIDOC Week 2022 are underway. This year's theme Get up! Stand up! Show up! is about championing institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative change and celebrating those who have already led change over the generations. 

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The Remote ACCHS Workforce Response (RAWR) Programme

19 Jan 2022

The Remote ACCHS Workforce Response (RAWR) programme addresses the critical workforce shortage in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Without ongoing access to General Practitioners (GPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs), many Indigenous communities are at greater risk of being affected by the pandemic. 

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Meet the RAHC Team: Ceah David

12 Jan 2022

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was formed to increase the pool of urban-based Health Professionals (HPs) available for work in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Several dedicated individuals recruit, orientate and deploy HPs to these communities, one of whom is Administration and Credentialing Officer Ceah David.

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MRFF Indigenous Health Research Fund report released

05 Jan 2022

In December 2021, the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) - Indigenous Health Research Fund’s International Review of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan report was released.

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The Remote Area Health Corps in 2021

22 Dec 2021

Despite challenges presented by COVID-19, the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has continued to support health services in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout 2021. 

This year, RAHC has overseen the placement of over 400 HPs across 55 communities in the Northern Territory (NT). This equates to a total of 1442.4 weeks of service. 

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