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RAHC – Our Story

15 Oct 2021

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was established in 2008 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. It addresses persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory.

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The NT's roadmap out of the pandemic – Interstate travel and vaccines

08 Oct 2021

In September, the Northern Territory (NT) Government announced their roadmap out of the pandemic, citing that vaccines are key to keeping Territorians safe. With this in mind, they have introduced a vaccination target of 80% by November 2021. 

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Preparing to transition into remote primary health care nursing FAQs

01 Oct 2021

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is excited to share a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) flyer. This document answers commonly asked questions from nurses preparing to transition into a remote primary health care (PHC) setting. 

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RAHC Stories: Room with a View

23 Sep 2021

The life of Adelaide dental nurse Vicki McFarlane changed dramatically when a friend shared her experience of working for RAHC. ‘I looked at the website and knew immediately this was for me,’ Vicki says. ‘So, I applied for leave from my part-time job with the South Australian Dental Service.’

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RAHC launches new eLearning - Syphilis in Remote Australian Communities

17 Sep 2021

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is proud to announce the launch of its new eLearning module, Syphilis in Remote Australian Communities.

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Meet the RAHC Team - Kirsti Randall

10 Sep 2021

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was formed to increase the pool of urban-based Healthcare 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 Placement Coordinator Kirsti Randall.

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RPHCM update – Feedback being sought from clinicians

03 Sep 2021

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) Project Update Team is currently seeking secondary reviewers to provide feedback on endorsed protocols.  

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RAHC creates video for the Introduction to Remote Nursing Scope of Practice module

24 Aug 2021

When developing the Introduction to Remote Nursing Scope of Practice module, RAHC chose to work with an Aboriginal actor, Roxanne (Roxy) Mcdonald, to provide the voiceover to the animation. Roxy is a proud Aborignal woman descended from the Mandandanjii and Darambal tribes of Central Queensland.

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Health Workforce Scholarship Program

20 Aug 2021

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) would like to remind Health Professionals (HPs) that numerous scholarship and bursary programs are available to rural and remote health workers. One of these programs is the Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).

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RPHCM update - New acute assessment protocols

13 Aug 2021

In response to user feedback, the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) editorial committee is trialling a new Acute Assessment Protocol to the Standard Treatment Manual. This protocol is designed to assist remote clinicians in escalating patient emergency care and reducing pressures in stressful situations.

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RAHC network visit to Jabiru and Gunbalunya

06 Aug 2021

On 13 July 2021, RAHC’s Cultural Engagement Advisor Norma Benger and Clinical Manager Emma Thomas drove to Kakadu to visit the Jabiru and Gunbalunya clinics.

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Audiology Australia’s AudA 2021 Conference

30 Jul 2021

The Audiology Australia AudA Conference is a CPD event for those in the audiology field looking to delve further into scientific research and education. This year’s theme, Audiology at the Cutting Edge: Connections for a Reimagined Future, intends to reflect the opportunity for field professionals to shape the future of audiology. 

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Learn more about chronic disease

09 Jul 2021

Chronic diseases are generally defined as conditions that last for more than a year and impact the ability to perform daily activities or require ongoing medical attention, or both (CDC, 2021).

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RAHC's new advertising campaign

02 Jul 2021

After much planning, RAHC is excited to announce the rollout of a new advertising campaign targeting urban-based Health Professionals (HPs) and encouraging them to undertake a short-term paid placement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory. 

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RAHC celebrates the launch of the new Darwin Head Office

21 Jun 2021

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) officially celebrated the launch of our new head office located in Darwin, Northern Territory.  

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RAHC has appointed Celine Berger as the new Placement Coordinator

20 May 2021
RAHC has appointed Celine Berger as the new Placement Coordinator who will be based out of our Canberra office.
 
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RAHC has appointed Kristy-Lee Owens as our new Canberra-based Placement Team Leader

14 May 2021

Kristy has a wide breadth of experience making her ideal for the role of Placement Team Leader. She previously served as a soldier in the Australian Defence Force before moving into the private sector, where she spent over a decade focusing on recruitment for medical services.

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RAHC launches new eLearning Module - Resilience and Self-Care Out Bush

19 Apr 2021

Remote-area healthcare is highly rewarding yet highly challenging. "Self-care is the key to avoiding burnout in the bush. It is both prevention and cure", CRANAplus Bush Support Guide. To support health professionals working remote, RAHC is proud to announce the launch of its new free eLearning module - Resilience and Self-Care Out Bush. 
 

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Congratulations to COVID-19 Response and Action Information Group at the Top End Health Service on winning the Collaborative Team Award at the 2020 CRANAplus Awards

18 Dec 2020

Congratulations to the COVID-19 Response and Action Information Group at the Top End Health Service for winning the CRANAplus 2020 Collaborative Team Award which was help digitally this year.

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RAHC appoints new Travel and Logistics Manager

19 May 2020

RAHC has appointed Tess McGuigan as the new Travel and Logistics Manager. She will be based out of our Darwin office.

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Introducing RAHC’s new Placement Manager

18 May 2020

RAHC has appointed Annie Watson as our new Placement Manager. Annie will be based in our Canberra office and is responsible for the management of the Placement Team as well as the recruitment of General Practitioners and Oral Health Practitioners.

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RHDA launch of the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).

06 Mar 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are up to eight times more likely than other Australians to be hospitalised for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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RAHC welcomes new National Manager

25 Feb 2020

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Glasson as its new National Manager. David commenced this position on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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Audiologist Bridget Gale shares her experience working within remote Indigenous communities

11 Feb 2020

‘There’s a lot of chronic ear disease. I’ve seen surgeries that I’ve never heard of down south, and I work in disadvantaged areas’

Victorian-based Audiologist Bridget Gale shares her experience working within remote indigenous communities and how Audiologist can “make quite a big difference” to the lives of Indigenous Australians. 

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Statement by the RAHC Board in relation to the AIHW Report “Northern Territory Outreach Hearing Health Program: July 2012 to December 2017”

25 Oct 2019

The Board and Management of Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has noted a statement on page 7 in the report “Northern Territory Outreach Hearing Health Program: July 2012 to December 2017” by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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It’s Official - 3 more years!

03 Jul 2019

 

The Australian Government has formally extended the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) for a further three years taking the program through to 30 June 2022.

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RAHC launches four new eLearning modules on a new online platform

08 Jan 2019

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has launched four new eLearning modules to further assist, educate and strengthen the transition of urban-based health professionals into remote primary healthcare. The new modules will be hosted on a new and improved eLearning platform.

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Mandatory Professional Development for Remote Area Nurses

27 Nov 2018

The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health (DoH) require that all Remote Area Nurses (RANs) who work for DoH have completed, or updated if necessary, all courses considered mandatory for remote practice. Future placements in NT DoH clinics will be affected if this requirement is not being met.

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RAHC celebrates a decade of making a difference in the Northern Territory

26 Oct 2018

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary at events held in Canberra, Darwin and Alice Springs in late October. Guests included politicians, stakeholders and health professionals who have undertaken placements in the Territory.

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Congratulations to Josh Stafford on winning the Excellence in Mentoring Award at the 2018 CRANAplus conference

25 Sep 2018

Congratulations to Josh Stafford on winning the RAHC-sponsored Excellence in Mentoring Award at the 2018 CRANAplus conference which was held in Cairns, 20 – 22 September. Josh was recognised for his significant contribution to remote nursing within his role as Director of Nursing at the Lockhart River and Coen Primary Health Care Centre.

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