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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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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan released

17 Dec 2021

The Federal Government has released the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan in partnership with state and territory governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders. The national policy framework is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the next ten years.

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RAHC appoints Tess McGuigan as Acting National Manager

30 Nov 2021

Following the recent departure of David Glasson to take up a senior position with the RACGP, the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Tess McGuigan as Acting National Manager.

"I am honoured to be the Acting National Manager until the role is filled permanently and excited about the opportunity to lead a great team," Tess says.

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Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: November 2021

29 Nov 2021

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

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

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COVID-19 Territory Check In app

29 Nov 2021

Under new health requirements in the Northern Territory (NT), individuals are now required to check-in at most businesses and venues, including supermarkets, restaurants and gyms. The Territory Check In app provides a contactless, secure and simple way to do this. It is easy to download and free of charge. 

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Meet our Health Professionals: Lynne Gruell, Dental Therapist

26 Nov 2021

RAHC works with an incredible team of General Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dentists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and Audiologists, one of whom is Dental Therapist Lynne Gruell.

“I have been working with RAHC as a Dental Therapist for eight years now and after stumbling across an article I wrote in 2016, I felt it was time to put pen to paper once again, so to speak.

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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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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 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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