RAHC wins technology innovation award for eLearning program
Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has won the Northern Territory iAward in the Health Services category for its online eLearning modules at an event held in Adelaide on 11 June 2015. The awards recognise and reward ICT innovations that have the potential to, or are already significantly impacting the community.
Philip Roberts, General Manager of RAHC, said, “We are delighted to have our online eLearning program recognised with an iAward. Our eLearning program is part of our preparation and support for urban-based health professionals seeking to work in remote Indigenous communities and assist in closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes".
The suite of 15 free online modules is available to all health professionals with an interest in Indigenous health, whether they will undertake a RAHC placement or not. Specific modules have been developed in conjunction with leading organisations such as One Disease and the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne. The modules are endorsed by six professional governing bodies and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points are awarded upon completion of individual modules (varying between one to four points).
Since 2008, RAHC has placed over 800 health professionals into remote communities in the Northern Territory, who collectively have provided the equivalent of more than 300 years of service.