The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) had a wonderful year in 2023, with several exciting milestones and a continuation of our Program refresh, which sees a renewed commitment by the RAHC team to Closing the Gap reform. 

Some of our 2023 highlights include:

  • In February, our team travelled to the Northern Territory to film a four-part video series showcasing RAHC and the work we do, alongside our partners and the Communities in which we work. We were fortunate enough to visit Community. We also got to meet some of our amazing Health Professionals. You can view the video series here:
  • In May, RAHC partnered with Miwatj to deliver child health checks and assist with a backlog of immunisations in Galiwinku. As a result of this partnership, we completed 280 child health checks and 963 vaccinations over the course of 18 days.
Galiwinku Galiwinku
  • Throughout the year, the team attended six conferences across Australia where we were able to engage with our current Health Professionals, speak to individuals interested in joining RAHC and learn valuable takeaways on what’s happening in the health industry.
Nursing Forum ADOHTA
Dental Congress IAHA
  • On December 4th, RAHC celebrated 15 years. Two registered nurses were the first placements by RAHC into the Northern Territory (NT). Nicola Young and Odette Lakatos were placed in Ampilatwatja for two weeks.
  • We hit some milestones within our eLearning space including:
  • The introduction of three new eLearning modules. This brings us to 42 modules:
      • Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals
      • Cultural Safety 1: Principles and Practice
      • Cultural Safety 2: Culturally Safe Health Care in Practice
    • 4287 users accessed our eLearning modules throughout the year
    • Our overall users jumped to a staggering 13,675
  • We launched a new website with more information and a friendlier user interface.

Thank you to everyone who participated in making RAHCs 2023 great. We can’t wait to hit many more milestones in 2024.