Major milestones achieved

05 Mar 2016

We were delighted to recognise, in person, some RAHC health professionals who had achieved major milestones in the number of placements they have undertaken with us at our recent Remote Emergency Care (REC) course, delivered by CRANAplus.

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AIHW has released the latest data: What does this mean for your health profession?

04 Mar 2016

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the latest statistics on Australia’s health workforce.

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Dr Kate Kalloniatis shares her experience whilst on placement in the remote Indigenous communities in Northern Territory

18 Feb 2016

Growing up in Melbourne I never had any specific ambition to work in remote areas or in Indigenous health but, by one of those twists of fate, that all changed when I joined the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) in my final year at ANU’s Medical School in Canberra.

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RAHC appoints new Clinical Manager

16 Feb 2016

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has appointed Elly (Helena) Fontes as the organisation’s new Clinical Manager. Ms Fontes has stepped into the role following the departure of Fiona Wake late last year to take up a new role within the Northern Territory Department of Health.

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The latest Close the Gap report has been released: are we on track?

10 Feb 2016

The Close the Gap 2016 report has been released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House, Canberra.

According to the progress report, there are targets on track: Halve child mortality by 2018 and halve the gap in Year 12 attainment by 2020.

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Top 5 tips to consider when taking photos or videos whilst on placement

08 Feb 2016

When you are surrounded by some of Australia’s most unique scenery and interesting communities, it is only natural to want to capture these moments.

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No Jab, No Pay – New Immunisation Requirements for Family Assistance Payments

14 Jan 2016

From 1 January 2016, there are new requirements for Family Assistance Payments as part of the No Jab, No Pay measure.

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Introducing Canberra’s Office Coordinator

13 Jan 2016

We’d like to introduce our Office Coordinator, Bronte Agostini, who joined us on 4th January this year.

With a Certificate III in Business, a strong background in administration and customer service, Bronte is looking forward to expanding her knowledge whilst working in our Canberra Office alongside Tanya, Candice, Shanti and Siobhan. 

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Top 3 ideas to maximise your downtime whilst on placement

17 Dec 2015
When preparing for a placement with us you may find yourself wondering what to do with your downtime in remote locations, and to help you we have come up with our top three ideas how to maximise your down-time.
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Applications now open for the Annette Walker Award 2015

03 Dec 2015

In December 2012, RAHC lost one of its most valued team members, RAHC Placement Manager, Annette Walker. She had a true passion for her work and she lived our motto – Be part of the effort.

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The Purple House taking dialysis treatment to remote Aboriginal communities

03 Dec 2015

It’s the only dialysis unit in the world where the walls are painted purple, patients sing along to tunes from a karaoke machine, chickens scamper around the gardens and kangaroo tails smoulder on a fire pit.

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RAHC Clinical Manager

02 Dec 2015

RAHC’s Clinical Manager, Fiona Wake joined the NT Department of Health last month to take up a new challenge in Safety, Quality and Accreditation. That means we are seeking applications for the Clinical Manager position. This is a permanent full-time position until June 2018.

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Supporting Indigenous Business – Yarralin Community Calendar

27 Nov 2015

The 2016 Calendar, ‘Walengeri Garu Walija’, which is Ngarinyman for ‘All the Kids Together’, was an idea by the community to celebrate the energy, creativity and playfulness that the children bring to the community.

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The AMA Indigenous Health Report Card calls for a national target to reduce Indigenous imprisonment

25 Nov 2015

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) released their latest report card, Treating the high rates of imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a symptom of the health gap: an integrated approach to both, on 25 November 2015.

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Making progress in closing the gap in Indigenous eye health

23 Nov 2015

Professor Hugh Taylor AC of the University of Melbourne Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) launched the 2015 Annual Update on the Implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision and the new 'Check Today, See Tomorrow' Diabetes Eye Care

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Let’s celebrate the successes in eye care – new report released by the Brien Holden Vision Institute

17 Nov 2015

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has released its new report, Vision for Every Australian, Everywhere which provides the key impacts and outcomes of the work achieved in partnership with many organisations over the past few years`, including RAHC.

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RAHC nurse wins Best Rural Paper award at the ICEN Conference

15 Nov 2015

At the International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) Conference in Brisbane, RAHC Registered Nurse Ruth Coleman was presented with the prestigious Rural Paper Award for her paper “Going remote: Accepting the challenge of a remote area nursing secondment”.

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Indigenous children at most risk of large-scale tooth decay

11 Nov 2015

According to Dental Health Services Victoria, toddlers as young as 18 months are having rotting teeth pulled out which is largely thanks to frequent fizzy drinks and other drinks high in sugar, such as cordials or fruit juices.

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Come with an open mind, a sense of humour and just have a ball - Bronwyn Cox's RAHC story

06 Nov 2015

Growing up in rural Australia, I have always found it appealing to work in a remote environment. As a Registered Nurse, I’ve worked primarily worked ED but knew my chance to work in remote Australia would have to wait until my sons had left home.

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RAHC is refunded until 2018

05 Nov 2015

We are pleased to announce that Aspen Medical has been selected again to operate  Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) until 30 June 2018.

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RAHC Clinical Manager, Fiona Wake, says farewell as she joins the NT Government Department of Health.

30 Oct 2015

Fiona Wake, RAHC’s Clinical Manager, will be leaving RAHC to join the NT Government Department of Health as the Safety, Quality and Accreditation Manager. Fiona finishes with RAHC on Friday October 30.

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Medical student completes placement at Yuendemu with program run by ANU and local Aboriginal Medical Service

29 Oct 2015

Danielle Dries took part in a six-week placement based in Yuendemu in central Northern Territory as part of an elective rotation for her medical degree with Australian National University (ANU).

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Pauline Rubin wins prestigious award at the CRANAplus conference for Excellence in Mentoring.

26 Oct 2015

At the CRANAplus conference held on the 17 -19 October 2015 in Alice Springs, Pauline (Polly) Rubin won the Excellence in Mentoring for Remote Health award.

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Telstra’s $40m infrastructure to reach more remote Northern Territory communities

25 Oct 2015

Telstra and the Northern Territory Government will fund mobile phone coverage, and where possible, broadband in eight Central Australian and Barkly region communities that currently only have landline coverage.Chief Minister Adam Giles said, “This remote telecommunications infrastructure program will bring vital services to the bush and improve the lives of thousands of people living and workin

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Upgrades to the Maningrida’s Health Centre complete

08 Oct 2015

On 1 October 2015, the Health Minister John Elferink and Member for Arafura Francis Kurrupuwu joined the staff and community members in Maningrida at the official opening of the newly refurbished and upgraded health centre.

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Ms Pat Anderson AO announced winner in 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015

07 Oct 2015
The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015 was held on 15 October 2015 and has recognised Ms Pat Anderson AO for her contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing as she won the Public Policy category. 
Pat is an Alyawarre woman from the Northern Territory and is known nationally and internati
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Healing Portal available at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

29 Sep 2015

A healing portal has been launched by Edith Cowan University’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet in partnership with The Healing Foundation. It aims to engage users from a broad range of areas including, justice, child protection and family violence. At the heart of the portal and yarning place is the connection with culture, knowledge systems and information sharing.

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Tackling Trachoma on World Sight Day

29 Sep 2015
Australia is the only developed country in the world today where Trachoma still exists.The disease, and the number one preventable cause of blindness, remains rife in some of the nation’s most remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
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Supporting Indigenous Business – Ngarinyman Bush Soaps

29 Sep 2015

Sharratine Campbell is a Ngarinyman woman from Yarralin remote Aboriginal community, located 382 km south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory where she looks after her family and creates this month’s featured business, Ngarinyman Bush Soaps.

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RAHC awaits funding renewal

29 Sep 2015

RAHC is funded until 30 October while the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) undertakes an “Approach to Market (ATM)’ or re-tender process. This process will identify the successful organisation to operate RAHC for 3 years until June 30 2018.

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