Rural and remote healthcare policy Think Tank opportunity

15 January 2013

Innovative health care models to meet the needs of people living in rural and remote areas and more flexible funding arrangements for the services that cater for those needs – does that sound familiar?

It’s what the National Health Care Reform program was promoting in 2011. Two years later, do you think it is happening? Come and have your say – and listen to what others think about it – at the joint AHHA/NRHA Rural and Remote Policy Think Tank to be held in conjunction with the National Rural Health Conference this April.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the voice of public health care. The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) is the peak NGO for rural health, with a goal of equal health for all Australians by 2020.

The Policy Think Tank will focus on models of care and funding structures and will consider the current state of play and the opportunities for improved collaboration and service integration between the acute and primary sectors.

You can have your say and listen to the perspectives of representatives from Local Hospital Networks, Medicare Locals, hospitals and Multi-Purpose Services. There will be workshops, interactive panel sessions and an exciting chance to help to develop a policy and advocacy action plan.

The Rural and Remote Policy Think Tank is on Sunday 7 April, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. It will cost AHHA or NRHA members $220 and non-members $360. You can register now at

Media Enquiries: 

Prue Power – CEO, AHHA: 02 6161 0780
Gordon Gregory – Executive Director, NRHA: 02 6285 4660