Caring For Country Kids

Friday, 19 June 2015

www.countrykids.org.au

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) are joining forces to jointly host a conference on quality healthcare for children and young people living in rural, regional and remote communities across Australia.

The Conference wil be in the Alice Springs Convention Centre, 17-19 April 2016.

It will be a two-day event providing learning and networking opportunities to public and private healthcare providers, families and carers, and interested people from health-related sectors such as rural education, transport and housing in rural, regional and remote areas.

The Conference will focus on placing rural and remote children and their families at the centre of care, keeping them healthy, and enhancing the patient journey from primary through secondary to tertiary care – and back again. The goal is to improve access for country kids to the right care, in the right place, at the right time - including by building the capacity of the rural, regional and remote health workforce team to care for children locally. It will consider healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and children with chronic and/or complex health needs, emergency care and mental health care.

The call for abstracts will open in August. Potential sponsors and exhibitors are encouraged to contact the NRHA conference@ruralhealth.org.au