The April 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.
A special feature section in this Partyline gives just the ‘tip’ of the mighty event that is the 13th National Rural Health Conference, coming up in Darwin in just over one month’s time. It covers the Conference program, the extensive arts and health program that features NT artists and arts organisations, pre-conference events, the ‘Sharing Shed’ recommendations process, and much more.
There are stories covering the work and experiences of rural health professionals: such as the team delivering emergency department services in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region; Albury-based osteopath Thanuja Vanderhoek; GP and pain management specialist Dr Ian Thong; the volunteering work of Dr Bruce Slonim in remote PNG; and new Aboriginal medical graduate Dr Jessica King.
Policy matters addressed include Medicare reforms, the rate of deaths and injuries on country roads and mental health challenges in rural and remote Australia.
Innovative services such as: the Apunipima Cape York Health Council, delivering primary health care to remote Cape York communities are also covered. In addition,this Partyline explores how Health Navigator ishelping people in South West WA with chronic conditions to access the health services they need, and how community links through the Men’s Sheds movement is putting men in touch with incontinence services.
You can also read about a new smart phone and tablet app from the National Relay Service for people with a hearing or speech impairment; a web resource and app for those working to reduce harms from alcohol and other drugs use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and an overview of longitudinal data sets that are providing a wealth of information on the health and wellbeing of people and families in Australia.
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