Shining a light on rural and remote health

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Alliance is gearing up to promote a strong focus on rural and remote health in the lead-up to the Federal Election. The Charter will be the basis for Election Scorecard activity in the weeks of the campaign. It asks the major parties how, in government, they would improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote areas.

The seven domains selected by the Alliance for its 2013 Election Charter are:
• local health service planning and management;
• integrated training pathways for rural and remote health professionals;
• adapting the work of DisabilityCare Australia and Living Longer, Living Better for rural and remote conditions;
• bipartisan support for Close the Gap;
• better funding for rural schools;
• continued investment in fixed and mobile connectivity; and
• building the economic future of rural communities, including through the opportunities provided as a result of climate change.

Your ideas and comments are welcome to nrha@ruralhealth.org.au or through the comment box below.

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