The Rural Health Education Foundation has been recognised for its involvement in a range of education and rural health initiatives.
Finalist in Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards
The Rural Health Education Foundation program about closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has been selected as a finalist in the Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards, held in Darwin on 29th March 2011.
Live Strong: Closing the Gap on Chronic Disease is a half-hour television program that emphasises the need for a comprehensive approach to the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
The program was a finalist in the “Improving access to primary health care” category, which recognises culturally appropriate and accessible care in the community, and includes programs that have engaged with the community, used community resources and delivered a primary health care service which has improved the health outcomes in the community.
Now in their 2nd year, the Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards are designed to recognise and encourage inspirational work in the field of Indigenous health.
Finalist in International Health and Medical Media Awards two years running
The Foundation has been nomintated for the second time in 2009 for a “Freddie Award” by the International Health and Medical Media Awards.
This year  the Foundation’s program Recovery from Trauma: What Works is one of three finalists in the Psychiatry category.
In 2008 the Foundation’s program, Drinking For Two?, was nominated in the Behavioural Diseases category of International Health and Medical Media Awards.
Now in their 35th year, the International Health and Medical Media Awards, known as the FREDDIEs, are designed to encourage and celebrate excellence in health and medical documentaries, DVDs, websites and CD-ROMs from around the world.
Certificate of Commendation 2005 Suicide Prevention Australia LIFE Awards
The LIFE Awards were established by SPA in 2004 to recognise and honour the exceptional work of individuals and organisations involved in the field of suicide prevention. Various groups were called upon to enter nominations within the five categories.
The Rural Health Education Foundation was awarded Commended under the category of Media.
This award recognises an organisation or individual within the field of media who has assisted or provided effective and accurate delivery of information on suicide and suicide prevention and through that reporting assisted in progressing the education and awareness in suicide prevention.
Visit the Suicide Prevention Australia website.
Winner 2002 Australian Financial Review Magazine National Sponsorship Awards – Science, Environment, Health & Education Category
The Australian Financial Review Magazine National Sponsorship awards recognise excellence in business sponsorship.
Congratulations to Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Limited, the Winner in the Science, Environment, Health & Education Category for their sponsorship of the Rural Health Education Foundation.
For more information about this award, visit the AFR website.
Participant 2002 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships
The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships, first introduced in 1999, reward and recognise those businesses and community organisations which come together to generate outcomes that have a long term benefit for the community.
For more information about this award, visit the PMCBP website.