“The broadcasts are an important means of education.”
This program was first broadcast on the Foundation's satellite network on Tuesday 19 February 2008.
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Improving access to information on healthy lifestyles and reducing risks factors will make a significant difference in local communities. The Rural Health Education Foundation is making a real contribution to closing the gap between rural and urban Australia.
The Rural Health Education Foundation is making a real contribution to closing the gap between rural and urban Australia...
Tanya Plibersek, former Health Minister
Thank you that you are acknowledging the real needs we’ve got and thank you for contributing in such a positive way to reduce the professional and personal isolation that we feel.
Dr Jenny May, Rural GP and GP Academic University of Newcastle UDRH/RCS, Tamworth NSW
Health professionals in rural and remote areas need to be more self-reliant and independent than many others. You do need to be confident that your knowledge and skills are up-to-date. It’s in this respect that the support of the Rural Health Education Foundation and in particular the Rural Health Channel have added that extra element of high quality, timely, accessible, health professional education that is really vital that aspect of peoples work.
Health professionals in rural and remote areas need to be more self-reliant and independent than many others. You do need to be confident...
Professor Richard Murray, GP, Dean and Head of School of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University…
I find that accessing the RHEF resources is quick, easy and very useful for maintaining current knowledge and gaining quality information about health care initiatives that are in progress in rural and remote Australia. RHEF also provides information about what people in rural areas across Australia are experiencing in relation to their health conditions and the availability of access to health care. Equity of health care for all Australians is every person’s right and the RHEF monitors and reports on issues such as ‘closing the gap’ for health care of indigenous Australians. This is only one of the programs made available by RHEF that all health care providers need to be aware of in order to support health care initiatives across the nation.
The diversity of information and resources is related to rural and remote health, for example, there are specific resources for women’s health, men’s health, mental health, farm safety, end of life care and guidelines on managing difficult consultations to name a few. Access to this information is varied from online, webinars, TV downloads, DVD’s and learning guides.
The DVDs, Resources and Learning Guides are informative and help to highlight current health concerns for people living in rural and remote settings. When relevant I am keen to recommend RHEF resources and website to students, colleagues and peers living in metropolitan, rural and remote Australia. I will continue to utilise and recommend the RHEF site and thank you for providing well researched information on the many current health issues in rural and remote Australia.
I find that accessing the RHEF resources is quick, easy and very useful for maintaining current knowledge and gaining...
Fiona Farmer, Nurse Educator, Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Australian College of Nursing
Your programs are great… It's a matter of finding the time to watch the full length while at the office!
Cristina Lochert, Research Communications Manager, The Lowitja Institute
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