SARRAH Webinars

SARRAH is excited to announce a series of engaging webinars for March, April and May. All SARRAH members have access to free tickets to the webinar as a part of their membership perks (contact sarrah@sarrah.org.au for the promo codes).

Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway - Service Outcomes and Learnings from Teams in QLD, NSW and TAS
Thursday 19 March 12pm (AEST)

The Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway is an integrated service, workforce and training initiative that has been implemented by a range of health services across Australia. The goal of implementing the pathway is to improve health outcomes for rural and remote consumers through increasing access to a highly skilled allied health workforce and enhancing opportunities for multi-disciplinary care in rural healthcare teams. This webinar will include a series of short presentations from rural generalist trainees who have recently completed a stage of the pathway in their organisation.  Trainees will discuss their experiences of the rural generalist pathway and present the outcomes of service development projects undertaken as part of their training. Further information about the Webinar can be found on this flyer.
A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Upcoming Webinars

The Fragile Forgotten - The Experience of Providing and Receiving Services Under the NDIS in Rural Australia
Dr Luke Wakely
Tuesday 7 April 12pm (AEST)

Dr Luke Wakely is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health. As an APA titled paediatric physiotherapist with 20 years of clinical experience in rural Australia, he is passionate about addressing health inequity for rural communities in particular children and their families. His research focuses on the parenting of children with health issues or disability and the particular needs of rural families. Further information about the Webinar can be found on this flyer.
Tickets to access this Webinar can be found here.

The Social Determinants of Attracting, Building and Retaining a Rural/Remote Health Workforce: Findings From My 2019 Churchill Fellowship Trip
Dr Cath Cosgrave
Thursday 14 May 6:30pm (AEST)

Dr Cosgrave is a social scientist with internationally recognised expertise in rural health workforce (recruitment and retention). Her research specialisation is rural health workforce recruitment and retention of nursing and allied health professionals; sub-specialisations include early-career and health professionals from non-rural backgrounds.  In 2018, Dr Cosgrave was awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to visit rural and remote communities in Canada to investigate community-led and engaged health workforce development approaches for the psychosocial needs of newcomer health workers.  Since completing her PhD in 2016, she has been working as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health and as an independent management consultant in rural health services and workforce planning. Dr Cosgrave has developed a ‘Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement Framework’ outlining supports for improving job and life satisfaction. Dr Cosgrave has recently completed a two-year partnership project with two rural Victorian public-health services working to support improved retention of their allied health workforce; she is currently writing up the study. Further information about the webinar can be found on this flyer.
Tickets to access this Webinar can be found here.

If you have a topic or research you would like to present as a webinar please contact us as sarrah@sarrah.org.au

Past Webinars

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness: What’s my role and responsibility? Presented by Dr Michelle Villeneuve

30 October 2019 - Presented By Dr Michelle Villeneuve
More information about the presenter Dr Michelle Villeneuve and Information Flyer
Please note: Accessing the recording and powerpoint presentation for this webinar is for members only. If you would like to become a SARRAH member and have the access to our member resources please click here

                                                 

Dr Michelle Villeneuve leads the Disability-Inclusive Community Development
work stream at the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of
Sydney.

Michelle has over 20 years of experience working in regions of conflict and natural hazard disaster to develop community-led programs and services and re-build opportunities for people with disability (including those with disability acquired by human conflict and natural disaster). She leads research in Australia on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR). www.collaborating4inclusion.org

 

Allied Health Rural Generalist Workforce and Education Scheme

This FREE webinar held on the 3 October 2019 provided an overview of the Allied Health Rural Generalist Workforce and Education Scheme (AHRGWES).

To access the Video of the Webinar please click here

 

Strategies for increasing allied health recruitment and retention in rural Australia

23 July 2019 - Presented by Dr Kristine Battye
Read the full report here.
Please note: Accessing the recording and powerpoint presentation for this webinar is for members only. If you would like to become a SARRAH member and have the access to our member resources please click here

                                           

Dr Kristine Battye is the Managing Director of KBC Australia a public policy consulting firm with specific expertise in needs assessment, program and service planning and evaluations in rural, remote and regional areas. Kristine is an applied researcher, tailoring methodology to the real world requirements for program evaluation, needs assessments, service modelling at national, state and regional levels. Kristine has a consulting portfolio of over 120 projects and had the opportunity to work across much of rural and remote Australia.