Benefits of Membership
There are advantages to having a SARRAH Membership. Our members enjoy the following benefits:
- Networking across regional, state, national, discipline and special interest areas.
- Share interests with others in rural and remote communities.
- Have Influence through the opportunity to Inform, exhange Information and have Input (the Quadruple “I” member benefit).
- Exchange Information.
- Promote rural and remote allied health.
- Give and receive support.
- Overcome isolation.
- Find a sense of ‘belonging’.
- Contribute to position papers and submissions made by SARRAH.
- Participate in state based meetings of SARRAH members.
- Participate in discussion groups.
- Participate in:
- The biennial National SARRAH Conference.
- The biennial National SARRAH Summit.
- Includes annual subscription to:
- Australian Journal of Rural Health.
- SARRAH publications.
The impact of being an active member of SARRAH can be summed up in the words of our members:
- Develop confidence in providing your point of view;
- Develop the ability to write a proposal and get the funding to make a difference;
- Learn about organisational management and governance and how to run an organisation;
- Learn about finances, committee structure, constitution, running meetings, reporting processes;
- Learn how to represent rural and remote communities at Parliament House;
- Learn how to prepare political and departmental submissions and reports;
- Learn how to work from a common allied health perspective, feel supported by like minded people, gain direction and a positive way of contributing, networking and providing information; and
- Learn how to think outside the square, become known and be asked to participate in and contribute to meetings, workshops and reports, and participate in committees that you may never have known about otherwise.