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Issue 44: Read Our Report on Recruitment and Retention in Rural Australia
SARRAH was commissioned by the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health, Workforce Planning and Talent Development.....
Issue 43: Friday 14 June 2019 - A busy week at SARRAH
This week I returned to my roots (of sorts) when I travelled to Wagga Wagga for the NSW Health 4Rs Summit...
Issue 42: Friday 7 June 2019 - Save the Date for SARRAH 2020 Conference
SARRAH Conference 2020 will be held in Townsville on the....
Issue 41: Friday 31 May 2019 - Join the SARRAH Team
SARRAH is seeking an experience Policy and Research Officer to join their team...
Issue 40: Friday 24 May 2019 - Accreditation Experience Wanted
The SARRAH team are working on some new ideas around sector benchmarking...
Issue 39: Friday 17 May 2019 - Vote #1 for rural health
Australia will go to the polls without commitment from the major political parties for a national Rural Health strategy.....
Issue 38: Friday 10 May 2019 - SARRAH Announce the Location of the 2020 Conference
SARRAH is very excited to announce that our 2020 conference will be held in.....
Issue 37: Monday 6 May 2019 - SARRAH at Parliament House Canberra
As a friend of the Alliance SARRAH was invited to attend, and I was provided the opportunity...
Issue 36: Friday 26 April 2019 - SARRAH Needs You
EOI's are invited for the SARRAH Advisory Committee.....
Issue 35: Thursday 18 April 2019 - Message from Cath our Acting CEO
There is plenty happening for SARRAH as we swing into campaign mode with the approaching election...
Issue 34: Friday 12 April 2019 - SARRAH Welcomes Catherine Maloney as Acting SARRAH CEO
The SARRAH Board and National Office welcomes the appointment of Catherine Maloney to the position of SARRAH Acting CEO.
Issue 33: Friday 5 April 2019 - Australian Allied Health Leadership Forum
SARRAH president Rob Curry attended the first meeting for 2019 of the Australian Allied Health Leadership Forum (AAHLF) on Friday 28 March 2019 in Canberra.
ISSUE 32: Friday 29 March - Who Won SARRAH Memberships
SARRAH Deputy CEO Deslie Rosevear attended the 3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference on Friday the 22 March to present SARRAH memberships to the winners in 2 categories.
ISSUE 31: Friday 22 March - SARRAH Presenting Awards at Victorian Allied Health Research Conference
SARRAH is delighted to have be asked to provide and present 2 full individual memberships as prizes for the "Best Rural Health Oral Health Presentation" and the " Best Rural Health ePoster Presentation" at the 3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference.
ISSUE 30: Friday 15 March - Treatment Services in Regional & Remote Areas
This report identifies trends and differences in alcohol and other drug use, harms and treatment in Major cities and Regional and remote Australia.
ISSUE 29: Friday 8 March - Celebrating International Women's Day
We ask you all to take a minute to think of all the wonderful women who have played an important part in your life.
Balance drives a better world. Let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter.
ISSUE 28: Monday 18 February - Message from SARRAH President
I regretfully advise that the SARRAH CEO, Jeff House has resigned his position effective from Friday 15th February 2019.
ISSUE 27: Friday 8 February 2019 - Helping behaviourally challenged students to do well with Dr Ross Greene, member profile and more.
Dr Ross Greene is an internally recognised child psychologist and acclaimed author. He is coming to the Port Lincoln Hotel, South Australia to deliver a workshop on the 29th June as part of his 2019 National Tour.
ISSUE 26: Friday 1 February 2019 - 2018 Australian Allied Health Awards
Congratulations to SARRAH members Ed Johnson, who won Speech Pathologist of the Year and Jill Crookes, finalist for Psychologist of the Year at the inaugural Australian Allied Health Awards.
ISSUE 25: Friday 25 January 2019 - Welcoming New Board Directors to SARRAH
2019 has kicked off to an exciting start as the SARRAH team is honoured to welcome two new Directors to our Bopard, Julie Hulcombe and Lauren Gale.
ISSUE 24: Wednesday 19 December 2018 - A Message from the CEO
2018 has been a busy year and a year of change as we rebuild and renew in the aftermath of the loss of federal funding. Our main priorities have been to improve our financial position and restore a solid base of reliable, ongoing revenue. We also completed a comprehensive review of every aspect of the organisation and at our planning summit in April and through the leadership of the board, laid out a bold new agenda of renewal, building on the solid foundation of SARRAH’s 23 year history.
ISSUE 23: Friday 7 December 2018 - Optometry Workforce Snapshot
Each week SARRAH shares insights into data we have requested from the 2016 Census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This data provides information about the allied health workforce and how it is distributed across Australia. It covers all 27 professions that SARRAH represents
ISSUE 22: Friday 30 November 2018 - Visit to South Australia, Public Health Success and Meet a Member!
In this issue, SARRAH's Terence meets with stakeholders in South Australia and talks allied health rural generalist pathway, we profile one of our SARRAH members and we celebrate the top 10 public health successes over the last 20 years.
ISSUE 21: Friday 23 November 2018 - Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships
Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to support students from regional ad remote Australia to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) cources, including health and agriculture.
ISSUE 20: Friday 16 November 2018 - Survey of Education Needs in Medical Image Intepretation
The University of Newcastle, Department of Rural Health and the Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences at Monash University are considering a fully online "Graduate Certificate in X-Ray Image Intepretation" targeting rural health professionals from a range of disciplines.
ISSUE 19: Friday 9 November 2018 - The 2017-18 Allied Health Rural Generalist Implementation Showcase
The Allied Health Professions Office of Queensland will showcase the work and outcomes from the implementation of the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway across 11 rural and remote teams in Queensland Health.
ISSUE 18: Friday 2 November 2018 - Welcome to our new Board Directors and Notice of SGM
The SARRAH Team is honoured to welcome Louise Bilato, Kim Bulkeley and Matt Thomas to join our Board of Directors. The SARRAH Special General Meeting (SGM) will take place on 21 November via teleconference where members are asked to accept the 2017-18 audited financial statements.
ISSUE 17: Friday 26 October 2018 - First SARRAH Workforce Snapshot, Podiatry
SARRAH recently requested a dataset from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that has been build out of the 2016 Census. The dataset covers all the allied health professions that SARRAH represents. Whilst work is underway to translate this data, this week we are starting our workforce snapshots.
ISSUE 16: Friday 19 October 2018 - Developing a Roadmap to Better Health Outcomes
Addressing the rural and remote healthcare gap means that a single solution may not make a significant impact. To address this complex issue, SARRAH is currently developing a roadmap to better rural health outcomes which has seven solutions that can work together to improve the health of people living in the bush.
ISSUE 15: Friday 12 October 2018 - Working Together with IAHA
SARRAH believes in working closely with our industry partners to achieve our mission, so Australian and rural and remote communities have allied health services that support equitable and sustainable health and well-being.
ISSUE 14: Friday 5 October 2018 - Allied Health Recruitment and Retention in NSW
SARRAH is currently developing a report for the NSW Ministry of Health on what factors influence the recruitment and retnetion of allied health professionals in rural and remote communities.
ISSUE 13: Friday 27 September 2018 - SARRAH Squawk Winners
The Squawk Awards for 2018 were presented at the 2018 SARRAH National Conference in Darwin earlier this month to Robyn Glynn, and to Cathy Maloney.
ISSUE 12: Friday 7 September 2018 - All Things Conference
This year's conference them, 'Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives' showcases and explores changes in, including but not limited to, workforce, training and professional development, service delivery models, clinical practices and service delivery, community engagement, cross cultural service provision and Aboriginal health.
ISSUE 11: Friday 31 August 2018 - The Roundtable and Have Your Say
SARRAH President Rob Curry attended the Rural Health Minister’s Roundtable discussions in Canberra. Sadly the Minister, Bridget McKenzie, was unable to attend the meeting due the momentous political events of that day, so the meeting was chaired by Professor Paul Worley, the National Rural Health Commissioner.
ISSUE 10: Friday 24 August 2018 - Allied Health Rural Generalist and Stronger Rural Health Strategy
Under the Stronger Rural Health Strategy, the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) will provide targeted financial incentives to encourage medical practitioners to deliver eligible primary health care services in regional, rural and remote areas that have difficulty attracting and retaining medical practitioners.
ISSUE 9: Friday 17 August 2018 - Meetings and the Session in Focus
The SARRAH National Office met with representatives of the New South Wales and Victorian Governments to discuss the value of the Allied Health Generalist Pathway in addressing workfroce and service delivery challenges, specifically with respect to recruitment and retention of allied health professionals.
ISSUE 8: Friday 10 August 2018 - Board Nominations Closing, CV Review Services & Scholarships Available
SARRAH's Board of Directors will work alongside the SARRAH National Office and other key stakeholders to help achieve SARRAH’s vision, to be the recognised peak body representing and influencing reform in rural and remote allied health, with a supported and dynamic member network.
ISSUE 7:Friday 3 August 2018 - Future of Australian Sport, Rural Health and Scholarship Opportunities
SARRAH believes it is vital to celebrate the role of our allied health professionals in keeping Australians healthy and happy when being active and playing sports.
ISSUE 6: Friday 27 July 2018 - Member Action Plan, AGM, and Session in Focus
SARRAH has now implemented a Member Action Plan which aims to effectively prioritise actions and ideas of members presented during the biennial SARRAH Conference.
ISSUE 5: Friday 20 July 2018 - Outreach in the Outback, Conference, Awards and more!
Fiona Brooke, SARRAH's Director of Policy and Evidence spoke at the Indigenous and Remote Health Conference in Brisbane and participated in a panel discussion on exploring the potential of mixing public, private and community funding in Indigenous healthcare.
ISSUE 4: Friday 13 July 2018 - Take advantage of the early bird and secure your spot at the 2018 SARRAH National Conference!
Our early bird registrations will be closing next week so be sure to register before 25 July 2018. Our members are offered a further discount, so join up as a SARRAH member, book your conference ticket, and share this message with your fellow colleagues, and students.
ISSUE 3: Friday 6 July 2018 - Awarding Industry Excellence, Senate Inquiry on Obesity and more!
Nominations for the SARRAH Squawk Award is now open and SARRAH is calling for member nominations. The award recipient will be announced at the Conference Dinner in Darwin.
ISSUE 2: Friday 29 June 2018 - Proving our worth, SARRAH Conference, and more!
SARRAH brought together researchers, corporate members, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and health policy experts to discuss why allied health is undervalued in the health system.
ISSUE 1: Friday 22 June 2018 - Conference Program Released
SARRAH is excited to announce the full 2018 SARRAH National Conference program which was released during the weke by the Conference Organising Committee. The Conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Terriroty on 12 - 14 September 2018.