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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

View the Friday 22 June issue.