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Message from the CEO

Having recently travelled through far western NSW and met with an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Service experiencing prolonged allied health workforce shortages, and engaged with a variety of service providers over phonecalls and videoconferences in the past week in similar situations, we know there is an urgent need for action by all levels of government to address critical service gaps. Solutions will not be straightforward and will need short- medium- and long-term aproaches to meet current and future need. 

Whenever I look for creative solutions to wicked problems, I am constantly reminded of the wealth of experience, creativity and passion that resides within SARRAH's membership.  SARRAH's members work in every sector, in every setting you can think of across the country.  There is no shortage of solutions within our collective wisdom. Just take a look at SARRAH's National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference Program as an example.   

What would our world look like if these projects and innovations were upscaled and appropriately resourced? Not to mention seeing the results of sustained investment in the allied health workforce, particularly in rural and remote area?. As always, SARRAH continues to provide a platform to highlight the incredible skills and capabilities of our membership.  There is no better way to advocate for greater investment in our sector, especially at a time of substantial growth in demand for our services.

I encourage you to take the opportunity to press pause on your everyday tasks and register for the SARRAH conference coming up in November.  It's online, easy to access, and you will be supporting the work of your colleagues and peers.  Go on, be inspired!

And don't forget to travel safe.
Cath

Shem talks to Jaclyn as she discusses her training as a rural generalist in podiatry and her interesting experience and insight with Allied Health Assistant workforces.

Do you have any themes/topics that you would like to hear us discuss? People you’d like us to interview.  Please drop us an email to our mailbox at sarrah@sarrah.org.au

Listen to our previous podcasts here

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan 2021–2031 released in March this year was co-designed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes actions to attract, recruit and retain workers across all roles, levels and locations within the health sector. 
“To address this issue and reach working age (15 to 64) population parity, the National Workforce Plan has an ambitious target. It aims for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to represent 3.43% of the national health workforce by 2031. This target is based on the projected proportion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander working age population in 2031.5 To support this target, it is important that every health-related education and workforce initiative focuses on the pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people entering into training, education and the health workforce” (page 6).
 
The latest publicly reported information about the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people among the (Ahpra) registered health professions we are aware of is available page 53 of the Ahpra 20/21 Annual Report (figures as at 30 June 2020), show we are a very long way from achieving this. It shows nurses at about 1.3%, doctors at 0.4% and allied health professions (broadly) at just under 0.7%. Among these, paramedics rank highly at 1.7% while all others are well under 1%, with optometry at 0.13%. Across most professions there has been sizeable proportionate increases in the five years 2015-2020, much of which must be attributable to the work of IAHA and the other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professional Organisations (ATSIHPOs). Nonetheless, even at the rates of increase for 2015-2020, it will be many decades (and in at least one case, centuries) before the goal of population parity across health professions is reached (3.43% by 2031).
To put that in perspective – it means having 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals registered in 2031 for everyone registered in 2020.

The simple arithmetic of this is astounding, let alone the practical implications of building the many elements that go into attracting, supporting, enabling pathways, culturally safe education, training and workplace environments, enabling the existing clinical and cultural supervision and mentoring workforce to meet the demand.
 
This is not to suggest the target is too ambitious, only that it needs to be matched with a comprehensive, sustained and appropriately resourced strategy to achieve the goal.
 
The benefits of achieving this to community and the whole nation, as an example of what ought to be delivered through Closing the Gap commitments, are enormous: better education, training skills and jobs opportunities, better access and outcomes for health and wellbeing, economic development, reduced chronic disease rates, avoidable hospitalisations, amputations; reduced economic welfare dependence; greater hope and equity.
 
But this won’t happen without investment, and it won’t happen if we just do more of the same.  We need fundamental systemic shifts, that leverage the immense potential of organisations like IAHA and their comprehensive approach to workforce development (exemplified in their innovative Aboriginal Health Academy).
 
We know that if an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person studies at university they are more likely to study a health professional degree than are other students. This must be encouraged.  We need to understand the difference connection to IAHA and other ATSHPOs has in enabling growth and development of this workforce, and in facilitating pathways in and through careers. We know there is a link between cultural inclusion/isolation and safety and student retention rates.  For instance, IAHA student members are markedly more likely to graduate from university than are Aboriginal students who are not members of IAHA, and even better than the completion rates of all students as a group.
 
We also know that building a workforce requires appropriate clinical placement, training and employment opportunities practitioners.  That, too, needs investment, including specific support for workforce development in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and other service settings (in health, aged care, disability services, early childhood development and more). At present, that capacity is simply inadequate and far more substantial investment is needed to achieve the tangible progress and benefits identified in the Plan for 2031.
 
To illustrate, the Commonwealth funds ACCHOs through the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) to deliver culturally appropriate primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Data on these services is produced by the AIHW through two data collections—the Online Services Report (OSR); and the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI), which were last updated on 10 June 2022, and showed:

  • At 30 June 2021, organisations employed around 8,300 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff. They also had around 247 visiting FTE staff not paid for by the organisations themselves.
  • Of the employed FTE staff around: 58% (or 4,800) were health staff (others being administrative etc), with 14% being nurses and midwives, across the sector, 11% being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners, and 7% being general practitioners (GPs) – note allied health are not identified in the summary text, probably because they are a relatively small workforce.

Allied health can be identified but are grouped together with medical specialists (the AIHW do not report them separately) – as 3.3% of the staffing.

  • Allied health professional makes up around 25% of the clinical health workforce, so the under-representation of allied health (and medical specialist) workforce and service capacity across the ACCHO sector is profound.
  • Inevitably this reflects funding decisions and program priorities established by governments with the sector.  It also points to a serious constraint inhibiting the growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce across the sector, and cultural safe and responsive workforces more broadly: supervisory capacity (and associated funding) needed to support student, trainee and junior staff supervision. 
This is one of the bottlenecks that needs to be addressed in order to build this crucial workforce. It should be addressed as a priority if the aims of the Plan are to be achieved.
 
We need to see this as the investment opportunity the nation needs.  We already know demand for health and social service workforce leads jobs growth, driven by demand, and that within that allied health care is in extreme high demand.  The following table makes it clear. 
 
Projected Employment Growth to November 2026 – allied health leading the way
Audiologists and Speech Pathologists 34.7%
Podiatrists 31.8%
Physiotherapists 28.7%
Dental Practitioners 27.8%
Social Workers 23.2%
Optometrists and Orthoptists 15.1%
Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers 14.9%
Medical Imaging Professionals 14.7%
Registered Nurses 13.9%
Psychologists and Psychotherapists 13.3%
General Practitioners and RMOs 10.2%
Accountants 9.2%
TOTAL PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT GROWTH - AUSTRALIA 9.1%
 
 
 

 The university and VET sectors have signalled they are committed to play their part here, as have many other stakeholders.  We need mechanisms that bring stakeholders together, building on the leadership and approach established through the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, co-developed with the Council of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peaks and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan 2021–2031 and leveraging the priorities and momentum of the National Jobs and Skills Summit.  It is critical we do everything possible, through a coherent approach, to achieve workforce parity, while building crucial workforce.   
 
The Commonwealth Government’s announcement to train 500 health workers across Australia, at the joint council on Closing the Gap meeting in Adelaide in late August ($52.9 million to train 500 First Nations people) was a strong step and indication of the magnitude of action needed.  Other action is needed, for Allied Health assistants, for university trained workforces in every discipline. 
 
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan 2021–2031 also states (page 6) – “It is an important opportunity to change systems to meet the health, education and employment needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to grow the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce across our health system.”  We all need to be involved. SARRAH is committed to be, and to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to ensure our contribution works and has impact.
 
The case for serious further investment in building the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce is overwhelming. Australia could not make a better investment.


Consultations 
Department of Health and Aged Care
The Department of Health and Aged Care is developing a new approach to regulating aged care that aims to be people-centred and based on best practice principles, “to ensure safe and quality aged care is delivered to older Australians”. The Department is seeking contributions that will help deliver the reforms identified by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and have released Consultation Paper No.1 – A new model for regulating aged care, which provides a high-level overview of the new model. You’re invited to provide your views and feedback through:

  • providing a written submission via the Consultation Hub, closing 10 October 2022; or
  • completing the questionnaire via the Consultation Hub, closing 10 October 2022.

Further consultation papers will be released in the coming months. Further information is available on the webpage. Queries can also be directed via email to AgedCareRegModel@Health.gov.au
 


Nature of Poverty in Australia
The extent and nature of poverty in Australia - On 7 September 2022, the Senate referred an inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in Australia to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 October 2023.  Poverty obviously impacts access to services, that are often compounded by factors such as location. Those factors frequently reinforce each other, magnifying the impacts for peoples’ health, well-being and life trajectories.   
 


Long COVID and Repeated COVID Infection
Inquiry into Long COVID and Repeated COVID Infections Following a referral on 1 September 2022 from the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, the Committee will inquiry into and report on Long COVID and Repeated COVID Infections. Submissions for this inquiry will close on 18 November 2022.
The health, social, educational, and economic impacts of long COVID and repeated COVID infections will be the focus of a new inquiry by the House Health Committee. The Chair of the Committee, Dr Mike Freelander MP, said: 'The Committee recognises that both long COVID and repeated COVID infections are emerging as significant health challenges for Australia. Currently we have a limited understanding of these issues, and it is hoped that this inquiry will build a picture of the health, social, educational, and economic impacts long COVID and repeated COVID infections are having on individuals, their families and the broader community, which can be used to inform public policy recommendations.'

 


Consultations Reminders 

The Department of Health and Aged Care
The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking feedback on the planned introduction of on-site pharmacists in residential aged care homes. The measure is a response to the Aged Care Royal Commission and aims to ensure medications are regularly reviewed, appropriate and appropriate continuity of medication management. The Aged care on-site pharmacists consultation paper outlines the proposed measure and how it will be implemented. More information is available here and submissions close on 9 September.


 Friday 23 September 2022 by cob,phidefaultbenefits@au.ey.com.  Please submit your response via email to here They are paid by health insurers to eligible hospitals for the treatment of privately-insured inpatients in specific circumstances where there is not an agreed contract in place between the health insurer and the hospital. An aim of PHI default benefits is that they support improvements in accessibility and efficiency of privately insured hospital services for healthcare consumers .More information is available Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011. (the PHI default benefits). PHI default benefits include ‘minimum’ and ‘second-tier default’ benefits, both of which are defined in the study of private health insurance (PHI) default benefit arrangementshas contracted Ernst & Young (EY) to undertake a Department of Health and Aged Care The 
 
The Department of Health and Aged Care is developing an aged care data strategy in response to recommendations 67 and 108 of the Aged Care royal Commission.  They are inviting input. More information is available here - we create a better aged care data system and Consultation information guide. Input can be provided to mike.herbert@health.gov.au. before 30 September 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Mike.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The ABS is reviewing the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), with the 2022  update is due for release on 22 November 2022. ABS will soon provide an opportunity for users to provide feedback on proposed changes, which include Emerging Occupations, which include some health related roles. ABS will be inviting submissions through the ABS Consultation Hub https://consult.abs.gov.au across four weeks commencing 1 September 2022 and closing 28 September 2022.

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority
Towards an Aged Care Pricing Framework Consultation Paper - The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority has invited feedback on the proposed approach to aged care pricing. This is an important development in substantiating not only what allied health services should reasonably be provided through aged care services but add focus to the gaps and variations in practice. Submissions to the Consultation Paper close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 14 October 2022.  You can complete the online submission form or email your response in Word, PDF or RTE format to submissions.ihacpa@ihacpa.gov.au.

National Medicines Policy (NMP)
NMP process re-started after put on hold in March 2022.  The consultation survey on the new draft NMP is open until 27 September 2022 and will be accompanied by a public forum and targeted consultations with key stakeholder groups. A final report is expected to go to Minister Butler before the end of the year. SARRAH provided a submission to the process in March 2022 and will consider providing a supplementary submission.  Any input or comment from SARRAH members is most welcome.


SARRAH Submissions 2022

  1. Consultation on the Fifth Review of the Dental Benefits Act 2008 Panel – the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
  2. Our Healthcare Future: Advancing Tasmanian’s Health. SARRAH Submission
  3. Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2023-24
  4. National Tobacco Strategy 2022-2030:Consultation Draft:SARRAH response
  5. SARRAH Opening Statement:  Senate CAC Hearing 17 March 2022
  6. Australian Cancer Plan 2023 - 2033 : Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) response
  7. SARRAH response: Draft National Medicines Policy
  8. Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) - 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission
  9. SA Health Outpatient Workstream – The Clinical Prioritisation Criteria – Consultation– SARRAH Feedback  

SARRAH Media Releases 2022
  1. Ignoring Allied Health Workforce Shortages Won't Make Them Go Away


Aged Care, Mental Health and Allied Health Scholarships are now open.
Applications close on Monday 10 October 2022.


The Australian College of Nursing administers a number of scholarships for the Department of Health and Aged Care. These are available for students completing tertiary and vocational studies relating to aged care, mental health, suicide prevention and health including:

  • Aged Care Nursing & Allied Health (Dementia Care) Scholarship Program
  • Mental Health Nursing and Allied Health (including psychology) Scholarship Program, and the
  • Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Up to 100 Aged Care postgraduate scholarships are available for allied health professionals to focus on dementia related qualifications.  The maximum amount of funding is worth up to $15,000 per scholarship, to study either a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or a masters.

Further Mental Health postgraduate scholarships are available to provide up to $15,000 for allied health professionals working or intending to work within the mental health sector to undertake postgraduate study. All courses must be relevant to the applicants work in the mental health sector and enhance expertise in mental health and suicide prevention.
To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate scholarship applicants must be:
  • an Australian Citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • a qualified allied health professional who is either registered with AHPRA or eligible to register with their professional body
  • working in aged care or mental health
  • currently enrolled or intending to enrol in a course, which commences or is continuing from January – December 2023 in a relevant Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters program.
Additional information about the scholarships is available on the ACN website


We are dedicating two weeks of the month of October to celebrating the value of allied health and profiling the professionals who provide it.
We want to hear from you!
We hope to share your story with that of many of your colleagues over the fortnight 1-14 October.
Write a short story (<250 words with an image in a PNG or JPEG format) and/or take a video or selfie that tells us:
👉 who you are
👉what you do
👉 where you work
👉 what you love about allied health and the difference you make
http://loom.com is a great way to do this with minimal fuss!
email sarrah@sarrah.org.au by
Friday 23 September 2022.

This year the theme is " People, Purpose, Passion".  We would love to see photos of you at work across the many nations that make up this continent, sharing important stories about what you do and the communities you serve. 
 
This is an opportunity to showcase your photographs through SARRAH’s communication channels and have your photographic work acknowledged.
 
Entry Terms and condition:

  • By entering this competition, you are granting permission for SARRAH to use your work in our social media and other communication channels.  We use photographic material to promote the work of SARRAH in social media, publications such as our Annual Reports and project evaluations, and in submissions to government consultations processes.  If your photographs are used in this way, you will be acknowledged as the photographer.
  • Please also ensure that you have obtained consent from the people depicted in your photograph.  If we do not have completed consent forms, your entry will be void.  Please click on the link below to download the photograph permission form. Photograph permission form.
  • Entrants can submit an unlimited number of photographs in landscape or portrait format.  Each photo must be accompanied by a caption identifying the date and location.
  • All photographs must be in high quality digital images in PNG or JPEG Format.
  • The names of the competition winners will be published in SARRAH communication channels.
 Assessment and Prizes
SARRAH will appoint independent assessors to determine the winners.
  • Winners will receive the following prizes:
    • 1st Prize: $350 cash prize and free annual membership with SARRAH
    • 2nd Prize: $200 cash prize and free SARRAH annual membership
    • 3rd Prize: $100 cash prize and free SARRAH annual membership

You all are welcome to join SARRAH and share your photographs with the SARRAH community by Friday 23 September 2022 at sarrah@sarrah.org.au


SARRAH is calling for nominations to the Allied Health Rural Generalist Accreditation Council. 
Established as an independent council under the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) corporate governance structure, the Allied Health Rural Generalist Accreditation Council (the Council) accredits post‐professional education programs in rural generalist practice for allied health professions as part of the Allied Health Rural Generalist (AHRG) Pathway.

More information on membership terms and conditions can be found in the nomination form. 
 
All inquiries and nominations to: sarrah@sarrah.org.au by Friday 16 September 2022.
 
This is a very exciting initiative that has been in development for some time and SARRAH acknowledges all those people who have made this important step in the development of the Allied Health Rural Generalist pathway possible, particularly, Qld Health.
 
Please feel free to send this email to anyone who you think would be interested.

This program supports the growth, sustainability and value of the rural and remote allied health workforce and the proliferation of rural generalist service models that deliver accessible, safe, effective and efficient services for rural and remote consumers.

SARRAH Provides grants to transform your rural practice by recruiting and/or existing early-career Allied Health Professionals. 

What do you get from TAHRGETS?
Education fees: Assistance for early career allied health professionals wishing to commence on the allied health rural generalist pathway. These fees will cover the Rural Generalist Program (JCU) for new graduates commencing on the Level 1 AHRG Pathway, or the Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice (JCU) for early career professionals. 

Workplace training grants: paid directly to the organisation. These grants can be used to cover backfill/and or support the rural generalist trainee to complete education, supervision and project components of the program.

Need more information?
Visit our website. 

How to apply? Click on the "Apply now"


Contact us at tahrgets@sarrah.org.au 

Please share this information with your collogues and networks.
 CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM FLYER

Applications close on 28th October 2022
This project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health 

ENROLMENT PROCESS

  • Visit SARRAH’s online learning store, choose your course and follow the prompts.
  • If this is your first time at the store you will be prompted to first create a user account.
  • You will need to pay for your course. Payment types are either PayPal or by invoice. You can apply the coupon for your discount at checkout. If you’re paying by invoice, then your enrollment will be confirmed once payment has been received.
  • Once you have completed the purchasing process you are automatically enrolled.
  • Then you can simply click your way into the course and begin your learning journey.

Email melodie@sarrah.org.au if you would like to request a relevant discount or need more information about the courses.

Please click here for more information about SARRAH online courses.
Click here to enrol SARRAH Online courses https://bit.ly/3bYqSMe

NOT A MEMBER? JOIN HERE AND ENROL THE COURSES AT A DISCOUNTED RATE.

SARRAH Leadership Program Round 2 commences on 10 October 2022
SARRAH is very proud to open enrolments for the next SARRAH Leadership Program. This program has been designed specifically for AHPs in rural and remote settings.
 
 This program will assist to develop your leadership toolkit to help you to become a successful leader and  an agent for change in the rural and remote health landscape of Australia.
CLICK HERE TO ENROL
If you would like to take advantage of the SARRAH membership discount, then please visit www.sarrah.org.au for more info on our membership options. 


NOT A MEMBER? JOIN HERE AND ENROL THE COURSES AT A DISCOUNTED RATE.  
Course delivery Dates 
From 10 October to 2 December 2022
Course Fee: 
The full cost of the course is $1000(+GST) and $750 (+GST) for SARRAH Members.
The course has been built around four key topics:
  • Leadership Vs Management
  • "Being" leadership
  • "Doing" leadership
  • "Maintaining" leadership 
Email melodie@sarrah.org.au if you would like to request a relevant discount or need more information about the courses.
The program has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

 

 

SARRAH will be holding the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November 2022 at the end of the second day of the SARRAH National Conference.

Details of the meeting are as follows: 

Date: 16 November 2022

Time: 4:30pm (AEDT) 

The meeting papers will be circulated to SARRAH members shortly.

SARRAH SQUAWK Award – Nominations are now open!

The SARRAH SQUAWK Award is a prestigious award, established to recognise SARRAH members for making significant service to the organisation or an outstanding contribution to Australia’s rural and remote allied health through:

  • Exemplary professional standards of excellence to the community and public that goes above and beyond the regular standards of service
  • Leadership, guidance, mentoring and governance; in a team or for a group
  • Implementation of a process or system to achieve more efficacy, higher efficiency, improved productivity or better service delivery
  • Innovation in research, a program, project or policy development
For more information and nominate please click here 



Don't miss the opportunity to share your story at the SARRAH Conference !

Share the inspirational or inspiring story of your time as a rural and remote allied health professional and win $500 in prize money for the best video and the best photo 

Video Submission

Please submit a pre-recorded Video – up to 90 seconds in duration maximum. Your video should be accompanied by a brief caption to provide an overview of the story you are sharing. The video gallery will be shared via the conference website and within the resource gallery for the duration of the conference.

Loom facilitates you to create videos easily - Click here to download Loom. Any other video recording options are acceptable to us. 

A prize will be given for the best ‘Member Story – Video’, judged by the conference delegates.

Member Story - Photo Submission

Please upload a photo, accompanied by a short paragraph (caption) telling the story of your photo. The photo gallery will be shared via the conference website and within the resource gallery for the duration of the conference.

A prize will be given for the best ‘Member Story – Photo’, judged by the conference delegates.

There is no specific guidelines for the storytelling, you may use the following sketch to develop your story as a guide.

  • Setting the sccene
  • Brief introduction of yourself, location (MMM category if you know it)  
  • Why this story is important- inspire other people, share your rural and remote experience i.e.living, providing clinical services, etc…
  • Why you are interested in residing in rural and remote areas
  • The community background you live and work with
  • The issue/s
  • How do you face and resolve the issues?
  • Why do you lead the way you do
  • Success story

Submissions close in October. 

Submit your story here : 2022 SARRAH - Member Story Portal (eventsair.com)

Do you need help crafting your story or Video?

We orgnised a workshop facilitated by Tanya Lehman


REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP NOW

Contact Melodie Bat at melodie@sarrah.org.au for a discount code.

JOIN SARRAH

Conference Registration includes:

  • Access to all online sessions
  • Access to all recorded sessions for 3 months post conference
  • Online networking opportunities via the Meeting Hub
  • Access to full Online Exhibitor Listing

Register online to receive a tax invoice. Payments can be made securely with a credit card when registering online or by EFT within 7 days of registering. For more information contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Partnering in 2022

In 2022, our valued industry partners have the opportunity to join with SARRAH.
A variety of sponsorship packages are being offered. We also invite any new proposals you may wish to put forward; SARRAH is happy to negotiate a package that will be of maximum benefit to your organisation and the conference.

Download our conference sponsorship Prospectus here 
For all Sponsorship queries, or for any other conference matters, please contact Conference Design Nikia Shaw at Conference Design E: mail@conferencedesign.com.au P: (03) 6231 2999

Conference Program is available HERE
KEEP IN TOUCH
You can subscribe for conference updates HERE so you are the first in the know of any news or developments. We look forward to sharing more conference developments and program details with you in the coming weeks.
For more information about the conference please click here SARRAH National Conference 2022 

Primary and Community Healthcare Advisory Committee
Meeting 3 Communiqué

The third meeting of the Primary and Community Healthcare Advisory Committee (the Committee) was held at 1:00pm AEST on 16 August 2022 via videoconference.
The meeting was chaired by Margaret Banks, Director, National Standards Program, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission).

Read more 
 



Next Healthy Conversation, ‘Always caring for Country’ co-hosted with Lowitja Institute

Healthy Conversation is a monthly online forum about all things climate and health. Join the  community of advocates and supporters for discussion and exchange of ideas. This month's webinar is being co-hosted by the Lowitja Institute.

RSVP HERE 


External Grants
AUS: Grants for children and young adults with a rare disease: https://www.stevewaughfoundation.com.au/grants/
AUS: Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Community grants: https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/

AUS: Hearing Healthcare Funding: https://www.hear-the-world.com/en/apply-for-funding
AUS: Community Fellows Program: https://socialequity.unimelb.edu.au/community-fellows-program
AUS: The APS College Of Counselling Psychologists Doctoral Award: https://psychology.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/awards-and-scholarships/college/ccoun/aps-college-of-counselling-psychologists-doctoral
TAS: 2022 Annual Small Grants Funding: https://www.cancer.org.au/health-professionals/research/tas
TAS: Tasmania Leaders Non-Profit Scholarship: https://www.tasmanianleaders.org.au/programs/tas-leaders-program/tlp-scholarships/
ACT: Disability Grants: https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/disability_act/grants
QLD: Female Founders Impact Program: https://impactinnovation.com/female-founders/
NSW: Closing the Gap - Community and Place Grants Program: https://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/grants/community-and-place-grants/
VIC: Seed & Scaling up Innovation Grants - Healthy & Climate Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing: https://www.lmcf.org.au/apply-grant/grant-opportunities/innovation

Have you recently graduated and have been a student member of SARRAH for the last 12 months? 

If so, contact us at sarrah@sarrah.org.au, you will receive a 50% discount on SARRAH full membership for the first 12 months. 

Please download the SARRAH Student Membership flyer and share it with your collogues and networks.

 


Complete Advertising Listing Form and submit it to sarrah@sarrah.org.au .

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  2. Mental Health Worker Adult - South West Hospital and Health Service, Charleville
  3. Deputy Director - South West, Southern Queensland Rural Health, Charleville
  4. Community Occupational Therapist - Rural Generalist Training Position
  5. Graduate Opportunities - Allied Health - NWRH
  6. Occupational Therapist - Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service - Bundaberg
  7. Rural Regional Generalist Podiatrist - Port Augusta
  8. Mount Gambier Physiotherapy Candidate Pool (AHP1/2)
  9. Allied Health Rural Generalist Position - Elephant in the Room Training & Consultancy
  10. Pharmacist - Emerald, QLD
  11. Physiotherapist - Eyre and Far North Local Health Network, Port Lincoln
  12. Occupational Therapist - Desert Therapy, Alice Springs
  13. Speech Pathologist - Well Balanced Care
  14. Occupational Therapist - Emerge Allied Health (St Helens)
  15. Allied Health Assistant Part time/ Casual - Corryong Health
  16. Physiotherapist - Corryong Health 
  17. Psychologist - Well Balanced Care, Cairns
  18. Occupational Therapist - Well Balanced Care 
  19. Senior Speech Pathologist - Community Allied Health and Aged Care
  20. Psychologist - Well Balanced Care, Cairns
  21. Exercise Physiologist - Active Performance
  22. Speech Therapist - Active Performance
  23. Social Worker - Active Performance
  24. Occupational Therapist - Active Performance
  25. Physiotherapist - Active Performance
  26. Physiotherapist - Corryong Health
  27. Occupational Therapist - Dundaloo Health Services
  28. Psychologist or Accredited Clinical Social Worker - Dundaloo Health Services
  29. Clinical Educator (Allied Health) - Southern Queensland Rural Health - Charleville
  30. Speech Pathologist Rural Generalist - Mt Isa QLD
  31. Physiotherapist - Nhulunbuy NT - Arneham Physiotherapy Services
  32. Speech Pathologist - Health Workforce QLD
  33. Clinical Psychologist - Health Workforce QLD
  34. Physiotherapist - Health Workforce QLD
  35. Occupational Therapist - Health Workforce QLD
  36. Physiotherapist - Optimum Recruitment
 

Population Health Congress 2022
21-23 September 2022 Adelaide Convention Centre

39th National CRANAplus Conference
Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, from 4 – 6th October 2022.
Indigenous Wellbeing Conference 
24-25 October 2022, Adelaide Oval, SA

Hospital in the home conference
16-18 November 2022 - Tweet Heads NSW

Indigenous Allied Health Australia Conference 
28-30 November 2022 - Canberra

        


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