Key Issues

Important Issues for Remote Health in 2016

The Givens:
Remotely located Australians suffer a much greater burden of disease than other Australians.

The Context:
Health professionals working in remote Australia work in some of the most geographically, professionally and socially isolating environments in the world. This requires them to be resourceful, have an advanced scope of practice, as well as public health knowledge and skills to work cross culturally.

Who are They?
Nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health practitioners/workers.

Where are They?
They work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, farming districts, on offshore mining, tourism, Antarctica, on islands, in detention centres, justice health, aeromedical and small remote towns often with highly mobile populations.


The following is a list of priorities that will improve the health of remote Australians.

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