It is with great pride that CRANAplus announces the Ministerial appointment of its President Christopher Cliffe to the Prevention and Community Health Committee (PCHC), of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC).
The PCHC is one of five new Principal committees of NHMRC established to provide advice to the NHMRC Council on issues of community and public health, and prevention of illness.
“This appointment is a testimony to both the ability of Christopher and the respect afforded the organisation,” said Carole Taylor, the CEO of CRANAplus.
“It is also a personal recognition of Christopher’s extensive experience in remote and rural health and the international arena.
“This presents great opportunities, through our President, to widen the research potential of the council to include the remote sector,” Carole stressed.
“There is a dearth of reliable information regarding those living in the remote sector, so opportunities to improve that situation are important, to ensure decisions on health in its broadest implications are based on sound data.
“Remote Australians, most of whom are Indigenous Australians living in communities, have the worst health outcomes and the highest burden of disease in the nation and it is very difficult to have their issues heard and understood.
“This is a great opportunity, through Christopher, for CRANAplus to increase the level of understanding of the challenges faced by those who choose to live and work in the far flung reaches of Australia.
We congratulate Christopher on this appointment and are very confident that he will do an amazing job in this role.
Christopher Cliffe 0427 826 409
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