NACCHO live RURAL HEALTH TV alert: Rural Health Policy into the Future


Panel includes: Dr Tom Calma AO – National Coordinator, Tackling Indigenous Smoking (pictured above second from left at our recent SMOKE FREE event)

Join Dr Norman Swan and a panel of rural health leaders and advocates as they discuss remote and rural health policy, trends, developments, needs and gaps.

What are the policies we need for equal health outcomes for people in rural and remote communities, and how can we ensure a highly-trained, up-to-date and supported rural-based health workforce? Which policies are working, and which aren’t? What needs to change? Are we making the best use of the scarce rural health dollar?

Join the discussion and share your views. What do you want Health Ministers and politicians to hear from those living and working across rural and remote regions?

Panel includes: Dr Tom Calma AO – National Coordinator, Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Alison Fairleigh – Manager Rural Services, Mental Illness Fellowship of NQ Inc., Prof Sabina Knight – Director of MICRRH, Remote Area Nurse and Dr Jenny May – GP Tamworth NSW, Rural GP Academic and past Chair of NRHA.

LIVE on the Rural Health Channel (Channel 600 on VAST):
Thursday 8th August 2013
7.30pm SA & NT
6.00pm WA


We encourage participation through comments and questions to the panel during the live program.

Contact details are as follows:

SMS: 0408 408 932


Twitter: follow @ruralhealthed and tweet using #ruralhealth

The program will be repeated and will be made available online. For more information visit the program webpage Rural Health Policy into the Future