Web resources: Rural and remote families

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet makes comprehensive, up-to-date information accessible to people interested in the health of Indigenous Australians. It provides a range of resources. Information is available on data sources, current research, theses, full text material, research findings and bibliographic data.

Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN)
ARHEN is the peak body for the 11 University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) which are located in every State and the NT.

Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice (CRRLJ)
The mission of the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice is to enhance access to improved justice systems and services for rural and regional Australians through research, education, engagement and advocacy.

Effective use of the internet - keeping professionals working in rural Australia (PDF 1.05 MB)
A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, this study considers the extent and nature of professional isolation in rural and remote regions of Australia (specifically Queensland and Western Australia) and examines professionals' use of the internet to support their professional development needs. It draws upon survey and interview data from 10 professions, and makes conclusions and recommendations based on the views and experiences of over 1200 respondents.

Government Departments for Rural and remote families

Mensheds
Mensheds is a uniquely Australian organisation dedicated to supporting the mens shed movement and the needs of their communities.

National Rural Health Alliance
The peak body working to improve the health of Australians in rural and remote areas. Comprises 26 Member Bodies, representing health consumers and service providers in non-metropolitan areas. See also National Rural Health Alliance Conferences

Rural Health National Information Line 1800 020 787

Rural Mental Health - Lifeline's Get Help Services
Lifeline's rural mental health information service.

Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria (RWAV)
The Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria provides support for the recruitment and retention of rural general practitioners in Victoria. The website provides access to relevant information, assistance and support for those seeking to practice, or already practicing medicine in rural Victoria.

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)
SARRAH provides services to enable Allied Health Professionals who live and work in rural and remote areas of Australia to confidently and competently carry out their Professional duties in providing a variety of health services.

Staying Strong: Helping to build stronger, healthier relationships for couples living in rural and regional areas
Keys for Living Together series, this DVD with booklet provides information and tips to assist couples to stay strong in their relationship and as a family.

The Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine (CJRM)
The official journal of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, this site provides links to publications, reports, guidelines and discussion papers.

The Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA)
The Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) represents the interests of the public health care sector in Victoria. Its members include public hospitals, health services and community health services. The VHA run a number of rural specific programs and events including Rural Health Week, held late May each year.

Upper Hume Community Health Service
Upper Hume Rural Health Service provides a comprehensive range of quality health and wellbeing services to communities of Wodonga, Shires of Indigo, Towong and the Kiewa Valley of Alpine shire.

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