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Community Jul 7, 2020
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) calls on governments to work with and support the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government,  the Hon Mark Coulton MP, in implementing the recommendations of the Improvement of Access, Quality and Distribution of Allied Health Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia as recommended by the National Rural Health Commissioner.

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the peak organisation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce, calls on governments to work with and support the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government,  the Hon Mark Coulton MP, in implementing the recommendations of the Improvement of Access, Quality and Distribution of Allied Health Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia as recommended by the National Rural Health Commissioner.

We applaud Minister Coulton’s work to continue the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner and increase its capacity to focus more substantially on nursing, allied health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Implementing this Report should be a priority. Allied health plays a vital role, across a range of settings and sectors, in supporting the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes. Yet we know the distribution and availability of allied health services and workforce in rural and remote Australia is a serious concern, particularly as need in these areas is high and often unmet.

These shortages are longstanding. They have serious impacts on peoples’ lives and IAHA, among others, have raised these issues for years. The Commissioner’s work has shone a welcome spotlight on the issues and proposed a practical and collective way forward to address them. However, resourcing the implementation is critical to moving this work forward. These recommendations would provide some solutions to increasing preventative health care, prevent avoidable hospitalisations and contribute to the Closing the Gap reform priorities.

The report recognises the efforts of IAHA in establishing our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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