Professor David Thomas a said there was a growing body of research that linked housing and health particularly in Aboriginal communities.
Menzies was today announced as a partner in the new national research network ‘Healthy Environments And Lives’ (HEAL), which aims to protect the health of Australians impacted by climate change.
$10 million national network to build resilience to the human health impacts of environmental change
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister for Health Greg Hunt of the $10 million Special Initiative in Human Health and Environmental Change.
The study by Menzies, led by Remote and Rural Health Services Research Professor John Wakerman, aimed to determine the factors underpinning the decline in general practitioner enrolments in the NT and how to overcome these issues.
Led by Menzies Professor of Remote and Rural Health Services Research John Wakerman, the study looked to determine the factors underpinning the decline in GP enrolments in the NT and how to overcome these issues.
$499,323 for the Menzies School of Health Research to run its “Air in Alice” program.
Professor John Wakerman says several steps need to be taken to keep health professionals working in remote communities.
Researchers from six Australian universities, working with the Northern Territory Department of Health, have conducted a multi-year study of remote staff turnover in the Northern Territory.
The Network: Towards Unity For Health (TUFH) Presents: A Virtual Expert Symposium - MODERATOR John Wakerman: Professor of Remote and Rural Health
Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) announces the appointment of Professor John Wakerman to lead remote and rural health services research based in Alice Springs.
There is an unqualified need to strengthen PHC services in very remote communities in NT for the following reasons:
- The pressing need for high quality, effective and efficient services to meet high population health needs;
- A strongly expressed appetite of services and government to evaluate current and future programs to achieve this end;
- Cost savings that result from increased access to PHC services;
- Acknowledged underfunding of Health Services Research (HSR) through NHMRC;
- More recently available funding through MRFF that focuses on research translation; and
- Potential transferability of research findings to other remote areas nationally and internationally.
At the same time, rapidly emerging research utilising linked administrative datasets across sectors is providing new insights into the social and economic drivers of health outcomes. Health and other social services need to continue to develop, implement and monitor the effectiveness of workforce initiatives, service models and systems of governance appropriate to context in a sustainable fashion.
Arguably the country’s leading multi-institutional remote and rural health services research team is implementing a number of studies that build on a substantial body of work in order to collectively describe and analyse efforts to generate new knowledge and, critically, translate the results into real world amelioration of suffering across remote NT.
- Air in Alice: a community response to reduce future environmental risks
- Evaluation of the Central Australian Medical Retrieval and Consultation Centre
- NT GP Workforce trends: Training and retention
- The cost and health impact of short-term staffing in Australian remote and rural Indigenous communities: Does community control make a difference?