National Rural and Remote Health Workforce Innovation and Reform Strategy

If you live in rural or remote Australia your health will on average be poorer, and your access to health services more limited when compared to Australians living in metropolitan areas. We need to address the health and health workforce imbalance, and ensure all Australians have access to healthcare when they need it, no matter where they are.

Health Workforce Australia’s National Rural and Remote Health Workforce Innovation and Reform (RRHWIR) Strategy is a comprehensive course of actions which address workforce issues for rural and remote areas. It identifies key innovations and reforms with potential for national application in a range of areas including:

  • Capacity and skills development.
  • Leadership.
  • Workforce policy and planning.
  • Workforce funding and regulation.
  • Workforce reform targeted at more effective, efficient and accessible service delivery.

The strategy adds value to work already underway at national, jurisdictional and agency levels and facilitates equitable distribution, productivity improvement and workforce flexibility.

The National Rural and Remote Health Workforce Innovation and Reform Strategy is now available

Projects

The Allied Health Professions – Rural and Remote Generalist project is developing a national framework which will provide a well-structured education and support pathway for allied health professionals working in generalist roles in rural and remote settings.