Calls for a public health campaign in the bush

Royal Far West’s submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Inquiry into Effective Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and Support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), says effective and sensitive public health messaging is one component of a comprehensive strategy to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies and FASD beyond the capital cities. “Evidence suggests that drinking…

Medical Journal of Australia – InSight Newsletter: now is the time for majority clinician adoption of telehealth

Our own Professor Alexandra Martiniuk, University of Sydney, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Translating Research into Practice Fellow, recently made the case for increased telehealth adoption and wrote about this in the Medical Journal of Australia InSight publication. MJA InSight is Australia’s highest circulating medical e-newsletter and is trusted by the medical community…

RFW and The University of Sydney collaborate to build telehealth knowledge globally

Telehealth services hold so much promise to address some of the most difficult health system problems, including barriers to service access for rural and remote communities – particularly for children. However, telehealth continues to face major challenges to being embedded into existing work flows, sustainability and expansion. Royal Far West has been working with Professor…

Country kids missing out on essential health services

Regional Australia calls for change as overwhelmed families struggle to navigate complex health systems to access health support for children in rural and remote Australia. Children in remote Australia are five times more likely to suffer developmental problems compared to city kids. We launched our report in Canberra, drawing on the White Paper from a…