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…

Why behavioural difficulties arise out of early life trauma and the importance of early intervention

 “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” (adapted from Frederick Douglass 1817–1895) A recent study from researcher Dr Marcel Zimmet et al reports that children’s initial social interactions are primarily shaped by their interactions with their parents. “The impact of difficult or impoverished parent–child relationships on brain development and long-term…

RFW and Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Win Mental Health Award

  About the award We are so proud of our Connect for Kids program, funded by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, which has won an Excellence in Service or Program Delivery Award as part of the Mental Health Association NSW annual 2018 Mental Health Month Awards. The award recognises excellence and/or innovation in mental health related…