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The National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

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Deakin (A.C.T.)


Number 47

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52 Partyline July 2013 T he National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN) has been busy over the last few months, with club activities all across the country, members going on placement and the network launching its Optimising Rural Placement Guidelines. ANU Rural Medical Society (ARMS) close the gap day One of our recent club events was the ARMS Annual Close the Gap Ceremony, run by the Australian National University Rural Health Club during April in Canberra. The event aims to raise awareness about the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Delegates were encouraged to sign the Oxfam Close the Gap pledge, be part of a smoking ceremony and participate in a roundtable discussion about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health with speakers including the ACTs Minister for Education and Training and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Dr Chris Bourke. ARMS hopes that students will take the lessons learned during the day and apply them in their own careers so they can do their own bit to close the gap. Optimising Rural Placements As the key body representing students interested in rural, remote and Indigenous health, the NRHSN recognises the importance of well-supported and positive rural placement experiences to attract and support a future rural and remote health workforce. The Networks Optimising Rural Placement Guidelines document was developed to offer a student perspective to placement providers in an effort to provide a consistently high standard of placement. These guidelines were launched recently and provide information for organisations involved in providing or supporting health student placements in rural and remote Australia. More information can be found at www.nrhsn.org.au/positionpapers and a copy of the guidelines can be requested by emailing exec@nrhsn.org.au NEWS FROM tHE StUdENt HEALtH CLUBS PHOTO: FRANCESCA GARNETT

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