- RH ANZ’S FIVE RURAL HEALTH ROAD MAP GOALS
The objective is to ensure rural people are connected to their communities and know how to take care of themselves and each other.
The key initiative here is to have resourcing for the - implementation of the RHANZ-led framework which will improve mental health outcomes for rural New Zealanders.
- RHANZ is also calling for the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health to continue their funding boost to support rural mental health initiatives, and to also undertake research on rural youth at risk.
RURAL HEALTH SERVICES
The goal is for rural communities to have excellent access to health care services closer to home and timely access to specialist and emergency services when required.
RURAL HEALTH WORKFORCE
- RH ANZ want rural health and social service professionals to be well resourced and supported to provide the highest quality of service for people in their care.
RURAL RESEARCH AND POLICY
This is about having a strong evidence base from which to work so that we can help inform community development, resource allocation; health service provision; targeted interventions and outcomes measures. These are all critical for understanding whether rural health outcomes are poorer than urban outcomes and if there is a gap then where best to channel our scarce resources.
The goal is for rural communities to have excellent access to reliable, high quality & affordable broadband and mobile connectivity. Achieving this goal is a key enabler of the other four goals as it underpins rural liveability.