The National Centre for Farmer Health is offering a number of scholarships of $1,650 each to assist rural professional’s capacity to improve farmer health throughout Australia and the globe. It’s a great opportunity for businesses and regional health services located in agricultural communities to support a staff member to become a leader in farmer health, wellbeing and safety.
If you have a professional background in; nursing, medicine, health, agricultural science, public policy, agribusiness, psychology, social work, veterinary and/or environmental science, and a drive to improve farmer health, we welcome you to apply.
The National Centre for Farmer Health has been busy over the last nine months making a difference to Victorians experiencing drought and dry seasonal conditions.
We’ve been working with rural communities, industry groups and farmers to provide support during these tough times by delivering workshops, presentations and free farmer health checks.
This week, a team of agrihealth professionals will be attending Elmore Field Days on 1 to 3 October 2019, to conduct free health and lifestyle assessments at the Agriculture Victoria marquee site 349. We’ll also be featuring daily in the Agriculture Victoria ‘TENT Talks’ discussing how you can live longer on the land. So if you’re attending Elmore Field days, make the time to check your most important farming asset – YOU!
Dr Alison Kennedy will also be delivering free ‘Navigating Tough Times’ workshops at Rupanyup and Goroke on 8 & 9 October 2019 in collaboration with West Wimmera Health Service. Find out how you can support others experiencing stress and importantly, how to look after yourself. Don’t miss out on this opportunity as spaces are limited.
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An Australian first rural health resource was launched in Horsham by the Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN).
The Rural Health chapter of the online Health Pathways resource will provide information that will allow rural-based health professionals in Australia to be better equipped to deal with agriculture-related medical issues.
The Western Victoria PHN has partnered with western Victorian health services, including the National Centre for Farmer Health, to localise the development, implementation and evaluation of the content to the region.
It is hoped following the initial launch of the project in the Wimmera, the pathways will then be rolled out across wider Victoria and then Australia.
HealthPathways is available to registered health care practitioners including GPs, Allied Health providers and Nurses.
To read more and access HealthPathways: Click here