Living in remote Indigenous communities: blog feature in APNA


RAHC placements are unique as you are not only working in a new environment, but also immersed in a different culture.
Whether you are about to embark on your first placement or your fifteenth, something that health professionals can attest to is that no two placements are the same.

RAHC appoints Tanya Brunt as Acting General Manager


The Board of Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has appointed Tanya Brunt as Acting General Manager following the departure of Philip Roberts, who led RAHC since 2010.

Share your inspiring remote placement story for Primary Health Care Nursing Week organised by the Australian College of Nursing


The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has announced the launch of the Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week: Nurses where you need them, their annual national campaign.
This campaign aims to:

The journey of Wayne Ah-Sam who spent years as a Health Worker in the Top End before studying medicine

For eight years, he was a health worker in eight different remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. After setting his sights on a career as a doctor, Mr Ah-Sam is now in his second year studying medicine at university in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The RAHC Primary Health Care Plus Mobile App has a new section - Remote Safety


RAHC has added additional features to the Primary Health Care Plus mobile app that was created in association with CRANAPlus. The new section – Remote Safety, acts as a quick guide to assist RAHC Health Professionals (HPs) with decision making when attending patients after hours. The app supports both Android and Apple software systems. 

Centre for Remote Health offers Post-Graduate Remote Health Practice Programs


Applications are now open for Postgraduate Remote Health Practice Programs with the Centre for Remote Health.  The programs offered are:

The theme for NAIDOC 2016 is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation


NAIDOC Week is celebrated across Australia each year in first week of July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

RAHC Professional Development policy on Reimbursements


RAHC Health Professionals (HPs) are welcome to apply for Professional Development (PD) support directly related to remote health practice. Please read the RAHC Professional Development Policy prior to applying for support.

Mandatory Professional Development for Remote Area Nurses


The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health (DoH) will be enforcing that all Remote Area Nurses (RANs) have completed, or updated if necessary, all courses considered mandatory for remote practice. Future placements in NT DoH clinics will be affected if this requirement is not being met.

RAHC has launched a new and improved eLearning Management System accessible across smart devices


The RAHC eLearning module suite has moved to a new and improved Learning Management System with effect from 01 July 2016 that is accessible across smart devices.

This new system allows for a better user experience by