The evidence is clear: while the initial costs are higher, regionally-based programs are vastly more effective in delivering rural workforce outcomes, and ultimately better health and prosperity for regional communities.
In aligning the training pipeline from regional medical school to a rural GP career, JCU’s unique joined-up training model is making an impact. View our Making Rural Health Matter brochure, factsheets, reports and videos to see the impact we are making.
Helping Close the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Education and initiatives aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equity are a priority for the College.
By working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, services and organisations we are producing health professionals who are trained to deliver culturally safe care. We aim to work together to deliver a sustainable workforce across disciplines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, but also to increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals across the region. Working closely with Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services, peak bodies and professional organisations in education, service and research activities is vital for achieving this goal.
Researching a healthier future for the Tropics
JCU extends its commitment to the health of regional, rural and remote communities through a range of locally-relevant, innovative research initiatives. Through centres of excellence, College-led research projects, and institutes, we are discovering solutions to the health issues of most importance to tropical Australia. JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) spans public health, biomolecular, clinical, translational, and health systems research.