CRRH About Us Our Partnerships

Our Partnerships

University Departments of Rural Health

UDRHs across Australia:

  • provide clinical placements and teaching activities provide rich, authentic learning experiences which prepare students for professional practice in distinctive remote and rural settings.

  • undertake research focused on rural and remote problems and develop and test original solutions, including research which may have national and international significance. This research informs the development of accessible and sustainable health services for Australia.

  • work with their communities to build capacity to respond effectively to the contemporary challenges in rural and remote health.


The significance and influence of CRRH lies within the collaborative ethos of the organisation and is reflected in its reputation in delivery of outcomes and track record of innovative and exemplary practice.

CRRH has strong partnerships with Central and North West Medicare Local, North West Hospital and Health Service, Central West Hospital and Health Service, Gidgee Healing and many regional private providers.

Our footprint extends from Mornington Island to Birdsville, the NT border communities to Hughenden in the east. CRRH provides a well-established academic presence in the region with strong links into James Cook University, other Universities throughout Australia and our network of 10 other UDRHs across rural Australia.

CRRH brings a range of expertise and is strongly anchored and experienced in working in collaboration with Health Services and Communities. The collaborative aspect of CRRH is evidenced through projects such as:

  • HWA Simulated Learning Environments Distributed Simulation Project

  • HWA NWQ Simulated Learning Environment

  • Combined Mount Isa Mental Health Service Scoping Analysis and Modelling Project

  • North West Community Rehabilitation Project

  • Potential Role of Physician Assistants in providing Indigenous Australians with health care

  • RHCE Increasing collaboration between stakeholder groups and fostering multidisciplinary team based training and joint continuing education projects for GPs, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and ATSI health workers

  • Service Delivery and Innovation Project - Expanded Yellow Envelope

  • Headspace - Development of sustainable model through consultation, model refinement and business planning

  • Connecting Healthcare in Communities