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 MICRRH 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.
MICRRH 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. MICRRH 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.
MICRRH brings a range of expertise and is strongly anchored and experienced in working in collaboration with Health Services and Communities. The collaborative aspect of MICRRH 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