The Outreach in the Outback Rural Health Outreach Fund is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Rural Health West. The priorities identified for the Rural Health Outreach Fund are: Maternity and paediatric health; Eye health; Mental health; and Support for chronic disease management.
This program aims to improve health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote locations by supporting the delivery of outreach health activities, through improved coordination and combination of health activities. By providing both public and private outreach health services that address prioritised community needs, the Rural Health Outreach Fund aims to broaden the range and choice of health services available while reducing the financial disincentives that may result in a barrier to service delivery by health professionals.
The Service Delivery Standards require that all service providers funded under the Rural Health Outreach Fund demonstrate that they have undertaken appropriate cultural awareness and safety training, or be willing to undertake training prior to commencing service delivery. For further information, go to Cultural Awareness and Safety Training.
If you have any inquiries about the Rural Health Outreach Fund, please contact the Outreach in the Outback team at Rural Health West on 08 6389 4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org