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RNH to outline health research

The community will be able to learn how Rural Northwest Health’s various health research programs have been helping to improve its health services.

A Rural Health Research forum next week will explain how the service is raising the rural voice in health research. Five speakers will give five-minute overviews of various programs with which Rural Northwest Health has been involved.

The overviews will be followed by a question and answer period and discussion. Guest speakers include La Trobe University’s John Aitken, Deakin University’s Jill Whelan, Swinburne University’s Carolyn Wallace as well as Dr Kaye Knight and Wendy Walters from Rural Northwest Health.

Dr Knight has arranged the forum so that everyone can be informed of the importance of the research conducted. She said the community and Rural Northwest Health team members were all welcome.

“In the past few years Rural Northwest Health has embarked on an active rural health research program,” Dr Knight said.

“This will give everyone the chance to hear about why this research is important,” she said.

“They will find out about our more recent research projects, what we are learning about our community and how this will help to improve health services locally.”

The one-hour event will be in room 12 at the Warracknabeal campus on Thursday February 8 at 2.30pm. Enter via front reception.

A light afternoon tea will be provided and everyone is welcome. Bookings are not required. The forum will also be tele-conferenced to the Hopetoun campus.

John Aitken presents at a Community Action Research Group meeting.

 

 

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