What we do...
- Summing It Up
- Strategic Plan
- About Geraldton
WACRH aims to improve rural, remote and Aboriginal health through research, education, student support and community service activities. WACRH operates with support from The University of Western Australia but also works closely with numerous health organisations, on a local and national level.
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Rural Health and Aboriginal Health Research
Academic research is an integral part of WACRH’s activities. Many of WACRH’s research projects focus on Aboriginal Health and endeavour to translate theory into actions that benefit remote and rural communities in WA.
Health workforce development and support is ingrained in the Centre’s dynamics. WACRH works to encourage health professionals to pursue their careers in rural areas and promotes access to higher education and professional development opportunities.
WA Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton
Mt MagnetWACRH regularly runs student placement programs in Mt Magnet. Staff work in collaboration with the Bidi Bdi centre, the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service and local school.
The University of Western Australia
WACRH Office at SPARHC
The WA Centre for Rural Health also operates from UWA's SPARHC (School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care) office based on the University's grounds. Staff oversee a range of Research projects as well as research-related administration.Staff oversee a range of Research projects as well as research-related administration.
Contact WACRH staff in Perth on (08) 9346 4459
Optimal health and wellbeing for people living in rural and remote communities in Western Australia
Innovative rural health education and research to improve health in rural communities
Our Guiding Principles
1. Work collaboratively with our partners and in our professional networks
2. Value and respect the rich cultural diversity of Western Australia, in particular, work with Aboriginal communities to help them build on their strengths and address disadvantage
3. Undertake our work with integrity and transparency, and always seek to do the right thing
4. Promote socially inclusive approaches that engage individuals and communities to identify their needs, and work with them to promote their physical, psychological and social wellbeing
5. Commit to continuous improvement and reflective practice so that we continue to learn and extend our reach
6. Foster an organisational environment that provides opportunities for all to grow and excel
See the WA Centre for Rural Health Strategic Plan 2017-2020 here
Some broader information about Geraldton
This video features a twenty-two minute documentary about everything that makes Geraldton a great place to live, study or work. It provides students coming on placement with a useful glimpse into the Town and its services.
A total of 10 other UDRHs across Australia, currently carry out work to improve access by rural and remote communities to appropriate services through the promotion of professional support, education and training for rural and remote health workers.
Their websites can be accessed from the links below:
- Broken Hill UDRH
- University Centre for Rural Health - North Coast
- University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
- Monash University Department of Rural and Indigenous Health
- UDRH, Rural Health Academic Centre University of Melbourne
- Greater Green Triangle UDRH
TAS:UDRH, Department of Rural Health University of Tasmania
Australian Rural Education Health Network
ARHEN was established in 2001 and is the peak body for 11 University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) which are located in every State and the Northern Territory. ARHEN works to link and support all UDRHs across Australia, including CUCRH. Access the ARHEN website.