Outpost is RDN's bulletin for the Outreach Program community of local fundholder organisations, visiting health practitioners and other stakeholders who work to deliver Outreach services across NSW and the ACT.
Our aim is to share relevant program data, useful updates, and innovative outreach models that are improving access for rural and Aboriginal communities.
Please contact the RDN Outreach Team if you would like more information on any of the featured services or if you wish to contribute to future issues.
Outpost Vol 4, Issue 1 (Oct 17)
Outpost Vol 3, Issue 4 (Aug 17)
Optometry Student Experience (31/10/18)
Fifth-year optometry student, Gabrielle Grant-Nilon, completed a four-week outreach placement by participating in Visiting Optometrist Scheme (VOS)-funded optometry clinics earlier this year. Read more...
Hope Wall Art Therapy Project (31/10/18)
The Hope Wall Project at Ballina Public School, an art therapy initiative for Aboriginal students, was initiated by Outreach paediatrician, Dr Blessy Charles, in late 2017. Read more...
Speech Pathology Upskilling (31/10/18)
The Healthy Ears, Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL) program supported outreach speech pathologist, Louisa Rostron, and Hunter New England Local Health District (LHD) to provide language development upskilling sessions in Tamworth. Read more...
Women’s Heart Awareness Program (31/10/18)
A promising Women’s Heart Awareness Program has commenced in Lismore to educate Aboriginal women on the signs and risks of heart attacks and promote steps to better heart health. Read more...
Rural cadet shares experience working at an Opthalmology Outreach Clinic (12/07/18)
Leanne Uren, a rural cadet from the University of Notre Dame in Lithgow, has shared her experiences working in rural NSW with an Ophthalmology outreach clinic at Moree. Read more...