ADSA was represented in the 2017 National Rural Health Students Network Council meeting. The two-day council meeting was held in Melbourne, and was attended my representatives of rural health clubs from 28 different universities across the country.
It was a great opportunity to hear from several inspiring speakers of both medical and allied health backgrounds, who have thrived in their professions in rural and remote areas. ADSA was able build contacts from various different health backgrounds and work together to improve the health outcomes in rural and remote Australia.
The Department of Health also addressed the council and projected their ongoing support to improving student support within rural and remote areas. Two papers were passed at the council, the Climate Change Position Paper and Indigenous Health Position Paper, both aimed to voice the concerns of students with the current global issues. It was great to see the impact that us students can make on a grand scale, when we unite and voice our concerns as one.
ADSA will continually support the work of NRHSN and associated rural health clubs, and we urge our dental students to share their rural experience with us. ADSA is committed to the number of dental and oral health students who participate in rural health activities. We urge each student to get involved in your local rural health clubs.
Please contact the university representatives to nd out more.