RURAL AREA PRACTICE SUPPORT PROGRAM
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
Supporting rural and remote communities to build sustainable local health care services.
The Rural Area Practice Support (RAPS) Program is the successor to the highly successful and nationally recognised RARMS Program which has been running for more than 20 years and was designed through a collaboration between doctors, rural communities and Aboriginal health services to help communities struggling to maintain local health services.
Rural and remote communities are losing access to local health care every day. The RARMS Program has successfully supported communities to grow their own sustainable community health services for more than 20 years.
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THEORY OF CHANGE
Rural and remote communities are losing health and medical care everyday. With the current shortage of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in these communities, many towns will lose local access to health care in the next decade unless we develop new models and approaches that makes rural and remote health practice sustainable, and working in our communities attractive.