• Network

    Strengthen the UDRH network through coordination and communication

    Network
  • Direction

    Provide leadership and strategic direction in rural health education and research

    Direction
  • ARHEN

    Linking and supporting the University Departments of Rural Health across Australia

    ARHEN
  • National Voice

    Provide advocacy through a national voice and conduit for members

    National Voice

Australian Rural Health Education 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.

Vision: Achievement of better rural and remote health through learning.

Guiding purpose: To lead and initiate the rural and remote health agenda in the areas of education and research.

Publications

  • Mental Health Tertiary Curriculum Project Report 2012
  • A Bright Future for Rural Health 2010
  • A Text Book of Australian Rural Health 2008
  • Opportunities as Vast as the Landscape - Working in rural and remote health 2006
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UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS OF RURAL HEALTH
There are 11 UDRHs with a range of satellite sites.

What are UDRHs

Each UDRH is a leader in multidisciplinary rural health education, research and the development of innovative models. They are the only rurally based academic facilities that are multidisciplinary, work at undergraduate and post graduate levels and also with the existing workforce. The UDRH program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

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