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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous eye health colloquium

Date posted: 13 March 2013

A colloquium on Indigenous eye health to be held at the 12th National Rural Health Conference in April will showcase the pivotal role that Regional Eye Health Coordinators (REHC) play in delivering eye care to Indigenous communities.

REHCs Pauline Wicks and Daniel Cook will open the colloquium with a speech about the REHC program's achievements and the key factors contributing to its success so far.

Robyn Main will discuss coordination and collaboration between optometry, ophthalmology, and eye health services, and the difference it can make to the quality of life for an older person, drawing on her experiences from the Kimberley.

Salma Ismail will tackle the issue of REHC training needs and discuss a training package she has developed. She will outline the process of recommending an ‘eye care skills set' for national adoption and endorsement by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council.

Anna Morse will explore the potential of adopting a national spectacle scheme in Australia, and Maree O'Hara will wrap up the colloquium by telling of the success of an eye health program in a remote region of the Northern Territory.

More information on the upcoming conference can be found at the National Rural Health Alliance website.

Souce: National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

Contacts

Gordon Gregory
Executive Director
National Rural Health Alliance
Ph: (02) 6285 4660

Penny Hanley
Media Advisor
National Rural Health Alliance
Ph: (02) 6285 4660

Leanne Coleman
Conference Manager
National Rural Health Alliance
Ph: (02) 6285 4660

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Last updated: 13 March 2013
 
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