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The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) aims to strengthen primary health care services in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Teriitory. RAHC works closely with the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (NT DHF), providing support by helping to recruit specific primary healthcare professionals. RAHC recruits doctors, registered nurses, dental and allied health professionals for short term work placements in the NT.
Remote Area Health Corps (Canberra office)
Suite 17J, Level 2
2 King Street
Deakin ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6203 9588
Fax: (02) 6203 9598
Remote Area Health Corps (Darwin office)
Darwin Central Offices
21 Knuckey Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 2787
Darwin NT 0800
Ph: (08) 8942 1650
Fax: (08) 8942 1676
This handbook is a training and orientation tool for medical professionals starting a short term job placement with the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC). The RAHC places doctors, registered nurses, dental and allied health workers into short assignments of three weeks to three months in remote Indigenous communities.
The handbook provides information specific to working within an Indigenous community. The chapter headings are:
Although the handbook is intended for RAHC employees, the material in the book would be useful for anyone interested in the cultural aspects of Indigenous health.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract