Consensus-based framework for the growth and sustainability of rural health research

O'sullivan, Belinda, Gurney, Tiana, and Cairns, Alice (2021) Consensus-based framework for the growth and sustainability of rural health research. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 29 (4). pp. 563-567.

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There is an urgent need for research to assist with targeting strategies and reducing health care inequalities. This is critical in rural areas, where communities require an evidence base that informs their unique health systems context, including optimal ways to address significant population and workforce needs. However, as a field, rural health research has never had a comprehensive strategy for its growth and sustainability. This is despite the reliance of many rural stakeholders and communities on high-quality evidence that can be directly applied to improve rural health policies/programs and outcomes. For example, the World Health Organization, seeking to serve nearly half the world's population that lives rurally, also has no specific strategy for fostering a rural research industry. This is despite explicitly valuing monitoring and evaluation as part of most of its rural health strategies.

Item ID: 68400
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: early career researcher, rural health researcher,
Copyright Information: © 2021 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 03:39
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420321 Rural and remote health services @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 30%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200299 Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified @ 40%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified @ 30%
20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200508 Rural and remote area health @ 30%
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