QLD has been a critical part of Australia for many years. Its importance cannot be quantified. This is why there is always a great focus paid to it.
As a result of this, we at, NRHN, in a bid to build more rural community reach have established clubs in different universities in QLD. These clubs are in charge of building a network of ambitious rural health professionals.
There are four rural health clubs affiliated with the NRHN in Queensland, Australia. They include:
BUSHFIRE: BUSHFIRE is a Society of Health for Indigenous and Rural Experience at the Bond University. It is a student-led health club founded by medical students at Bond University.
BUSHFIRE seeks to foster student passion in rural health within the Bond University health community and beyond. The club does this by providing living and work experience opportunities in rural communities.
At BUSHFIRE, members will have the opportunity to experience clinical skill tours, visit rural communities and rural high schools, attend local festivals, access scholarships and work placement opportunities, and attend annual professional conferences and events at subsidised rates.
Lifetime club membership at BUSHFIRE is free and open to everyone. By signing up to be part of BUSHFIRE, you have committed to enjoying a life of terrific experience. The journey promises to be mind-blowing with superb information to pick up daily.
Hope4Health: Hope4Health is a non-profit organisation founded by university students of Griffith University in 2006. The club seeks to improve the health outcomes of rural communities in Australia.
Since its inception, it has recorded success in many of its endeavours to build a rural health program across Australia. And has maintained this success throughout the years.
H4H organises awareness programmes for its members through activities like rural school visits, clinical skills tours, and health conferences and seminars, among others. These awareness programmes have helped in fostering the clubs reach among students. And, more importantly, into rural communities with indigenous people. They also host an annual fundraising event and fun events to support their community projects. This has projected the club into many doors of possibilities.
RHINO: RHINO – Rural Health in the Northern Outback is a student-led club that serves the Central Queensland and James Cook Universities. The rural health club was founded in 2000 and has since promoted rooted passion for rural and cultural healthcare across the Northern Queensland region.
RHINO promotes rural health matters and opportunities to students studying biomedicine, dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedical science, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and speech pathology.