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Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare 2021


24 March 2021, 03:30pm


RICH is a one day ‘virtual’ forum linking rural health service providers, consumers and other rural sectors across NSW via a blend of videoconference, live webstreaming and social media to showcase and share rural models of care which have potential for broader implementation and to share experiences.

The theme for RICH 2021 is Rural Health Bounding Forwards

Abstracts are invited which showcase how rural sectors are embracing hope, strength, connectivity and positivity moving forward from the ongoing hardships imposed by the drought, fires and the pandemic over the last few years! How have we used these experiences to drive change and create innovative solutions to counteract adversity? What new ways of service provision, recovery and connectivity have emerged? What benefits can we share?

Abstracts are invited for oral papers and ePosters which showcase how rural sectors have used adversity to drive change, in the shape of:

  • behavioural change
  • Indigenous and culturally appropriate care
  • self-management strategies that increase confidence
  • strengthened connections with communities
  • consumers influencing health service continuity
  • creative use of digital technologies for wellness
  • innovative and flexible workforce models.

View the RICH Forum 2020 Presentations and Evaluation Report

View the Oral Paper Abstract and ePoster Guidelines or Submit and Abstract or ePoster online

Abstracts close CoB 12th February 2021


This is a conference without travel, accommodation or registration fees.


Jenny Preece
Rural Health Network Manager
Phone: 0427 568 249

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Jenny Preece, ACI Rural Health Network Manager

0427 568 249