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Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare 2022


23 March 2022, 09:00am EDST to 23 March 2022, 03:00pm EDST


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

Covid safe hugging
COVID safe hugging - Benjamin Philip, aged 10 years.

The theme for RICH 2022 is Flexibility amidst the Hoo-Ha: Reshaping Rural Health

Abstracts can be presented as oral papers and ePosters. They will showcase how rural sectors have sustained momentum amidst disruption, innovation through adaptation, capability through flexibility and humour to balance adversity.

Align your abstract to one of these sub-themes

  • Crikey! Health behavioural change
  • Deadly! Indigenous and culturally appropriate care
  • Stoked! Self-management strategies that increase confidence
  • Ripper! Strengthened connections with communities (including digital technologies)
  • Fair Dinkum! Health service continuity and access to care – including consumer influences
  • Bonza! Creative use of technology for wellness – including virtual care
  • Hard Yakka! Innovative, collaborative and flexible workforce models

All Oral Abstracts and ePosters will be reviewed by a panel.

Submit your abstract

Abstracts close CoB Friday 4 February 2022

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, Resilience NSW and formerly Commissioner NSW Rural Fire Services, will provide the keynote address. He will set the scene through his lived experiences dealing with adverse events including the horrendous black summer bushfires, floods and the recent pandemic.


This is a virtual conference without 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