Medical research and rural health

Medical research and rural health

The Garvan Research Foundation has published two reports examining National Health Priority Areas and the rural health gap.

Medical Research and Rural Health – Garvan Report 2015
Garvan Institute inaugural report
A Rural Perspective: Cancer and Medical Research
Garvan Institute adjunct report

HEALTHY FAMILIES, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Our rural health work began with our ‘Healthy Families, Healthy Communities’ program, which launched in 2013 in partnership with Ridley Corporation.

The program began with ‘Cancer in the community’, a series of free public forums helping to demystify cancer as a disease by providing updates on the latest in research, suggesting practical ways to reduce individual risk, and the best ways to access local resources and cancer support.

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RURAL HEALTH REPORTS

Following the success of ‘Healthy Families, Healthy Communities’ program, we published ‘Medical Research and Rural Health’ in 2015.

The report continued to strengthen that community conversation and increase understanding of the need for, and importance of medical research across the broader community. We examined the federal government’s National Health Priority Areas – arthritis, asthma, cancer control, cardiovascular health, dementia, diabetes mellitus, mental health, musculoskeletal conditions, and overweight and obesity – in relation to rural Australia.

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