AAAPC Webinar with Professor Roger Strasser: Primary Health Care Education in Rural Settings: Learning generalism in rural, by rural, for rural
Local comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) is how people are helped to live healthy, fulfilling, and productive lives, with access to health care that meets their needs when required. PHC combines the public health focus on education, health promotion, and illness prevention with access to the clinical services that meet the health needs of the local population. In Australia and New Zealand, people living in remote and rural communities have comparatively limited access to health care and worse health status. Over the last decade, there has been a growing discourse on “generalism” in health care and education. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities of PHC education in rural settings with an emphasis on producing generalists who have the skills and commitment to deliver high-quality PHC services.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the role Primary Health Care in rural health
2. Place generalism in the context of rural Primary Health Care
3. Identify key components of successful rural Primary Health Care education