Broken Hill Department of Rural Health

Broken Hill Department of Rural Health

The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BH UDRH) aims to improve health care in far western NSW by providing high quality support, education and training for rural and remote health workers.

Its focus is to establish relevant teaching and support environments, promote opportunities for student placements in the region, and deliver a successful rural attachment program for medical, nursing and allied health students.

The organisation also encourages experienced academic staff to spend time in the bush and foster partnerships to improve the quality of health care for rural Australians.

Located within the Department is the Centre for Remote Health Research, which aims to enhance the national expertise in rural and remote health research and the translation of research into policy and practice.

Overall the BH UDRH has a strong population health focus and supports existing health providers to improve health service development, especially in public health and primary health care.