Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) are the fund holders for six programs and provide 332 outreach services to rural, regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities across Victoria.
The programs are all Commonwealth Department of Health funded and include:
The programs work within health priorities that increase access to maternal and paediatric, mental health, chronic disease management and ear and eye health care for these communities.
The majority of programs provide funding to cover out of pocket expenses to support health professionals relating to the travel and associated costs of providing these vital health care services. With the Indigenous Eye and Ear Surgical Support Service extending funding to the patients and carers.
The Outreach team has three Regional Program Officers who work across the Primary Health Network of Gippsland, Western Victoria, Murray, North West Metro, South East Metro and East Metro. They work with the regions to help them meet their Community needs.
For more information on the Regional Program Officers or the Outreach Programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.