Allied Health Assistants: National Developments & Local Workforce Models.
The Allied Health Assistant (AHA) workforce is increasingly in-focus as health planners and employers strive to improve access to allied health services in rural and remote Australians. Services for Rural & Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) likewise regards AHAs as a key ingredient to build a more responsive allied health workforce in rural areas. Cath Maloney (SARRAH CEO) will present a summary of recent AHA developments on the national front, including the recent AHA Training Package review and potential AHA-delivered service models in aged care. She will also update on the place of AHAs within the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway program under development through SARRAH.
On the local front, Chanelle Clark from Glasswing Therapy based on the North Coast will describe integration of AHAs into the Rural & Remote Therapy Program that Glasswing is developing in their practice. She will describe challenges to integrating AHAs into the model, but also innovative solutions to achieve an efficient and effective program.
If you have an interest or involvement with allied health assistants in your workplace, make sure you link into this Zoom event on August 31st.
About Cath Maloney:
Cath has a background in physiotherapy with over 25 years of clinical experience prior to moving into health service management roles. Cath has worked in public sector, private and non-government settings including running her own practice, delivering allied health services across central and southern NSW. Cath completed a Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and the advanced leadership program with Women and Leadership Australia (2019). Over the past 12 years Cath has held leadership and management positions in state and Commonwealth government and with a remote Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation, and served 6 years on the Board of a rurally-based Primary Health Network. Cath is now the CEO of SARRAH, a role she has held since April 2019
About Chanelle Clark:
National Projects Manager – Glasswing Therapy: Chanelle has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Masters of Public Health with over 20 years experience working in health care across government and community settings in the areas of research, program and service development. She has been with Glasswing Therapy for just over 3 years, a growing Allied Health Company based in Northern NSW. Chanelle has held various roles with the company as it has transitioned into the dynamic and innovative company that it is today. Chanelle has recently stepped into the National Projects Manager role to lead and support the company’s expansion and service development across NSW, QLD and Victoria.
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This is an ONLINE event and the Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.
NCAHA Monthly Hub – Tue 31st August I 6.00pm – 7.00pm