Rural Health Program

It’s no secret that there is a shortage of health services in rural NSW. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, people in remote and rural areas have a significantly reduced life expectancy and poorer outcomes on leading indicators of health as a result of the scarcity of health services.

What is the Rural Health Program?

ANSW has tried to address the shortage of health services in regional areas through our Arthritis Infoline, webinars and digital information. Through the generosity of donors, funds have been used to develop a rural health education program, to be delivered at rural centres in NSW. It is hoped that these events will also help people create networks for ongoing local support.

The education sessions are co-run with local community organisations tailored to suit each individual event, all fitting the overall theme of Living Well with Arthritis. The program covers:

  • Arthritis management
  • Pain management
  • Exercising with arthritis
  • Nutrition
Next Event

We are thrilled to invite you to our next Rural Health Program. Details of the next event are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 29 February
Venue: The Pavilion Function Centre, 25 Back Kootingal Road, Nemingha, NSW 2340 & Online via Zoom
Time: Registrations from 9.30 am. Presentation: 10am – 12.30pm (refreshments provided)
Cost: Gold coin donation to help sustain the Rural Health Program and help other rural communities benefit from these seminars
Program: The focus of this program will be about living well with arthritis with a focus on pain management and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



Future Events

Cessnock, April 2024

Stay tuned for more information.

Nowra, October 2024

Stay tuned for more information.

New England, December 2024

Stay tuned for more information.