What does ARHEN do?
ARHEN is the peak body for Australia’s 12 University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) which are located in every State and the Northern Territory.
Vision: Achievement of better rural and remote health through learning.
Guiding purpose: To lead and initiate the rural and remote health agenda in the areas of education and research.
What do UDRHs do?
Each University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a leader in multidisciplinary rural health education, research and the development of innovative models.
A key activity for UDRHs is to provide and coordinate rural and remote clinical placements for multidisciplinary health science students from universities across Australia.
This encourages students to return to work professionally in these locations after graduation.