Celebrating 25 years of rural health education 1992-2017
Its first twenty-five years have seen Australia’s first rural academic unit, located in a former broom cupboard at the Latrobe Valley Hospital in Moe, evolve into a multi-site school with significant facilities in Mildura, Bendigo, Moe, Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale and many smaller facilities dotted elsewhere across Victoria.
During this evolution it has been at the forefront of rural health teaching, research, development, advocacy and practice locally, nationally and internationally. Many dedicated people have played significant roles and many events have altered the course of the organisation’s development and influence.
The first 25 years
|1992||Centre for Rural Health established by Roger Strasser in Moe|
|1993||Bendigo division established, Bendigo Primary Care Clinic transferred from Monash Community Medicine to Centre for Rural Health|
|1998||Move from Moe to Traralgon|
|2000||Position of Professor of Rural Health Research established|
|2002||Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Studies in Rural Health established|
|2004||Geoff Solarsh commenced as Head of School|
|2008||Gordon Whyte Head of School|
|2010||Judi Walker commenced as Head of School|
|2014||School of Rural Health and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine win grant to conduct the ten-year Hazlewood Health Study following the mine fire in early 2014|