Keynote: Unleashing the power of Attract-Connect-Stay to build a strong rural health workforce
Friday 5 April at 4.30pm
Cath is one of Australia’s leading experts in rural health
workforce. Her research on how the rural health workforce can be fundamentally
strengthened has informed the practice and approaches of peak rural health
agencies, government departments, rural health services, and rural communities.
Her innovative 'Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement
Framework' and 'Attract Connect Stay' solution, particularly the Community
Connector Program, have gained international recognition for generating new
understandings of, and solutions for rural health workforce. Cath currently operates
a management consultancy business that offers training and support to rural health
and social care services.
Her business helps services and communities to establish
and implement the Attract Connect Stay solution, which improves their ability
to attract and retain healthcare professionals in rural areas.
Cath is deeply passionate about addressing rural access
inequities and resource challenges and dedicated to supporting rural
communities in becoming thriving and sustainable places to live and work.