Rural and Remote Medical Services was formed when communities realised that they could not wait on others to find a solution to declining health services and poor health outcomes. If they a wanted a solution they needed to look within their own communities with rurally-based expert assistance from RARMS.
RARMS was established through the NSW Rural Doctors Network and Walgett Community Health Forum and created the foundation for the most successful, community-led solution to rural and remote health service access in Australia today - RARMS Health.
Today, RARMS continues to work with communities that want to take control of their own health futures. RARMS combines well-researched frameworks with its on-the-ground experience working with rural, remote and Indigenous communities to help communities understand their unique strengths and needs, and to assist communities to develop a comprehensive plan for health services, outcomes and community advocacy.
RARMS provides a range of services to communities including:
Health Needs Assessment
Health Service Analysis
Community Health Planning Facilitation
Place-Based Health Plan Development
Health Promotion and Communications Planning
Advocacy Planning and Support