- Year: 2006
- Author: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
- Publisher: WA Country Health Services
- Country: Australia
- State/Region: Western Australia
WA Country Health Services (WACHS) is endeavouring to develop a service delivery model to provide allied health and rehabilitation services to Aboriginal people in remote communities. A Community Based Rehabilitation model, with an emphasis on Community Based Workers, has been proposed as a viable framework.
There are significant barriers to the effective provision of allied health and rehabilitation services to rural and remote Aboriginal communities which fall into five key categories, including: Workforce issues; Sub-optimal allied health therapy model of service delivery; Cross Cultural issues; Local knowledge of service; and Access to service.