Partner with Us

Working together for healthier rural living.

Rural Doctors Foundation is committed to charity partnerships with organisations that share our vision for healthier rural and remote communities. If you are passionate about rural people enjoying healthier lives and access to quality local care, then we should chat! Through innovations, research, and inspiration we are reducing health inequities. Working with partners means we can solve bigger challenges, combine expertise, and also increase capacity.

Organisations from a variety of industries may seek charity partnerships with Rural Doctors Foundation. We welcome  interest from:

  • Health and wellbeing sectors - in both metropolitan or rural and remote areas.

  • Business and industry connected to the country regions of Queensland.

  • Or any organisation with a strong belief in what we do, and a philosophy we also share.

Charity partnerships that make a tangible difference.

Is your organisation passionate about working to improve rural health?

Rural Doctors Foundation was formed by rural doctors and their supporters. We are caring for, committed to and connected with rural and remote regions. That’s because we are working on the ground in regional and remote communities. Significantly, charity partnerships can help support grassroots, local projects which have tangible outcomes. This means you will see meaningful results from your partnership. 

And that can be incredibly rewarding.

The situation in rural healthcare

If you have spent any time in rural and remote medicine, or have lived outside our metro areas, you will appreciate that life is different. While it’s a great life, health care is tough. If your organisation is based in a metropolitan area, you might not know the challenges we face.

So, here are some statistics that illustrate just why we do what we do.

  • The mortality rates for rural and remote people are 1.8 times what they are in the city.

  • People living in rural and remote areas also have higher instances of disease as well as injury.

  • 3 out of 5 rural people do not see a specialist when they need to,. Mostly, because there isn’t one close by.

  • The rural clinician is the “jack of all trades” with primary care traversing mental health, obstetrics, palliative care, paediatrics, emergency response and so much more.

Rural communities are small in population and separated by vast distances.  But they are responsible for feeding us and keeping us healthy.

So, what’s happening in rural and remote locations really matters to us all.

Distance, isolation, and also lack of services are part of rural health. And as a result of this, lives are at risk every day. But by working together, we can help fill the gaps that exist in healthcare for rural and remote communities.

Taking action, creating change.

We are perfectly positioned to make a difference, because as rural doctors, we are part of the fabric of rural and remote communities. We celebrate solutions that see people rolling up their sleeves and taking action.

Solutions that make a difference.

Solutions that also keep people healthy and save lives. Importantly, we support communities at the local level, funding their creative ideas for managing their own health issues.

The work of Rural Doctors.

Keep healtcare running

Emergency funding in order to keep healthcare running in times of disaster

Community programs

Community grants in order to implement important health and wellbeing programs

Provide equipment

Funding lifesaving equipment which helps rural incidents and accidents

Free health checks

We keep rural people healthy, by offering free health checks at rural events

Medical professionals

We work to bring more medical professionals into rural and remote areas

Rural health research

Health research so that we can learn more about rural health needs

Education for communities

Health education to help rural and remote people live healthier lives

Bright community ideas

Turning innovative community ideas for better rural health into reality

Become a partner

Here’s how you can work with us in order to create meaningful change:

Working together

Work with us to make a difference to health in a rural or remote area.

Combine our resources to grow capacity to get the best possible outcomes for local communities.

Sponsorship

We gratefully accept corporate sponsorship from like-minded organisations.

Align your brand with our cause. And also, be a part of improving healthcare in rural and remote regions.


Workplace Giving

Let your payroll become an agent for change!

Workplace Giving is an easy way to make a significant contribution to rural and remote communities.


Fundraising

Fundraise through your workplace during special events or any time.

There is nothing better than seeing your efforts make a real difference.


Volunteering

Donate your time or skills and join our small but mighty team.

We can always use extra hands! Our volunteers conduct health checks, assist with research, and raise funds.

Education

Our team of experts offer education sessions on how the lessons learnt in emergency medicine can be applied to the corporate environment.

Meet our partners

Our partners are people who, like us, care a lot about rural and remote communities across Australia.

RDAQ Foundation ABN: 25 603 089 881 is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller.