The Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health (GGT UDRH) is a partnership between Flinders University and Deakin University. The Department was established in 2000 and undertakes an integrated program of research, education, training and support in an effort to promote excellence in rural and remote health education, training and research, and to ensure practical outcomes and long-term benefits for the communities of the Greater Green Triangle region.
Our core objectives encompass:
Our extensive research program includes a number of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-funded projects. The most recent being the Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia (MAGDA) study; Preventing Diabetes in Pregnancy from Progressing to Type 2 Diabetes, which is focusing on developing and implementing a system of care to reduce the risk of progression to type 2 diabetes in women who have had GDM. In 2011, the Department was awarded an Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) receiving funding for four years to address primary health care quality, governance, performance and sustainability issues identified within the national health reform agenda.
Resources and Support
The Greater Green Triangle UDRH operates a successful Student Support Program that aims to improve the experiences of health science students on rural placements with the intention of increasing the likelihood of return to rural practice after graduation. Services and resources include access to high standard, low cost accommodation, financial support, 24/7 IT usage, orientation tours and information on towns within the region, social networking opportunities and education & training opportunities.
Education and Workforce
The Department's strong Education and Workforce program includes Indigenous Health, Mental Health, Pharmacy, Population Health and Workforce. The program focuses on continuing professional education for medical, allied and other health professionals, academic programs for both pharmacists and mental health professionals and the participation in research and educational projects for Indigenous Australians.
All our programs bring together national and international academic institutions, health agencies, professional organisations and community groups to promote "Greater Health" in the region and beyond.
Latest News and Events
- Launch of ASPREE (Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study for the Mount Gambier Region.
- Media article on GGT UDRH finishing in the Top 10 ROAR profiles in three separate categories for 2012.
- Click to read publication on "An Epidemiological Analysis of Risk Factors: Rural versus Metropolitan - are there differences? A comparison between the North West Adelaide Health Study & the Greater Green Triangle Risk Factor Study".