Refugee Health Network of Australia
RHeaNA brings together key representatives from each state and territory working within the policy, clinical and public health realms of refugee health and was established in 2008. It aims to:
- Inform and support the development of quality holistic health care for refugees in Australia across all health sectors in all jurisdictions
- Provide advice to policy-makers at Commonwealth and state/territory level on current and emerging issues in refugee health in Australia
- Provide a forum for exchange of information between providers of refugee health care and other relevant stakeholders across Australia.
The Refugee Health Network Qld, along with other state representatives, shares information about local trends, challenges, service innovations and research at quarterly RHeaNA executive teleconferences.
The Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA) recommends the creation of a National Refugee Health and Wellbeing Framework to support a more consistent, equitable, responsive, and integrated approach to the delivery of healthcare for people of refugee backgrounds, including those seeking asylum, across Australia. RHeaNA has identified the following key considerations which would underpin the framework and support a more strategic approach to refugee health and wellbeing.