Our VisionA healthy and Vibrant Outback Queensland.
Our MissionExcellence in Rural, Remote amd Indigenous Health.
Our TeachingAuthentic learning experiences at the cutting edge of clinical practice.
Our ResearchRelevant, Collaborative, Policy Changing, providing the evidence base for the future.
Our PlaceIn the heartland of outback Queensland, remote and rural practice.
Our HistoryThe Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health is a "participating universities centre for population health, education and research".
The Centre was initially setup to operate within Queensland Health under contract to the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) program. In January 2001 the MICRRH became incorporated into James Cook University.
The Centre commenced operation under the leadership of Dr Dennis Pashen who was appointed to the position of Director in August of 1997, with Dr Elizabeth Chalmers being appointed to the Deputy Director position in November of the same year. Teresa O'Connor took over the position of Deputy Director in March 2003.
Our ObjectivesThe Centre has five main objectives.
- Promote professional education and training in rural and remote health with a specific emphasis on professional education and training of Indigenous persons.
- Recruitment and retention of health professions in rural and remote areas.
- Development of effective means of rural and remote health delivery.
- Develop a population and public health focus.
- Participation by Indigenous people in population health.
PartnershipsThe centre has been awarded over $1 million of grants including three RHSET grants enabled the establishment of special programs in Indigenous Health Worker training, Rural and Remote Nursing and Allied Health including Pharmacy and Oral Health. MICRRH has formed significant partnerships with universities and other training organisations, leading a consortium, which won a tender to develop a national population health curriculum for clinicians.
Marloo Tales - Our NewsletterMarloo Tales is our in-house newsletter which is published six times a year.
Annual Reports, Strategic Plans & Reporting to KPIs
- Triennium Report (July 2008-June 2011) [PDF File: 7.5MB]
- KPI Reporting (January - June 2011) [PDF File: 235KB]
- KPI Reporting (January - December 2010) [PDF File: 233KB]
- KPI Reporting (January - December 2009) [PDF File: 144KB]
- KPI Reporting (January - June 2008) [PDF File: 88KB]
- KPI Reporting (July - December 2008) [PDF File: 71KB]
- KPI Reporting (January - June 2007) [PDF File: 71KB]
- KPI Reporting (July - December 2007) [PDF File: 1.2MB]
- KPI Reporting (January - June 2006) [PDF File: 135KB]
- KPI Reporting (July - December 2006) [PDF File: 172KB]
- KPI Reporting (January - June 2005) [PDF File: 192KB]
- KPI Reporting (July - December 2005) [PDF File: 345KB]
Our StaffThe staff numbers of the MICRRH have rapidly grown since the centres inception in August of 1999. The centre's staff come from many different vocational and cultural backgrounds, allowing a holistic perspective of the service and research that are produced out of the centre.
Please visit Staff Index for staff profiles and contact details.