Addressing the urban–rural health gap through a northern research collaboration

Kevin Williams, Sean Rung and Bart J Currie
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51076
Published online: 7 June 2021

To the Editor: The article by Giuseppin,1 Chair of the Australian Medical Association Council of Rural Doctors, published in MJA InSight+, on ending geographic narcissism, overcoming metro‐based policy making, and instituting health self‐determination by rural practitioners and communities echoes the feedback we have received from health practitioners and consumers attending our workshops throughout northern Australia.

  • Kevin Williams1
  • Sean Rung1
  • Bart J Currie1,2

  • 1 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
  • 2 Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, NT



The HOT NORTH program is supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Grant No. 1131932). The content of this article is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not reflect the views of the NHMRC. The funders had no role in planning or writing this article.

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