Recruitment & Retention

Rural Health and Human Services Workforce Development Program

The Rural Health and Human Services Workforce Development Program is a Victorian State Government initiative which aims to build capacity to recruit and retain health workforce (including allied health) in regional and rural communities of Victoria.  The priorities for this program include: addressing maldistribution of allied health workforce in rural Victoria, support recruitment and retention of rural allied health workforce, promote and support innovative roles and service models to meet rural population health needs and support capability and capacity of rural allied health workforce

There are senior project managers employed in the Rural Health and Human Services Workforce Development Program in West Division at both the Geelong and Ballarat Department of Health and Human Services offices.  The senior project officer based in Ballarat works closely with the Grampians Region Allied Health Leaders Network to identify and address priority areas for the regional allied health workforce.

Grampians Region Allied Health Workforce Strategic Plan 

The Grampians Region Allied Health Leaders Network is to undertake planning in early 2017 to develop a new Grampians Region Allied Health Workforce Strategic Plan.

Profiling the Allied Health Workforce of Public Health Organisations in the Grampians Region (report)

The  Profiling the allied health workforce of public health organisations in the Grampians Region is a project of the Department of Health and Human Services Grampians Region, West Division.  It was developed in response to the Grampians Allied Health Workforce Strategic Plan (2011-14) priority area of providing accurate and consistent allied health workforce data for the Grampians Region.