The New Zealand Institute of Rural Health is a Charitable Trust established in May 2001.
The New Zealand Institute of Rural Health works with communities, providers and purchasers to improve the health status of rurally-based people.
School Careers service
The New Zealand Institute of Rural Health (NZIRH) is committed to a long-term solution to relieving the rural health workforce crisis. Evidence and research, from Australia and Canada, indicates that in order to attract health professionals to rural practice, recruitment needs to commence in schools.
We are working with tertiary educational facilities and rural providers to influence curriculum development and to create well supported rural opportunities for students.
For example, we see the development of scholarships for rural students and the creation of rural support clubs as effective ways of influencing studentsí career choices towards rural practice.
specializes in providing information on health careers and the diversity within health careers to schools and students in the rural Waikato.
NZIRH networks between schools, rural hospitals, community health workers and the Waikato District Health Board to give students insight and knowledge of the training and vocational role of health workers.
The New Zealand Institute of Rural Health awards scholarships annually. These are both for undergraduates and postgraduate study.
For further information on The New Zealand Institute of Rural Health go to:
9 Anzac Street
Telephone: 0-7-823 9274
NZ Institute of Rural Health Web Site: