Australian Rotary Health

Australian Rotary Health


 
Australian Rotary Health began in 1981 when Ian Scott of the Rotary Club of Mornington in Victoria proposed that a fund be established with the aim of raising a minimum of two million dollars through Rotary Clubs across Australia, to invest this money and to use the income in a particular field of research. "Health" as envisaged in the Australian Rotary Health, encompasses a wide vision and includes all aspects of community health.
 
The broad intentions of Australian Rotary Health are to act as a catalyst for projects that will improve the quality of life for those least able to assist themselves and, also to fund areas of community health not being funded by government.
 
By having research projects that contain a strong element of applied research, it is possible to bring about practical strategies to enhance community health in a way that allows individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs to see the benefits applied in their own communities.
 
 
Concept
The concept of Australian Rotary Health is to raise donations and invest this money to provide grants for worthy research projects in the medical and health arenas.

Structure

Australian Rotary Health has been approved by the Board of Rotary International as a multi-District project and is registered under Corporation Law. It operates through a Constitution which provide for membership to be restricted to Rotarians and for control by a Board of Directors elected by and drawn from the Members. Membership entitles members to receive all Newsletters and the Annual Report and Accounts
 
To find out more about the Australian Health Research Fund clickhere
 
Here are just a few of the programs run by Australian Rotary Health Research
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Indigenous Health Scholarship
  • Road Transport Survey
  • Rural Medical Scholarships