Introducing the acnem Regional Scholarship Fund

If you live in regional Australia right now you are 20% more likely to die before the age of 75 than people in the city.*

We find it outrageous in our wonderful country, that living in regional areas means you are more likely to suffer and die from diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other preventable health conditions.*

Australia offers some of the world’s best standards of living, but our regional patients are needlessly suffering preventable death and disease.*

We can’t allow this to happen and we must take action to ensure optimal health for all Australians.

Be part of the solution to transform the health crisis in our regional areas and help us to equip practitioners with the skills to treat the causes of disease and not just the symptoms.

Your donation will offer our regional healthcare workers fully-funded training in integrative healthcare – providing personalised healthcare to those in regional communities.

We know there are very limited numbers of integrative health practitioners in regional Australia and some of the biggest barriers for them are time and money. With your help we can change this.

We are asking for donations to help fund the acnem Regional Scholarship Fund to provide annual scholarships to regional and rural health practitioners to complete an acnem Fellowship – the highest level of education in integrative healthcare.

Your donation will go directly to acnem Regional Scholarship Fund.

These scholarships will expand the integrative healthcare community across Australia and build support networks for practitioners to ensure integrative health becomes an essential part of our regional healthcare system.

Scholarships are open to both members and non members, but only available to those in Australia at this point (due to Australian fundraising legislation).

Your donation will make a difference and share the benefits of integrative healthcare across regional Australia.

acnem is an independent, not-for- profit organisation and all donations are tax deductable.

*Australian Burden of Disease Study People living in remote and very remote areas were more likely to die from diabetes (1.8 and 3.5 times respectively), compared with Australia overall. For the two leading causes of fatal burden nationally—cancer and cardiovascular disease —rates were 1.2 higher in remote areas and 1.8 times high in very remote areas as in major cities.

Dr Ron Ehrlich speaks to regional doctor, Dr Nicole Nelson, about some of the challenges they are faced with in regional Australia and how integrative medicine can help:

Make a tax-deductible donation now to the acnem Regional Scholarship Fund and help your fellow practitioners save lives: