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 know there are very limited numbers of trained NEM health practitioners in regional Australia and some of the biggest barriers for them are time and money.
acnem believes we must take action to ensure optimal health for all Australians. That is why we created a Regional Scholarship Fund to expand the NEM community across Australia and build support networks for practitioners to ensure integrative medicine becomes an essential part of our regional health care system.
The acnem Regional Scholarship Fund raised enough money through donations from our NEM community to fund 2 practitioners to complete the acnem Fellowship – the highest level of education in nutritional and environmental medicine.
Scholarships are open to both members and non-members of acnem.
Together we can help change the future of regional health.
*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.