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 health workers fully-funded training in nutritional and environmental (NEM) medicine and will save Australian lives.

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. With your help we want to change this.

We are asking for donations to help establish the ACNEM Regional Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to regional and rural health practitioners to complete an ACNEM Fellowship – the highest level of education in nutritional and environmental medicine.

The ACNEM community has never been stronger and your donation will go directly to establishing the ACNEM Regional Scholarship Fund.

With your help, we aim to raise $40,000+ to award Fellowship scholarships to at least 5 medical and health practitioners from regional and rural areas.

For every 5 scholarships funded by donations, ACNEM will award an additional scholarship. Together we can help change the future of regional health.

These scholarships will 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.

Scholarships will be open to both members and non-members of ACNEM and once funds are established, we will launch a national campaign for applicants.

Your donation can make a difference and share the benefits of integrative medicine across regional Australia.

And our promise to you is as a foundation supporter of the ACNEM Regional Scholarship Fund we will update you on who has received the scholarships and their progress.

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: