Australian Rotary Health’s (ARH) mission “is to create better health for all Australians through improved education and advancements in knowledge through medical research. We support excellence in research in an effort to provide both preventative and curative solutions for a broad range of health conditions” https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/about-us/
 
Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. Australian Rotary Health provides funding in the follow Four areas:
  • Mental Health Research
  • General Health Research
  • Indigenous Health Scholarships
  • Rural Medical & Nursing Scholarships   
Rotary Clubs in Victoria have partnered with ARH in support of the ‘Lift The Lid’ campaign which aims to raise funds to significantly increase research into mental illness prevention. https://youtu.be/MQC9CL3t98c 
 
Save the Date 10th of October 2020: A district Zoom webinar on “Lifting the Lid on Mental Illness” guest speaker Professor Felice Jacka between  3- 4pm. More details to follow.
 
As we are also celebrating Hat Day https://hatday.com.au/ and you are invited to hold an club event and wear your most eye-catching hat.   
 
Australian Rotary Health Research Behind Lift The Lid Podcasts are available at ARH website, Google Play and the Apps store. There are 16 episodes where the research recipient is interviewed detailing their research project. It is well worth listening, go to https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/support-us/campaigns/lift-the-lid/
 
If you have any questions or would like more information about Australian Rotary Health or district events contact Mardi Shepherd District 9820 ARH chair (2020-21)
 
Phone: 0411 410 617
Web: rotary9820.org.au