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A Grower’s Guide. Grow Your Own… Trialed in November 2009 – Northland Joint venture between Grassroots Rural Health Club, Auckland Medical School and.

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1 A Grower’s Guide

2 Grow Your Own… Trialed in November 2009 – Northland Joint venture between Grassroots Rural Health Club, Auckland Medical School and Northland DHB Year 9 and 10 students from deciles 5 and below schools A way to give back to rural communities and increase the intake of rural students in the study of health To encourage and foster student interest in health careers and in tertiary study

3 Our Vision…. +=

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5 Northland 2009 The beginning

6 The Schools… Tikipunga High School Whangarei Boys High Kamo High Kaitaia College Dargaville High School Opononi Area School Visit each school every two years 17 Auckland Medical Students; 3 groups

7 The Program… 10 minute presentation introducing Grassroots, Auckland University and the health professions. Focus on the pro’s of study and work in health Focus on key issues affecting rural students and study

8 Workshops… 10 minute stations on basic anatomy and clinical skills 4 Stations: - Anatomy - Blood Pressure & Pulse - CPR - Reflexes Engage students – let them go for it!

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10 Feedback.. Huge amount of positive feedback from students, teachers and medical professionals Over 300 students signed up Follow up needed Keep things fun and interactive! Plans for round two in 2010…….

11 2010 Northland Round Two! Waikato Build on the success of last year and move forward with following up students identified in 2009

12 Northland 2010 Taipa Area School Whangaroa College Northland College Moerewa School Mangakahia Area School Bream Bay College Whangarei Girls High Presentations and Workshops

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14 Waikato Worked closely with Waikato DHB 8 Schools: - Thames - Otorohanga - Te Kuiti - Piopio - Putaruru - Paerora - Matamata - Waihi

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16 Judgment Day… Both trips hugely successful Cemented in ‘Grow Your Own’ as a high quality event which Grassroots plans to continue into future years Over 500 students signed up as interested across both trips Building on connections made and the reputation established in both regions

17 Where to Next? Expand number of schools and areas involved Start second visits to Northland schools visited in 2009 FOLLOW UP! Currently working on this i.e. Northland Programme Incubator (www.incubator.net.nz)

18 THANK YOU!


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