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Violet Marshman Oration

Arts Culture and Music At McKay Lecture Theatre, Flora Hill Campus, La Trobe University Bendigo Unnamed Road, Flora Hill VIC 3550, Australia

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On November 26, 2018
5:30 - 7:30pm Save to calendar

Across the great divide - health in rural Victoria

The health status of rural Australians is worse than that of people who live in metropolitan areas. In this first Violet Marshman Oration, Emeritus Professor Stephen Duckett will present new data which disentangles the factors contributing to the difference. He will examine trends in ‘avoidable mortality rates’ – death rates for conditions which prevention or health services can affect. He will discuss what should be done about the differences and by whom.

Violet Vines Marshman (1917-2014) and the VV Marshman Charitable Trust

Born in the rural village of Branxholme in western Victoria and trained as a nurse, Mrs Violet Vines Marshman devoted much of her life to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in regional and rural Australia.

Ten years before her death in 2014, Violet established the VV Marshman Charitable Trust, with her sons – Ian, Neil and Ken – as three of its Trustees. The $3 million investment in establishing the Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Initiative at La Trobe will enable the expansion of La Trobe’s cutting-edge partnership work with communities to address the major challenges and issues that impact on rural health and wellbeing.. 


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