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It’s our birthday and after a year of COVID-19 restrictions that cancelled many of our plans, we want to celebrate!
40 years ago, Australian Rotary Health (ARH) was established as a charitable fund by Rotarian PP Ian Scott and the Rotary Club of Mornington, Victoria, to research the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Since those early days, our work has continued to expand and has made an impact not only across the country, but also internationally. With the support of Rotary Clubs and Districts in Australia, we are so proud to be a part of creating better health for all Australians. Research and advancements in knowledge funded by ARH provide both preventative and curative solutions for a broad range of health conditions.
Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is our national campaign for mental health research and awareness, and every year on World Mental Health Day (October 10) we celebrate Hat Day to raise funds for vital research into mental health.

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Last time we shared with you that our CEO Joy Gillett attended a meeting at the Rotary Club of Granville to celebrate the lives of the late Josephine and Ross Redfern, who generously bequeathed $1 million to Australian Rotary Health to support research.

Rotary Club of Grenfell Puts the Focus Back on Mental Health

Looks like the Rotary Club of Grenfell and Active Farmers had a fun day by the pool in Quandialla recently, as they brought focus to the importance of mental health. We thank Grenfell Rotary for also mentioning Australian Rotary Health and the work that we do! 

Rotary Clubs Acknowledge ARH As They Celebrate 100 Years of Rotary Australia

Rotary clubs around the country are celebrating the 100th birthday of Rotary Australia with the R100 baton relay. Rotary Club of Rockhampton South recently received the baton as part of the Central Queensland leg of the relay. During their time, the club has supported the work of Australian Rotary health, contributing to vital mental health research. We thank them for their continued support.  

More Effective Bowel Cancer Screening on the Horizon

A new PhD study funded by Australian Rotary Health will investigate the potential for cheaper and more accurate bowel cancer screening tools. 
Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Croydon's 'Enid Beatrice Farmer' PhD Scholarship recipient Rita McMorrow has published a research protocol paper in the journal BMJ Open.