Journal article

Development of ACROSSnet: An online support system for rural and remote community suicide prevention workers in Queensland, Australia

DL Penn, L Simpson, G Edie, S Leggett, L Wood, J Hawgood, K Krysinska, P Yellowless, D De Leo

Health Informatics Journal | Published : 2005

Abstract

Communication and information technologies can reduce the barriers of distance and space that disadvantage communities in Australia's underserved rural areas, where the health status of residents is often worse than that of their urban counterparts. ACROSSnet (Australians Creating Rural Online Support Systems) is a 3 year collaborative action research project that aims to design and develop an online support system that will assist rural communities in accessing information, education and support regarding suicide and its prevention, whilst considering the challenges of Internet speed, cost and availability that can impede the delivery of online services. The site provides three distinct lev..

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