About the Community Project of the Year award
The Community Project is an optional quality improvement activity undertaken within a general practice over 6-12 months as part of the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) with the primary purpose to monitor, evaluate or improve the quality of healthcare delivered by the practice. It is a valuable opportunity to get to know the community and improve health outcomes.
The Community Project of the Year Award is presented to a FARGP recipient from the last financial year period that completed an innovative project which directly contributed to healthcare improvement in a rural or remote general practice, and positively impacted the town’s community.
There is no nomination process for this award. The winner is selected from FARGP recipients who have completed a community project as part of their studies over the last financial year period by a selection panel of rural GPs on the RACGP Rural Awards Committee.
The Community of the Year award includes:
- registration to attend the College's annual conference
- presentation of a commemorative trophy at the RACGP Rural annual member event.
The 2021 Community Project of the Year award was presented to Dr Khean Shang Wong.
Dr Khean Shang (James) Wong
Dr Khean Shang Wong is recipient of the award for his innovative project on the treatment of parasitic worms in the Kimberley region in Western Australia.
His project provided clear recommendations for prevention, treatment, follow-up and referral, including some relevant resources for consideration. He created clear posters to be used to raise awareness in the region. He also put together some clear guidelines for managing parasites – very useful resources for this area.
Past award recipients
|2021 Dr Khean Shang Wong
|2020 Dr Anna Cunningham
2019 Dr Sophia Gordon