The Centre for Rural Health Research has enjoyed ongoing collaboration with the University Centre for Rural Health at the University of Sydney in Australia, currently focused on the application of the Rural Birth Index to the Australian context. Maintaining this collaboration over distance (and many time zones!) takes planning and flexibility and is grounded in the face-to-face visits between the teams.
Recently, Professor Lesley Barclay, Director of the University Centre for Rural Health was in Vancouver to work with CRHR.
Find more on her visit here: http://www.vchri.ca/feature-stories/articles/2013/06/27/improving-rural-health-through-international-partnerships.