A good health system is based on primary care. To be effective for people in rural and remote areas, access to primary care needs to be close to home.

The new Primary Health Networks have a potentially critical role in this. Local area planning and coordination of healthcare services remains a current focus for the Alliance.

See why rural and remote Australia is a great place to live. More than 6.7 million people live outside the cities and their resilience and resourcefulness is a source of national pride. See where we need to invest in a ‘fair go’ to assure them of a strong and healthy future.

Complete the Department of Health survey for consumers and carers, healthcare providers and medical software vendors about the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) and the implementation of the PCEHR Review.

The Alliance is working with rural clients of disability services and their carers to identify ways in which the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will work well in more remote areas. There are many common challenges facing people with disabilities in rural and remote areas despite wide variations in demographics and needs.