CEO Gordon Gregory describes some of the recent and current work of the NRHA, congratulates Geri Malone on her election as Chair, and encourages abstracts for the 
Caring for Country Kids Conference to be held in April.

Geri Malone
At the NRHA's 24th AGM on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, a new Board was elected for a two-year period. Geri Malone, Director of Professional Services with CRANAplus, is the new Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.  CRANAplus is the professional body for remote health.
Some of the underlying reasons that people living in rural and remote areas of Australia generally experience poorer health outcomes and die younger than their counterparts in the major cities are examined in our submission on Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care.
The Government has funded the Alliance NRHA to undertake knowledge transfer work with the PHNs involved in future rural and remote CPD. The Alliance is hosting a series of roundtables on CPD, particularly with rural and remote area PHNs, over the coming months.