Key rural health documents from other bodies

The following documents are considered by the Alliance to be key rural health documents:

The National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health

Published by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) Rural Health Standing Committee 2012, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.
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Australia’s health system needs re-balancing: a report on the shortage of primary care services in rural and remote areas.

Published by the National Rural Health Alliance, January 2011
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Australian health expenditure by remoteness: a comparison of remote, regional and city health expenditure.

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 2010
Health and welfare expenditure series no. 50. Cat. no. HWE 50. Released: 14 Jan 2011.
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Report on the Audit of Health Workforce in Rural and Regional Australia

Published by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, April 2008.
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Rural, regional and remote health: a guide to remoteness classifications.

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Canberra, March 2004.
AIHW cat. no. PHE 53.
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Australian Health Care Agreements. Final Report from the ‘Improving Rural Health’ Reference Group

Published by the Australian Health Ministers Council, September 2002.
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Healthy Horizons

Health Horizons is a framework for improving the health or rural, regional and remote Australians. The document below relate specifically to this framework.

Healthy Horizons. Outlook 2003-2007. A framework for improving the health of rural, regional and remote Australia.

A Joint Development of the Australian Health Ministers. Advisory Council’s National Rural Health Policy Sub-committee and the National Rural Health Alliance, October 2002
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Progress against the Healthy Horizons Framework. A Report to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Published by the National Rural Health Alliance, June 2002
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First Report on the Implementation of Healthy Horizons

Published by the National Rural Health Alliance, May 2002
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National Rural Health Strategy Update

Issued by the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference. July 1996
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Healthy Horizons. A framework for improving the health of rural, regional and remote Australians

A joint development of the National Rural Health Policy Forum and the National Rural Health Alliance for the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference, 1999-2003.
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Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. Proposal for a revised National Rural Health Strategy. Consultation paper.

Issued by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council November 1993.
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