The National Rural Health Alliance – Australia’s peak rural health body representing more than 7 million Australians – has welcomed the... read more
The National Rural Health Alliance – the peak advocacy body representing the health needs of 7 million Australians – is joining the 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies that have written to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) First Ministers seeking a full partnership approach between Indigenous people and governments to refresh the Closing the Gap strategy.
The... read more
Improving the health of people in rural, regional and remote Australia will come under the microscope of leading national and international experts in the field at the 15th National Rural Health Conference to be held in Hobart next year.
The National Rural Health Conference program will integrate the social, economic, and... read more
The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.
The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Nutrition Across the Life Stages, which... read more
The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce.
The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020.
The report shows that people in regional and remote communities have much higher rates of diabetes and related complications compared to those living in major... read more
Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH).
The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing collaboration between the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) in Australia and two New Zealand organisations: the NZ Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN), and... read more
The mental health picture is stark.
A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural settings and look at the need for policy and practice responses.
The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its October issue, reports... read more
The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.
But Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Mark Diamond, urged the Government to move forward with positive programs aimed at countering the... read more
The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s umbrella rural health organisation whose 37 members deliver services to more than 7 million Australians, today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement it was taking further action to eradicate mobile phone and digital black spots across the country.
The Alliance strongly supported today’s announcement by the Minister for Regional... read more