Media Releases

Release Date: 22 August 2014

Do you want some support in clarifying your research question?

  • Engaging with your research users to inform your research direction?
  • Finding out whether your research topic is fundable?
  • Writing the proposal and navigating ethics?
  • Accessing national data sets to inform your research?
  • Linking big and small data sets for geo-spatial mapping and analysis?
  • Sharing... read more

Release Date: 15 August 2014

4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Canberra, 2-3 September 2014

The Keynote Address at the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium (4RRHSS, Canberra, 2-3 September) will be delivered by David Hansen, CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC).

The Symposium will see discussion of a range of issues relating to rural and remote health... read more


Release Date: 01 August 2014

The call for Abstracts for the 13th National Rural Health Conference is now open.

To be held in Darwin, the Conference will be a major opportunity for an update on rural and remote health in Australia.

All of those who have an interest in improved health and better health services for the people of rural, regional and remote areas are asked to consider putting in an abstract. The... read more


Release Date: 27 July 2014

4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, Canberra, 2-3 September 2014

The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) is pleased to work with the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to offer financial support to selected delegates to attend the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium. Scholarships will assist with the costs of travel, accommodation... read more


Release Date: 18 July 2014

The latest issue of The Australian Journal of Rural Health reports on a number of studies that detail health service challenges in rural and remote Australia - with useful insights for policy makers and administrators across a range of topics.

In a study of Indigenous patients in the Kimberley, Julia Marley and others found that while peritoneal dialysis can provide some patients with... read more


Release Date: 17 July 2014

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the National Disability and Carer Alliance (NDCA) have jointly released a statement of principles and concerns relating to the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in rural and remote areas.

The... read more


Release Date: 16 July 2014

4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, Canberra, 2-3 September 2014

The amount of useful Australian health data sequestered away in government caves has grown dramatically.

Attending the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will provide rural health researchers with an opportunity to rub the lamp and make requests of the data genie. Your data wish could... read more


Release Date: 11 July 2014

NAIDOC Week is a time when Australia’s First Peoples celebrate their history, culture and achievements. It is also a time for Australians to acknowledge the enormous contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the quality of life and prosperity of the nation.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond, is about honouring Aboriginal and... read more


Release Date: 06 July 2014

A public Symposium in Canberra in September will bring together experienced and early career rural and remote health researchers to strengthen the value of their work by building a stronger relationship with national data agencies and policy makers.

The Symposium will also provide information and practical expertise to help non-traditional rural health researchers undertake research... read more


Release Date: 12 June 2014

13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, 24-27 May 2015

“If you or your organisation has a commitment to good health and wellbeing for the people of rural and remote Australia, plan now to support this landmark event,” says Tim Kelly, Chairperson of the National Rural Health Alliance.

“The 13th National Rural Health Conference is a great place to connect with over 1,000... read more