The April 2014 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.
Topics addressed include: the impact of change, both climate and economic, on rural communities; the contribution of arts programs to building and supporting healthy communities; and chronic pain services in rural Western Australia and far west New South Wales.
Other stories cover practising medicine in country Victoria and the Go Rural campaign; volunteering as a doctor in rural Papua New Guinea; oncology massage therapy; the launch of the new Cooperative Research Centre for autism; rural placements for medical, nursing and allied health students; and a new film from the National Relay Service directed at older people with hearing impairments.
The Alliance’s submissions to current Parliamentary inquiries into speech pathology services and skin cancer awareness, diagnosis and management are covered, as is the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into disability and the law.
This edition also includes a feature on Friends of the Alliance and how they are supporting the work of the Alliance and helping improve the health and wellbeing of the more than 6.7 million people in rural and remote Australia.
If you would like to subscribe to Partyline (it’s free!), please email firstname.lastname@example.org