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Poverty fact sheet

The facts about poverty and health in rural and remote Australia

Friday, 24 November 2017

The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics... More

Piggy bank with thermometer
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee...
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Silhouettes on red earth
Thursday, 26 October 2017
A new report prepared by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health has revealed a growing divide in health and wellbeing between children in remote Australia and their peers in urban areas. The...
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In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia.
Friday, 20 October 2017
In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia. The...
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map of australia showing all heart admissions by region
Friday, 20 October 2017
New data released from the Heart Foundation shows that deaths from heart disease are 60% higher in rural and remote areas of Australia, compared to metropolitan areas. Hospitalisations due to heart attack are double the metropolitan rates...
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Monday, 2 October 2017
Affordable, acceptable and appropriate access to health services for country people was the central theme to emerge at the recent annual gathering of the Council of the National Rural Health Alliance. In his editorial in this issue of...
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Friday, 22 September 2017
Climate change is increasing the intensity and variability of weather conditions, and this will have direct health impacts for people in rural and remote Australia. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), in collaboration with leading...
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09 August 2016 - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently called for submissions to inform its review of the strategic approach to research funding. The Alliance has responded, drawing attention to the low level of funding currently directed... More
28 July 2016 - On 21 July 2016, the Alliance presented at a forum hosted by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) to explore the Reframing of Primary Health Care for... More
National Press Club debate on the aged care conundrum
15 July 2016 - Now that the election results are in, one of the most important areas for the new Government to address will be aged care.  In their National Press Club debate on 13 July 2016, Ian Yates (Chief Executive of the... More
30 June 2016 - Leading rural health researchers from around Australia are preparing to participate in the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Canberra, on 6 and 7 September 2016.  The Symposium is an opportunity for a dynamic line-up of leading... More
Latest infographic asking you to think about remote health before you vote.
23 June 2016 - The Alliance has just released the latest addition to its series of infographics highlighting different aspects of rural and remote health. This infographic is the third in the series and focuses on remote Australia - where people experience the worst... More
Australian Journal of Rural Health June 2016 Issue
31 May 2016 - A survey of Aboriginal traditional bush medicines leads the research papers published in the upcoming June 2016 issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health, the Alliance’s multidisciplinary resource for rural and remote health. Authors Joseph Tucci and... More
Think about rural health when you vote
13 May 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance is encouraging everyone to think about rural health when they vote. The Alliance is releasing a series of infographics highlighting different aspects of rural health, ... More