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Widening gap in health outcomes between city and country children

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 publication, prepared for Royal... More

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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Friday, 15 September 2017
It’s been an action packed few weeks here in Canberra having just wrapped up CouncilFest - our annual gathering of Council members. At this year’s event, which ran from 10 – 12 September around 45 delegates met to discuss the key health...
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Thursday, 31 August 2017
Members of Council representing the 37 member organisations of the National Rural Health Alliance will gather in Canberra on 10 –12 September 2017 for the organisation’s annual CouncilFest. A highlight of this year’s event will include...
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Senate Committee has problems with evidence on marijuana
15 March 2016 - Having made a submission in September last year to the Senate Economics References Committee into the Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts, the NRHA was invited to the at a public hearing of the Committee on Friday 11 March. The acoustics of... More
15 March 2016 - Calling all health clinicians, teachers, carers, managers, researchers and others interested in the health of country kids – have we got a plenary session for you!
The upcoming Caring for County Kids... More
10 March 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance congratulates inaugural CEO, Gordon Gregory on his outstanding leadership and achievements after 23 years of dedicated service to rural end remote health. “It is a huge challenge to replace a foundation CEO who has done... More
Dorothy Coombe, National President CWAA with Gordon Gregory, CEO NRHA
29 February 2016 - This week Alliance staff were delighted to host Dorothy Coombe, National President of the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA), for a full-day visit to our office in Canberra.  CWAA is a... More
29 February 2016 - Alliance staff were delighted to meet face-to-face for the first time with the CEO and policy staff of Vision2020 Australia, the peak body for eye health and vision in Australia. Also present at the meeting was Phil Anderton, who represents the Rural... More
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23 February 2016 - In any given month or so, a large number of reports are released - by various agencies -  on matters related to rural and remote health and wellbeing. Led in this work by Andrew Philips, the NRHA tries to become familiar with the content of such... More
Oral health - whose responsibility?
22 February 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance was part of a delegation from the National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) that met with the Department of Health to discuss current strategic developments with the Australian... More
AHCRA Summit photo of Ken Wyatt
18 February 2016 - The day before the Prime Minister made his Closing the Gap report to Parliament, the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) held a policy workshop to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and mental health. The main issues... More