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Distressed country people don’t recognise mental illness

Thursday, 21 June 2018

 

A third of country people, who suffer moderate to high psychological distress, don't think they have a mental health problem.

That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the ... More

Partyline issue 63 June 2018
Friday, 15 June 2018
The June issue of Partyline has just hit the website, with a new look and chock full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. We’ve made a few changes to way we deliver you the magazine of the National Rural Health Alliance....
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Friday, 15 June 2018
“There are just 2 psychiatrists for every 100,000 country people in very remote areas”, said Mark Diamond, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance." The National Rural Health Alliance has released new analysis to show just how few mental...
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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
"These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO. The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and...
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My Health Record opt out dates announced
Monday, 21 May 2018
My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless they choose to opt out of the...
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Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to...
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One of three codeine posters available to download
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
People who take medicines containing codeine are changing the way they manage pain.  Since February 1, these medicines are no longer available over the counter. To assist with the transition, the National Rural Health Alliance has...
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caring for country kids
02 October 2015 - The call for abstracts is open for the Caring for Country Kids Conference to be held in Alice Springs from 17-19 April 2016.  It is being jointly convened by Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and... More
RHCE2
25 September 2015 - Guided by an ad hoc working group in each jurisdiction, the Alliance is running a series of networking and knowledge transfer meetings for interested parties on the issue of Continuing Professional Development in rural and remote health settings. The... More
18 September 2015 - Notwithstanding the unexpected excitement that spilled into the day, over 50 Parliamentarians met with delegations from the NRHA on Monday 14 September. As well as outlining eight particular priority issues, the NRHA offered its networking and... More
Geri Malone
17 September 2015 - At the NRHA's 24th AGM on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, a new Board was elected for a two-year period. Geri Malone, Director of Professional Services with CRANAplus, is the new Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.  CRANAplus is the... More
Australia's welfare 2015 Cover
25 August 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently held their regular meeting to discuss various matters relating to the availability and use of rural and remote health data. As always it was a... More
20 August 2015 - The ABC will again be highlighting mental health as part of the Mental Health Week (5-12 October, 2015) campaign to challenge understanding and reignite a national conversation about mental health. A broad television, radio and online program will... More
17 August 2015 - On 14th August, Policy Adviser Fiona Brooke and Policy Consultant Andrew Phillips testified before the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into Aspects of Road Safety in Australia. The Alliance asked the Committee... More
Wendy Downs, Gordon Gregory, Leanne Coleman, Andrew Waters
17 August 2015 - It is critical that health professionals of all stripes working in remote areas have access to continuing professional development (CPD). Currently a range of organisations are involved in providing CPD, including the Rural Health Workforce Agencies... More