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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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FIT FOR THE FUTURE
18 June 2015 - Palliative Care Australia will be holding its 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Fit for the Future, from 1 – 4 September 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Delegates from across Australia, and the world, will... More
18 June 2015 - On Wednesday 10 June, the National Rural Health Alliance attended a roundtable workshop in Canberra to discuss the development of a new National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (the current framework was published in 2005 and is now considered... More
16 June 2015 - Whether you’re over 65, approaching the later years, or supporting a family member, friend or client living with mental illness, planning ahead is important for all of us. Planning ahead is about preparing for issues related to living arrangements,... More
11 June 2015 - The potential of eHealth to enhance the delivery of health services in rural and remote communities has always been apparent to the National Rural Health Alliance. The Alliance has supported the advancement of ‘digital health’, not as a replacement for... More
 Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
19 May 2015 - The HealthInfoNet is conducting an evaluation of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre by running a survey. The survey will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Please forward to your contacts and colleagues. By taking part, you... More
15 May 2015 - On Wednesday 29th April, the Alliance attended the Sydney launch of a new campaign, Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to start a conversation between clinicians, consumers and other health care stakeholders about the value of... More
14 May 2015 - Members of the public and all interested organisations are invited to comment on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA) Work Program 2015-16 by Friday 29 May 2015. Rural health consumers and clinicians in particular will be interested in IHPA’s... More
L-R: T Mackean, J Corbett, S Friel, F Baum, J Gillard, P Montanaro, M Kidd
05 May 2015 - On Friday 24th April, Senior Policy Adviser Anne-marie Boxall represented the Alliance at the launch of the Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity at Flinders University in Adelaide. The Centre – referred to in brief as the '... More