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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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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 on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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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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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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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
29 April 2015 - NRHA Council member and Chair of Friends of the Alliance, Pauline Glover, attended a Health and Wellness Roundtable hosted by the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) on 2-3 March in Adelaide, SA. The Roundtable brought together a diverse group of... More
22 April 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), represented by Dr Jenny May, attended a rural health consultation hosted by Telstra Health in Brisbane on 21 April 2015. Other organisations represented at the meeting included the Australian College of... More
14 April 2015 - One of the key outcomes of the National Rural Health Conference is the development of policy recommendations for Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. In this video the Alliance’s Senior Policy Advisor, Anne-marie Boxall, talks with Lesley... More
10 April 2015 - If you want to know what's the latest news from health service consumers and providers in remote and rural areas of Australia, or how the challenges they face compare with those in Australia's region to the north – then the 13th National Rural Health... More
10 April 2015 - The April 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.... More
10 April 2015 - To date over $180,000 has been raised by our friends at Royal Far West through their annual charity bike ride. Led by Ride ambassador, former professional cyclist Scott Sunderland, twenty-eight riders commenced the Ride in Moree on 15 March and travelled... More
10 April 2015 - Linda has recently joined the Alliance team from an education and health background in both the public and private sector.  Linda says “at this stage of my career it is very important for me to be a part of an organisation with a strong social... More