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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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30 March 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance is proud to co-sponsor the Health-e-Nation Leadership Summit 2015. The theme for this year’s Summit is ‘Integrating Health through Change: people, design, data and mobility’. It has attracted a range of experts from the... More
croakey health blog
15 March 2015 - The Prime Minister’s recent description of life in remote Aboriginal communities as a “lifestyle choice” and the Barnett Government's decision to review the viability of remote communities has created much comment. Gordon Gregory, CEO of the... More
13 March 2015 - Prime Minister Abbott's view about people who live in remote areas - particularly Indigenous people - has caused something of a storm. NRHA's CEO hopes that Australia does not give up on its more remote areas.       ... More
12 March 2015 - Welcome to A Minute with Gordon, the Alliance's new video message series with our CEO, Gordon Gregory. Our vision for A Minute with Gordon is to engage with those interested in rural and remote health through short video messages that are informative and... More
The BushWire
06 March 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance's monthly e-newsletter has undergone some changes. The latest is a new name – The BushWire. Our monthly e-newsletter is an important part of our communication about matters of importance in rural and remote health and... More
Download the program
06 March 2015 - The full program for the 13th National Rural Health Conference is now online. You can see all the speakers, sessions and topics over the four days. It is set to be another big event with sessions... More
#loverural
05 March 2015 - #loverural is a social media campaign aimed at celebrating and sharing the things that make rural Australia a great place to live and work. We at the National Rural Health Alliance, and almost 6.7 million other Australians, know that life outside the... More
Medicare
05 March 2015 - The Alliance has been working closely with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and its health members - which includes organisations such as the Public Health Association of Australia and the Consumers Health Forum - on the issue of the... More