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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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30 April 2014 - The review of mental health services and programs currently being conducted by the National Mental Health Commission includes a particular focus on the challenges for regional, rural and remote Australia and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
23 April 2014 - There has been considerable speculation about what might be in the Federal Budget (13 May). Some of the attention has been on the future of Medicare Locals. The Alliance is on the public record as saying that what matters are some principles which,... More
08 April 2014 - The Alliance has had an article published in the April edition of The Health Advocate, a journal of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). The authors (Lesley Barclay and Penny Hanley) point out that health service managers can... More
08 April 2014 - The April 2014 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes. Topics addressed include: the... More
08 April 2014 - The National Rural Health Alliance has taken home two awards at the ACT Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Awards night in Canberra. The Alliance won the In-House Meeting Member Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and the Education Award (jointly... More
02 April 2014 - Health problems linked to food and diet now affect a high proportion of Australia’s population. These include conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers as well as overweight and obesity – health risk factors of particular concern... More
01 April 2014 - The Alliance was represented at the Rural Pharmacy Forum on 14 March, part of APP 2014, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia's Annual National Conference, held on the Gold Coast (13-16 March). In order to provide those living in rural areas with 'medicines... More
Joining Friends is now easier than ever! Join online today!
28 March 2014 - It’s now easier to become a part of the growing network of Friends of the Alliance - with a new secure online membership portal open today. Friends of the Alliance are people and organisations from all walks of life and all parts of Australia who support... More