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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.

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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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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
26 March 2014 - The Alliance was the first body to appear at a public hearing of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health in relation to the Committee's inquiry into skin cancer in Australia (Tuesday 25 March.

The Alliance's purpose was to ensure... More
26 March 2014 - One of the very special events in Canberra on Close the Gap Day (Thursday 20 March) saw a Statement of Intent signed jointly by 24 national allied health organisations. The Statement and its formal signing were organised jointly by the peak national body... More
A new info graphic on risky drinking was released today.
25 March 2014 - A new infographic and fact sheet on risky drinking in rural Australia has been released... More
18 March 2014 - As a participant in the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) on Autism, the National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the launch of the Centre at Parliament House on 6 March 2014. With total funding of $104m the CRC has embarked on an ambitious 8 year... More
12 March 2014 - The NRHA policy team met recently with Neil Thomson, Director of Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Director-Designate Neil Drew, as part of a three month handover - Neil to Neil - and to... More
03 March 2014 - The Alliance was represented at a recent consultative forum to discuss the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement and its role in the delivery of PBS medicines and professional... More