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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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31 January 2014 - The February 2014 edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is now available online. This edition includes articles on: Mentoring as a retention strategy to sustain the rural and remote health workforce; Preparing rural general... More
24 January 2014 - Applications for 2014 will close on 17 February 2014. The scholarship supports a first year dentistry student from regional NSW. For more information and to apply go to the NSW-RDS web page.
17 January 2014 - Details of the 25 successful applicants in Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (Stream 2) are now available on the Alliance website. In the period 2010-2014 the RHCE2... More
The NDIA's draft first Strategic Plan.
10 January 2014 - The Alliance has a strong interest in the work of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and agrees that the economic and social reform that will result from its work will benefit all Australians - including those living with a disability in... More
03 January 2014 - Phil Anderton, Alliance Council member and rural optometrist, has identified two characteristics of rural practice that should make it an attractive option for health professionals: the rural lifestyle and a high degree of clinical satisfaction. Phil’s... More
03 January 2014 - Council of the Alliance meets face-to-face once a year at an event affectionately known as ‘CouncilFest’. As well as the festive elements, much hard work is done towards achieving our Vision of good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.... More
20 December 2013 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is currently working on an Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise... More
20 December 2013 - As a key stakeholder in the health sector, the National Rural Health Alliance has been invited to provide input to the Government’s Review of Medicare Locals being overseen by Prof John Horvath, formerly Australia's Chief Medical... More