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Poverty fact sheet

The facts about poverty and health in rural and remote Australia

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... More

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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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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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22 June 2013 - On 20 June, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek convened a Roundtable in Parliament House to report on progress with improving oral health services. The meeting was attended by representatives of a number of national bodies, including the NRHA. The Minister... More
20 June 2013 - The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has published a 10-Point Plan: Investing in Health... More
20 June 2013 - The National Health Performance Authority report released on 20 June 2013 finds health experiences vary greatly across local populations within the new 61 Medicare Locals set up around Australia. The report,... More
The NRHA has endorsed a set of fourteen recommendations which reflect many of the Alliance's current priorities.
13 June 2013 - Following the 12th National Rural Health Conference (Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013) and based on the work undertaken at it, the NRHA has endorsed a set of... More
08 June 2013 - The Alliance has published the report of its Practical Design Fund project which includes recommendations for delivering... More
07 June 2013 - The 12th Conference website will soon become the official online proceedings of the event (http://nrha.org.au/12nrhc). The site currently contains all speaker bios and abstracts and links to Conference sponsors’ and... More
Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia
07 June 2013 - The NRHA submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry on the care and management of Australians living with... More