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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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RHCE2 funding round opens 8 August 2013
07 June 2013 - The 5th Funding Round of Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2RHCE2 will be open from 8 August to 10 October 2013. The Rural Health Continuing Education Stream Two (RHCE2) program, funded by the... More
GUS will begin on 1 January 2014 and will replace the Medicare Teen Dental Health Plan.
24 May 2013 - The Australian Government is consulting with interested parties about the details of its child dental health program Grow Up Smiling (GUS). GUS will begin on 1 January 2014 and will replace the Medicare Teen Dental Health Plan. The Alliance made a... More
Living longer, living better.
24 May 2013 - The Alliance has made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into... More
Supporting rural Medicare Locals – report now online
21 May 2013 - Over 40 people concerned with the coordination of healthcare services in rural and remote areas attended a Policy Think Tank conducted by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian... More
12NRHC Priority Recommendations
11 April 2013 - The seventeen priority recommendations from the Conference in Adelaide deal with rural and remote aspects of health-related infrastructure, clinical services, health workforce, and improved targeting of programs related to chronic conditions among... More
12th National Rural Health Conference Presentations
10 April 2013 - All keynote presentations and selected concurrent sessions can now be streamed from the 12th Conference website as they become available.
12NRHC - Strong Commitment, Bright Future
10 April 2013 - Delegates in Adelaide at the 12th National Rural Health Conference have reconfirmed the sector‟s commitment to a bright health future for rural and remote areas and some of the means by which it will be achieved. Minister Plibersek gave the closing... More
Teamwork
13 March 2013 - What is the role of Medicare Locals in delivering good health and wellbeing to rural and remote Australia and how can they be supported? Why not apply the tried and true rural model – teamwork! A... More