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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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Geri Malone
17 September 2015 - At the NRHA's 24th AGM on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, a new Board was elected for a two-year period. Geri Malone, Director of Professional Services with CRANAplus, is the new Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.  CRANAplus is the... More
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25 August 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently held their regular meeting to discuss various matters relating to the availability and use of rural and remote health data. As always it was a... More
20 August 2015 - The ABC will again be highlighting mental health as part of the Mental Health Week (5-12 October, 2015) campaign to challenge understanding and reignite a national conversation about mental health. A broad television, radio and online program will... More
17 August 2015 - On 14th August, Policy Adviser Fiona Brooke and Policy Consultant Andrew Phillips testified before the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into Aspects of Road Safety in Australia. The Alliance asked the Committee... More
Wendy Downs, Gordon Gregory, Leanne Coleman, Andrew Waters
17 August 2015 - It is critical that health professionals of all stripes working in remote areas have access to continuing professional development (CPD). Currently a range of organisations are involved in providing CPD, including the Rural Health Workforce Agencies... More
06 August 2015 - The Alliance attended a recent one-day forum in Melbourne (24 July) on the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs). The National Primary and Community Health Network hosted this event to provide an opportunity for primary and community health practitioners,... More
06 August 2015 - The August 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This Issue (No 53) offers readers an update on some of the major issues affecting the... More
05 August 2015 - The Rural Health Education program (RHCE2) knowledge transfer roundtables begin in Broome WA on Monday 10 August and will conclude with a National Teleconference on Monday 26 October. Watch this video of... More