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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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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 on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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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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16 July 2015 - The August edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is coming out soon and it has a number of articles well worth reading for those working in, or that have an interest in, rural health. A study of a network of rural Western Australian... More
16 July 2015 - The review of the 13th National Rural Health Conference from the post conference questionnaire is in. It provides helpful feedback and insights to inform planning for the 14th National Rural Health Conference to be held in 2017. Almost half of... More
16 July 2015 - For five years the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) has managed, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government, Stream 2 of the Rural Health Education program (RHCE2). This program provides grants, on a competitive basis, for inter-professional learning... More
16 July 2015 - Robust data is the life blood of evidence-based policy and effective advocacy. Recently, a new ‘crop’ of lovely data has just been ‘harvested’, and to whet your appetite here is just a taste. The Aboriginal... More
16 July 2015 - Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) want to remind those with an interest in the health of rural and remote children that calls for abstracts will open in August for the Caring for Country Kids Conference.... More
14 July 2015 - The Alliance was recently invited to attend a stakeholder forum as part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce. The forum was held in Canberra on July 8 and was attended by over 100 stakeholders, all of them interested in how the... More
03 July 2015 - NAIDOC Week is here again, and this year the Alliance is celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians by highlighting the incredible journeys and contributions of Indigenous health leaders who shared their insights and... More
01 July 2015 - One in five Australians live with chronic pain, with the prevalence increasing to one in three for people aged over 65 years. The incidence of chronic pain is greater in rural areas due to the physically demanding nature of work and the lack of effective,... More