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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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19 December 2013 - 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 http://ruralhealth.org.au/nsw-rds
17 December 2013 - It is well known that rural and remote Australia does not have enough doctors. This is despite the fact that people in those areas have the greatest health need and the greatest challenges in accessing services. But how many doctors are there in... More
16 December 2013 - The National Commission of Audit is currently reviewing the activities of the Commonwealth Government. The Alliance has made a submission outlining the special interests of... More
16 December 2013 - The Alliance’s Yearbook and Annual Report 2012-2013 has been published.
NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship 2014
09 December 2013 - Applications for the 2014 NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship are now open. The scholarship aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career and is awarded annually to a student commencing... More
Better in the Bush
02 December 2013 - Better in the Bush? is the title of the Communiqué from the annual face-to-face meeting of Council of the Alliance held at the end of November. Through its broad membership of 36 national... More
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records
29 November 2013 - The Alliance submission to the Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) explains that the eHealth record system... More
31 October 2013 - In conjunction with the Consumers' Health Forum's AGM on 31 October, Prof Stephen Duckett gave the Christopher Newell Oration. To an audience that included Christopher's mum and dad from Tasmania, Stephen Duckett spoke stirringly about some of the ways... More