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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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10 September 2013 - The Alliance is currently working with agencies such as the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to consider the methodologies used in data collection... More
The Alliance has released three new fact sheets
07 September 2013 - Rapid advances in information technology and the promise of high-speed broadband have combined to act as a catalyst for the development of a range of potential eHealth solutions to some of the challenges faced by people living in rural and remote... More
06 September 2013 - Staff of the National Rural Health Alliance were pleased to join 250 other groups around Australia in celebrating Every Australian Counts Day with an office DisabiliTea yesterday morning. The Alliance recognises the great potential of the NDIS to... More
01 September 2013 - The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, is seeking experienced applicants for two new positions: Senior Manager (Operations) and... More
29 August 2013 - Country people will be very pleased to know that the ALP has endorsed all 35 specific questions posed on their behalf by the NRHA in its Election Scorecard. The Greens have also committed to all... More
28 August 2013 - The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme ramus.ruralhealth.org.au assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. The Scheme is aimed at... More
19 August 2013 - The August edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is now available on line. A new study of women’s care in maternity services has revealed a major lack of... More
15 August 2013 - One of the ways the Alliance is Shining a light on rural and remote health is through publishing infographics – visual representation of important rural health issues. People living in rural and remote communities have poorer access to health... More