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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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27 November 2015 - It has been said that giving an extra year's education to a teenage mum adds some years to the life expectancy of their child at birth. If this is true it illustrates something about the complex relationship between health and education, and about... More
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27 November 2015 - A recent report from the AIHW[1] shows that some groups in Australia are at much higher risk of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke than others. They include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
Partyline Issue 54
26 November 2015 - The December 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This issue has a strong sense of place. Andrew Philips explores... More
30 October 2015 - The Commonwealth Department of Health is starting to use a new system for classifying remoteness in some of its programs. It seems likely that the Modified Monash classification scheme will gradually take the place of the Australian Standard... More
30 October 2015 - During October the NRHA continued its series of meetings about the present and future situation for continuing professional development (CPD) for health professionals in more remote areas. Should it not be replaced, the Rural Health Continuing Education... More
29 October 2015 - After a significant period of consultation and background work, the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee has released its 2015 report. The NRHA also commissioned a... More
29 October 2015 - The program committee for the Caring for Country Kids conference (Alice Springs, 17 to 19 April 2016) has been working on the context and content for keynote speakers. A revised program for keynote speakers is... More
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29 October 2015 - Under the leadership of Peter Sugg, its CEO, the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association runs a series of national events, one of which is focused on mental health in rural and remote areas. Its... More