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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

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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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Poverty fact sheet
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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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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Dorothy Coombe, National President CWAA with Gordon Gregory, CEO NRHA
29 February 2016 - This week Alliance staff were delighted to host Dorothy Coombe, National President of the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA), for a full-day visit to our office in Canberra.  CWAA is a... More
29 February 2016 - Alliance staff were delighted to meet face-to-face for the first time with the CEO and policy staff of Vision2020 Australia, the peak body for eye health and vision in Australia. Also present at the meeting was Phil Anderton, who represents the Rural... More
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23 February 2016 - In any given month or so, a large number of reports are released - by various agencies -  on matters related to rural and remote health and wellbeing. Led in this work by Andrew Philips, the NRHA tries to become familiar with the content of such... More
Oral health - whose responsibility?
22 February 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance was part of a delegation from the National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) that met with the Department of Health to discuss current strategic developments with the Australian... More
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18 February 2016 - The day before the Prime Minister made his Closing the Gap report to Parliament, the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) held a policy workshop to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and mental health. The main issues... More
03 February 2016 - The Alliance is a member of the National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA). NOHA is an organisation that brings together a dozen bodies keen to work with... More
Neil Thomson
01 February 2016 - The funeral of Neil Thomson takes place on 2 February at 2.30pm at the Norfolk Chapel within the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth. Neil will be much missed. There are few people who have contributed as much as Neil to action to improve the health of... More
Rural CPD
29 January 2016 - The Alliance realises the importance of Continuing Professional Development(CPD) and has produced a Fact Sheet about one of the main ways in which health professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence for... More