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Highlighting the imperative for private health insurance to meet the needs of people in rural and remote Australia

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... More

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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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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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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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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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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
29 June 2015 - A landmark new report published in the international medical journal The Lancet suggests: "Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century".... More
29 June 2015 - As the mother of five children, all under the age of 12, Kobi McKenzie-Ingrey is no stranger to looking after sick kids. Like most mums and dads, she makes regular trips to the doctor for treatment and check-ups as part of the regular routine of raising a... More
23 June 2015 - Applications for the Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare ... More
19 June 2015 - The final plenary session at the 13th Conference included a sneak preview of the 2014 regional Wellbeing Survey produced by the University of Canberra.  Jacki Schirmer spoke about Creating healthy rural places. She pointed out that many complex... More
19 June 2015 - About 45 per cent of those who attended the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin completed an evaluation form, either in hard copy before they left the Convention Centre or online when they got home. This is a good response by any standard and... More