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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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Report: Food Security and health in rural and remote Australia
19 October 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance has had a long standing interest in food and nutrition as the foundation of good health and wellbeing for people in rural and remote Australia.  When the Rural... More
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14 October 2016 - National Mental Health Week, incorporating World Mental Health Day, is celebrated every year in October to promote social and emotional wellbeing in the community.  Mental Health Week seeks to raise awareness of mental illness and... More
16 September 2016 - More than 100 experts in rural and remote health research gathered this week at Old Parliament House in Canberra for the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, to discuss a range of... More
5th Rural and Remote Scientific Symposium
31 August 2016 - Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at Melbourne’s Grattan Institute will join an impressive line-up of presenters at the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium (5RRHSS) at Old Parliament House, Canberra on 6-7 September. Dr Duckett co-... More
17 August 2016 - Complete the survey online Partyline magazine is an important vehicle for the National Rural Health Alliance to communicate developments in rural and... More
Partyline new issue out now!
17 August 2016 - Will this be our last print edition of Partyline? Have your say and go into the draw for a free registration to the 14th National Rural Health Conference in 2017.... More
Submission Productivity Commission into Human Services
09 August 2016 - The Productivity Commission has been tasked with inquiring into how greater competition and contestability can be inserted into the delivery of all human services – including health, education, employment, corrections, housing and aged care.  The... More
09 August 2016 - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently called for submissions to inform its review of the strategic approach to research funding. The Alliance has responded, drawing attention to the low level of funding currently directed... More