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Poverty fact sheet

The facts about poverty and health in rural and remote Australia

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... More

Piggy bank with thermometer
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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Silhouettes on red earth
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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map of australia showing all heart admissions by region
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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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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Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records
29 November 2013 - The Alliance submission to the Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) explains that the eHealth record system... More
31 October 2013 - In conjunction with the Consumers' Health Forum's AGM on 31 October, Prof Stephen Duckett gave the Christopher Newell Oration. To an audience that included Christopher's mum and dad from Tasmania, Stephen Duckett spoke stirringly about some of the ways... More
31 October 2013 - The November edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’... More
RHCE2
30 October 2013 - When applications for grants in round 5 of Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education closed on 10 October, there were 60 completed and eligible applications. These were assessed and ranked by the independent Assessment Panel, comprised of... More
25 October 2013 - The next edition of Partyline (No. 48) is in the final stages of graphic design and will be off to the printer today. So look out for it in your letterboxes – or see it early online. We’ll let you know when it’s published. This edition has a special... More
25 September 2013 - One in five Australians lives with chronic pain, and pain is the most common reason that people seek medical help. Chronic pain is more prevalent in rural and remote Australia than in the cities. People working in industries based in rural and remote... More
25 September 2013 - The online application process for Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2 Program (RHCE2) will close at 5pm EST on 10 October 2013. RHCE2 is one of a number of Australian Government measures to help health professionals in rural and... More
19 September 2013 - A public event in Tamworth, NSW, on Monday, 14 October 2013 will give a rural focus to the activities in Anti-Poverty Week. Barnaby Joyce, Federal member-elect for New England, has been invited to give... More