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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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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
19 September 2013 - The Australian National Preventive Health Agency has obesity as one of its targets. Obesity is preventable and its prevalence is affected by the social determinants of health. Results from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey, with information from 47... More
16 September 2013 - The NRHA and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) are collaborating in Anti-Poverty Week (Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October) to highlight the issue of poverty in rural and remote areas. People living in poverty not only have low... More
16 September 2013 - The National Rural Health Alliance is seeking applications for two new positions: Senior Manager (... More
10 September 2013 - It is well known that health outcomes deteriorate with remoteness (or rurality). Health outcomes are also strongly influenced by a range of social determinants, and therefore by the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). The Alliance is working... More