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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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29 July 2013 - In his presentation of the Inaugural Jerry Morris Oration for the Heart Foundation on 26 July, Adrian Bauman gave a fascinating and powerful description of the importance to health of physical activity. In 1953 Jerry Morris published the first evidence on... More
29 July 2013 - Do city and country people have the same levels of access to medicines and to pharmacists and the professional advice they provide? We know that in rural areas, less is spent per capita on PBS expenditure, and that pharmacists are thinner on the ground... More
Pauline Glover, re-elected as Chair of Friends.
26 July 2013 - A new Friends Advisory Committee has been elected to support the National Rural Health Alliance’s efforts to ensure good health and wellbeing for rural Australia. The committee is made up of two delegates from each State and Territory and two... More
18 July 2013 - The July edition of Partyline carries a six-page feature on hearing services in rural areas, including options for children. Also focusing on children’s... More
17 July 2013 - RHCE2 funding round opens 8 August 2013. The Rural Health Continuing Education Stream Two (RHCE2) program, managed by the NRHA, is one of a number of Australian Government measures to support health... More
04 July 2013 - The full proceedings of the 12th Conference are available at www.nrha.org.au/12nrhc. They include the transcript and streaming of all Keynote Addresses, papers and streaming for concurrent speakers in streams 1... More
This all-new website puts 21 years of rural health information at your fingertips
26 June 2013 - The Alliance has a new website. It has been custom designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality which allows easy access to many facets of the Alliance’s work and the latest news. Our extensive policy and... More
AJRH Volume 21, Issue 3, June 2013
25 June 2013 - The editorial in the June issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) argues that health providers should play a stronger role in addressing the social determinants of health. Jenny May, Timothy A Carey and Rob Curry, all health professionals... More