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Distressed country people don’t recognise mental illness

Thursday, 21 June 2018

 

A third of country people, who suffer moderate to high psychological distress, don't think they have a mental health problem.

That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the ... More

Partyline issue 63 June 2018
Friday, 15 June 2018
The June issue of Partyline has just hit the website, with a new look and chock full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. We’ve made a few changes to way we deliver you the magazine of the National Rural Health Alliance....
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Friday, 15 June 2018
“There are just 2 psychiatrists for every 100,000 country people in very remote areas”, said Mark Diamond, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance." The National Rural Health Alliance has released new analysis to show just how few mental...
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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
"These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO. The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and...
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My Health Record opt out dates announced
Monday, 21 May 2018
My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless they choose to opt out of the...
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Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to...
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One of three codeine posters available to download
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
People who take medicines containing codeine are changing the way they manage pain.  Since February 1, these medicines are no longer available over the counter. To assist with the transition, the National Rural Health Alliance has...
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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
10 September 2013 - The Alliance is currently working with agencies such as the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to consider the methodologies used in data collection... More