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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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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.
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... More
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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 and... More
02 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 Partyline the... More
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 health... More
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 challenges... More
31 August 2017 - Members of Council representing the 37 member organisations of the National Rural Health Alliance will gather in Canberra on 10 –12 September 2017 for the organisation’s annual CouncilFest. A... More
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07 August 2017 - Following the recent election of a new Advisory Committee for Friends of the Alliance, the Committee has elected Chris Moorhouse as its Chair.  Chris now will become a Member of Council of the National Rural Health Alliance, in which capacity he... More
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07 July 2017 - Having access to clear and reliable information about the performance of internet access is important to all Australians. However, for those living in rural and remote areas it is often critical. These Australians have limited options for connectivity and... More