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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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17 August 2015 - It is critical that health professionals of all stripes working in remote areas have access to continuing professional development (CPD). Currently a range of organisations are involved in providing CPD, including the Rural Health Workforce Agencies... More
06 August 2015 - The Alliance attended a recent one-day forum in Melbourne (24 July) on the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs). The National Primary and Community Health Network hosted this event to provide an opportunity for primary and community health practitioners,... More
06 August 2015 - The August 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This Issue (No 53) offers readers an update on some of the major issues affecting the... More
05 August 2015 - The Rural Health Education program (RHCE2) knowledge transfer roundtables begin in Broome WA on Monday 10 August and will conclude with a National Teleconference on Monday 26 October. Watch this video of... More
04 August 2015 - People living in rural and remote areas of Australia generally experience poorer health outcomes and die younger than their counterparts in the major cities. The Alliance examines some of the underlying reasons in its recent Submission to the House of... More
28 July 2015 - Life Without Barriers and Carers Australia have announced that the National Carer Awards 2015 are open and accepting nominations. The National Carer Awards have been developed to publicly recognise and... More
23 July 2015 - The 37 member bodies in the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) have considered the priority recommendations from the 13th National Rural Health Conference. The result is a publication entitled... More
22 July 2015 - The ABC's Heywrire Competition is calling on people aged 16 to 22 years who are living in rural and regional areas to submit stores about life in their communities. Over 30 winners will be chosen to have their story featured on ABC radio and online,... More