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Widening gap in health outcomes between city and country children

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 publication, prepared for Royal... More

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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Friday, 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...
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Thursday, 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 highlight of this year’s event will include...
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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
The Alliance has released three new fact sheets
07 September 2013 - Rapid advances in information technology and the promise of high-speed broadband have combined to act as a catalyst for the development of a range of potential eHealth solutions to some of the challenges faced by people living in rural and remote... More
06 September 2013 - Staff of the National Rural Health Alliance were pleased to join 250 other groups around Australia in celebrating Every Australian Counts Day with an office DisabiliTea yesterday morning. The Alliance recognises the great potential of the NDIS to... More
01 September 2013 - The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, is seeking experienced applicants for two new positions: Senior Manager (Operations) and... More
29 August 2013 - Country people will be very pleased to know that the ALP has endorsed all 35 specific questions posed on their behalf by the NRHA in its Election Scorecard. The Greens have also committed to all... More
28 August 2013 - The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme ramus.ruralhealth.org.au assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. The Scheme is aimed at... More