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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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19 August 2013 - The August edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is now available on line. A new study of women’s care in maternity services has revealed a major lack of... More
15 August 2013 - One of the ways the Alliance is Shining a light on rural and remote health is through publishing infographics – visual representation of important rural health issues. People living in rural and remote communities have poorer access to health... More
07 August 2013 - As we draw closer to the election, rural people will be eager to know which of the major parties is promoting the best policies for rural health and wellbeing. The Alliance will be monitoring policy announcements and ranking them on the basis of its 2013... More
03 August 2013 - The Alliance has published its 2013 Election Charter, Shining a light on rural and remote health. Its purpose is... More
02 August 2013 - The next edition of Partyline will be published in October. Your contributions about rural health – articles, photos and poetry – are always welcome. Please send contributions to partyline@ruralhealth.org.au... More
31 July 2013 - The Alliance is gearing up to promote a strong focus on rural and remote health in the lead-up to the Federal Election. The Charter will be the basis for Election Scorecard activity in the weeks of the campaign. It asks the major parties how, in government... More
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