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Poor diets fuelling obesity

Monday, 29 October 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.

The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and... More

People using computers
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its...
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Diabetes test on fingers
Friday, 12 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health...
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental...
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018
The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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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
Pauline Glover, re-elected as Chair of Friends.
26 July 2013 - A new Friends Advisory Committee has been elected to support the National Rural Health Alliance’s efforts to ensure good health and wellbeing for rural Australia. The committee is made up of two delegates from each State and Territory and two... More
18 July 2013 - The July edition of Partyline carries a six-page feature on hearing services in rural areas, including options for children. Also focusing on children’s... More
17 July 2013 - RHCE2 funding round opens 8 August 2013. The Rural Health Continuing Education Stream Two (RHCE2) program, managed by the NRHA, is one of a number of Australian Government measures to support health... More
04 July 2013 - The full proceedings of the 12th Conference are available at www.nrha.org.au/12nrhc. They include the transcript and streaming of all Keynote Addresses, papers and streaming for concurrent speakers in streams 1... More
This all-new website puts 21 years of rural health information at your fingertips
26 June 2013 - The Alliance has a new website. It has been custom designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality which allows easy access to many facets of the Alliance’s work and the latest news. Our extensive policy and... More
AJRH Volume 21, Issue 3, June 2013
25 June 2013 - The editorial in the June issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) argues that health providers should play a stronger role in addressing the social determinants of health. Jenny May, Timothy A Carey and Rob Curry, all health professionals... More
22 June 2013 - On 20 June, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek convened a Roundtable in Parliament House to report on progress with improving oral health services. The meeting was attended by representatives of a number of national bodies, including the NRHA. The Minister... More