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New Partyline out now!

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 Islander Health;
Mental Health;
Chronic Disease; and ... More

Monday, 24 September 2018
Once a year the National Rural Health Alliance’s now 37 member Council gathers in Canberra to review the progress we have made as an Alliance, set new directions and strategies, and on the third day visit as many Parliamentarians as...
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My Health Record privacy is strengthened
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen the privacy provisions of My Health Record – Australia’s online health summary system. Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says last night’s announcement...
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Alliance calls for sugar tax
Thursday, 26 July 2018
  The National Rural Health Alliance has joined a growing number of health organisations calling for a tax on sugary drinks.  In its recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's obesity epidemic, the Alliance supports...
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My Health Record materials to download and share
Friday, 13 July 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance is urging all its 35 national member organisations to embrace My Health Record, and it asks that country people do not opt out of the system.  My Health Record is an online summary of a person's...
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Pat Turner
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Pat Turner has spent decades at the forefront of policy innovation and change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Pat is also a leader...
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AJRH
Thursday, 21 June 2018
  A third of country people suffering moderate to high psychological distress don't think they have a mental health problem. That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the Australian Journal of Rural...
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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 telephone and... More
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... More
Poverty fact sheet
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... More
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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 on the value and... More
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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... 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
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
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