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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.

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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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NBN satellite ground station, Wolumla, NSW
02 May 2016 - The nbn has just announced that its satellite service, Sky Muster™, is now available for sale by broadband retailers in regional, rural and remote Australia. The nbn ran a national competition to name its new satellite and prior to the launch, six year old... More
Partyline#55 out now
08 April 2016 - The April 2016 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in... More
Actions to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable children in rural areas
31 March 2016 - One of the pre-Conference events in Alice Springs on Sunday 17 April will propose actions that can be taken to give a voice to the needs of rural children. Who speaks for the rights of the child and how can children's voices be heard directly? The... More
Lessons must be learned from tragedy at Fregon
31 March 2016 -   The Australian health sector and the wider community need to understand and learn from the tragedy that took place in Fregon last week. While it is true that personal violence can be experienced anywhere, the working conditions of health... More
Caring for Country Kids pre-conference event
28 March 2016 - A special pre-Conference event in Alice Springs will consider some of the hard questions about the wellbeing of children in more remote parts of Australia. Standing up for Country Kids will develop recommendations about how best to give a voice to the... More
A World of Rural Health
18 March 2016 - In Canberra this week the Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, formally launched what will be the most important public event of 2017 for rural, regional and remote health. A World of Rural Health will bring together rural and remote health consumers,... More
15 March 2016 - The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, will formally launch A World of Rural Health (AWoRH) in Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. It will confirm Australia's place as one of the leaders of the international rural and remote... More
Australia Journal of Rural Health - the road ahead
15 March 2016 - We held a strategic review session for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) at the premises of John Wiley and Son in Richmond, Melbourne, on Friday 4 March. The review was probably overdue. In the last couple of years the business model for AJRH... More