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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

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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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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
23 May 2018 - "These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO. The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and remote Australia.... More
My Health Record opt out dates announced
21 May 2018 - My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless... More
Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
08 May 2018 - New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to help fill the... More
One of three codeine posters available to download
24 April 2018 - People who take medicines containing codeine are changing the way they manage pain.  Since February 1, these medicines are no longer available over the counter. To assist with the transition, the National Rural Health Alliance has developed... More
Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie addressing the #6rrhss
12 April 2018 - Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Rural Health Minister, recently gave the Alliance a large public tick of approval. "Growing up in country Victoria, I share the goals and vision of the National Rural Health Alliance," she told a packed auditorium at the... More
Partline screen shots
20 March 2018 - The latest Partyline (out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline) has a focus on the health of children, families and new mothers living in rural and remote Australia. In this issue you will read about... More
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20 March 2018 - “What are my options since codeine was rescheduled?”   ACRRM is working with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to ensure that rural doctors and other health practitioners can... More
12 February 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) was represented at a meeting of the Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable in Canberra last week. Nineteen of the twenty groups attending the roundtable are member organisations of the NRHA. The aim of the... More