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Poverty fact sheet

The facts about poverty and health in rural and remote Australia

Friday, 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 Bureau of Statistics... More

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Wednesday, 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...
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Silhouettes on red earth
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...
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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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19 June 2015 - About 45 per cent of those who attended the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin completed an evaluation form, either in hard copy before they left the Convention Centre or online when they got home. This is a good response by any standard and... More
19 June 2015 - www.countrykids.org.au Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) are joining forces to jointly host a conference on quality healthcare for children and young people... More
FIT FOR THE FUTURE
18 June 2015 - Palliative Care Australia will be holding its 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Fit for the Future, from 1 – 4 September 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Delegates from across Australia, and the world, will... More
18 June 2015 - On Wednesday 10 June, the National Rural Health Alliance attended a roundtable workshop in Canberra to discuss the development of a new National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (the current framework was published in 2005 and is now considered... More
16 June 2015 - Whether you’re over 65, approaching the later years, or supporting a family member, friend or client living with mental illness, planning ahead is important for all of us. Planning ahead is about preparing for issues related to living arrangements,... More
11 June 2015 - The potential of eHealth to enhance the delivery of health services in rural and remote communities has always been apparent to the National Rural Health Alliance. The Alliance has supported the advancement of ‘digital health’, not as a replacement for... More
 Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
19 May 2015 - The HealthInfoNet is conducting an evaluation of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre by running a survey. The survey will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Please forward to your contacts and colleagues. By taking part, you... More
15 May 2015 - On Wednesday 29th April, the Alliance attended the Sydney launch of a new campaign, Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to start a conversation between clinicians, consumers and other health care stakeholders about the value of... More