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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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10 April 2015 - The Alliance was pleased with the number, scope and quality of applications received in the recent Round 6 of the RHCE2 program (3rd February – 3rd March 2015). The response confirmed the high level of demand and need for the continuation of the RHCE2... More
10 April 2015 - To date over $180,000 has been raised by our friends at Royal Far West through their annual charity bike ride. Led by Ride ambassador, former professional cyclist Scott Sunderland, twenty-eight riders commenced the Ride in Moree on 15 March and travelled... More
10 April 2015 - Linda has recently joined the Alliance team from an education and health background in both the public and private sector.  Linda says “at this stage of my career it is very important for me to be a part of an organisation with a strong social... More
10 April 2015 - Over the past month the Alliance has had planning and information meetings with a range of organisations and people. Gordon Gregory and Anne-marie Boxall had a meeting with Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Department of Health, to confirm the ongoing... More
09 April 2015 - Access to mental health in rural and remote areas has always been an area of great concern for the Alliance. In the last few months, the Alliance has been advocating strongly on the issue. On 11 March, for example, we joined Mental Health Australia at... More
09 April 2015 - The April issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) will be out soon and has articles on a range of important rural and remote health topics. To whet your appetite, here is a summary of some of them.   Not just a fisherman’s wife: Women’... More
07 April 2015 - It is a tragedy that every year about 30 children die on Australian farms. Farmsafe Australia has released a checklist on Child Safety on Rural Properties. The checklist covers important safety concerns on things such as ‘A safe place to play’, ‘Water’, ‘... More
02 April 2015 - In this message, Gordon speaks with Martin Laverty of the Royal Flying Doctor Service about some of the key challenges the RFDS and the Alliance (of which it is a founding member) face. Click on the link and make spending... More