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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Monday, 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...
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Thursday, 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 heart health across Australia,...
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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 on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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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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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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26 March 2014 - The Alliance was the first body to appear at a public hearing of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health in relation to the Committee's inquiry into skin cancer in Australia (Tuesday 25 March.

The Alliance's purpose was to ensure... More
26 March 2014 - One of the very special events in Canberra on Close the Gap Day (Thursday 20 March) saw a Statement of Intent signed jointly by 24 national allied health organisations. The Statement and its formal signing were organised jointly by the peak national body... More
A new info graphic on risky drinking was released today.
25 March 2014 - A new infographic and fact sheet on risky drinking in rural Australia has been released... More
18 March 2014 - As a participant in the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) on Autism, the National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the launch of the Centre at Parliament House on 6 March 2014. With total funding of $104m the CRC has embarked on an ambitious 8 year... More
12 March 2014 - The NRHA policy team met recently with Neil Thomson, Director of Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Director-Designate Neil Drew, as part of a three month handover - Neil to Neil - and to... More
03 March 2014 - The Alliance was represented at a recent consultative forum to discuss the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement and its role in the delivery of PBS medicines and professional... More
03 March 2014 - It is understood that the Commission of Audit has provided a report to the Abbott Government and people in rural and remote areas will be anxious to know what its recommendations will mean for them. The Alliance made a... More
21 February 2014 - A new element was added to the already impressive CV of Tom Calma yesterday with his inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Canberra. He is the first Aboriginal man to hold such a position in Australia. The inauguration took place immediately... More