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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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02 April 2014 - Health problems linked to food and diet now affect a high proportion of Australia’s population. These include conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers as well as overweight and obesity – health risk factors of particular concern... More
01 April 2014 - The Alliance was represented at the Rural Pharmacy Forum on 14 March, part of APP 2014, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia's Annual National Conference, held on the Gold Coast (13-16 March). In order to provide those living in rural areas with 'medicines... More
Joining Friends is now easier than ever! Join online today!
28 March 2014 - It’s now easier to become a part of the growing network of Friends of the Alliance - with a new secure online membership portal open today. Friends of the Alliance are people and organisations from all walks of life and all parts of Australia who support... More
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