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Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable meets in Canberra

Monday, 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 Roundtable, which was established in 2015, is... More

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Codeine rescheduling in rural and remote communities - your questions answered Do you have questions relating to the rescheduling of codeine and associated issues? The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in...
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Dont miss these keynotes
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation...
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Thursday, 25 January 2018
SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia. The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews...
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Thursday, 25 January 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance would like to encourage people living in rural and remote areas of Australia to share their experience with out-of-pocket medical costs by participating in a short survey. Out-of-pocket costs refer to...
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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...
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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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19 September 2013 - A public event in Tamworth, NSW, on Monday, 14 October 2013 will give a rural focus to the activities in Anti-Poverty Week. Barnaby Joyce, Federal member-elect for New England, has been invited to give... More
19 September 2013 - The Australian National Preventive Health Agency has obesity as one of its targets. Obesity is preventable and its prevalence is affected by the social determinants of health. Results from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey, with information from 47... More
16 September 2013 - The NRHA and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) are collaborating in Anti-Poverty Week (Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October) to highlight the issue of poverty in rural and remote areas. People living in poverty not only have low... More
16 September 2013 - The National Rural Health Alliance is seeking applications for two new positions: Senior Manager (... More
10 September 2013 - It is well known that health outcomes deteriorate with remoteness (or rurality). Health outcomes are also strongly influenced by a range of social determinants, and therefore by the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). The Alliance is working... More
10 September 2013 - The Alliance is currently working with agencies such as the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to consider the methodologies used in data collection... More
The Alliance has released three new fact sheets
07 September 2013 - Rapid advances in information technology and the promise of high-speed broadband have combined to act as a catalyst for the development of a range of potential eHealth solutions to some of the challenges faced by people living in rural and remote... More
06 September 2013 - Staff of the National Rural Health Alliance were pleased to join 250 other groups around Australia in celebrating Every Australian Counts Day with an office DisabiliTea yesterday morning. The Alliance recognises the great potential of the NDIS to... More