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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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17 July 2013 - RHCE2 funding round opens 8 August 2013. The Rural Health Continuing Education Stream Two (RHCE2) program, managed by the NRHA, is one of a number of Australian Government measures to support health... More
04 July 2013 - The full proceedings of the 12th Conference are available at www.nrha.org.au/12nrhc. They include the transcript and streaming of all Keynote Addresses, papers and streaming for concurrent speakers in streams 1... More
This all-new website puts 21 years of rural health information at your fingertips
26 June 2013 - The Alliance has a new website. It has been custom designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality which allows easy access to many facets of the Alliance’s work and the latest news. Our extensive policy and... More
AJRH Volume 21, Issue 3, June 2013
25 June 2013 - The editorial in the June issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) argues that health providers should play a stronger role in addressing the social determinants of health. Jenny May, Timothy A Carey and Rob Curry, all health professionals... More
22 June 2013 - On 20 June, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek convened a Roundtable in Parliament House to report on progress with improving oral health services. The meeting was attended by representatives of a number of national bodies, including the NRHA. The Minister... More
20 June 2013 - The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has published a 10-Point Plan: Investing in Health... More
20 June 2013 - The National Health Performance Authority report released on 20 June 2013 finds health experiences vary greatly across local populations within the new 61 Medicare Locals set up around Australia. The report,... More
The NRHA has endorsed a set of fourteen recommendations which reflect many of the Alliance's current priorities.
13 June 2013 - Following the 12th National Rural Health Conference (Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013) and based on the work undertaken at it, the NRHA has endorsed a set of... More