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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.

The publication, prepared for Royal... More

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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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
08 June 2013 - The Alliance has published the report of its Practical Design Fund project which includes recommendations for delivering... More
07 June 2013 - The 12th Conference website will soon become the official online proceedings of the event (http://nrha.org.au/12nrhc). The site currently contains all speaker bios and abstracts and links to Conference sponsors’ and... More
Nominations open for 2013-15 Friends Advisory Committee
07 June 2013 - Do you support the Alliance’s vision of good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia? Are you interested in raising the profile of the National Rural Health Alliance and its work? If so, you might want to join Friends of the Alliance and... More
Comparing performance across Australia by the COAG Reform Council
07 June 2013 - Healthcare 2011-12: Comparing performance across Australia was released by the COAG Reform Council on 24 May 2013 along with two... More
Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia
07 June 2013 - The NRHA submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry on the care and management of Australians living with... More