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Poverty fact sheet

The facts about poverty and health in rural and remote Australia

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... More

Piggy bank with thermometer
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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Silhouettes on red earth
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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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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07 December 2015 - A free webinar is being provided by the NRHA on just what the government's promised new direction for mental health services will mean for rural people. The webinar will be on-line from 10.00am -11.00am Eastern Summer Time on Thursday 17 December.... More
02 December 2015 - This week saw a successful information session in Canberra on the Modified Monash model approach to the classification of rural and remote communities. The half-day meeting, organised by the NRHA, attracted over 120 people from various agencies and... More
30 November 2015 - Glaucoma is often called 'the silent thief of sight' and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Many people who develop glaucoma don’t realise they have it until it is too late. It is an insidious condition affecting the optic nerve... More
30 November 2015 - For the past five years the NRHA has been managing Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (RHCE2) on behalf of the Australian Department of Health.  In this time 119 projects have been supported, involving over 8,500 health... More
Children performing at school.
27 November 2015 - It has been said that giving an extra year's education to a teenage mum adds some years to the life expectancy of their child at birth. If this is true it illustrates something about the complex relationship between health and education, and about... More
the little book of rural health numbers
27 November 2015 - A recent report from the AIHW[1] shows that some groups in Australia are at much higher risk of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke than others. They include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
Partyline Issue 54
26 November 2015 - The December 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This issue has a strong sense of place. Andrew Philips explores... More
30 October 2015 - The Commonwealth Department of Health is starting to use a new system for classifying remoteness in some of its programs. It seems likely that the Modified Monash classification scheme will gradually take the place of the Australian Standard... More