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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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Poverty fact sheet
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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16 June 2015 - Whether you’re over 65, approaching the later years, or supporting a family member, friend or client living with mental illness, planning ahead is important for all of us. Planning ahead is about preparing for issues related to living arrangements,... More
11 June 2015 - The potential of eHealth to enhance the delivery of health services in rural and remote communities has always been apparent to the National Rural Health Alliance. The Alliance has supported the advancement of ‘digital health’, not as a replacement for... More
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19 May 2015 - The HealthInfoNet is conducting an evaluation of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre by running a survey. The survey will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Please forward to your contacts and colleagues. By taking part, you... More
15 May 2015 - On Wednesday 29th April, the Alliance attended the Sydney launch of a new campaign, Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to start a conversation between clinicians, consumers and other health care stakeholders about the value of... More
14 May 2015 - Members of the public and all interested organisations are invited to comment on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA) Work Program 2015-16 by Friday 29 May 2015. Rural health consumers and clinicians in particular will be interested in IHPA’s... More
05 May 2015 - As a member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA), the NRHA benefits from taking part in its network meetings. At the most recent of these, there were presentations by Matthew Lobb, General Manager, Industry Strategy and Public Policy at Vodafone... More
05 May 2015 - In Australia, approximately one third of the population live in rural areas.  Another half a million people live in remote regions of the country.  Rural and remote communities are often not well served by support services and networks in... More
05 May 2015 - The 2015 Broadband for the Bush Forum will be held from 15-16 July at the Charles Darwin University's Waterfront premises. The Forum focuses on digital inclusion in and for remote Australia. It will deliver two jam-packed days with a program consisting of a... More