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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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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
L-R: T Mackean, J Corbett, S Friel, F Baum, J Gillard, P Montanaro, M Kidd
05 May 2015 - On Friday 24th April, Senior Policy Adviser Anne-marie Boxall represented the Alliance at the launch of the Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity at Flinders University in Adelaide. The Centre – referred to in brief as the '... More
29 April 2015 - NRHA Council member and Chair of Friends of the Alliance, Pauline Glover, attended a Health and Wellness Roundtable hosted by the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) on 2-3 March in Adelaide, SA. The Roundtable brought together a diverse group of... More
22 April 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), represented by Dr Jenny May, attended a rural health consultation hosted by Telstra Health in Brisbane on 21 April 2015. Other organisations represented at the meeting included the Australian College of... More
14 April 2015 - One of the key outcomes of the National Rural Health Conference is the development of policy recommendations for Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. In this video the Alliance’s Senior Policy Advisor, Anne-marie Boxall, talks with Lesley... More
10 April 2015 - If you want to know what's the latest news from health service consumers and providers in remote and rural areas of Australia, or how the challenges they face compare with those in Australia's region to the north – then the 13th National Rural Health... More
10 April 2015 - The April 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.... More