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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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Mental health infographic
05 March 2015 - The team at the Alliance recently joined Mental Health Australia in the largest ever mental health delegation to federal Parliament. The team from the Alliance, along with 90 other delegates from the non-government sector, went to Parliament House to... More
05 March 2015 - It’s only a few weeks before the Royal Far West 2015 Ride for Country Kids officially kicks off in Moree. The National Rural Health Alliance is encouraging people to support the initiative by sponsoring a team or rider. This charity fundraiser and cycling... More
Parked cars
05 March 2015 - It’s not just the cost of travelling to access health care which is an impediment to rural and remote patients; it’s also the logistical issues they face. A recent survey conducted by the... More
Photo and Poetry Competitions
05 March 2015 - In conjunction with each National Rural Health Conference, Friends of the Alliance hosts an amateur Photographic and Poetry Competition to celebrate life in rural and remote Australia. The... More
Heywire Logo
19 February 2015 - Entries for Heywire 2015 are now open. Through Heywire young people from rural and regional Australia can share their story in any format: video, audio, song, text or photos. This year Heywire celebrates 17 years as a powerful platform for the... More
16 February 2015 - It’s going to be a big year with the 13th National Rural Health Conference being held in Darwin, 24-27 May 2015. We are expecting over 1,000 delegates who are passionate about the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia to be... More
10 February 2015 - Partyline is the flagship publication of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA). It is issued three times a year, and holds a unique place as the national magazine for good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia. Packed with policy... More
Blackdog Institute - Treating Depression Online with e-couch
06 February 2015 - The Black Dog Institute is offering a webinar series for GPs, designed to explore the use of evidence-based online resources in general practice. Each stand-alone webinar aims to make GPs familiar with these locally-developed resources and confident in... More