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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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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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13 March 2015 - Prime Minister Abbott's view about people who live in remote areas - particularly Indigenous people - has caused something of a storm. NRHA's CEO hopes that Australia does not give up on its more remote areas.       ... More
12 March 2015 - Welcome to A Minute with Gordon, the Alliance's new video message series with our CEO, Gordon Gregory. Our vision for A Minute with Gordon is to engage with those interested in rural and remote health through short video messages that are informative and... More
The BushWire
06 March 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance's monthly e-newsletter has undergone some changes. The latest is a new name – The BushWire. Our monthly e-newsletter is an important part of our communication about matters of importance in rural and remote health and... More
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06 March 2015 - The full program for the 13th National Rural Health Conference is now online. You can see all the speakers, sessions and topics over the four days. It is set to be another big event with sessions... 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
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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
#loverural
05 March 2015 - #loverural is a social media campaign aimed at celebrating and sharing the things that make rural Australia a great place to live and work. We at the National Rural Health Alliance, and almost 6.7 million other Australians, know that life outside the... More