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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

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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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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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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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17 December 2014 - “Look after yourselves, look after each other”. That is the key message from Gordon Gregory, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance, in his end-of-year Message. Please open the full article to click on and watch the... More
11 December 2014 - General practices in rural and remote areas can now apply for up to $300,000 in Commonwealth funding to provide additional space for supervision, teaching and training of medical students and general practice registrars. Successful funding recipients... More
11 December 2014 - As a member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA), the NRHA benefits from taking part in its monthly teleconferences. At the most recent meeting, Gavin Williams, General Manager – Fixed Wireless & Satellite with NBN Co., outlined plans for... More
05 December 2014 - Established in 2000, the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme is an integral part of the Australian Government's long-term strategy to increase the number of medical practitioners in rural and remote areas of Australia. Its... More
05 December 2014 - Building on the good working relationship between the NRHA and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), we had our regular quarterly meeting on 20 November. This was an early opportunity to discuss the implications for the analysis and... More
04 December 2014 - The Alliance attended Indigenous Allied Health Australia’s Forum on 25-26 November in Canberra. The first day included separate sessions on emotional intelligence and mentoring – and a lively Gala Dinner and Awards addressed by Fiona Nash and sponsored... More
01 December 2014 - The call for abstracts has now closed, with over 400 vying for a place on the Conference program in Darwin next May.  This strong interest will ensure a large number of high quality presentations.  The abstracts are now being reviewed and the... More
28 November 2014 - The November 2014 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.  In this issue of... More