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Poor diets fuelling obesity

Monday, 29 October 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.

The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and... More

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its...
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Diabetes test on fingers
Friday, 12 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health...
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental...
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018
The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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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
10 April 2015 - The Alliance was pleased with the number, scope and quality of applications received in the recent Round 6 of the RHCE2 program (3rd February – 3rd March 2015). The response confirmed the high level of demand and need for the continuation of the RHCE2... More
10 April 2015 - To date over $180,000 has been raised by our friends at Royal Far West through their annual charity bike ride. Led by Ride ambassador, former professional cyclist Scott Sunderland, twenty-eight riders commenced the Ride in Moree on 15 March and travelled... More
10 April 2015 - Linda has recently joined the Alliance team from an education and health background in both the public and private sector.  Linda says “at this stage of my career it is very important for me to be a part of an organisation with a strong social... More
10 April 2015 - Over the past month the Alliance has had planning and information meetings with a range of organisations and people. Gordon Gregory and Anne-marie Boxall had a meeting with Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Department of Health, to confirm the ongoing... More
09 April 2015 - Access to mental health in rural and remote areas has always been an area of great concern for the Alliance. In the last few months, the Alliance has been advocating strongly on the issue. On 11 March, for example, we joined Mental Health Australia at... More
09 April 2015 - The April issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) will be out soon and has articles on a range of important rural and remote health topics. To whet your appetite, here is a summary of some of them.   Not just a fisherman’s wife: Women’... More
07 April 2015 - It is a tragedy that every year about 30 children die on Australian farms. Farmsafe Australia has released a checklist on Child Safety on Rural Properties. The checklist covers important safety concerns on things such as ‘A safe place to play’, ‘Water’, ‘... More