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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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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
27 November 2014 - The latest Fact Sheet from the Alliance is on the health impacts of climate change on people in rural and remote Australia. It outlines health... More
27 November 2014 - The fifth and final instalment in the Croakey CouncilFest series argues that the government should not defer... More
19 November 2014 - The fourth article in the Croakey CouncilFest series highlights how better access to broadband can improve health care... More
11 November 2014 - The latest instalment in the CouncilFest Croakey series was published today. The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and... More