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New Partyline out now!

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 Islander Health;
Mental Health;
Chronic Disease; and ... More

Monday, 24 September 2018
Once a year the National Rural Health Alliance’s now 37 member Council gathers in Canberra to review the progress we have made as an Alliance, set new directions and strategies, and on the third day visit as many Parliamentarians as...
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My Health Record privacy is strengthened
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen the privacy provisions of My Health Record – Australia’s online health summary system. Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says last night’s announcement...
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Alliance calls for sugar tax
Thursday, 26 July 2018
  The National Rural Health Alliance has joined a growing number of health organisations calling for a tax on sugary drinks.  In its recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's obesity epidemic, the Alliance supports...
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My Health Record materials to download and share
Friday, 13 July 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance is urging all its 35 national member organisations to embrace My Health Record, and it asks that country people do not opt out of the system.  My Health Record is an online summary of a person's...
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Pat Turner
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Pat Turner has spent decades at the forefront of policy innovation and change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Pat is also a leader...
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AJRH
Thursday, 21 June 2018
  A third of country people suffering moderate to high psychological distress don't think they have a mental health problem. That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the Australian Journal of Rural...
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Download the program
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
#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
Medicare
05 March 2015 - The Alliance has been working closely with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and its health members - which includes organisations such as the Public Health Association of Australia and the Consumers Health Forum - on the issue of the... More
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