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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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10 November 2014 - Croakey, the well-known online forum for debate and discussion about health issues and policy, is currently running a series of articles inspired by the Alliance's recent CouncilFest - an annual meeting of its members of Council. The first... More
10 November 2014 - The National Rural Health Alliance is pleased to report that it is now an Affiliate member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA). These two Alliances joining forces will strengthen the voice of those advocating for improved and fair access to... More
07 November 2014 - Our Fact Sheets are the most popular item on the Alliance website. The latest Fact Sheet added to the set focuses on Oncology Massage for... More
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30 October 2014 - Applications for the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme open on the 5th of November 2014 and close at 5pm on the 12th of January 2015. The RAMUS Scheme is funded by the Australian Government and designed to offset some of... More
28 October 2014 - The Alliance attended the launch of the Pharmacy Guild’s Discover More. Ask your Pharmacist campaign. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the services provided by pharmacists and... More
17 October 2014 - Professor Julian Disney AO gave particular attention to measures that would help to overcome rural and regional poverty when he delivered the Inaugural Anti-Poverty Week Oration for the Social Determinants of Health Alliance (SDoHA). He explained that... More
17 October 2014 - The National Rural Health Alliance has released a Fact Sheet, jointly prepared with Arthritis Australia, on arthritis in rural Australia. Arthritis is... More
16 October 2014 - On Thursday 9 October, several staff members of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) participated in the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA) network meeting via teleconference. The meeting was addressed by the Parliamentary Secretary to the... More