News

Silhouettes on red earth

Widening gap in health outcomes between city and country children

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 publication, prepared for Royal... More

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...
More
map of australia showing all heart admissions by region
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...
More
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...
More
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...
More
Friday, 15 September 2017
It’s been an action packed few weeks here in Canberra having just wrapped up CouncilFest - our annual gathering of Council members. At this year’s event, which ran from 10 – 12 September around 45 delegates met to discuss the key health...
More
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Members of Council representing the 37 member organisations of the National Rural Health Alliance will gather in Canberra on 10 –12 September 2017 for the organisation’s annual CouncilFest. A highlight of this year’s event will include...
More
11 September 2014 - NRHA was invited to make a submission to the Government’s independent review of after-hours primary care services, headed by Professor Claire Jackson. The Review’s recommendations to the Government are due by 31 October 2014. The NRHA... More
09 September 2014 - The next issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s news magazine, is scheduled for publication in November 2014. The deadline to submit items for consideration for this issue is Friday 3 October 2014. We are seeking contributions relevant to the health and... More
09 September 2014 - Participants in the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Canberra last week committed to a National Strategy and Action Plan... More
08 September 2014 - On August 26, a number of members of the Alliance's staff were warmly welcomed to Winnunga Nimmityjah, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Primary Health Care Service in Narrabundah, ACT, by Julie Tongs, its CEO. Under the leadership of the late... More
28 August 2014 - The latest quarterly meeting between the NRHA and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provided the opportunity for discussion on a range of issues relating to rural and remote health data and evidence. Staff of the AIHW reported... More
26 August 2014 - Some of the key research relating to rural and remote health has been undertaken through funding from the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy. Since 2000 the Australian Government has invested some $135 million in... More
August Partyline out now!
08 August 2014 - The August 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 50th issue of Partyline... More
07 August 2014 - Complete the Department of Health survey for consumers and carers, healthcare providers and medical software vendors and have your say about the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record... More