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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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06 August 2014 - Applications are now open for the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's Small Grants for Rural Communities program. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for not-for-... More
04 August 2014 - The Alliance was represented at the recent Are you remotely interested? conference by its newest staff member, Alice Sisley. Organised by the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health of James Cook University, this was the 7th in this series of... More
04 August 2014 - People from all around the world are trying to get to Arcadia, that Wide Brown Land in the South where safety is assured and the people feast on milk and honey and barbecued prawns. The good folk of Arcadia also have well-managed health services... More
01 August 2014 - The Alliance provided a brief submission to the... More
31 July 2014 - The 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference (Canberra, 23–25 July) sought to foster a culture in which knowledge exchange becomes automatic - a part of core business for everyone who wants to contribute to the improvement of primary health care... More
28 July 2014 - Nick Goodwin, CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), was in Australia in July for meetings in Newcastle and Canberra. While he was at the annual Primary Health Care Research... More
28 July 2014 - The Department of Health, via Stream 2 funding of the Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE2) program, supported a Forum in Melbourne recently on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health coordination. It was run by the Brien Holden Vision... More
23 July 2014 - At a meeting of the Social Determinants of Health Alliance (SDOHA) on 14 July, those in attendance were introduced to ANDI. The Australian National Development Index (... More