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Poor diets fuelling obesity

Monday, 29 October 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.

The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and... More

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its...
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Diabetes test on fingers
Friday, 12 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health...
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental...
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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...
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11 December 2014 - General practices in rural and remote areas can now apply for up to $300,000 in Commonwealth funding to provide additional space for supervision, teaching and training of medical students and general practice registrars. Successful funding recipients... More
11 December 2014 - As a member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA), the NRHA benefits from taking part in its monthly teleconferences. At the most recent meeting, Gavin Williams, General Manager – Fixed Wireless & Satellite with NBN Co., outlined plans for... More
05 December 2014 - Established in 2000, the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme is an integral part of the Australian Government's long-term strategy to increase the number of medical practitioners in rural and remote areas of Australia. Its... More
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