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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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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
02 July 2014 - Shaping health policy to improve rural health outcomes 2-3 September 2014
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The 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will bring together a critical group of people for improving rural and remote health... More
01 July 2014 - Would you like to present a paper at the 13th National Rural Health Conference? Submitting an abstract is the first step. Abstracts can be submitted online via the Alliance’s website from 1 August to 28 November 2014. The Conference website will contain... More