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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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02 July 2014 - Shaping health policy to improve rural health outcomes 2-3 September 2014
Old Parliament House, Canberra
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
26 June 2014 - In Mount Isa today a group of interested individuals and agencies agreed some of the key ways forward to make the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) work well in more remote areas. The... More
20 June 2014 - On 17 June Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, officially launched the $6.5 million e-Mental Health in Practice initiative (eMHPrac) at Parliament House in Canberra. eMHPrac will provide training and support for GPs, psychologists, social workers,... More
20 June 2014 - The Alliance has expressed its views to the Senate Inquiry about Government Bills that provide a framework to abolish Health Workforce Australia (HWA) and the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA). The Alliance emphasised the importance of... More
20 June 2014 - This year's National Palliative Care Week day in Parliament House, organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA), had the theme “Palliative care is everyone’s business—let’s work together”. The NRHA's interest, shared by PCA, is how palliative... More
18 June 2014 - In March the Alliance made a submission to the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia.... More
12 June 2014 - The Alliance has published a Discussion Paper on the importance of the forthcoming transition from 61 Medicare... More