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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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Fields east of Northam, Western Australia
05 June 2014 - Tim Kelly, National Rural Health Alliance Chairperson, took part in a roundtable on Regional Health Industry Pathways in Northam, in the Wheatbelt of WA, on 22 May. The meeting was convened by Trevor Saunders, for Regional Development Australia (Wheatbelt... More
02 June 2014 - A research team from Seoul National University recently visited the NRHA to hear about Australia's approach to shortages of doctors in rural and remote areas. Led by Professor Jong-koo Lee, a leading policy researcher and advisor in South Korea, the... More
30 May 2014 - The Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) has now been released. Recommendations include renaming it to 'My Health Record' - MyHR - and... More
29 May 2014 - The 50th issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s news magazine, is scheduled for publication in August 2014. The deadline to submit items for consideration for this issue is Monday 23 June 2014. We are seeking contributions relevant to the health and wellbeing... More
28 May 2014 - In August 2011 the Productivity Commission recommended the establishment of two schemes: the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). The NIIS is to be a fully-funded insurance accident scheme, separate... More
27 May 2014 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is calling for submissions on its proposals for ensuring that it is the wishes and preferences of people with disability that drive the decisions they make and that others may make for them. People with disability... More
27 May 2014 - The Broadband for the Bush Alliance is seeking feedback on the recommendations from the third Broadband for the Bush Forum: Building a Better Digital Economy, held in Alice Springs on 30 April and 1 May 2014... More