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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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23 May 2014 - Concerns about patient assisted travel schemes (PATS) are one of the most frequent reasons for health consumers from rural and remote areas to contact the Alliance. The Alliance has just published an updated... More
22 May 2014 - The NRHA is looking for research partners to check and follow up on the findings of the NRHA discussion paper, Access to medicines and pharmacy services, published in January 2014. The paper identified significantly lower access to medicines and pharmacy... More
22 May 2014 - The Alliance submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into speech, language and communication disorders and... More
19 May 2014 - New evidence from the NRHA shows that the Budget proposal for a GP co-payment on out-of-pocket health care costs would have particularly severe consequences for people in rural and remote areas - and for their GPs. If the proposal for a seven dollar co-... More
16 May 2014 - A public information forum for people in more remote areas, hosted by National Disability and Carer Alliance and National Rural Health Alliance with the people of Mount Isa, will be held at the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health on Thursday 26... More
15 May 2014 - Lindy Swain, who represents the Rural Special Interest Group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on Council of the Alliance, has gone so far as to suggest rural health is... More
06 May 2014 - Friends of the Alliance is currently looking for a Friend in South Australia who would be interested in participating on the Friends Advisory Committee. Friends of the Alliance is a network of... More
05 May 2014 - Perhaps it's in the fine print but certainly the headline recommendations from the Commission of Audit show no understanding of the differences between city and country circumstances where health and health services are concerned. The proposal for a... More