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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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RAMUS
02 May 2014 - Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Boyd and, in a joint nomination, Associate Professor Robert (Bob) French and his wife Dr Margaret (Marnie) Barrow have received RAMUS Mentor of the Year awards for 2013. Jackie Boyd is a GP Registrar based Coconut Grove in the... More
Trawler streaming its gear in the Northern Prawn Fishery
01 May 2014 - Public hearings are underway for the Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee Inquiry into the development of Northern Australia. The... More
30 April 2014 - The review of mental health services and programs currently being conducted by the National Mental Health Commission includes a particular focus on the challenges for regional, rural and remote Australia and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
23 April 2014 - There has been considerable speculation about what might be in the Federal Budget (13 May). Some of the attention has been on the future of Medicare Locals. The Alliance is on the public record as saying that what matters are some principles which,... More
08 April 2014 - The Alliance has had an article published in the April edition of The Health Advocate, a journal of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). The authors (Lesley Barclay and Penny Hanley) point out that health service managers can... More
08 April 2014 - The April 2014 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes. Topics addressed include: the... More
08 April 2014 - The National Rural Health Alliance has taken home two awards at the ACT Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Awards night in Canberra. The Alliance won the In-House Meeting Member Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and the Education Award (jointly... More
02 April 2014 - Health problems linked to food and diet now affect a high proportion of Australia’s population. These include conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers as well as overweight and obesity – health risk factors of particular concern... More