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Poor diets fuelling obesity

Monday, 29 October 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.

The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and... More

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its...
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Diabetes test on fingers
Friday, 12 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health...
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental...
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018
The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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The Development of Northern Australia
31 January 2014 - The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into the development of Northern Australia.... More
31 January 2014 - The February 2014 edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is now available online. This edition includes articles on: Mentoring as a retention strategy to sustain the rural and remote health workforce; Preparing rural general... More
24 January 2014 - Applications for 2014 will close on 17 February 2014. The scholarship supports a first year dentistry student from regional NSW. For more information and to apply go to the NSW-RDS web page.
17 January 2014 - Details of the 25 successful applicants in Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (Stream 2) are now available on the Alliance website. In the period 2010-2014 the RHCE2... More
The NDIA's draft first Strategic Plan.
10 January 2014 - The Alliance has a strong interest in the work of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and agrees that the economic and social reform that will result from its work will benefit all Australians - including those living with a disability in... More
03 January 2014 - Phil Anderton, Alliance Council member and rural optometrist, has identified two characteristics of rural practice that should make it an attractive option for health professionals: the rural lifestyle and a high degree of clinical satisfaction. Phil’s... More
03 January 2014 - Council of the Alliance meets face-to-face once a year at an event affectionately known as ‘CouncilFest’. As well as the festive elements, much hard work is done towards achieving our Vision of good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.... More
20 December 2013 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is currently working on an Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise... More