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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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Friday, 24 November 2017
The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee...
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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...
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07 August 2013 - As we draw closer to the election, rural people will be eager to know which of the major parties is promoting the best policies for rural health and wellbeing. The Alliance will be monitoring policy announcements and ranking them on the basis of its 2013... More
03 August 2013 - The Alliance has published its 2013 Election Charter, Shining a light on rural and remote health. Its purpose is... More
02 August 2013 - The next edition of Partyline will be published in October. Your contributions about rural health – articles, photos and poetry – are always welcome. Please send contributions to partyline@ruralhealth.org.au... More
31 July 2013 - The Alliance is gearing up to promote a strong focus on rural and remote health in the lead-up to the Federal Election. The Charter will be the basis for Election Scorecard activity in the weeks of the campaign. It asks the major parties how, in government... More
29 July 2013 - In his presentation of the Inaugural Jerry Morris Oration for the Heart Foundation on 26 July, Adrian Bauman gave a fascinating and powerful description of the importance to health of physical activity. In 1953 Jerry Morris published the first evidence on... More
29 July 2013 - Do city and country people have the same levels of access to medicines and to pharmacists and the professional advice they provide? We know that in rural areas, less is spent per capita on PBS expenditure, and that pharmacists are thinner on the ground... More
Pauline Glover, re-elected as Chair of Friends.
26 July 2013 - A new Friends Advisory Committee has been elected to support the National Rural Health Alliance’s efforts to ensure good health and wellbeing for rural Australia. The committee is made up of two delegates from each State and Territory and two... More
18 July 2013 - The July edition of Partyline carries a six-page feature on hearing services in rural areas, including options for children. Also focusing on children’s... More