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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 they... More

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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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Poverty fact sheet
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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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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Supporting rural Medicare Locals – report now online
21 May 2013 - Over 40 people concerned with the coordination of healthcare services in rural and remote areas attended a Policy Think Tank conducted by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian... More
12NRHC Priority Recommendations
11 April 2013 - The seventeen priority recommendations from the Conference in Adelaide deal with rural and remote aspects of health-related infrastructure, clinical services, health workforce, and improved targeting of programs related to chronic conditions among... More
12th National Rural Health Conference Presentations
10 April 2013 - All keynote presentations and selected concurrent sessions can now be streamed from the 12th Conference website as they become available.
12NRHC - Strong Commitment, Bright Future
10 April 2013 - Delegates in Adelaide at the 12th National Rural Health Conference have reconfirmed the sector‟s commitment to a bright health future for rural and remote areas and some of the means by which it will be achieved. Minister Plibersek gave the closing... More
Teamwork
13 March 2013 - What is the role of Medicare Locals in delivering good health and wellbeing to rural and remote Australia and how can they be supported? Why not apply the tried and true rural model – teamwork! A... More
National Medical Training Advisory Network to be established
01 March 2013 - During 2012, Health Workforce Australia produced three volumes of Health Workforce 2025 and in November 2012 they presented policy responses to these reports to Health Ministers. One of the actions agreed by Health Ministers as a result was to... More
A new Social Determinants of Health Alliance was launched in Canberra on Thursday 7 February
08 February 2013 - The Senate Inquiry relating to the WHO Social Determinants of Health report Closing the gap within a generation is throwing a very useful spotlight on this critical issue. Just how can Australia reduce the inequities in people’s access to resources,... More
01 February 2013 - Submission to Senate Inquiry on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill 2012 The Alliance’s submission broadly reflects a belief that the needs of people with a disability, their carers and service providers in rural and remote... More