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Friends Chair Chris Moorhouse
Monday, 7 August 2017

Following the recent election of a new Advisory Committee for Friends of the Alliance, the Committee has elected Chris Moorhouse as its Chair.  Chris now will become a Member of Council of the National Rural Health Alliance, in which capacity he will represent the views of Friends nationally.

Chris has been directly involved in rural health since the early 1990s and has a wealth of experience and passion for improving the health of people in... More

computer hands desk
Friday, 7 July 2017
Having access to clear and reliable information about the performance of internet access is important to all Australians. However, for those living in rural and remote areas it is often critical. These Australians have limited options for...
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Partline screen shots
Monday, 19 June 2017
Partyline #59, June 2017 is out now at http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/partyline The biennial National Rural Health Conference is the largest and most influential event on the rural and remote health calendar in Australia. The 2017 Conference...
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flu-vaccinations
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
The deadly impact of “the flu” and the vital need for vaccination, particularly in rural and remote aged care facilities, is one of the poster presentations planned for the 14th National Rural Health Conference. Presenter Clinton...
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Boy getting his ear inspected by female health practitioner
Friday, 31 March 2017
With the cost of private health insurance rising again from 1 April 2017, many people are again questioning whether to retain their current level of insurance or whether it is actually worth having private health insurance at all.  If...
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Australian Parliament House
Friday, 31 March 2017
During the election last year, the Coalition announced their intent to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.  This was met with enthusiasm by the rural health sector as a vehicle to drive the urgent work required to...
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partyline-magazine
Thursday, 30 March 2017
The latest Partyline features striking portraits of Aboriginal Health Workers, part of an exhibition by photographer Renae Kilmister shown at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and touring to other cities. Partyline #58,...
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Australia Journal of Rural Health - the road ahead
15 March 2016 - We held a strategic review session for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) at the premises of John Wiley and Son in Richmond, Melbourne, on Friday 4 March. The review was probably overdue. In the last couple of years the business model for AJRH... More
Senate Committee has problems with evidence on marijuana
15 March 2016 - Having made a submission in September last year to the Senate Economics References Committee into the Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts, the NRHA was invited to the at a public hearing of the Committee on Friday 11 March. The acoustics of... More
15 March 2016 - Calling all health clinicians, teachers, carers, managers, researchers and others interested in the health of country kids – have we got a plenary session for you!
The upcoming Caring for County Kids... More
10 March 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance congratulates inaugural CEO, Gordon Gregory on his outstanding leadership and achievements after 23 years of dedicated service to rural end remote health. “It is a huge challenge to replace a foundation CEO who has done... More
Dorothy Coombe, National President CWAA with Gordon Gregory, CEO NRHA
29 February 2016 - This week Alliance staff were delighted to host Dorothy Coombe, National President of the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA), for a full-day visit to our office in Canberra.  CWAA is a... More
29 February 2016 - Alliance staff were delighted to meet face-to-face for the first time with the CEO and policy staff of Vision2020 Australia, the peak body for eye health and vision in Australia. Also present at the meeting was Phil Anderton, who represents the Rural... More
Image courtesy of jesadaphorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
23 February 2016 - In any given month or so, a large number of reports are released - by various agencies -  on matters related to rural and remote health and wellbeing. Led in this work by Andrew Philips, the NRHA tries to become familiar with the content of such... More
Oral health - whose responsibility?
22 February 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance was part of a delegation from the National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) that met with the Department of Health to discuss current strategic developments with the Australian... More

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