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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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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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15 January 2016 - The Alliance has written to the Treasurer about what we see as the key issues for the 2016-17 Budget.  Ensuring growth in the health workforce in rural and remote Australia is our top priority, building on the initiatives that the Government... More
14 January 2016 - Following the release of the Australian atlas of healthcare variation report by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare and National Health Performance Authority, Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is considering the means by... More
11 December 2015 - The Modified Monash system (MM) for the classification of a place's remoteness and size was introduced a few months ago. It has already taken the place of ASGC-RA in the administration of some Australian Government  health programs. If you missed... More
07 December 2015 - A free webinar is being provided by the NRHA on just what the government's promised new direction for mental health services will mean for rural people. The webinar will be on-line from 10.00am -11.00am Eastern Summer Time on Thursday 17 December.... More
02 December 2015 - This week saw a successful information session in Canberra on the Modified Monash model approach to the classification of rural and remote communities. The half-day meeting, organised by the NRHA, attracted over 120 people from various agencies and... More
30 November 2015 - Glaucoma is often called 'the silent thief of sight' and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Many people who develop glaucoma don’t realise they have it until it is too late. It is an insidious condition affecting the optic nerve... More
30 November 2015 - For the past five years the NRHA has been managing Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (RHCE2) on behalf of the Australian Department of Health.  In this time 119 projects have been supported, involving over 8,500 health... More
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27 November 2015 - It has been said that giving an extra year's education to a teenage mum adds some years to the life expectancy of their child at birth. If this is true it illustrates something about the complex relationship between health and education, and about... More