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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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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's welfare 2015 Cover
25 August 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently held their regular meeting to discuss various matters relating to the availability and use of rural and remote health data. As always it was a... More
20 August 2015 - The ABC will again be highlighting mental health as part of the Mental Health Week (5-12 October, 2015) campaign to challenge understanding and reignite a national conversation about mental health. A broad television, radio and online program will... More
17 August 2015 - On 14th August, Policy Adviser Fiona Brooke and Policy Consultant Andrew Phillips testified before the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into Aspects of Road Safety in Australia. The Alliance asked the Committee... More
Wendy Downs, Gordon Gregory, Leanne Coleman, Andrew Waters
17 August 2015 - It is critical that health professionals of all stripes working in remote areas have access to continuing professional development (CPD). Currently a range of organisations are involved in providing CPD, including the Rural Health Workforce Agencies... More
06 August 2015 - The Alliance attended a recent one-day forum in Melbourne (24 July) on the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs). The National Primary and Community Health Network hosted this event to provide an opportunity for primary and community health practitioners,... More
06 August 2015 - The August 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This Issue (No 53) offers readers an update on some of the major issues affecting the... More
05 August 2015 - The Rural Health Education program (RHCE2) knowledge transfer roundtables begin in Broome WA on Monday 10 August and will conclude with a National Teleconference on Monday 26 October. Watch this video of... More
04 August 2015 - People living in rural and remote areas of Australia generally experience poorer health outcomes and die younger than their counterparts in the major cities. The Alliance examines some of the underlying reasons in its recent Submission to the House of... More

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