Issue 63

NRHA News
Who’s joining up to My Health Record – and who’s not?

My Health Record is now posting weekly statistics showing who’s decided to have an online health summary, and in what numbers. But there's debate among GPs about whether they will join themselves, and one South Australian practice has announced it will advise clients to opt out. ...More

By Di Martin
National Rural Health Alliance

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NRHA News
Editorial - What about Allied Health?

It's time for Federal attention to extend from supporting doctors, to supporting the rest of the health workforce....More

By Mark Diamond
National Rural Health Alliance

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
She's called "The Bridge" - the inspirational story of Gail Yarran

"I learnt to combat and resist the terror that racism gives."  Gail Yarran is a Ballardong and Wadjuk woman east of Perth who's just taken out Australia's top nursing award.  She gives her thoughts on closing the gap, her faith, and her resilience in the face of repeated episodes of racism....More

By Di Martin
National Rural Health Alliance

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NRHA News
Rural health & the Federal Budget: just the beginning

The 2018 Federal Budget allocates $550 million over ten years for a range of programs to increase the number of doctors and other health professionals in rural and remote areas. Other initiatives address mental health services in rural areas, ...More

By National Rural Health Alliance

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Mental Health
$20K available for rural mental health projects

A new grants program will support community-driven initiatives focused on enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of people living in rural, regional and remote Australia. Applications will open on 9 July 2018. ...More

By Julie Weldon
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

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NRHA News
Here's proof: rural and remote health research critically underfunded

Research funded by the $800 million distributed annually by the National Health and Medical Research Council translates into improvements in a whole range of health interventions, but access to these interventions is unevenly distributed across the country....More

By Andrew Philips
National Rural Health Alliance

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Other Rural Health
Rural and outback paramedics ROAR into Alice Springs

A conference in Alice Springs brought together for the first time paramedics working in the most remote and isolated areas in Australia, including some who work in non-traditional setting such as mining sites and off-shore platforms. Participants shared experiences...More

By Peter O’Meara
Rural & Remote Special Interest Group, Paramedics Australasia

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Chronic Disease/Risk Factors
Riding for a revolution in chronic pain

People in rural and remote Australia are disadvantaged when it comes to accessing pain services. In April 2018, a group of pain clinicians, researchers and supporters completed the Pain Revolution Ride, a 750 kilometre pedal-powered pain education tour in rural NSW. ...More

By Carol Bennett, Painaustralia and…

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NRHA News
Three Friends of the Alliance Awards up for grabs

Three awards - the Unsung Hero Award, the Des Murray Youth Award and the Nursing/Midwifery Award - will be offered by the Friends of the Alliance to assist successful nominees to attend the 15th National Rural Health Conference in Hobart in March 2019. ...More

By Chris Moorhouse
Friends Advisory Committee, National Rural Health Alliance

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