Issue 68

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Camping on Country - our health our way

A program of camps on country is enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men living in remote Australia to be leaders in their own health and wellbeing. ...More

By Tom Hearn
BushTV Enterprises

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Mental Health
Resilient communities supporting individuals to flourish: a Friends ‘My Place’ story

Using the Wheel of Wellbeing approach, communities in Queensland’s Central Highlands continue to promote more of the activities that help individuals and communities to flourish....More

By Lyndal Spackman and Sallyann Hansen…

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Chronic Disease/Risk Factors
A new plan for action on pain in rural and remote Australia

Poor access to pain management services has an enormous impact on the health and wellbeing of people in rural Australia. Addressing the impact of pain will go a long way towards improving the health of rural communities....More

By Priyanka Rai
Painaustralia

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
A unique and vital role in rural primary health care

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners are central to building culturally safe relationships between health care services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities....More

By Karl Briscoe
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association

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NRHA News
Alliance takes its priorities to Parliament House

CouncilFest brought the National Rural Health Alliance’s member bodies together for a series of meetings and events including presenting its priorities for rural and remote health to Federal parliamentarians....More

By Gabrielle O'Kane
National Rural Health Alliance

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NRHA News
Editorial – 12 weeks in…

New CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance, Gabrielle O’Kane, reflects on the Alliance’s priorities in its advocacy for improved health for people living in rural and remote Australia....More

By Gabrielle O'Kane
National Rural Health Alliance

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Volunteering at Purple House

Volunteering at Purple House, Emma Buttolph found not just a health care facility, but a welcoming home that supports a large Aboriginal community, some of whom travel hundreds of kilometres to be dialysed....More

By Emma Buttolph
Pharmacy student, Monash University

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Uluru Statement strongly supported by peak rural health body

The National Rural Health Alliance strongly supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart calling for representation, treaty and truth telling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people....More

By Chris Bourke
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association and National Rural Health…

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Other Rural Health
A typical day in environmental health - a Friends ‘My Place’ story

Protecting people from mosquito-borne diseases is an important part of Andrew Waters’s work as an environment health officer in Broome WA. ...More

By Andrew Waters
Coordinator Environmental Health, Shire of Broome

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Chronic Disease/Risk Factors
The burden of musculoskeletal pain in rural and remote Australia

Musculoskeletal disorders, a leading cause of disability and chronic pain, are the concern of chiropractors working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care and in rural and remote areas....More

By Joan van Rotterdam
Australian Chiropractors Association (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
A strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce is key

A widespread and strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce is crucial for improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples....More

By Pamela Renata, Bila Muuji…

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