An incoming Federal Government needs to immediately address the critical shortage of Allied Health Professionals in rural, regional and remote Australia if the nation is to have any hope of making healthcare accessible to those regions.
Rural health matters!
Who hasn't heard the expression 'good health is everything'?
For the seven million people living in rural and remote Australia, future health care and prevention programs that keep them healthy are pivotal as the nation heads into the 2019 Election.
The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations including health consumers, health care professionals, service providers, health educators, researchers, students and the Indigenous health sector.
We are the peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health.
We have outlined the top priorities an incoming government must address to change rural and remote Australia's poorer health outcomes and abysmal access to care and make this a fairer nation for all.
In the coming weeks, we will champion these priorities and the actions needed to address them.
Please talk to your candidates, ask what their stance is, share our priorities and on May 18, vote for candidates who support these actions.
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The NRHA looks forward to working with the next government to improve health and wellbeing for people who live and work in rural and remote parts of Australia. Please stay in touch.
NRHA Election News & Media Releases
The NRHA welcomes Labor’s planned $33 million attack on eradicating rheumatic heart disease, and its promise to give Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations a bigger role in delivering culturally appropriate primary healthcare services.
The National Rural Health Alliance has named four key areas an incoming Federal Government must address to help rural Australians get healthier and live longer.
Rural health conference calls for urgent action in rural and remote communities on eve of federal election
Delegates at the 15th National Rural Health Conference have called for urgent action in rural and remote communities on the eve of a federal election.
What our Members are saying this Election:
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine - Federal Election Statement 2019
Australian Healthcare and Hopsitals Association - A healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation - Aboriginal Health needs to be an Election Priority
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - What will you ask your candidate this election?
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia - The health of country Australians depends on the 2019 Federal Election
Rural Doctors Association of Australia - Parties urged to continue big picture thinking on rural health
What other health organisations are saying:
Australian Medical Association - Key health issues for the 2019 Election
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth - a series of children-related Election webinars
Cancer Council of Australia - Opposition’s skin cancer prevention campaign would save lives and money
Climate and Health Alliance - Open letter to political parties and candidates
Dietitians Association of Australia - Nutrition should feed the Federal Election
END RHD - END RHD Election Platform 2019
Grattan Institute - Commonwealth Orange Book 2019, Policy priorities for the federal government
Nursing bodies (ACM, APNA, CRANAplus, ACMHN, ANMF, ACN, ACNP, CDNM) - Nurses and midwives supporting the health of our community, Federal Election Priorities 2019
Palliative Care Australia - 2019 Federal Election Statement
Public Health Association of Australia - PHAA Immediate Policy Priorities 2019
Suicide Prevention Austrlaia - National Policy Platform
What others are saying:
Croakey - Join Croakey in discussing the critical issues for #AusVotesHealth - join in the conversation and put rural into #AusVotesHealth
What the major Parties are saying:
Australian Labor Party - Fair Go Action Plan
Liberal Party - Better Health Care
National Party - Putting locals first