Media Releases

Release Date: 28 May 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance and singer-songwriter Josh Arnold are proud to launch ‘Build ‘em up!’, a song written in collaboration with Friends of the Alliance and people in rural and remote communities across Australia.

Josh and the Alliance asked people from... read more


Release Date: 28 May 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, will hold a free virtual conversation on food security in rural and remote communities on Monday 29 June at 12 noon, which is now open for registration.

The virtual conversation, “Affordable and nourishing food for rural and remote communities during COVID-19 and beyond”, will feature Professor Danielle... read more


Release Date: 25 May 2020

“How humans and the environment interact” is the theme of the 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium’s virtual pre-Symposium session, which is now fully available. It includes a Q&A session with the three keynote speakers, which... read more


Release Date: 20 May 2020

What impact do bushfires, COVID-19 and climate change have on rural health?

These are some of the questions asked by guest editors Martin Jones, David Mills and Richard Gray in the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health, which is available now.

National Rural Health Alliance CEO Dr Gabrielle O’Kane said that in addition to looking at timely issues like bushfires... read more


Release Date: 07 May 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, will hold a virtual Q&A session on Monday 25 May 2020 in advance of the 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in May 2021.

The virtual session brings together three keynote speakers:

- Professor Anthony Capon, Director, Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University

-... read more


Release Date: 29 April 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, is proud to launch ‘Build ‘em up!’, a musical collaboration between Friends of the Alliance and Small Town Culture, and is now seeking video contributions from across rural Australia of people... read more


Release Date: 09 April 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, today launched a new virtual musical collaboration to better connect rural people during COVID-19.

The project is the work of Toowoomba songwriter, Josh Arnold’s Small Town Culture and Friends of the... read more


Release Date: 08 April 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, has echoed calls for governments to address health literacy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An article in Croakey highlights low levels of health... read more


Release Date: 30 March 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, welcomed the Australian Government’s expansion of telehealth services which starts today.

“From today, Australians will be able to access a much wider range of bulk-billed health services in their own home via telephone or video conferencing features like FaceTime or Skype,” said CEO Dr Gabrielle... read more


Release Date: 24 March 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, has welcomed the Australian Government’s expansion of telehealth Medicare item numbers but has called for access to be expanded as soon as possible to all health professionals.

“Allowing more people to have consultations with their GP or health professional at home, whether for COVID-19 or... read more