Media Releases

Release Date: 06 February 2019

The importance of arts and artistic performance in building better and healthier communities will again be recognised with presentations and performers at the 15th National Rural Health Conference.

It would not be a Rural Health Conference without an arts and health stream - and this year’s Conference in Hobart is no exception.

The 15th Conference is being held from 24 – 27 March...

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Release Date: 31 January 2019

In conjunction with the 15th National Rural Health Conference, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) is calling for entries in the ‘2019 Friends of the Alliance Photo and Poetry Competition’.

The competition is seeking entries in two categories:  poetry and photographs.  Entries depicting bright, vibrant rural communities are encouraged.  The competition is...

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Release Date: 25 January 2019

Australia’s leading conference for rural and remote health will feature leading local and international speakers sharing their knowledge and experience on the issues of concern to rural communities, their health needs and the solutions necessary to improve health outcomes for the 7 million people living in rural, regional and remote Australia.

The 15th National Rural Health...

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Release Date: 19 December 2018

Rural communities will gain better access to GP services through initiatives announced in yesterday’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report, but Australia’s peak rural health organisation asks: “Where are the important allied healthcare services to support this?”

The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the Government’s announcement of $33.5 million to improve access to GP...

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Release Date: 12 December 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance, Mental Health Australia and Royal Flying Doctor Service has welcomed the findings of a Senate Committee’s Inquiry into Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia. The three organisations backed the Inquiry’s recommendation to develop a national rural and remote mental health strategy.

The Inquiry proposed a...

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Release Date: 07 December 2018

Australia’s peak rural health body has welcomed the release of the Federal Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into the national obesity epidemic, but calls for a multi-pronged approach to tackling the problem given its complexity and the higher incidence in rural and remote areas.

The National Rural Health Alliance said the Parliamentary committee recognised solutions needed to be...

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Release Date: 30 November 2018

Improving the availability of health services to rural, regional and remote communities across Australia will continue to be championed by the National Rural Health Alliance following the Federal Government announcement it will continue to fund the umbrella body for a further three years.

NRHA Chief Executive Officer, Mark Diamond, welcomed the Government’s funding announcement and...

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Release Date: 28 November 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance – Australia’s peak rural health body representing more than 7 million Australians – has welcomed the...

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Release Date: 22 November 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance – the peak advocacy body representing the health needs of 7 million Australians – is joining the 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies that have written to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) First Ministers seeking a full partnership approach between Indigenous people and governments to refresh the Closing the Gap strategy.


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Release Date: 20 November 2018

Improving the health of people in rural, regional and remote Australia will come under the microscope of leading national and international experts in the field at the 15th National Rural Health Conference to be held in Hobart next year.

The National Rural Health Conference program will integrate the social, economic, and...

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