Alliance News

Alliance council members during 30th anniversary social event.

NRHA council members and staff.

New Board members at National Rural Health Alliance

Wednesday, 29 November 2023

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) will move into the new year with great vigour, with new Board members elected at the 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) this month.

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ACA Australian Counselling Association logo
Monday, 13 November 2023
We warmly welcome the 50th Member of the Alliance, the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).  ACA is Australia's largest single registration body for counsellors and psychotherapists with over 11,000...
Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen
Friday, 10 November 2023
‘People in rural and remote areas face a range of stressors unique to living outside major cities. ‘Rates of self-harm and suicide increase with remoteness and people who experience suicidality, are more...
National Rural Health Month November 2023
Wednesday, 1 November 2023   MEDIA RELEASE  
Today marks the beginning of National Rural Health Month - a month which highlights the inequities that rural, regional and...
Angel Flight Australia logo
Friday, 27 October 2023
We warmly welcome our newest member, Angel Flight Australia, a charity that coordinates free, non-emergency flights and transfers people living remotely across Australia to access specialist medical treatments...
AJRH Australian Journal of Rural Health Volume 31 Issue 5
Monday, 23 October 2023
The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health, Volume 31 Issue 5, is out now. The Alliance editorial, ‘Rural access to dental and oral health services,’ is co-authored by Director, Policy and...
Two men talking on a rural property
Friday, 13 October 2023   MEDIA RELEASE  
As Mental Health Week wraps up today, the National Rural Health Alliance highlights the dire need of more effective place-based...
Two men talking in front of a tree
11 October 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - This Mental Health Week, the National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the launch of the National Mental Health Workforce Strategy 2022-2032 by the... More
Three people talking besides basketball court
10 October 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - New data from Mental Health Australia and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra released today, World Mental Health... More
Testing finger tips
09 October 2023 - Chief Executive of the Alliance Susi Tegen, speaking to SBS News on the federal inquiry into diabetes, said geographical isolation can compound issues for Indigenous people with diabetes. Ms Tegen said funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
Australasian Sonographers Association logo over landscape photo with National Rural Health Alliance logo
03 October 2023 - We welcome our newest Member, Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA), to further our vision of healthy and sustainable rural, regional and remote communities across Australia. ASA fosters, supports and... More
Telehealth chat on laptop with patient
03 October 2023 - Direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine services are useful if they add to existing locally delivered services, Chief Executive of the Alliance Susi Tegen told InSight+ publication of the Medical Journal of Australia. “There’s an affordability aspect [to... More
Build ‘Em Up Episode 29: Locals taking care of locals
29 September 2023 - ‘Senior citizens are the backbone of a town and important for social cohesion. They are not data but living, breathing people who have value. We need to make sure that they age in dignity,’ said Lesley Bryce, Founder of Bell Cares, joining our podcast... More
A rural road at dusk
28 September 2023 - The latest data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) certainly paints a dire picture of what continues to occur in rural and remote communities in relation to health access and health outcomes, writes the Alliance Chief... More
Webinar In Conversation Round Table Series The importance of 'place' and its influenceon rural and remote health and wellbeing
21 September 2023 - The Alliance has partnered with Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation (CHiAPRT) to convene a webinar on the Importance of ‘Place’ and its influence on rural and remote health and wellbeing, on 12 October 2023 from 2.30 - 4pm (ACST... More

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