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NRHA Australian election 2022 rural health priorities

2022 Australian election rural health priorities

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Rural people should be able to count on accessible, comprehensive, high-quality and affordable health care, reasonably close to home. But this fundamental expectation is frequently not met.

The Alliance estimates there is a spending shortfall of $4 billion in rural health annually – that’s... More

Partyline screen grab
Monday, 21 March 2022
In 2022, bold health reform is needed to support rural communities. The March issue of Partyline outlines some of the innovative work being undertaken and advocated for by service providers, universities,...
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Thursday, 16 December 2021
We can confidently say that technology has played a key and urgent role in changing the way health care is delivered and received in rural, regional and remote communities – a fitting theme for the final...
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Luke Sartor and presentation first slide
Thursday, 2 December 2021
One farmer commits suicide every 10 days, according to an Australian-first study of farmer suicide rates based on 10 years of national coronial data. National Rural Health Alliance Policy team member Luke...
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Mapping tool screen shot of Australia
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
The Alliance has launched a geospatial mapping tool that reveals rural health workforce gaps in every pocket of rural, regional and remote Australia. The Rural Health Workforce Mapping Tool (RHWMT) is an...
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Rural health in Australia snapshot 2021
Thursday, 25 November 2021
A new go-to snapshot of health and wellbeing in rural, regional and remote Australia combines data, research and information in a new easy to digest resource published by the National Rural Health Alliance...
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Kim Zischke with two patients
Friday, 29 October 2021
The lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the health and quality of life of all Australians are yet to unfold. Ahead of the curve, an aged care facility in the small town of Kingaroy in Queensland is proactively...
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AJRH october cover
29 October 2021 - The Australian Journal of Rural Health (the Journal) has published a Special Issue, raising some of the “grand challenges in delivering a sustainable health workforce for rural Australians... More
The Case for better healthcare
29 October 2021 - The Alliance is developing a new model of rural health care that will benefit both health professionals and communities in rural, regional and remote Australia. Australians living outside our cities and big regional centres have shorter lives,... More
Annual report cover
25 October 2021 - In a clear demonstration that the National Rural Health Alliance is achieving strategic outcomes, the Board has reappointed its existing executive for another two-year term. Chairperson Nicole O’Reilly, Deputy Chair Stephen Gourley and Treasurer Monica... More
Build 'Em Up Episode 7
06 October 2021 - In Episode 7 of Build ‘Em Up we chatted to the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s chief storyteller, Lana Mitchell, about the unique role of the RFDS in supporting communities in the far reaches of Australia. Lana says the flight crews and health... More
30 September 2021 - Australia’s rural health research and training ecosystem is world leading; however, there remains a significant discrepancy in the grant allocation process, with less than one per cent of grant funding flowing through to rural health research. While... More
Andy Lech
24 September 2021 - In the rural town of Kingaroy – the peanut capital of Australia – rural health professionals are leading efforts to vaccinate local communities. One of the first pharmacists to join the rollout program in Queensland was Andy Lerch from Good Price... More
Sam Tait on the slopes
30 August 2021 - Aussie professional athlete Sam Tait has a more fulfilling life than he ever dreamed of when he was a young man, which includes going for a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing next March. Describing how he woke up in ICU and unable to walk... More
28 July 2021 - Sue MacKinnon hails from the UK, but says she feels privileged to part of Australia’s vaccination program to help protect her local community of Bega in south-east NSW against the COVID-19 virus. As a nurse, Sue feels a responsibility to be a role model by... More