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Build 'Em Up Episode 7

Humble RFDS team behind iconic Aussie ‘flying doctor’ brand  

Wednesday, 6 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 professionals... More

Thursday, 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...
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Andy Lech
Friday, 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...
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Sam Tait on the slopes
Monday, 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...
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Wednesday, 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,...
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Monday, 26 July 2021
Drought Angels began with two Queensland friends who wanted to thank local farming families, one at a time, for their unrelenting contribution to Australian agriculture. This gesture, in the form of personal...
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Cover of Australian Journal of Rural Health
Monday, 26 July 2021
In the latest Editorial in the Australian Journal of Rural Health, the Editor in Chief, Professor Russell Roberts, argues that Australia has world’s-best infrastructure in rural health research and training,...
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The Case for better healthcare
15 July 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, higher... More
Man and woman silhouetted against the background
06 July 2021 - The Alliance and the team at the Australian Journal of Rural Health (the Journal) have acknowledged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and communities during NAIDOC Week 2021. Published by the Journal publisher Wiley, the collection ‘NAIDOC... More
Dr MacKinnon
02 July 2021 - The rural health workforce has risen to the challenge of keeping Australian communities safe from the COVID-19 virus. Rural GP Duncan MacKinnon is on the front line of the pandemic response in rural NSW running vaccination clinics at his GP practice at... More
Partyline website screen capture
02 July 2021 - Welcome to the June issue of Partyline, where we shine a light on different approaches in rural health education and training and highlight examples of rural health research being applied in health... More
Gabrielle O'Kane speaking
29 June 2021 - The Alliance has taken a ‘pulse’ survey of people passionate about rural health to collate their views on the Australian Government’s My Health Record. The majority of responders among the Alliance Friends... More
Seven people in group photo at the event
29 March 2021 - Calls for an overarching National Rural Health Strategy were well received by politicians from all sides of politics at the recent Parliamentary Friends of Rural and Remote Health event at Parliament House in Canberra. Alliance Chairperson Nicole O’... More
Partyline website screen capture
29 March 2021 - It is human nature to find some good in adversity, and the global pandemic is no different. There are now two dimensions to COVID-19 running in parallel: the execution of the vaccination program and the ongoing preparedness and response to the virus. In... More