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Genuine support from trusted rural health professionals increases vaccine uptake

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, Sue feels a... More

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
Thursday, 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...
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Man and woman silhouetted against the background
Tuesday, 6 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...
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Dr MacKinnon
Friday, 2 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...
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Friday, 2 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 services and...
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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
Screen captures of the speakers and host of the websinar.
29 March 2021 - The Alliance, in partnership with HESTA, recently hosted a webinar on alternative funding arrangements for primary health care, which provided more than 140 participants with the very latest in research and thought leadership in Australia. The opening... More
People in waiting room
25 March 2021 - The Alliance was one of the first two organisations to give evidence in the initial hearing for the NSW Upper House Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote NSW. The NSW Upper House Health... More
Build 'Em Up podcast
23 March 2021 - Showcasing upbeat rural health stories from communities and towns around Australia is the goal of the Build ‘Em Up podcast which kicked off in March 2021. The National Rural Health Alliance produces the monthly podcast to share the voices of the multitude... More
AJRH Australian Journal of Rural Health Feb 2021
01 March 2021 - The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health offers original research investigating rural health workforce factors. These research papers demonstrate that there are strong associations between having a rural background and... More