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Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen

Rural mental health conference highlights unique stressors

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 likely than the general population to have a mental health... 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
Wednesday, 11 October 2023   MEDIA RELEASE  
This Mental Health Week, the National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the launch of the National Mental Health...
Three people talking besides basketball court
Tuesday, 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...
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
Group of young people at an outdoor table
21 September 2023 - The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is made up of 47 diverse national organisations seeking to improve the health status of people living in rural, regional and remote Australia. In 2019, following a consultative process with... More
Panelists at the Regions Rising National Summit hosted by the Regional Australia Institute
18 September 2023 - National Rural Health Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen called for better funding to improve health care in rural, regional and remote Australia, at the Regions Rising National Summit hosted by the Regional Australia Institute on 13–14 September... More

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