Partyline now available

Monday, 28 September 2020
Partyline screen shot issue 72 September 2020

We are pleased to announce that the September issue of Partyline, the National Rural Health Alliance’s quarterly online magazine, is now available.

With our recent webinar on food security, position statement on economic support for rural communities post COVID-19, and upcoming webinar to be held during Anti-Poverty Week, we thought it timely to focus on the economic determinants of health for this issue.

Food security was the topic that resonated the most with our contributors, such as these pieces from Lisa Herron, Meron Lewis and Amanda Lee from the University of Queensland, Lisa Caffery from CQUniversity and Claire Tartaro from the Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership.

Some other perspectives on the economic determinants of health include Gordon Gregory’s exploration of the benefits of high-speed rail in Australia to stimulate regional development, and CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Nick Klomp’s piece on how universities can play an instrumental role in regional recovery.

There are also some terrific contributions from Friends of the Alliance, including Dr Cheryl Kerr-Dennis’s fascinating account of the life and career of Dr Alan Tucker.

Thank you to everyone who contributed, and to our advertisers for this issue: HESTA, Telstra Health and Haemochromatosis Australia.

The next Partyline will be published in December with a theme to be announced shortly. Contributions of a maximum 600 words – including poetry and prose – are always welcome to partyline@ruralhealth.org.au.