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Parliamentary Friends of Rural and Remote Health

Monday, 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’Reilly welcomed a COVID-safe number of... More

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Monday, 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...
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Monday, 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...
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Thursday, 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...
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Build 'Em Up podcast
Tuesday, 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...
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AJRH Australian Journal of Rural Health Feb 2021
Monday, 1 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...
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Monday, 1 March 2021
As a member of the Australian Stroke Alliance (ASA) Rural and Remote Health Advisory Council, we are pleased that one of the country’s largest ever research grants has been awarded to the ASA to transform stroke response times and treatment...
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12 February 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) was represented at a meeting of the Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable in Canberra last week. Nineteen of the twenty groups attending the roundtable are member organisations of the NRHA. The aim of the... More
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06 February 2018 - Codeine rescheduling in rural and remote communities - your questions answered Do you have questions relating to the rescheduling of codeine and associated issues? The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in partnership with the... More
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01 February 2018 - As of 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine need a prescription.  The National Rural Health Alliance, with support from the Federal Government, is developing specialised information on this change. If you would like to receive more... More
Dont miss these keynotes
31 January 2018 - The 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation.  It will... More
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25 January 2018 - SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia. The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews with Martin Laverty... More
25 January 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance would like to encourage people living in rural and remote areas of Australia to share their experience with out-of-pocket medical costs by participating in a short survey. Out-of-pocket costs refer to additional costs... More
12 January 2018 - If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers... More
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18 December 2017 - Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of telephone and... More