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fire fighting helicopter over smokey bush fire

Resources for people in bushfire-affected communities

Monday, 6 January 2020

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the recent bushfires across the country and we acknowledge all of those who are working hard, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, to respond to the fires.

Below is some information from Alliance members and the health sector that may... More

Position Statement Climate Change and rural health
Tuesday, 24 December 2019
It is the Alliance’s position that climate change poses a significant and enduring threat to health in the 21st century. A national commitment to the climate and health policy agenda is urgently required to protect human and...
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Partyline screen capture
Monday, 2 December 2019
The latest issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s flagship online magazine, is now available here. The theme is connectivity in rural and regional Australia. Connectivity can obviously refer to digital connectivity, and that’s why Partyline...
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Thursday, 14 November 2019
The Alliance is pleased to highlight nine personal stories from medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia. These rural doctors diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribe medications and...
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Monday, 28 October 2019
“If you cast your mind to the word ‘paramedic’ in the future, don’t just think about the ambulances rushing around the city doing the fantastic work that they do. Don’t just think about the TV shows. Remember that somewhere out in the...
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cracked earth
Friday, 27 September 2019
The Vision of the National Rural Health Alliance is healthy and sustainable rural and remote communities, and as such we recognise the severe risks that man-made climate change poses to this. Climate change is one of the most pressing...
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Congratulations to Lindsay Cane AM for winning the Third Sector CEO of the Year award last night! Lindsay is the CEO of Royal Far West, one of the Alliance’s Member Bodies, that works to connect rural and remote Australian children...
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Partline screen shots
19 June 2017 - Partyline #59, June 2017 is out now at http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/partyline The biennial National Rural Health Conference is the largest and most influential event on the rural and remote health... More
flu-vaccinations
18 April 2017 - The deadly impact of “the flu” and the vital need for vaccination, particularly in rural and remote aged care facilities, is one of the poster presentations planned for the 14th National Rural Health Conference. Presenter Clinton Gibbs, of the Mid... More
Boy getting his ear inspected by female health practitioner
31 March 2017 - With the cost of private health insurance rising again from 1 April 2017, many people are again questioning whether to retain their current level of insurance or whether it is actually worth having private health insurance at all.  If you live... More
Australian Parliament House
31 March 2017 - During the election last year, the Coalition announced their intent to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.  This was met with enthusiasm by the rural health sector as a vehicle to drive the urgent work required to improve the health... More
senate-estimates
19 March 2017 - The Senate Estimates process and what we learnt about some specific health issues Senate Estimates is a time for political journalists and policy junkies to rub their hands in delight and try to pick through the evidence for startling bits of news. ... More
scurvy-in-21st-century
25 January 2017 - Scurvy in 21st century Australia? Surely not! Surely scurvy, a condition brought on by malnutrition, could not exist in an advanced OECD country like Australia in the 21st century? Think again.... More
Perkins tags Roberts at AJRH
30 November 2016 - After 8 years of leadership of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) editorial team, current Editor in Chief, Professor David Perkins will complete his term at the end of 2016.  David’s immense good will and generous contribution to... More