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Welcome aboard RANZCO

Thursday, 20 June 2024

We warmly welcome the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) as the newest member of the National Rural Health Alliance.  

RANZCO is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. This includes maintaining a Continuing... More

Wednesday, 19 June 2024   MEDIA RELEASE  
The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) congratulates Professor Jenny May AO, a long-term ally of the Alliance, on her...
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
An article in The Guardian Australia, written by Gabrielle Chan, calls out on ‘urban narcissism’ displayed by some urban medical practitioners when it comes to rural healthcare delivery. Referring to the...
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Friday, 14 June 2024
Explore the latest insights in Partyline Issue #87, dedicated to innovative approaches and community-led strategies in preventative health that are transforming the well-being of rural, regional, and...
Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Delve into the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health Volume 32 Issue 3 where most articles are available freely. The editorial written by Clinton Schultz, Victor Oguoma, Justyce Pengilly, Pim...
Hospital hallway
Friday, 7 June 2024   MEDIA RELEASE  
The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) voices concern over new extras offered by some of Australia’s biggest health insurers...
Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Susi Tegen, Chief Executive and Margaret Deerain, Director, Policy and Strategy Development from the National Rural Health Alliance appeared before the New South Wales Legislative Assembly Select Committee...
Close The Gap. Voyage to Voice, Treaty, Truth and Beyond
20 March 2024     MEDIA RELEASE   - The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) calls on governments and health entities to commit to the recommendations of the Close the Gap Campaign Report 2024... More
Ben Gursanski - Telstra,  Robbie Sefton, Susi Tegen - CE NRHA, David Jochinke - President NFF
19 March 2024 - The National Forum on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Agriculture, hosted by the National Farmers Federation, was held in Melbourne on 13 March 2024. The Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen gave an overview of recent reports and trends in mental health... More
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15 March 2024 - Delving into issue #86, we spotlight the remarkable milestones and the ongoing endeavours shaping the health landscape of rural, regional, and remote communities. Our contributors look back at the... More
resenting at the Albury Wodonga Regional Health Summit on 1 March 2024
15 March 2024 - Presenting at the Albury Wodonga Regional Health Summit on 1 March 2024, the Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen said the key to regional prosperity is that rural communities have an intact cultural, economic, political and social life, where people have... More
Country town street with cars and shops
15 March 2024 - In a Letter to the Editor of The Australian, Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen said, ‘the chronic underservicing and underfunding of health care in rural areas is shocking,’ even though Australia has a universal health system. In the article published... More
12 March 2024 - Our policy team, Margaret Deerain and Clare Fitzmaurice, along with Dr. Ian Kamerman, a passionate GP from Tamworth and representative of Rural Doctors NSW, made their voices heard before the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs. Their mission?... More
Air conditioner installer working on an air conditioner external unit
07 March 2024 - The Alliance’s Chief Executive Susi Tegan spoke to the ABC about the current heatwaves experienced in many parts of rural Australia and highlighted that low-income families find it hard to cool their homes with rising energy costs, leading to adverse... More

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