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Rural pharmacies easing concerns about COVID vaccinations

Friday, 24 September 2021

In the rural town of Kingaroy – the peanut capital of Australia – rural health professionals are leading efforts to vaccinate local communities. One of the first pharmacists to join the rollout program in Queensland was Andy Lerch from Good Price Pharmacy.

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Sam Tait on the slopes
Monday, 30 August 2021
Aussie professional athlete Sam Tait has a more fulfilling life than he ever dreamed of when he was a young man, which includes going for a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing next March. Describing...
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Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Sue MacKinnon hails from the UK, but says she feels privileged to part of Australia’s vaccination program to help protect her local community of Bega in south-east NSW against the COVID-19 virus. As a nurse,...
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Monday, 26 July 2021
Drought Angels began with two Queensland friends who wanted to thank local farming families, one at a time, for their unrelenting contribution to Australian agriculture. This gesture, in the form of personal...
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Cover of Australian Journal of Rural Health
Monday, 26 July 2021
In the latest Editorial in the Australian Journal of Rural Health, the Editor in Chief, Professor Russell Roberts, argues that Australia has world’s-best infrastructure in rural health research and training,...
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The Case for better healthcare
Thursday, 15 July 2021
The Alliance is developing a new model of rural health care that will benefit both health professionals and communities in rural, regional and remote Australia. Australians living outside our cities and...
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Man and woman silhouetted against the background
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
The Alliance and the team at the Australian Journal of Rural Health (the Journal) have acknowledged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and communities during NAIDOC Week 2021. Published by the...
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fire fighting helicopter over smokey bush fire
06 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... More
Position Statement Climate Change and rural health
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 environmental health from... More
Partyline screen capture
02 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... More
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... More
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 remote areas of... More
cracked earth
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... More
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... More
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20 September 2019 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is the focus of the September 2019 issue of Partyline. Several articles address the workforce required to support health services for Aboriginal and... More