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NAIDOC Week 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

Only when we listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices will we be able to deliver health solutions that will succeed

The National Rural Health Alliance has joined many Australian individuals and organisations to endorse the Uluru Statement from the... More

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Monday, 1 July 2019
Friends of the Alliance has elected a new Advisory Committee to lead it through the next two years.  The new Committee will represent all States and Territories in Australia and provide valuable grassroots input and support to the work...
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Gabrielle O'Kane
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Australia’s peak body for rural, regional and remote health, the National Rural Health Alliance, has appointed rural clinician Dr Gabrielle O’Kane as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr O’Kane, a dietitian, comes to the job with 35-plus...
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Remote Area Nurse Vanessa Page, Noonkanbah Pastoral Station
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance is seeking input from rural and remote health professionals who would like to share their story about how their work makes a difference in rural, regional or remote Australia. The Alliance is developing a...
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Mark Diamond and Mark Coulton
Monday, 24 June 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance has met with the new Federal Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government in the Coalition Government, Mark Coulton, to urge him to focus on improving rural health services....
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019
What impact has Medicare had on rural Australia? Editor in Chief Prof Russell Roberts charts Bob Hawke's contribution and asks these question in his editorial. Vale Bob Hawke "One of his many major reforms was the introduction of Medicare....
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Mark Diamond, Minsiter Greg Hunt, Dr Jo Walker
Friday, 14 June 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance will help ensure rural health is central to the Federal Government’s proposed 10-year Primary Health Care Plan. National Rural Health Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, and Director of Strategy and Policy...
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My Health Record privacy is strengthened
01 August 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen the privacy provisions of My Health Record – Australia’s online health summary system. Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says last night’s announcement to amend My... More
Alliance calls for sugar tax
26 July 2018 -   The National Rural Health Alliance has joined a growing number of health organisations calling for a tax on sugary drinks.  In its recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's obesity epidemic, the Alliance supports all eight... More
My Health Record materials to download and share
13 July 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance is urging all its 35 national member organisations to embrace My Health Record, and it asks that country people do not opt out of the system.  My Health Record is an online summary of a person's important health... More
Pat Turner
10 July 2018 - Pat Turner has spent decades at the forefront of policy innovation and change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Pat is also a leader in rural and... More
AJRH
21 June 2018 -   A third of country people suffering moderate to high psychological distress don't think they have a mental health problem. That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the ... More
Partyline issue 63 June 2018
15 June 2018 - The June issue of Partyline has just hit the website, with a new look and chock full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. We’ve made a few changes to way we deliver you the... More
15 June 2018 - “There are just 2 psychiatrists for every 100,000 country people in very remote areas," said Mark Diamond, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance. The National Rural Health Alliance has released new analysis to show just how few mental health... More
Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
23 May 2018 - "These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO. The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and remote Australia.... More