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Build 'Em Up Episode 7

Humble RFDS team behind iconic Aussie ‘flying doctor’ brand  

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

In Episode 7 of Build ‘Em Up we chatted to the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s chief storyteller, Lana Mitchell, about the unique role of the RFDS in supporting communities in the far reaches of Australia.

Lana says the flight crews and health professionals... More

Thursday, 30 September 2021
Australia’s rural health research and training ecosystem is world leading; however, there remains a significant discrepancy in the grant allocation process, with less than one per cent of grant funding...
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Andy Lech
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...
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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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15 August 2013 - One of the ways the Alliance is Shining a light on rural and remote health is through publishing infographics – visual representation of important rural health issues. People living in rural and remote communities have poorer access to health... More
07 August 2013 - As we draw closer to the election, rural people will be eager to know which of the major parties is promoting the best policies for rural health and wellbeing. The Alliance will be monitoring policy announcements and ranking them on the basis of its 2013... More
03 August 2013 - The Alliance has published its 2013 Election Charter, Shining a light on rural and remote health. Its purpose is... More
02 August 2013 - The next edition of Partyline will be published in October. Your contributions about rural health – articles, photos and poetry – are always welcome. Please send contributions to [email protected] More
31 July 2013 - The Alliance is gearing up to promote a strong focus on rural and remote health in the lead-up to the Federal Election. The Charter will be the basis for Election Scorecard activity in the weeks of the campaign. It asks the major parties how, in government... More
29 July 2013 - In his presentation of the Inaugural Jerry Morris Oration for the Heart Foundation on 26 July, Adrian Bauman gave a fascinating and powerful description of the importance to health of physical activity. In 1953 Jerry Morris published the first evidence on... More
29 July 2013 - Do city and country people have the same levels of access to medicines and to pharmacists and the professional advice they provide? We know that in rural areas, less is spent per capita on PBS expenditure, and that pharmacists are thinner on the ground... More
Pauline Glover, re-elected as Chair of Friends.
26 July 2013 - A new Friends Advisory Committee has been elected to support the National Rural Health Alliance’s efforts to ensure good health and wellbeing for rural Australia. The committee is made up of two delegates from each State and Territory and two... More