Alliance News

Rural doctors highlight why they #loverural

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... More

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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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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Friday, 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 Torres Strait people: Karl Briscoe from...
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Thursday, 12 September 2019
At the Alliance’s 28th Annual General Meeting this week in Canberra, Tanya Lehmann was re-appointed Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.  The AGM was held as part of the Alliance’s annual face-to-face meeting known as ‘...
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
The August 2019 issue of The Australian Journal of Rural Health presents the latest research on this challenging topic. Guest editors for this issue, Dr Evelien Spelten (La Trobe University) and Professor Oliver Burmeister (Charles Sturt...
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09 October 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing. But... More
Partyline screen shot
03 October 2018 - The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health;... More
24 September 2018 - Once a year the National Rural Health Alliance’s now 37 member Council gathers in Canberra to review the progress we have made as an Alliance, set new directions and strategies, and on the third day visit as many Parliamentarians as possible to make... More
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