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Resources for people in bushfire-affected communities

Monday, 6 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 members and the health sector that may... More

Position Statement Climate Change and rural health
Tuesday, 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...
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Partyline screen capture
Monday, 2 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 connectivity, and that’s why Partyline...
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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 medications and...
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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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cracked earth
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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Diabetes test on fingers
12 October 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows that people in... More
11 October 2018 - Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing collaboration between the... More
11 October 2018 - The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural... More
Girl holding hair
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