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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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Gabrielle O'Kane
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 years working in... More
Remote Area Nurse Vanessa Page, Noonkanbah Pastoral Station
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 set of fact... More
Mark Diamond and Mark Coulton
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. Outgoing NRHA CEO Mark... More
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... More
Mark Diamond, Minsiter Greg Hunt, Dr Jo Walker
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 Development, Dr Jo... More
11 June 2019 - Congratulations to Royal Far West, CEO, Lindsay Cane, who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to community health, particularly in regional areas” in the Queen’s Birthday... More
Partyline
31 May 2019 - The May 2019 issue of Partyline is now on  the website. From preconception to young adulthood, from parenting a premature infant in a rural area to keeping children safe on farms, this issue of... More
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15 May 2019 - With just days left until the Federal election, the Alliance says there is no clear policy winner when it comes to promises for improving the health of people living outside capital cities. “We’ve had bits and pieces announced but none of the major parties... More