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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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GUS will begin on 1 January 2014 and will replace the Medicare Teen Dental Health Plan.
24 May 2013 - The Australian Government is consulting with interested parties about the details of its child dental health program Grow Up Smiling (GUS). GUS will begin on 1 January 2014 and will replace the Medicare Teen Dental Health Plan. The Alliance made a... More
Living longer, living better.
24 May 2013 - The Alliance has made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into... More
Supporting rural Medicare Locals – report now online
21 May 2013 - Over 40 people concerned with the coordination of healthcare services in rural and remote areas attended a Policy Think Tank conducted by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian... More
12NRHC Priority Recommendations
11 April 2013 - The seventeen priority recommendations from the Conference in Adelaide deal with rural and remote aspects of health-related infrastructure, clinical services, health workforce, and improved targeting of programs related to chronic conditions among... More
12th National Rural Health Conference Presentations
10 April 2013 - All keynote presentations and selected concurrent sessions can now be streamed from the 12th Conference website as they become available.
12NRHC - Strong Commitment, Bright Future
10 April 2013 - Delegates in Adelaide at the 12th National Rural Health Conference have reconfirmed the sector‟s commitment to a bright health future for rural and remote areas and some of the means by which it will be achieved. Minister Plibersek gave the closing... More
Teamwork
13 March 2013 - What is the role of Medicare Locals in delivering good health and wellbeing to rural and remote Australia and how can they be supported? Why not apply the tried and true rural model – teamwork! A... More
National Medical Training Advisory Network to be established
01 March 2013 - During 2012, Health Workforce Australia produced three volumes of Health Workforce 2025 and in November 2012 they presented policy responses to these reports to Health Ministers. One of the actions agreed by Health Ministers as a result was to... More