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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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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
Partyline issue 63 June 2018
15 June 2018 - The June issue of Partyline has just hit the website, with a new look and chock full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. We’ve made a few changes to way we deliver you the... More
15 June 2018 - “There are just 2 psychiatrists for every 100,000 country people in very remote areas," said Mark Diamond, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance. The National Rural Health Alliance has released new analysis to show just how few mental health... More
Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
23 May 2018 - "These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO. The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and remote Australia.... More
My Health Record opt out dates announced
21 May 2018 - My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless... More
Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
08 May 2018 - New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to help fill the... More