Department of Health and Aged Care
The Alliance, in partnership with the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF), is working with the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care on a campaign for tailored consumer and health information regarding COVID-19 vaccination targeting people living and working in rural Australia.
The NRHA and nbn share the goal of creating a level playing field where people in rural and remote Australia can readily access face-to-face and virtual health care services. The NRHA’s vision is for healthy and sustainable rural, regional and remote communities, and we acknowledge and support the role of nbn in lifting digital capability and literacy, and for enabling digital health solutions.
nbn supports the Alliance’s Build ‘Em Up podcast, which features upbeat local community experiences and inspirational rural health stories to help build the health and wellbeing of rural, regional and remote communities around Australia.
We also work together as members of the Regional, Rural & Remote Communications Coalition, which aims to improve telecommunications in rural, regional and remote communities and increase access to affordable communications services. The Alliance also aims to help increase digital literacy and engagement on developments in telecommunications, including the Sky Muster™ satellite service which provides access to fast broadband service.
Reaching rural dads in partnership with SMS4dads
Research shows that dads are hard to reach in parenting education and their engagement with health services isn’t great. This is compounded for rural and remote dads who often experience limited services. Therefore, the Alliance has partnered with SMS4dads in a campaign to raise awareness around the important contribution dads make to their baby’s development and the support he provides the mother.
SMS4dads is now available free to all dads throughout Australia. It is specifically designed to provide information and support to dads from 12 weeks into their partner’s pregnancy and throughout the first year of parenthood.
Australian Digital Health Agency
The Australian Digital Health Agency is supporting healthcare providers on Advance Care Planning, and assisting providers and their patients using the Government’s My Health Record to securely store and view advance care documents. My Health Record and Electronic Prescriptions tips for consumers.
Healthdirect Australia is the leading provider of virtual health services in Australia. They provide trusted health services that are easily accessible via multiple channels — helplines, video call solutions, websites, service finders, mobile applications and social media networks. They support all governments in providing trusted, accurate sources of information and advice across a variety of helpline and digital services.
Healthdirect Australia partners with Australian governments and leading health organisations to deliver health information to the Australian public. Healthdirect work towards the health goals of our Commonwealth and state funders to improve the health of Australians.
Project Physio was founded in 2020, with the idea of combining travel with three different sources of interrelated service provision. Firstly providing locum physiotherapy services to clinics, hospitals, aged care facilities or any other clinical setting in need of an extra set of hands. Secondly, opening 'pop-up' clinics or offering additional community services in rural and remote areas that are currently under supplied. And thirdly, promoting the benefits of rural physiotherapy practice and encouraging other health professionals to do the same.
Project Physio kindly donate $1 from every consult to assist the work of the National Rural Health Alliance.