Social determinants of health

We call on governments (state and federal) to introduce performance and accounting measures that measure wellbeing in the broader sense (complete state of physical ,social and emotional wellbeing not merely the absence of disease or infirmity), rather than the narrow focus on KPIs related to... more

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NRHA and member groups advocate to politicians and the media about the link between climate change and health, and the importance of action to mitigate climate change. This includes a transition away from dependence on fossil fuels (especially coal and gas) to 100% renewable energy - in a way... more

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Alcohol causes significant harm to rural communities. We need to address this unacceptable burden by putting in place fiscal policies, restricting the availability of alcohol and effectively regulate advertising so children are not exposed to alcohol ads.

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The RHA influences a policy response which addresses the impact of income on food affordability, which is excerbated in rural and remote communities.

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That women are given clear and accurate information about alcohol and drug use in pregnancy.

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The true picture of heart disease in Australia.
The Heart Foundation would like to expand the Australian Heart Maps to further unlock health inequities in CVD. Your opinion on next steps would be invaluable. This could be in relation to access to services, specific conditions, population... more

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Organisations on the ground in rural and remote communities, such as Frontier Services, report shocking evidence of poor mental health, such as high suicide rates, in mining communities. The geographical and social isolation, and fly in / fly out nature of the work may be contributing. Mining... more

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Encourage Rural & remote health services to develop heat wave emergency response plans

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NRHA supports the formation of a national EPA and new environmental laws, which will create the framework to properly protect natural systems, clean air, clean water and communities. http://www.placesyoulove.org

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Love the iceberg analogy agree look beneath

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