Some of the underlying reasons that people living in rural and remote areas of Australia generally experience poorer health outcomes and die younger than their counterparts in the major cities are examined in our submission on Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care.

The further a person lives from a major city, the higher their chance of being hospitalised or dying from cardiovascular disease. This is largely preventable.
The Government has funded the Alliance NRHA to undertake knowledge transfer work with the PHNs involved in future rural and remote CPD. The Alliance is hosting a series of roundtables on CPD, particularly with rural and remote area PHNs, over the coming months.
Rural road safety infographic
Country people are three times more likely to die as a result of a transport accident than their city cousins. This startling statistic can be attributed to a combination of factors, yet much can still be done to improve road safety in rural and remote areas.