25th Anniversary of the National Rural Health Alliance

It’s the National Rural Health Alliance’s 25th birthday! Incorporated August 11, 1993, the Alliance has been the voice of rural and remote health for quarter of a century. Dr Jenny May, a former Chairperson of the National Rural Health Alliance discusses the many reasons to celebrate with Australia's peak body for rural and remote health.


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The Senate is inquiring into ‘The future of stillbirth research and education in Australia’. The Alliance's submission makes eight recommendations, including a call to better identify the problem in rural areas, improve data collection and increase research funding.

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The Senate is inquiring into ‘The indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia’. The Alliance has made a submission which recommends a health in all policies approach, and urges governments to include health as an indicator of, and outcome of, regional inequality.

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On March 19 Senators from the Greens and Labor Party passed a motion to set up an inquiry to investigate mental health services in rural areas. The Alliance has produced striking new analysis on access to mental health professionals in country areas compared to the cities. The Inquiry is due to report by October 17, 2018.

The Alliance has called for mandatory warning labels in it's advice to the Federal “Pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages” consultation.

The Alliance supports changes to accessing codeine containing medications.

The Alliance supports the Federal government's online health summary called My Health Record.


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Australian Journal of Rural Health

The Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is a multidisciplinary refereed journal published on behalf of NRHA by John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd.

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Little Book of Rural Health Numbers

Health related statistics in rural, regional and remote Australia. This is a working Alliance document which is regularly updated. 

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The Alliance's must read magazine on rural and remote health news.  Contributions from across the sector, features on fascinating figures and important developments. Plus Alliance news and views.  



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