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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Scurvy in 21st century Australia? Surely not!

Surely scurvy, a condition brought on by malnutrition, could not exist in an advanced OECD country like Australia in the 21st century?

Think again. Recent reports are of the presence of scurvy in metropolitan Australia.

For most of us what we eat is a personal choice, but for many, especially those in rural and remote areas, the choices are limited.

If this... More

Perkins tags Roberts at AJRH
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
After 8 years of leadership of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) editorial team, current Editor in Chief, Professor David Perkins will complete his term at the end of 2016.  David’s immense good will and generous...
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CouncilFest 2016
Thursday, 24 November 2016
The Alliance’s annual CouncilFest meeting was held in Canberra 21-23 November 2016.  This saw representatives from the Alliance’s 39 Member organisations agree on five key priorities for improved health of the 7 million people in...
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Food for thought at 'Food Governance' conference in Sydney
Friday, 11 November 2016
Fiona Brooke, Senior Policy Adviser at the Alliance attended the recent Food Governance Conference, co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre. The Conference included a range of international speakers who presented...
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the Future of Australia's Aged-Care Sector Workforce
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Early in 2016, the Alliance made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on the Future of Australia's Aged-Care Sector Workforce.  On 31 October the Alliance was invited to present at the...
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David Butt
Monday, 31 October 2016
I am delighted to have taken up the role of CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance. The Alliance provides vital national leadership in working for a better deal for people living in rural and remote areas in a system which is...
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Monday, 31 October 2016
David Butt, NRHA’s new CEO has hit the ground running in his first week at the Alliance, presenting at the National Conference held by SARRAH (Services for Rural and Remote Allied Health) in Port Lincoln on 27-29 October. Around 200...
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Australia Journal of Rural Health - the road ahead
15 March 2016 - We held a strategic review session for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) at the premises of John Wiley and Son in Richmond, Melbourne, on Friday 4 March. The review was probably overdue. In the last couple of years the business model for AJRH... More
Senate Committee has problems with evidence on marijuana
15 March 2016 - Having made a submission in September last year to the Senate Economics References Committee into the Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts, the NRHA was invited to the at a public hearing of the Committee on Friday 11 March. The acoustics of... More
15 March 2016 - Calling all health clinicians, teachers, carers, managers, researchers and others interested in the health of country kids – have we got a plenary session for you!
The upcoming Caring for County Kids... More
10 March 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance congratulates inaugural CEO, Gordon Gregory on his outstanding leadership and achievements after 23 years of dedicated service to rural end remote health. “It is a huge challenge to replace a foundation CEO who has done... More
Dorothy Coombe, National President CWAA with Gordon Gregory, CEO NRHA
29 February 2016 - This week Alliance staff were delighted to host Dorothy Coombe, National President of the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA), for a full-day visit to our office in Canberra.  CWAA is a... More
29 February 2016 - Alliance staff were delighted to meet face-to-face for the first time with the CEO and policy staff of Vision2020 Australia, the peak body for eye health and vision in Australia. Also present at the meeting was Phil Anderton, who represents the Rural... More
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23 February 2016 - In any given month or so, a large number of reports are released - by various agencies -  on matters related to rural and remote health and wellbeing. Led in this work by Andrew Philips, the NRHA tries to become familiar with the content of such... More
Oral health - whose responsibility?
22 February 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance was part of a delegation from the National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) that met with the Department of Health to discuss current strategic developments with the Australian... More

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