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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.

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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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Teamwork
13 March 2013 - What is the role of Medicare Locals in delivering good health and wellbeing to rural and remote Australia and how can they be supported? Why not apply the tried and true rural model – teamwork! A... More
National Medical Training Advisory Network to be established
01 March 2013 - During 2012, Health Workforce Australia produced three volumes of Health Workforce 2025 and in November 2012 they presented policy responses to these reports to Health Ministers. One of the actions agreed by Health Ministers as a result was to... More
A new Social Determinants of Health Alliance was launched in Canberra on Thursday 7 February
08 February 2013 - The Senate Inquiry relating to the WHO Social Determinants of Health report Closing the gap within a generation is throwing a very useful spotlight on this critical issue. Just how can Australia reduce the inequities in people’s access to resources,... More
01 February 2013 - Submission to Senate Inquiry on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill 2012 The Alliance’s submission broadly reflects a belief that the needs of people with a disability, their carers and service providers in rural and remote... More
12NRHC preliminary program now available
21 November 2012 - There has been strong interest in presenting at the 12th Conference with over 500 abstracts received and an exciting first program now available. For everything you need to know about the 12th Conference... More
RAMUS applications for 2013 are now open
20 November 2012 - Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme - Applications for 2013 are now open. VIsit the RAMUS website for more... More
“NRHA Presents…” on rural health TV Channel 600
19 November 2012 - In Episode 1 Highlights from Glenelg, join Australia’s leading rural health researchers at the 3rd Rural and Remote Scientific Symposium in Adelaide as they consider some key issues affecting health and wellbeing in rural and remote areas. Visit the... More
Oral health care for the long-term
18 November 2012 - The Government’s dental reform package recognises that people in rural and remote areas are among the most under-served when it comes to oral health. It targets... More

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