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flu-vaccinations
Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The deadly impact of “the flu” and the vital need for vaccination, particularly in rural and remote aged care facilities, is one of the poster presentations planned for the 14th National Rural Health Conference.

Presenter Clinton Gibbs, of the Mid North Coast Local Health District points out that the significant public health problems created by influenza are often overlooked, and yet it was only a century ago when two separate waves... More

Boy getting his ear inspected by female health practitioner
Friday, 31 March 2017
With the cost of private health insurance rising again from 1 April 2017, many people are again questioning whether to retain their current level of insurance or whether it is actually worth having private health insurance at all.  If...
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Australian Parliament House
Friday, 31 March 2017
During the election last year, the Coalition announced their intent to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.  This was met with enthusiasm by the rural health sector as a vehicle to drive the urgent work required to...
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partyline-magazine
Thursday, 30 March 2017
The latest Partyline features striking portraits of Aboriginal Health Workers, part of an exhibition by photographer Renae Kilmister shown at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and touring to other cities. Partyline #58,...
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senate-estimates
Sunday, 19 March 2017
The Senate Estimates process and what we learnt about some specific health issues Senate Estimates is a time for political journalists and policy junkies to rub their hands in delight and try to pick through the evidence for startling bits...
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scurvy-in-21st-century
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...
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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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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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