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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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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
Image courtesy of jesadaphorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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
AHCRA Summit photo of Ken Wyatt
18 February 2016 - The day before the Prime Minister made his Closing the Gap report to Parliament, the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) held a policy workshop to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and mental health. The main issues... More
03 February 2016 - The Alliance is a member of the National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA). NOHA is an organisation that brings together a dozen bodies keen to work with... More
Neil Thomson
01 February 2016 - The funeral of Neil Thomson takes place on 2 February at 2.30pm at the Norfolk Chapel within the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth. Neil will be much missed. There are few people who have contributed as much as Neil to action to improve the health of... More

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