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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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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
Rural CPD
29 January 2016 - The Alliance realises the importance of Continuing Professional Development(CPD) and has produced a Fact Sheet about one of the main ways in which health professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence for... More
Medical building
15 January 2016 - The Alliance has written to the Treasurer about what we see as the key issues for the 2016-17 Budget.  Ensuring growth in the health workforce in rural and remote Australia is our top priority, building on the initiatives that the Government... More
14 January 2016 - Following the release of the Australian atlas of healthcare variation report by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare and National Health Performance Authority, Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is considering the means by... More
11 December 2015 - The Modified Monash system (MM) for the classification of a place's remoteness and size was introduced a few months ago. It has already taken the place of ASGC-RA in the administration of some Australian Government  health programs. If you missed... More
07 December 2015 - A free webinar is being provided by the NRHA on just what the government's promised new direction for mental health services will mean for rural people. The webinar will be on-line from 10.00am -11.00am Eastern Summer Time on Thursday 17 December.... More

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