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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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02 December 2015 - This week saw a successful information session in Canberra on the Modified Monash model approach to the classification of rural and remote communities. The half-day meeting, organised by the NRHA, attracted over 120 people from various agencies and... More
30 November 2015 - Glaucoma is often called 'the silent thief of sight' and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Many people who develop glaucoma don’t realise they have it until it is too late. It is an insidious condition affecting the optic nerve... More
30 November 2015 - For the past five years the NRHA has been managing Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (RHCE2) on behalf of the Australian Department of Health.  In this time 119 projects have been supported, involving over 8,500 health... More
Children performing at school.
27 November 2015 - It has been said that giving an extra year's education to a teenage mum adds some years to the life expectancy of their child at birth. If this is true it illustrates something about the complex relationship between health and education, and about... More
the little book of rural health numbers
27 November 2015 - A recent report from the AIHW[1] shows that some groups in Australia are at much higher risk of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke than others. They include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
Partyline Issue 54
26 November 2015 - The December 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This issue has a strong sense of place. Andrew Philips explores... More
30 October 2015 - The Commonwealth Department of Health is starting to use a new system for classifying remoteness in some of its programs. It seems likely that the Modified Monash classification scheme will gradually take the place of the Australian Standard... More
30 October 2015 - During October the NRHA continued its series of meetings about the present and future situation for continuing professional development (CPD) for health professionals in more remote areas. Should it not be replaced, the Rural Health Continuing Education... More

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