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Poor diets fuelling obesity

Monday, 29 October 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.

The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and... More

People using computers
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its...
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Diabetes test on fingers
Friday, 12 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing...
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Thursday, 11 October 2018
The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health...
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Girl holding hair
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental...
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018
The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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senate-estimates
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 of news. ... More
scurvy-in-21st-century
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.... More
Perkins tags Roberts at AJRH
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 contribution to... More
CouncilFest 2016
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 rural and remote... More
Food for thought at 'Food Governance' conference in Sydney
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... More
the Future of Australia's Aged-Care Sector Workforce
09 November 2016 - Early in 2016, the Alliance made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on the... More
David Butt
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 fundamentally not fair.... More
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 people from across... More