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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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29 October 2015 - After a significant period of consultation and background work, the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee has released its 2015 report. The NRHA also commissioned a... More
29 October 2015 - The program committee for the Caring for Country Kids conference (Alice Springs, 17 to 19 April 2016) has been working on the context and content for keynote speakers. A revised program for keynote speakers is... More
Mental health Symposium graphics with photos of two men a building and a boy
29 October 2015 - Under the leadership of Peter Sugg, its CEO, the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association runs a series of national events, one of which is focused on mental health in rural and remote areas. Its... More
Disability Diversity Conference 2015
29 October 2015 - National Disability Services' Disability and Diversity conference was held recently in Alice Springs. The conference provided the opportunity for people to reflect on... More
caring for country kids
02 October 2015 - The call for abstracts is open for the Caring for Country Kids Conference to be held in Alice Springs from 17-19 April 2016.  It is being jointly convened by Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and... More
RHCE2
25 September 2015 - Guided by an ad hoc working group in each jurisdiction, the Alliance is running a series of networking and knowledge transfer meetings for interested parties on the issue of Continuing Professional Development in rural and remote health settings. The... More
18 September 2015 - Notwithstanding the unexpected excitement that spilled into the day, over 50 Parliamentarians met with delegations from the NRHA on Monday 14 September. As well as outlining eight particular priority issues, the NRHA offered its networking and... More
Geri Malone
17 September 2015 - At the NRHA's 24th AGM on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, a new Board was elected for a two-year period. Geri Malone, Director of Professional Services with CRANAplus, is the new Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.  CRANAplus is the... More

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