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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.

If this... More

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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Australia's welfare 2015 Cover
25 August 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently held their regular meeting to discuss various matters relating to the availability and use of rural and remote health data. As always it was a... More
20 August 2015 - The ABC will again be highlighting mental health as part of the Mental Health Week (5-12 October, 2015) campaign to challenge understanding and reignite a national conversation about mental health. A broad television, radio and online program will... More
17 August 2015 - On 14th August, Policy Adviser Fiona Brooke and Policy Consultant Andrew Phillips testified before the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into Aspects of Road Safety in Australia. The Alliance asked the Committee... More
Wendy Downs, Gordon Gregory, Leanne Coleman, Andrew Waters
17 August 2015 - It is critical that health professionals of all stripes working in remote areas have access to continuing professional development (CPD). Currently a range of organisations are involved in providing CPD, including the Rural Health Workforce Agencies... More
06 August 2015 - The Alliance attended a recent one-day forum in Melbourne (24 July) on the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs). The National Primary and Community Health Network hosted this event to provide an opportunity for primary and community health practitioners,... More
06 August 2015 - The August 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes. This Issue (No 53) offers readers an update on some of the major issues affecting the... More
05 August 2015 - The Rural Health Education program (RHCE2) knowledge transfer roundtables begin in Broome WA on Monday 10 August and will conclude with a National Teleconference on Monday 26 October. Watch this video of... More
04 August 2015 - People living in rural and remote areas of Australia generally experience poorer health outcomes and die younger than their counterparts in the major cities. The Alliance examines some of the underlying reasons in its recent Submission to the House of... More

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