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flu-vaccinations
Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The deadly impact of “the flu” and the vital need for vaccination, particularly in rural and remote aged care facilities, is one of the poster presentations planned for the 14th National Rural Health Conference.

Presenter Clinton Gibbs, of the Mid North Coast Local Health District points out that the significant public health problems created by influenza are often overlooked, and yet it was only a century ago when two separate waves... More

Boy getting his ear inspected by female health practitioner
Friday, 31 March 2017
With the cost of private health insurance rising again from 1 April 2017, many people are again questioning whether to retain their current level of insurance or whether it is actually worth having private health insurance at all.  If...
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Australian Parliament House
Friday, 31 March 2017
During the election last year, the Coalition announced their intent to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.  This was met with enthusiasm by the rural health sector as a vehicle to drive the urgent work required to...
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partyline-magazine
Thursday, 30 March 2017
The latest Partyline features striking portraits of Aboriginal Health Workers, part of an exhibition by photographer Renae Kilmister shown at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and touring to other cities. Partyline #58,...
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senate-estimates
Sunday, 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...
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scurvy-in-21st-century
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...
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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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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
28 July 2015 - Life Without Barriers and Carers Australia have announced that the National Carer Awards 2015 are open and accepting nominations. The National Carer Awards have been developed to publicly recognise and... More
23 July 2015 - The 37 member bodies in the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) have considered the priority recommendations from the 13th National Rural Health Conference. The result is a publication entitled... More
22 July 2015 - The ABC's Heywrire Competition is calling on people aged 16 to 22 years who are living in rural and regional areas to submit stores about life in their communities. Over 30 winners will be chosen to have their story featured on ABC radio and online,... More

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