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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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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
16 July 2015 - The August edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is coming out soon and it has a number of articles well worth reading for those working in, or that have an interest in, rural health. A study of a network of rural Western Australian... More
16 July 2015 - The review of the 13th National Rural Health Conference from the post conference questionnaire is in. It provides helpful feedback and insights to inform planning for the 14th National Rural Health Conference to be held in 2017. Almost half of... More
16 July 2015 - For five years the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) has managed, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government, Stream 2 of the Rural Health Education program (RHCE2). This program provides grants, on a competitive basis, for inter-professional learning... More
16 July 2015 - Robust data is the life blood of evidence-based policy and effective advocacy. Recently, a new ‘crop’ of lovely data has just been ‘harvested’, and to whet your appetite here is just a taste. The Aboriginal... More
16 July 2015 - Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) want to remind those with an interest in the health of rural and remote children that calls for abstracts will open in August for the Caring for Country Kids Conference.... More

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