14th NRHC Recommendation 625

We call on Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and all political parties for urgent non-partisan commitment to a new National Rural Health Strategy and long term funding for an associated National Implementation Plan to bridge the gap in health outcomes for all people living outside the major cities of Australia.

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Can local govt be included? Several states now have public health legislation which mandates local govt authorities to develop public health plans that enable plannning for healthy open space design, social inclusion, the built and natural environment and more. This then incorporates the 'place based focus' expressed elsewhere.