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Rural & Remote Health Scientific Symposium which will take place in Canberra on 11-12 April 2018. Register Now

Registrations open for the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium Outback Infront

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Registrations are now open for the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium which will take place in Canberra on 11-12 April 2018.

The Symposium - celebrating 20 years of Australian rural and remote health research - will feature a keynote address from Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Paul Worley.

 representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia

The facts about poverty and health in rural and remote Australia

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The Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access barriers.

The new publication also explores the relationship between poverty, inequality and health outcomes, with a special focus on rural and remote areas of Australia.

Dried up lakebed

Opinion: Investing in climate resilience will pay dividends for rural and remote health

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Without swift action climate change stands to further cement the health deficit experienced in rural and remote populations.

However, building the climate resilience of rural and remote communities, and the health care services that support them, may well lead to a seismic shift in health outcomes for the seven million people living in rural and remote Australia.

Piggy bank with thermometer

Speaking out on private health insurance in rural and remote Australia

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Representatives of the Alliance spoke at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee on the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs.

At the inquiry, the Alliance emphasised the need to improve the range of benefits for privately insured people living in rural and remote areas.

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Share your summer fun with Friends

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With summer just around the corner, Friends of the Alliance invites you to share some of your thoughts, photographs or videos about summertime celebrations in rural and remote Australia.

To participate, upload your content to social media and remember to tag us @NRHAlliance and use the #loverural hashtag! Alternatively, you can email your contribution to friends@ruralhealth.org.au and we will post it for you. 

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Partyline #61: Preparing for lift-off

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Keep an eye on your in-box over the next few days as Issue 61 of Partyline magazine is scheduled for lift-off in T minus 24 hours (and counting).

This coming issue will be the last for the 2017 calendar year, but if you’d like to contribute to a future issue we welcome your participation. After all, Partyline is your online magazine.

MEDIA RELEASES - NOVEMBER 2017

New rebate will improve access to mental health services in rural and remote Australia 6 November, 2017
Registrations open for ‘Outback Infront’: the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium 28 November, 2017

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