Organisation

National Rural Health Alliance

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Discussion paper

29 Jun 2017

This paper argues that a comprehensive Framework to guide and direct better health outcomes in rural and remote communities is critical.

Report

17 Nov 2016

This report describes and analyses the prevalence of food insecurity in Australia and the consequent adverse implications for the health and productivity of individuals and communities. It proposes options aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Australians who experience food insecurity. It notes the...

Infographic

21 May 2015

Rates of mental illness do not vary much across the country - this infographic shows that about 20 per cent of Australians had a mental health problem in the past 12 months. However Medicare expenditure per person is much lower in rural and remote areas....

Fact sheet

1 Jan 2012

Cancer is responsible for Australia's largest disease burden, and people with cancer in rural areas have poorer survival rates than those living in major metropolitan centres.

Journal article

1 Jan 2008

The Commonwealth government's Rural Health Strategy funds a group of 13 programs. Current funding for the programs lapses on 30 June 2008. The Department of Health and Ageing recently undertook a review of many of the programs and others providing special rural health services. The...

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Discussion paper

29 Jun 2017

This paper argues that a comprehensive Framework to guide and direct better health outcomes in rural and remote communities is critical.

Infographic

21 May 2015

Rates of mental illness do not vary much across the country - this infographic shows that about 20 per cent of Australians had a mental health problem in the past 12 months. However Medicare expenditure per person is much lower in rural and remote areas....

Conference paper

10 Apr 2013

A two-year project funded by an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing grant to our university aimed to: investigate the experience and perceptions of health professionals involved in providing palliative care in regional areas; identify continuing educational needs; and develop resources to enhance the...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Objective To describe physical activity participation in three Queensland regional communities. Design Cross-sectional mail survey of randomly selected residents, stratified by age and sex. Setting Esk, Mareeba and Mount Isa. Participants 1219 (58% women) adults, with a mean age 46.7 (standard deviation 14.7) years. Main...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

High levels of alcohol-related harm are a salient feature of many rural communities in Australia. General practitioners (GPs) are uniquely placed to identify and treat patients with harmful alcohol use in remote settings, yet corresponding opportunities for education in effective brief psychological interventions for harmful...

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Conference paper

7 Apr 2013

The South Australian (SA) Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiative provides a framework and mandate for intersectoral policy work on the social determinants of health. Participation in decent and meaningful employment is a key social determinant of health, and is also an important strategy to...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Only one third of clinically eligible patients attend a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program. Few studies have looked at participation in rural cardiac patients. This paper examines the risk profile and participation in CR of rural and urban residents with cardiac disease who enrolled in a...

Conference paper

10 Mar 2007

The Conference's 18 priority recommendations are presented. Two of the issues have been included in each of the nine biannual conferences. This Conference agrees that Indigenous life expectancy is still unacceptably low, and that there is still insufficient focus in national health research efforts on...

Conference paper

10 Mar 2007

The most effective way to reduce poverty and marginalisation in society is through education, which results in high employment, greater expendable income capable of supporting a welfare system and increased personal leisure time; this leads to social stability and optimal conditions for good population health....

Conference paper

10 Mar 2007

The focus of this paper is on issues facing men, particularly men in regional areas where the incidence of isolation, loneliness and depression are especially acute. Some relevant literature is reviewed. The potential role of 'men's sheds' in helping to overcome these problems is discussed,...

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