Tag Archives: Mark Diamond

Rural alcohol abuse an urgent issue

Rural and regional communities need an urgent boost in health and community services to address the increasing harm caused by overuse of alcohol and other harmful drugs, according to the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA). The release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report, ‘Alcohol and other …

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Prioritise rural mobile infrastructure

The federal government rollout of new mobile base stations in regional cities has been welcomed, but remote and rural communities should be prioritised, according to the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA). NRHA CEO Mark Diamond says this week’s announcement of new mobile base stations is good news for regional communities …

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Mental health focus on suicide and woman’s health

World Mental Health Day brings an increased focus on a number of significant health issues including increased suicide rates and women’s health. The National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the federal government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best …

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Out-of-pocket pain: the $10,000 issue

A national survey by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia has found that out-of-pocket medical bills exceeding $10,000 have become commonplace for patients with breast cancer and certain chronic conditions. The ‘Out of Pocket Pain’ survey drew 1,200 responses, many from people shocked to learn that despite having health insurance …

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