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Gonski review has a lot to teach the health system: Consumers Health Forum

Melissa SweetFeb 23, 20122 Comments

The cry of “nanny state” is often used to oppose public health measures that are in the public interest but threaten powerful private interests. Perhaps the cry of “class warfa

UK quit smoking campaigns come under fire

UK quit smoking campaigns come under fire

Melissa SweetFeb 22, 20127 Comments

 

Some health-based analysis of the Gonski review of schools funding

Some health-based analysis of the Gonski review of schools funding

Melissa SweetFeb 21, 20121 Comment

(Extra comments have been added to the bottom of the post, Feb 22) For those with a concern for the community’s health, the

If health service executives are embracing social media, what does it say?

If health service executives are embracing social media, what does it say?

Melissa SweetFeb 21, 20121 Comment

(This is the first in a series of two posts looking at social media and health). Health service leaders are not famous for embracing engagement with the media or general public. Thi

A call to prevent needless suffering: feedback from recent palliative care event

A call to prevent needless suffering: feedback from recent palliative care event

Melissa SweetFeb 20, 2012

LIFE before Death takes us to 11 different countries to investigate what Professor David Hill, former President of the Union for International

Helping older patients with chronic diseases to navigate the health system

Melissa SweetFeb 20, 2012

How can vulnerable elderly patients be helped to navigate the fragmented health system? In its latest Croakey update, the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (better

A proposal for busting unhealthy workplaces

Melissa SweetFeb 16, 20122 Comments

While the previous post makes a sugg

Why Federal Cabinet should include a Minister for Food

Melissa SweetFeb 16, 20121 Comment

Food policy is such an important - and contested - space that we should have a Food Minister, in Cabinet, according to Michael Moore, CEO of the Public Health Associat

Doctors writing and righting the world: a Varuna event paying tribute to Dr Eric Dark

Doctors writing and righting the world: a Varuna event paying tribute to Dr Eric Dark

Melissa SweetFeb 16, 2012

 Apart from the early fifties, when he bought a farm and explored sustainable agriculture, Dr Dark continued practising medicine from the first World War until for

A survey on workplace safety that may be of interest to health professionals, teachers and police officers working in rural and remote areas

Melissa SweetFeb 16, 2012

If you are a health professional, teacher or police officer working in rural or remote areas (with a population of less than 25,000 people),