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A challenge to Australia: make sure every child has access to affordable healthy food

Marie McInerney reports: Here’s a challenge to Australian politicians, leading food retailers like Woolworths and Coles and perhaps consumers: make sure that every child in the country has access to affordable fruit and vegetables by 2017, “whatever their postcode”. It was laid down last week by global health campaigner Alessandro Demaio who says Australia can’t [...]

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Global manifestos & calls to arms on health, equity, gender, climate: ‘Act in the world with a sense of eternity’.

Need some inspiration on global justice, health, and equity? The past week or so has brought some powerful interventions from The Lancet, the World Health Organisation and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on how we should inhabit this planet and how and where we are failing. ‘A new vision for planetary health’ British medical [...]

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What does the evidence tell us about the impact of immigration detention on children?

Croakey is compiling submissions to the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into the impact of immigration detention on the health, well-being and development of children. *** Jaelea Skehan and Gavin Hazel from the Hunter Institute of Mental Health write: On 3 February 2014 the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, launched an inquiry [...]

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How the Federal Government is grooming us to be complicit in child abuse

Croakey is compiling submissions to the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into the impact of immigration detention on the health, well-being and development of children. In the article below, psychiatrist Professor Alan Rosen argues that the immigration detention of children amounts to systematic child abuse, and notes the irony of this occurring while inquiries are [...]

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Finland: 10 Pillars for an optimal childhood

My just-turned-5-year-old son has been at school for less than three weeks but already he has taken part in a standardised testing process for literacy and numeracy, compulsory for all government schools in the ACT.  The Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) test, no doubt the first of many he will undertake during his education, [...]

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Worthwhile reading on health inequities, healthy communities and inefficiencies in healthcare

As ever, a multitude of reading is being produced. Here are some interesting pieces you may have missed: Health inequities in Australia A new report by Sharon Friel and Richard Denniss Unfair economic arrangements make us sick provides an interesting look at the link between financial inequities in Australia and health outcomes. The paper looks [...]

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Dental care and policy should be directed towards those who need it most

Dental policy, planning and programs seem to be stuck in the past and need to refocus on current and future needs, say researchers from the International Research Collaborative – Oral Health and Equity at The University of Western Australia. *** Dental efforts must focus on the poor and marginalised Marc Tennant, Kate Dyson and Estie Kruger write: [...]

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Against the odds: A moving Croakey #longread about life and loss, care and community

New South Wales farmer David Marsh was a speaker on regenerative agriculture at the recent 2013 Oceania EcoHealth symposium in Melbourne. He opened his presentation by saying: “I’ve had an incredibly fortunate life. I had parents who were interested and interesting people, insatiably curious who gave us lots of experiences in life. I went to [...]

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Here is a treasure trove of ideas and resources on health communications

For those who weren’t able to follow the conversation at @WePublicHealth last week, summarised below are some of the useful ideas and resources shared by Ross Green and Eliza Metcalfe, who work in Knowledge Translation at the Centre for Community Child Health in Melbourne and tweet as @_HealthyComms. They made the case that health communications [...]

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What is your dream headline for 2014? What would you like to achieve in the New Year? Please add your thoughts to these below…

In the compilation post below, Croakey contributors look back on how their professional practice changed in 2013, and look forward to the headlines they would like to see in 2014, as well as sharing their professional goals for the New Year.  **** Sydney GP Dr Tim Senior Q: Have you changed or developed your professional [...]

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