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#IHMayDay 2014

#IHMayDay15 Longread: Trending by breakfast, talking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, healing, justice, media & MORE

#IHMayDay15 took over Twitter on May 29 with a day of action and listening on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It ran for more than 15 hours, was trending in Queensland by 8am and nationally through the day, featured 15 moderators and generated nearly 50 million Twitter impressions by […]

Is it time to rethink the possibilities for rural health?

Jennifer Doggett reports from Darwin:  ‘Possibilities’ was the theme of the final day of #ruralhealthconf, and the ideas put forward by the keynote and concurrent session speakers challenged delegates to broaden their horizons and re-think narrow conceptions of rural health. From the forces of globalisation, to the impact of domestic economic policies, to the need for […]

Save the date: #IHMayDay15 is coming your way, soon...

Friday, May 29 has been declared a day of action and listening on Twitter on all matters to do with the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. #IHMayDay15 is a day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share their views and knowledge about some of the wide-ranging issues affecting health, and […]

Close the Gap campaign says Indigenous health must be quarantined from #Budget2015 cuts

The Close the Gap Campaign has released its position paper on the Federal Budget 2015-16, calling on Government to restore cuts of up to $534.4 million over five years from the rationalisation of Indigenous Affairs programs, grants and activities administered by the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Health portfolios. Co-Chairs Mick Gooda and Kirstie Parker said Indigenous […]

On transforming conversations around Indigenous health - #IHMayDay

One of the clear themes from the recent #IHMayDay Twitter-fest was the value of changing the questions asked and the stories told about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Arising out of some of those discussions, Mikaela Jade and Ruth Mirams, co-founders of the consultancy, Paramodic, write about four questions they have […]

#IHMayDay: 1 day of Twitter action, 15+ hours on Indigenous health issues, 26m impressions, trending No 1 nationally

It was surely what Twitter was made for – a national day of Twitter action that had discussions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues trending nationally – scoring nearly 26 million impressions (see The Influencers pic below) and more than once rating as the number one Australian Twitter topic (below). Indigenous and non-Indigenous […]

The Health Wrap: Budget speculation heightens; the screening debate; drugs, in all their forms; revolutionising healthcare

  By Frances Gilham Budget speculation heightens Speculation in the lead-up to Federal Budget, due to be released on 13 May, has gathered pace in the past two weeks. And with the Commission of Audit just released, we are now closer to knowing what the Government might have in store for health. The Conversation gives […]

Audit Commission’s sweeping reforms for health, welfare – worrying signs for the future and some scare tactics?

Croakey readers will no doubt be aware of the sweeping changes to health, welfare and other services that have been proposed by the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit, including an end to universal health care and a much tougher GP (and Emergency Departments) co-payment scheme than previously touted. Further on health, it recommends “requiring” high […]

Racial Discrimination Act changes: they'll make people sick

What do we make of the Federal Government’s commitment to ‘closing the gap’ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health if it continues to back changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, when we know that racism is a serious health concern in Australia? That’s the underlying challenge in the submission to the proposed changes lodged […]

A full program of Indigenous health discussions coming your way for #IHMayDay

As previously covered at Croakey, this Thursday (tomorrow) has been declared a day of action and listening on Twitter on all matters to do with the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Croakey readers are invited to follow the discussions at #IHMayDay. Also @Croakeyblog will aim to provide thorough Twitter coverage, and will only be […]