July, 2015

); " >

Now here’s a list worth reading: 187 reasons to support the @IndigenousX crowdfunding campaign

, Jul 26, 2015

There are so many reasons that people working in the health sector should consider supporting the @IndigenousXLtd crowdfunding campaign, according to Dr Tim Senior, a GP who works in Aboriginal health. Check them out below – and have a listen to this recent ABC radio interview with Luke Pearson, the founder of the successful rotated […]
); " >

Thanks for helping to make some #JustJustice – wrapping up the crowdfunding campaign

, Jul 16, 2015

1
In coming months, Croakey hopes to bring you stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country about the impacts of over-incarceration – upon individuals, families, and communities – and about related issues. We also will be sharing stories from communities that highlight effective, culturally appropriate solutions to help reverse the increasing […]
); " >

Join us for the #WonkyHealth book launch today – on #Periscope

, Jul 06, 2015

Today, Croakey team members are gathered in Canberra for our first-ever team meet, thanks to a grant from the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism. We are brainstorming ideas for how to improve the services Croakey offers readers, contributors and funders. If you’ve suggestions, please join the discussion at #Croakey and send in your suggestions. […]
); " >

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

, Jun 24, 2015

#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 […]
); " >

The Good GP never stops learning: the RACGP video that made doctors cry – and patient advocates wince

, Jun 18, 2015

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has launched a promotional video as part of a community awareness campaign – and the early reviews are mixed, particularly depending on which side of the consulting desk you sit and how you feel about diversity and gender issues. Thanks very much to GP Dr Edwin Kruys for […]
); " >

Announcing the program for #IHMayDay15 on Friday – please tune in on Twitter

, May 27, 2015

Below we announce the program for #IHMayDay15 on Friday – a day of action and listening on Twitter on all matters to do with the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It runs from 7am-10pm. Please tune into the hashtag over the next few days and most especially on Friday: Aboriginal and Torres […]
); " >

Freedom of Tweets – A social media advocacy campaign to unlock the secrets of nutrition governance

, May 21, 2015

Social media is opening up the processes of public health advocacy and efforts to hold governments to account, according to Dr Mark Lock, a Research Fellow in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. As part of the Aboriginal Voice Integration and Diffusion or AVID Study, Dr Lock is examining […]
); " >

# How the world of health and medical conferences is changing #

, May 17, 2015

1
For those with an interest in social media and healthcare, if you missed the #MedicineSocial conference this past weekend, you can follow the convenor, psychiatrist Dr Helen Schultz, as she tweets about it this week at @WePublicHealth. Among the subjects she will cover are cyberstalking and how to deal with trolls. More details of the […]
); " >

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

, May 15, 2015

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 […]
); " >

What are you sharing when it comes to health? The latest news on social media

, May 04, 2015

The latest Pew Report of US media trends shows the dynamic state of the news media industry, with the rise and fall of different sectors and publications. While newspapers continue to dive, mobile news consumption maintains its inexorable rise, and podcasts also are gaining popularity. The increasing complexity and diversity in the news media space […]
); " >

Please join a #Periscope chat today about #JustJustice, public health, journalism, and more…

, Apr 24, 2015

A new live-streaming app, Periscope (owned by Twitter), has had some bad press because of the trolling that is already occurring (see, for example, this article by journalist and academic Jenna Price, and this one by television presenter Jo Stanley). However, Periscope also has potentially interesting and useful applications for public health and journalism, amongst other […]
); " >

#SOSBlakAustralia call goes out across the land to save remote Indigenous communities

, Mar 19, 2015

1
Aboriginal woman from the Kimberley, Tammy Solenec from @amnestyOz, speaks at #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA Perth #closethegappic.twitter.com/WxWYxzdktP — Simone van Hattem (@simone) March 19, 2015 A day of action to protest plans to close remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia ended up not only trending nationally on Twitter but hit the streets in real-life, with rallies across Australia, […]
); " >

Wonky Health goes out with a bang. And an investigation of Evidence-Based Voting

, Feb 19, 2015

1
It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that the state of Australian politics is deeply unsatisfying for those who care about evidence, outcomes and fairness. Perhaps it is time for a novel concept, Evidence-Based Voting? In the final instalment of his crowd-funded Wonky Health column, Dr Tim Senior investigates what difference it might make if […]
); " >

Doctors in distress: join the #dochealth conversation on Twitter

, Feb 14, 2015

2
Enormous interest was generated by a recent Croakey article urging medicine to confront “the dark side” of its institutional culture in the wake of the recent deaths of four junior doctors. The article was by Dr Kimberley Ivory, Senior Lecturer, Population Medicine and Sub-Dean of Student Support in the Sydney Medical School at the University […]
); " >

Being online – is it bad for your health?

, Feb 13, 2015

1
If you’re reading this post while you’re eating lunch – don’t! Or breakfast or dinner. Please, pay attention to your food and then go for a walk, if you can. But do come back and consider some important and, yes, challenging thoughts and research about the way we spend time online. *** Dr Lareen Newman […]
); " >

#illridewithyou: more than just a hashtag

, Jan 16, 2015

1
          When people around the world responded to the recent tragic attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by using the Twitter hashtag #jesuischarlie it became impossible to deny the potential of social media to harness and galvanize public opinion on current events.   This followed on from Australia’s experience only a month or so earlier when the #illridewithyou hashtag was used in […]
); " >

“Hello, my name is…..”, the simple phrase that can transform health care

, Dec 09, 2014

2
As a patient, Kate Granger knows what it is like to be treated by doctors she doesn’t know and who don’t introduce themselves to her before delivering care.  As a doctor, she also knows how the simple things – like introductions – can easily get lost in the fast-paced, high-tech and high pressure world of […]
); " >

10 tips for using social media to promote health: reflections from Fertility Week

, Nov 20, 2014

Thanks to Rebecca Zosel, Health Promotion Advisor at the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) for the reflections in the post below on engaging with social media during the 2014 Fertility Week. For more insights and tips about the role of social media in health promotion, check out Colin Cowell’s post at the Power to Persuade […]

We need more than gimmicks to face up to alcohol and other drugs

, Nov 12, 2014

Just because ‘there’s an app for that’, doesn’t mean anyone is going to use it.  Responding to the promotion of another simplistic app that purports to challenge young people about the impacts of their drinking, UnitingCare ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis considers what works in supporting people to change their behaviour and some of the challenges […]
); " >

The Health Wrap: Ebola evidence goes MIA; the cost of obesity; investing in our kids

, Nov 03, 2014

1
                    By Kellie Bisset Ebola evidence goes Missing in Action Ebola continued to dominate health headlines this past fortnight as Western media outlets turned their attention from the disease toll to the appropriate emergency response and the political ramifications of quarantine at home. A key theme […]