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Topic archives: social determinants of health

Listening, trust and partnerships: learning from primary health care successes

Listening, trust and partnerships: learning from primary health care successes

Melissa Sweet August 17, 2015

The Annual Forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity – held in Sydney last Friday – could not have been more timely. Forum participants heard about the importance of building genuine partnerships with communities in successful primary health care initiatives, as journalist Amy Coopes reports below for the Croakey Conference News Service. Beneath her […]

Hearing from leaders in Indigenous medical education – plus #LIMEvi Twitter wrap

Hearing from leaders in Indigenous medical education – plus #LIMEvi Twitter wrap

Melissa Sweet August 16, 2015

Leaders in Indigenous medical education from Australia, Aotearoa, Canada and Hawai’i gathered in Townsville last week, on the country of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba Peoples, for the sixth conference of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network. With the conference theme of “knowledge systems, social justice and racism in health professional education”, many sessions […]

Learn from “one of the best examples in the world of a comprehensive primary healthcare service”

Learn from “one of the best examples in the world of a comprehensive primary healthcare service”

Melissa Sweet August 2, 2015

Amongst other things, the Third National Aboriginal Health Summit in Darwin last week provided some examples of how the wider primary healthcare sector can learn so much from the Aboriginal community controlled health sector. Presentations reviewing the history of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) highlighted the […]

Health organisations join those taking a stand against racism. #IStandWithAdam

Health organisations join those taking a stand against racism. #IStandWithAdam

Melissa Sweet July 31, 2015 1 Comment

It is important that health organisations are listed among those who have signed the statement below, taking a stand against the racism directed against prominent Aboriginal AFL player and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes. It is important because the health impacts of racism are too often ignored in public debate, and because the health […]

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

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

Melissa Sweet July 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 […]

Putting the spotlight on the first 1000 days, to improve children’s futures    #LongRead

Putting the spotlight on the first 1000 days, to improve children’s futures #LongRead

Melissa Sweet April 17, 2015

The first 1000 days is the name of a global movement that recognises the importance of the period between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday as a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier futures. The right nutrition and care during this 1,000 day window can have a profound effect on a child’s ability to […]

Help change the conversations around Aboriginal health, with some #JustJustice

Help change the conversations around Aboriginal health, with some #JustJustice

Melissa Sweet April 16, 2015 1 Comment

The over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is a profound threat to the health and wellbeing of communities, families and individuals, according to Summer May Finlay, a Yorta Yorta woman who works in Aboriginal health and is a PhD candidate. In the article below, Finlay encourages Croakey readers to engage with the recently […]

Hearing from communities and experts with solutions for #JustJustice

Hearing from communities and experts with solutions for #JustJustice

Melissa Sweet April 10, 2015

The need for effective solutions to the “public health catastrophe” of the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was highlighted at a conference held this week in Geraldton, WA. The conference coincided with the launch of a new Croakey project, #JustJustice: a crowd-funding campaign that aims to produce a series of articles and […]

“Like all anti-racism efforts, our campaign confronted and challenged some people…”

“Like all anti-racism efforts, our campaign confronted and challenged some people…”

Melissa Sweet March 29, 2015 1 Comment

Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue, writes: beyondblue recently released findings of an independent evaluation of the Stop. Think. Respect. ‘Invisible Discriminator’ campaign, which showed increased awareness of racial discrimination in people who had seen the ads. The campaign was launched in July last year to highlight the link between psychological distress and subtle racism. It hit the […]

The Health Wrap: RIP copayment; choice vs culture; future proofing research infrastructure; on matters of evidence

The Health Wrap: RIP copayment; choice vs culture; future proofing research infrastructure; on matters of evidence

Kellie Bisset March 14, 2015 1 Comment

                By Kellie Bisset RIP copayment As Prime Minister Tony Abbott ended ongoing criticisms of the government’s GP copayment proposal by  declaring it “dead, buried and cremated”, health groups warned that the sting might just be in the tail. A Medicare rebate freeze until 2018 might save $1.3 […]