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Nine questions about the state of public health in Victoria: #HealthyPolitics

Nine questions about the state of public health in Victoria: #HealthyPolitics

As recently previewed at Croakey, a public forum in Melbourne this week highlighted some critical questions about the public health challenges facing Victoria. Marie McInerney was there to provide the report below for the Croakey Conference News Service. *** Marie McInerney writes:  It would have been – as suggested by forum moderator Michael Moore, CEO […]

Is Victoria up to tackling the big public health issues?

Is Victoria up to tackling the big public health issues?

Marie McInerney writes: A public health forum in Melbourne next week will look for answers about future investment in preventative health programs in Victoria, amid concerns that the landmark Healthy Together Victoria initiative – which has attracted international attention – is set to lapse. Public Health Association of Australia (Victorian Branch) president Brian Vandenberg said […]

A proposal for improving casemix funding, Victorian-style

A proposal for improving casemix funding, Victorian-style

While we’re on the subject of hospitals, and how to fund and run them, Dr Harry Hemley has some suggestions for improving Victoria’s casemix funding that he believes may have application nationally. Hemley, a GP in Melbourne and president of AMA Victoria, writes: “Hospitals require capacity, efficiency, effectiveness and innovation to thrive in their core […]