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Here is the latest compilation, covering articles posted between 11 April and 3 September. As always, thanks are due to the many contributors who generously volunteer their time to research and write articles.
The latest readership figures are available here, showing that Croakey has had 95,554 unique visitors so far this year. You can also see snapshots showing the ten links that received the most hits, over this period and over the previous three months (the Naked Doctor column by Justin Coleman has drawn a lot of attention).
The links below have been grouped into these categories:
- Racism and health
- Indigenous health
- The unhealthy trifecta: tobacco, alcohol and pokies
- General public health matters
- Rural and remote health
- Mental health
- Journal watch (public health highlights)
- Social determinants of health
- Primary health care and Medicare Locals
- Health reform and health policy
- Aged care reform
- Dental reform
- Social media and media-related issues
Racism and health
Is the media juggernaut sidelining good policy in Indigenous affairs?
The unhealthy trifecta: Tobacco, alcohol, and the pokies
Will social change help reduce smoking rates amongst disadvantaged Australians?
Billie Bonevski and Amanda Baker
Naming and shaming irresponsible alcohol advertisers
The unhealthy trifecta: tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries
General public health
Why health claims may not be good for your health
Rosemary Stanton, Jane Martin
Does the ‘fat tax’ measure up?
Rural and remote health
Some solutions to health workforce shortages
Sustaining small rural primary health care services
Pros and cons of telehealth for people in rural areas
What does it take to improve mental health? Some insights from three voices of experience
Trevor Hazell, Ian Fels, Jack Heath
Over the past 17 years, what has changed for people with mental illness?
Q and A with Barbara Hocking
Environmental factors that promote cycling
A focus on the corporate practices that contribute to poor health
Social determinants of health
What are the signs of a healthy #goodsociety?
Health experts support calls for increase to unemployment benefits
Andrew Podger, Vern Hughes, Gawaine Powell Davies, Mary Chiarella, Hal Kendig, Tim Woodruff, Justine Caines
Where is the health sector when it comes to addressing poverty?
What are the health implications of building more prisons?
In case you missed this series on the need for drug law reform
Andrew Jakubowicz, Alex Wodak, Monica Barratt, Alison Ritter, Mike Pottenger, Alex Steel, Justin Norrie
New book investigates the links between power and health
Pressure mounting for action on health inequities
Rebecca de Boer
Some news for those with an interest in the arts and health
Primary health care and Medicare Locals
A critical challenge for health reformers: how to hear from those with the greatest need?
Vahid Saberi and Lesley Barclay
Peter Dutton urged not to “turn back the clock” on primary health care reform
Mark Harris, Daryl Sadgrove, Australian Medicare Local Alliance, Carol Bennett, Prue Power, Vern Hughes, Gavin Mooney, David Briggs, Marilyn Wise, Rosemary Stanton, John Dwyer, Gawaine Powell Davies.
Learning from the “pioneers of ehealth” in general practice
Samantha Smorgon and colleagues
Ehealth records: too important to muck up
Should your doctor be asking after your pet too?
Nurses add value to chronic disease management
Health reform and health policy
A wrap of health policy reading
Some metaphors for the future of healthcare: from tsumamis and trains to frogs, bikes and jigsaw puzzles
Fiona Armstrong, Chris Rissel, Tony Webber, Andrew Roberts, Merrilyn Walton, Gab Kovacs, Jon Wardle, Ron Batagol, Hudson Birden, Vern Hughes, John Menadue, Peter Sainsbury,Ben Harris-Roxas, Alan Rosen, David Gillespie, Gawaine Powell Davies, Amanda Wilson, Kishan Kariippanon, Ian Cameron, Ian Hickie, Wendy Oakes, Lesley Barclay, Yvonne Luxford, David Briggs Rob Loblay, Gavin Mooney, Ken Hillman, Gawaine Powell Davies, Stephen Leeder, Ken MacWilliams, Ed Butler, Simon Chapman
Tasmania’s healthcare system: it needs more than money
Rebecca de Boer
What is the evidence on knowledge translation strategies?
Some useful tips for finding health policy information on the web
Aged care reform
Wrapping the news on dental reform into a rather pretty image
On dental reform: there is plenty more to do
Jennifer Doggett, Alexis Zander
A cautious welcome for dental reforms, but concerns remain about underlying systemic problems with health “system”
Better oral health for all: what will it take?
Lexia Smallwood and Gordon Gregory
Why has dental health been getting the brush off?
Gordon Gregory, Tessa Boyd-Caine
Dental reform: a work in progress
Social media and media-related issues
Could this be the beginning of a new online publication covering climate change and health? (And would you like to help kickstart it?)
Help create an online publication covering climate change and health
Introducing a wealth of ideas for new online health-related publications
Any ideas for a new online publication covering a health-related area of need?
AMA says “uninformed” attacks on Tim Flannery are a “disgrace”
What has social media got to do with blood transfusions, haematology and the like?
Carolyn Der Vartanian
What does social media mean for health and medical education?
Mavis Duncanson and Dr Zelda Doyle
Know of any public health courses focused on new media?
A multi-national MasterChef for Medicines?
Wrap of Federal Budget coverage
Health and the Federal Budget: a wrap of links, news and reaction
The budget failed to address health risks from climate change
Mental health and the federal budget
Sebastian Rosenberg, Pat McGorry
The Federal Budget and health: what’s on the table (or not)