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A wrap of recent health news at Croakey

Hola – I am back on deck. A large thanks to Jennifer Doggett for driving Croakey while I was away, and to Ben Harris-Roxas for looking after the Twitter feed.

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Here is the latest compilation, covering from 12 July – September 30.

The links below have been grouped into these categories:

• Equity-related issues
• Public health

• Rural health

• Indigenous health

• Mental health

• Pharmaceuticals, complementary medicines and related issues

• Health policy

• Health reform

• Aged care reform

• Disability reform

• Media-related issues

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EQUITY-RELATED ISSUES

Some suggestions for how to achieve a fairer distribution of health
Fran Baum and Matt Fisher

How children are bearing the cost of increasing prisoner numbers
Helen Wiseman and Gloria Larman

Bringing urban design into the health debate
Peter Sainsbury, Elizabeth Harris, and Marilyn Wise

The health issues that really matter
Frank Brennan and others

Public health leaders come out in support of reforms to “inequitable” private health insurance rebate
Helen Keleher, Peter Sainsbury, Stephen Leeder, Fran Baum, and Michael Moore

The private health insurance rebate: why some are fans, and others are not
Helen Keleher, Peter Sainsbury, Stephen Leeder, Fran Baum and Michael Moore
Ian McAuley

Helping people who are depressed to quit smoking, and tackling social disadvantage
Rebecca Gordon

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PUBLIC HEALTH

Announcing the Croakey Register of Influencers in Public Health (CRIPH) – and a call for helpers

Announcing plans for a course on telling the stories of public and population health
Penny Hawe

A new guide to effective risk communication, one of the “greatest challenges” in public health

A legacy of swine flu: guidelines for public health officials & journalists dealing with epidemics

Global shift in disease patterns requires aid rethink
Rob Moodie

Tackling unhealthy environments: locally and globally
Margaret Beavis and others

An investigation to watch: how to better integrate primary care and public health

Who’s Who at the National Preventive Health Agency
Melissa Sweet

Do medical students know enough about public health?
Mavis Duncanson

Tackling the health issues left in the “too hard” basket: what can we learn from the US?
Margo Saunders

New trade agreement threatens Australia’s laws on medicines and tobacco
Patricia Ranald

Communicating the science on climate change
David King

Action on climate change may also help our obesity problem
Melanie Lowe

Getting to the root causes of health problems: some local and international perspectives
Richard Di Natale

The backlash to alcohol industry’s move on labelling
Sarah Jaggard

Patients have a poor understanding of the causes of cancer
Freddy Sitas

A cautionary note about raising public awareness around ovarian cancer
Marian Pitts

The official diet of Australian sport: it’s a shocker
Mike Daube

Are cars the new tobacco? One of the elephants of public health…
Adrian Bauman

Look to the successes in tobacco control, and get us moving
Rona Macniven

What makes the Heart Foundation tick?
Jennifer Doggett

Making sense of the bicycle helmets stoush
Daniel Vujcich

The glycemic index has passed its use-by date (Crikey story)
David Gillespie

After the riots, what are the lessons, from a public health perspective?
John Fitzgerald

Digital inclusion is an important health issue
Don Perlgut

A creative approach to engaging young people in discussions about organ donation
Kerrie Noonan and Peta Murray

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RURAL HEALTH

Time to Act – How many quad bike deaths will manufacturers allow?
Tony Lower

New leader for peak rural health body
Jennifer Doggett

Some interesting insights into rural health matters

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INDIGENOUS HEALTH

A Who’s Who when it comes to advising the Federal Government on Indigenous health

Some in-depth reading on Indigenous policy, plus some useful insights into health “policy windows” and effective advocacy
John Wakerman

Citizen journalism as an Indigenous health intervention?

A new resource for researchers working in Indigenous health
Alison Laycock and Diane Walker

A landmark event for improving Indigenous eye health
Don Perlgut

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MENTAL HEALTH

Building a national mental health system
Pat McGorry

The Proposed NSW Mental Health Commission: opportunities for the cunning health bureaucrat
“Enrico Brik”

How can technology be harnessed to help young people & “mental wealth”?
Jane Burns

Mental health funding protests are missing the bigger picture of equity concerns
Tim Woodruff

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PHARMACEUTICALS, COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES AND RELATED ISSUES

Affordability and access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Rebecca de Boer

The universality of the PBS is being eroded – a new study warns
Jennifer Doggett

Here’s an alternative to the pharmaceutical patents rip-off
Philip Soos

Time for Pharma industry to commit to doctor payment disclosures
Deborah Waterhouse

Medicines Australia responds…
Brendan Shaw

Some ideas for improving the quality of health and medicinal information
Rosemary Clerehan and Rachelle Buchbinder

Challenges ahead for the new joint NZ Australia therapeutics agency
Rebecca de Boer

Frustrated by TGA? Take a (herbal) chill pill
Michael Vagg

Some reaction to the transparency review of the TGA
Ken Harvey

TGA facing a shake-up (maybe), in the quest for greater transparency

Pharmacies to push supplements as ‘fries and Coke’ to prescriptions
Ken Harvey

Nothing complementary about Pharmacy Guild’s corporate deal
Jennifer Doggett

Upsizing prescriptions – has the Guild gone too far?
Andrew Podger

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HEALTH POLICY

The role of doctors in health services planning and management
“Enrico Brik”

Do incentives give you the PIP?
Peter Sivey

Growing drug resistance a national concern, new Chief Medical Officer says
Chris Baggoley

Should the public purse fund a procedure that “the best available evidence does not support”?
Rachelle Buchbinder

Evidence into policy: what works?
Sally Redman

What WAS Bronwyn Bishop smoking? (reporting from the inquiry into political donations)
Anne Jones

Young people STILL in nursing homes
Di Winkler

Your chance to ask some pointed questions about primary health care

Chiropractors moving in on GPs’ turf (Crikey story)
Loretta Marron

Concerns raised about lack of regulation of the health workforce
Jon Wardle

***

HEALTH REFORM, COAG AGREEMENT

Health Reform Implementation Plan
Office of Nicola Roxon

Bye Bye NSW Health Department, hello Ministry

Reforms don’t tackle the real drivers of health care costs
Philip Davies

The hospital reform deal merits congratulations
Bob Wells

The health reform deal: what does it really mean?
Anne-marie Boxall

Health reform: how to get less of what may not be best for us (Crikey story)
Melissa Sweet

Some detail from the latest health reform agreement

Is this “cappuccino-style” health reform? Marking an anniversary…
Philip Davies

So much more is needed
Bob Wells

Health reform: it’s incremental and a work-in-progress
Mark Harris, John Wakerman, Stephen Leeder, Gawaine Powell Davies, Ian Olver, Geoff Couser, Sally Crossing

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AGED CARE REFORM

Aged care reform: the time is right
Hal Kendig

Caring for older Australians: one family’s journey highlights the need for culturally appropriate care
Jenny Taing

Pressure for aged care reform will continue
Rebecca de Boer

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DISABILITY REFORM

Disability reforms are an advance for health
Rhonda Galbally

Why an overhaul of disability care is needed: the Productivity Commission

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RESEARCH

Research suggests new avenues for beating dengue fever
Linda Marsa

Advanced Health Research Centres – what can they offer Australia?
NHMRC

Fingers crossed: the role of randomness in medical research funding

The latest analysis of health news – we hear too much about early research
Amanda Wilson

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MEDIA-RELATED ISSUES

Burnt by a newspaper story, this child health expert fights back and shares some lessons
Cathrine Fowler

A mega-wrap of the news about health, journalism and related innovations
Melissa Sweet

Some new news on public health and the media
Craig Butt

Media Doctor Australia reflects on an “amazing” journey into the Twittersphere
Justine Smith and Amanda Wilson

Hospitals may be dragging the chain on social media but here’s how one senior exec became a convert
John Ballard

How primary health care can harness the digital revolution
Melissa Sweet

Some reflections on social media and primary health care
Natasha Pavlin, Pippa Burns,  Pam Harnden

Collaborating to promote new approaches to pain management
Scott White

Health and medical news from The Conversation
Part One

Part Two
Reema Rattan, Froncesca Jackson-Webb

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