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
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
Tackling unhealthy environments: locally and globally
Margaret Beavis and others
Who’s Who at the National Preventive Health Agency
Do medical students know enough about public health?
Communicating the science on climate change
The backlash to alcohol industry’s move on labelling
What makes the Heart Foundation tick?
Making sense of the bicycle helmets stoush
The glycemic index has passed its use-by date (Crikey story)
Digital inclusion is an important health issue
A creative approach to engaging young people in discussions about organ donation
Kerrie Noonan and Peta Murray
New leader for peak rural health body
A new resource for researchers working in Indigenous health
Alison Laycock and Diane Walker
Building a national mental health system
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
Time for Pharma industry to commit to doctor payment disclosures
Medicines Australia responds…
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
Nothing complementary about Pharmacy Guild’s corporate deal
Upsizing prescriptions – has the Guild gone too far?
Do incentives give you the PIP?
Evidence into policy: what works?
Young people STILL in nursing homes
Chiropractors moving in on GPs’ turf (Crikey story)
HEALTH REFORM, COAG AGREEMENT
Health Reform Implementation Plan
Office of Nicola Roxon
The health reform deal: what does it really mean?
So much more is needed
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
AGED CARE REFORM
Aged care reform: the time is right
Pressure for aged care reform will continue
Rebecca de Boer
Disability reforms are an advance for health
Some new news on public health and the media
Media Doctor Australia reflects on an “amazing” journey into the Twittersphere
Justine Smith and Amanda Wilson
Some reflections on social media and primary health care
Natasha Pavlin, Pippa Burns, Pam Harnden
And the latest Croakey readership stats are posted.