With only one more sleep until the Victorian election, the Twitter essay below highlights some of the key #VicVotes issues and concerns for Aboriginal health, community health and the social determinants of health.
It follows the path of the recent #CroakeyGO in Melbourne (read more about the detail of the health, justice and community concerns discussed in our previous reports).
Setting the scene
Before the walk kicked off, Croakey editor Dr Ruth Armstrong did some scene-setting.
… and Croakey editor Amy Coopes joined us virtually, from Albury.In a #CroakeyGO tradition, the walk began with introductory interviews and selfies.
Hearing from VACCHO
Several VACCHO staff participated in interviews before and during the walk.
On the road
Many participants enjoyed and appreciated the street art.
Community health service provider cohealth co-hosted and sponsored the walk, and we visited some of their services and places – from a creative wall to inspire community reflections, to a comprehensive primary healthcare service called innerspace.
Housing and other determinants
Emergency medicine and mental health
Dr Simon Judkins, president of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and some of his team dropped in to participate in discussions and interviews, with a focus on mental health.
A serendipitous encounter
(And we will be publishing a separate story on this in coming days).
Reflections from the walk’s end
The hashtag #CroakeyGO trended nationally throughout the day (16 November) and was still trending two and then three days later.
• See all of our reports from the #VicVotes #CroakeyGO here.