As recently mentioned, Croakey is hosting a Twitter festival on Monday, 11 March to preview key health concerns ahead of the NSW election.
Below is the program of guest tweeters and the topics they plan to cover.
Croakey editors Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Melissa Sweet will moderate discussions throughout the day, and will be keen to also hear from participants about mental health, the social determinants of health and wider health equity matters.
Croakey contributing editors Dr Megan Williams, Summer May Finlay and Dr Tim Senior will also be tweeting up a storm.
We will also be posting a real-time, rolling report of the discussions, so hope you will follow the #Health4NSW news online at Croakey.org as well as on Twitter. We welcome constructive engagement from politicians and political candidates.
Please follow this Twitter list of participants – the conversation has already begun.
Acknowledgment of Country. Introductions
Ruth Armstrong, Melissa Sweet, Croakey News
@DrRuthAtLarge and @croakeyblog
Highlighting a policy gap: the needs of young Aboriginal people
Summer May Finlay, Croakey News, Aboriginal health researcher
Public health perspectives
Patrick Harris and Ed Jegasothy, Public Health Association of Australia, NSW branch
@PHarrismusings and @edjegasothy
Health consumers are voters – what should they consider??
Walter Kmet, formerly of WentWest (primary healthcare)
Megan Williams, Croakey News, Girra Maa Indigenous Health Discipline at Graduate School of Health at UTS
Priorities for cancer control in NSW
Cancer Council NSW
How can social policy contribute to better health outcomes?
Tessa Boyd-Caine, Health Justice Australia
Vote 1 for climate action (read his recent Croakey article)
John Van Der Kallen, NSW Chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia
Climate and health, Indigenous health, health equity
Tim Senior, Croakey contributing editor, GP working in Aboriginal health
Investigating critical health concerns
Wendy Bacon, investigative journalist
New government must act on medical devices to prioritise patients’ needs
Anthony Brown, Executive Director Health Consumers NSW
How the next NSW Government could do more to prevent chronic disease
Kean-Seng Lim, NSW branch president, Australian Medical Association
Safe patient care and minimum staffing in NSW public hospitals
Brett Holmes, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association
Listening to the voices of young Aboriginal people from the Central Coast
Gary Field, Barang Regional Alliance
What have we heard so far?
Ruth Armstrong & Melissa Sweet, Croakey News
@DrRuthAtLarge and @croakeyblog
Key election issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health
Keziah Bennett-Brook, Program Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, George Institute for Global Health
Our health matters
El Gibbs, People With Disability Australia
Transitioning mining communities, and the determinants of health
Brad Webb, Samaritans
Gun control, what’s at stake?
Stephen Bendle, Australian Gun Safety Alliance
(Also see this article by Professor Simon Chapman)
What did you take from the discussions?
Wrap up and concluding comments
We invite others to participate by:
• making comments, sharing useful resources
• engaging with the guest tweeters
• supporting respectful discussions
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