Croakey has been a platform which has encouraged Aboriginal voice and actively sought it out. I started out as a reader, then followed on Twitter, was a guest tweeter on @WePublic health, and have become a contributor. The more I got involved, the more I realised what an unique platform Croakey is, because of the way it challenges mainstream media.
Dr Summer May Finlay
Yorta Yorta woman, public health practitioner, PhD, #Just Justice team member, Croakey contributor
Croakey provides a national stage where all players in the health arena can have their voices heard. It has enabled consumers more easily to make their perspective and opinion known. Croakey has also taken a leadership role in developing a strong presence in social media, an important development for primary care in stimulating community-based approaches to health.
CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia
The future of health care is too important to leave to the mainstream media. Croakey provides a platform for robust, respectful and inclusive debate on the health issues that really matter.
Croakey editor and health policy analyst
Croakey is an important part of the health landscape providing progressive, current and incisive commentary.
Professor Fran Baum
Global public health leader
Croakey gives me the best independent and most relevant public health news and views.
Dr Mark Wenitong
Public Health Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council , Associate Professor (Adjunct) School of Public Health,Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences James Cook University, Cairns.
Loved the program. Love the Croakey news service – think it really gives the conference a bigger audience!
Great event and extensive social media coverage
The Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (#21OPCC)
Croakey! AHPA loves you for your independence, timeliness and collaboration across a range of issues with individuals and groups from population health and beyond. You are a launching pad for ideas, debate and innovation without fear or favour. Continue to bring it on.
President, Australian Health Promotion Association
Croakey is the platform where health issues are dissected from every angle – from the complex impact on health arising from social, economic and environmental policies, to the influence of vested interests on public health, and insightful analysis of health care policies. It is a place where I can read the viewpoints of those who don’t often get heard in the mainstream media alongside prominent experts, learn about the lived experiences of diverse Australians, and see opportunities and fresh approaches to tackle our most challenging health issues.
Researcher, News Editor, BMJ Tobacco Control
Croakey allows for independent voices to resonate in and through virtual time and space. Real people, real voices, real issues with independent oomph – that’s Croakey. Time and again I go to Croakey to understand the politics behind public health because Croakey sorts the wheat from the chaff. There is just one mob of journos to trust with my voice, and it’s the Croakey mob. In the surreal and disconnected world of academia I go to Croakey to get grounded in the real issues.
Dr Mark Lock
With a health system that is facing unprecedented challenges we need all the courage and all the insight we can get our hands on. Croakey is a space that invites us to to challenge and interrogate our practice and our policy. Croakey’s journalism and activism inspires me to remain optimistic.