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Check out the podcast from Croakey News – journalist Cate Carrigan takes you behind some of the latest news. You’ll meet people passionate about public health and health equity.

HEAL2022: A call to action on clean energy and climate change
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HEAL2022: A call to action on clean energy and climate change
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With energy production a major generator of greenhouse gases, moving to renewables is seen as crucial in driving down emissions and tackling global warming.

At this year’s Healthy Environments and Lives Network conference (HEAL2022) which promoted “transformational change for environmental, planetary and human health”, clean energy was a core topic.

In particular, the Clean Energy for HEAL (CE4HEAL) session focused on a binational research project highlighting efforts to bring clean energy to communities in rural and remote parts of India and Australia.

CroakeyVOICES caught up with some of the participants as part of  Croakey Conference News Service coverage of #HEAL2022..

Featuring in the podcast are:

Follow the discussion on Twitter at #HEAL2022 and this Twitter list of presenters and participants.

See our full #HEAL2022 coverage

Read our #HEAL2022 Twitter threads:


Bookmark this link for the Croakey Conference News Service coverage.

Choosing Wisely for better healthcare
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Choosing Wisely for better healthcare
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Solutions and barriers to reducing the waste and harm of low value healthcare were highlighted at the recent Choosing Wisely Australia National meeting, which brought together health professionals, researchers and consumers.

Some of the successful initiatives profiled included a Canadian program to reduce low value transfusion practices, research pinpointing low value procedures, and efforts encouraging consumers to take a proactive and questioning approach to their healthcare.

Suggestions included introducing compulsory clinical epidemiology for all medical and specialist training, increasing the use of decision support tools, and removing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers for low value care.

CroakeyVOICES caught up with some of the participants as part of Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the event.

Featuring in the podcast are:

This podcast is part of Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the event #ChoosingWisely2022

Bookmark this link for the Croakey Conference News Service coverage. Also see our coverage of the 2019 and 2018 conferences.

“Listen to Us” – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people demand to lead Climate Change responses
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“Listen to Us” – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people demand to lead Climate Change responses
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First Nations people around the world – with strong and abiding connection to Country – increasingly are bearing the brunt of climate change. From rising sea levels, to ferocious bushfires, storms and drought, they often feel the impact first and hardest.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are part of a global First Nations movement demanding a seat at the table as decisions are made on climate change mitigation and abatement.

A recent virtual roundtable meeting hosted by the Lowitja Institute in partnership with the National Health Leadership Forum and the Climate and Health Alliance heard from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, researchers, scientists and leaders on the impact of climate change and solutions and actions in response to the UN’s COP26 summit.

CroakeyVOICES caught up with some of the participants as part of Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the event #IndigenousClimateJustice21.

Featuring in the podcast are:

      • Norman Jupurrurla Frank: Warumungu Traditional Owner. Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation.
      • Dr Simon Quilty: Senior Staff Specialist, Alice Springs Hospital, and medical advisor for Purple House. Academic, Australian National University.
      • Vanessa Napaltjarri Davis: Warlpiri and Northern Arrente woman and senior researcher Tangentyere Council Aborginal Corporation.
      • Dr Veronica Matthews: From the Quandamooka community, Minjerribah, in south east Queensland, Dr Matthews heads the Centre for Research Excellence – STRengthening systems for InDigenous healthcare Equity (CRE-STRIDE), Centre for Rural Health, University of Sydney.
      • Millie Telford: Bundjalung and South Sea Islander woman and National Director, Seed Indigenous Climate Network.
      • Josie Atkinson: Gumbaynggirr woman and research assistant at the University of Wollongong.
      • Mibu Fischer: A Noonuccal, Ngugi and Gorenpul woman from Quandamooka Country and Marine ethno-ecologist with the CSIRO.
      • Nicole Kilby: A Wiradjuri and Ngemba woman and policy officer with the National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP).
      • Pat Anderson: An Alyawarre woman and Chair of the Lowitja Institute.

This podcast is part of Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the event #IndigenousClimateJustice21

Contact CroakeyVoices via: Email: cate.carrigan1@gmail.com Twitter: @croakeyvoices @CateeC


This article is part of the #HealthyCOP26 series, which is being published in partnership with the Climate and Health Alliance. This article is also part of Croakey’s contribution to the Covering Climate Now initiative, an unprecedented global media collaboration launched last year to put the spotlight on the climate crisis. Croakey Health Media is a member of the collaboration, which was co-founded by The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), in partnership with The Guardian.

Contact CroakeyVoices via: Email: cate.carrigan1@gmail.com Twitter: @croakeyvoices @CateeC

Invest Challenge Change – Palliative care conference tackles equity of access and a global pandemic in 2021
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Invest Challenge Change – Palliative care conference tackles equity of access and a global pandemic in 2021
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The impact of COVID-19 on palliative care, the need to address inequity of access for marginalised people such as the homeless, and ensuring palliative care is not an “eleventh hour” option, were just some of the themes at the 2021 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference.

One thousand delegates from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Canada, Africa and the United Kingdom came together for the four-day virtual gathering, which included sessions covering clinical, paediatric, aged, and holistic care and the impact of the pandemic.

CroakeyVOICES Cate Carrigan took up some key themes with a range of speakers and presenters offering their innovative solutions and ideas for the future:

  • Dr Naheed Dosani. Canadian palliative care physician and health justice advocate. Founder of the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program in Toronto, Canada. http://www.icha-toronto.ca/programs/peach-palliative-education-and-care-for-the-homeless
  • Professor Meera Agar, chair of Palliative Care Australia. Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney
  • Margaret O’Connor. Emeritus Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University
  • Michelle Wood – Executive Officer – Banksia Palliative Care Service Victoria
  • Maddison Naulty. Health promotions officer South Western Sydney Local Health District. https://www.thegroundswellproject.com/creative-legacy
  • The song “His Way” used with permission of Creative Legacy Project artist Krishna Umali.
  • Simon Waring – Palliative Care Australia consumer panel member. https://palliativecare.org.au/simon-waring
  • Melissa Reader – Managing Director and CEO, The Violet Initiative. https://www.linkedin.com/company/violetinitiative/?originalSubdomain=au
  • Helen Callanan – Death doula and doula trainer. https://preparingtheway.com.au/
  • Judy Hollingworth – Former Chair of MVP4P, and a Spiritual Care Practitioner – Manning Valley Push for Palliative, NSW
  • Dr Hsien Seow – Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation. podcast https://www.waitingroomrevolution.com/

This podcast is part of Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the #21OPCC

Contact CroakeyVoices via: Email: cate.carrigan1@gmail.com Twitter: @croakeyvoices @CateeC

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