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Croakey Voices

Check out the new 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.

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Episode 12: Latest CroakeyVOICES podcast hears systemic racism blocking change 30 years since RCIADIC

Thirty years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody #RCIADIC, there’s growing anger that key recommendations for change are ‘gathering dust’ on the country’s political shelves.

Since the inquiry, more than 470 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children have died in custodial settings and the number keeps rising.

The anniversary sparked a call for urgent action from some of the families of those who have died https://www.croakey.org/health-systems-must-be-held-to-account-for-the-ongoing-toll-of-deaths-in-custody/, including an independent investigation of all deaths in custody.

Among the key issues highlighted by community leaders are the impact of racism throughout the criminal justice system, the need to improve health services in jails – including palliative care, a lack of support for families involved in coronial hearings, and the ongoing battle to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14.

Croakey Voices explored the issues with Associate Professor Megan Williams, Wiradjuri justice health researcher and educator, and member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Prisoner Health Information Committee; Jeffery Amatto, founder of the ‘More Cultural Rehabs, Less Jails’ program; and Dr Peter Malouf, Wakka Wakka and Wuli Wuli executive director of operations at the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW.

• Dr Megan Williams: Research Lead and Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at the University of Sydney, member of the Australian Institute of Health.
• Jeffery Amatto: Founder ‘More Cultural Rehabs, Less Jails’ program and co-founder Brothers 4 Recovery Alcohol and Drug Awareness.
• Dr Peter Malouf: Wakka Wakka and Wuli Wuli man and executive director of operations at the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW.

Thanks for didgeridoo track to Wiradjuri man Mark Williams who performs under the company name of Jali Yarabil, which means ‘tree song’ in Yugambeh, on whose lands he lives, works and raises his family.

This podcast is part of Croakey’s #RuralHealthJustice series, putting a sustained focus on issues being raised to mark the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

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


Episode 10: ShiftingGears – The Power of Partnership

 

The Consumers Health Forum’s ShiftingGears Summit, saw over 800 delegates taking part in an energised discussion about the importance of consumer participation in transforming and improving health services. No longer content to just receive health care, consumers spoke up about the need for greater engagement at all levels of health service: from planning to delivery, research and management. They want a healthcare system where patient input isn’t just box-ticking a questionnaire but full partnership, with consumers engaged in every aspect of health delivery – with the conversation moving from what can medical science do to what do you want, why and will it make your life better?

The multi-national virtual gathering, with representatives from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada, sparked spirited debate on moving consumers to the very heart of health service planning, with co-design and the power of digital technology highlighted as two critical tools to empowering consumers.
But there were also concerns about access and lip-service that didn’t provide meaningful change, to the slowness of change, and to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Maori and other First Nations people were given culturally appropriate care and access, and that the digital revolution didn’t further isolate people without the internet or digital devices.

CroakeyVoices spoke to a range of delegates about the opportunities and challenges ahead:

  • Vincent Dumez. Codirector of the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public at University of Montreal.
  • Kellie O’Callaghan. Consumer advocate. Past chair of a regional health service and involved in a range of state and local health-focused boards and committees.
  • Craig Cooper. Consumer advocate and member of the NSW Health Clinical Excellence Commission Consumer Council
  • Rosemary Ainley. Editor of CreakyJoints Australia and co-leader of the Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group
  • Kelly Foran. Founder Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation and consumer advocate
  • Roxxanne McDonald. Consumer Health Forum Board Director and YHF Young leader.

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Episode 9: Latest CroakeyVOICES podcast presents a vision for rural health

While people living in rural and remote parts of Australia have higher rates of heart disease, hospitalisations and poorer access to primary health care services than those in metropolitan areas, the new Rural Health Commissioner Associate Professor Ruth Stewart believes they also have the solutions, tapping into their own talent pool.

Stewart, who lives on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, and former and inaugural Rural Health Commissioner Emeritus Professor Paul Worley are both passionate advocates of rural health and determined to give local people the power to ensure your health isn’t determined by your postcode.

They spoke to Cate Carrigan from Croakey Voices about their vision for rural health, the impact of COVID-19 and why becoming a rural or remote health worker could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

• Rural Health Commissioner, Associate Professor Ruth Stewart, former Director of Rural Clinical Training and Support at James Cook University.

• Former Rural Health Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, College of Medicine and Health, Flinders University, South Australia.

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


Episode 8: Life and Health ReImagined – COVID19 and finding a better tomorrow

With COVID-19 devastating lives and livelihoods around the globe, health experts are looking for lessons for a better, more equitable tomorrow, where food and job security, people-focused urban design and access to healthcare are not reliant on country of origin, cultural background or postcode.

Over five weeks, VicHealth’s Life and Health ReImagined webinar panels looked at the lessons from the pandemic, investigating urban design, healthier work environments, sustainable food systems and jobs, and how the social determinants of health – housing, income, and location – are intrinsically linked to health outcomes.

CroakeyVoices took up the discussion with panelists, incorporating snippets from panel discussions, to highlights some of the key points and flesh out some of the creative solutions for a better tomorrow.

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


Episode 7: Prisons and Pandemic: A Time to Reform?

What are the chances of reform to the prison system in the wake of COVID-19?

In the second of two #CroakeyVOICES podcasts funded by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, Associate Professor Megan Williams, the Research Lead and Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at The University of Sydney, and Cate Carrigan look at calls for prison reform in the wake of COVID-19.

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

For more information on the #JusticeCOVID project, see the stories published to date, read this media statement and follow the news at the #JusticeCOVID Facebook page.


Episode 6: Prisons and the anxiety of the silent invader #JusticeCOVID

Around the world, the novel coronavirus has spread rapidly throughout many prisons, and in Australia prisoners and their families are anxious about the potential threat from outbreaks here, especially for First Nations inmates.

In the first of two #CroakeyVOICES podcasts funded by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, Associate Professor Megan Williams, the Research Lead and Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at The University of Sydney, and Cate Carrigan look at the impact of the pandemic on prisoners and their families.

We also hear an excerpt from the Ear Hustle Podcast from San Quentin Prison, California.

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

For more information on the JusticeCOVID project, read this media statement and follow the news at the #JusticeCOVID Facebook page.


Episode 5: The Second Curve – the risk to mental health

 

As infection rates decline across Australia and social distancing rules are relaxed, mental health experts are warning of a second wave; a surge in people seeking mental health services. CroakeyVoices speaks to the co-director of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, Professor Ian Hickie. The Principal Clinical Advisor at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Founding, Tony Clarkson, explains how loneliness, anxiety about the future and social isolation are fuelling a surge in online gambling, and we catch up with the food rescue service OzHarvest about the meeting the needs of people facing loss of work and income during the pandemic.

The free national gamblers’ hotline is available 24/7 on 1800 858 858.

You can contact Cate at: cate.carrigan1@gmail.com


Episode 4: The Winter Surge – Hospitals Prepare

The curve has flattened, more protective gear is being imported and manufactured locally, and the Federal Government has responded by partially winding back a ban on elective surgery. But will this undermine preparations as head towards winter in the time of COVID-19? Cate talks to peak health organisations concerned about the preparedness of rural and remote services. Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, and the CEO of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, Peta Rutherford, caution against complacency. Meanwhile, the head of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the NT, John Paterson, says the coronavirus crisis has exposed the underfunding of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Clinics and other remote health services, and calls for more work to improve housing in remote communities, saying it’s key to better health.


Episode 3: Homelessness and the Power of Music

Homelessness in the time of COVID 19 has some special challenges. Who can stay home when you don’t have a place to call your own? How can you keep a safe social distance when life is a day-to-day battle to survive? We hear from the South Australian State Manager of NEAMI, Kim Holmes, about her state’s quick response to the needs of the homeless, and University of South Australia researcher Alison Barrett talks about the national response to date. And the power of music: GP and health blogger Dr Tim Senior speaks of the healing power of his viola and learning the strength of community from his patients at the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Community Controlled Health Service in South West Sydney.


Episode2: Journalism Jeopardy and Patient 31 – lessons from South Korea

COVID19 is fuelling a collapse in advertising revenue and placing traditional media companies, already under the strain of digital competitors, at further risk. We talk to journalist, editor and former Google News Initiative Teaching fellow Saffron Howden about the toll on Australian regional publications and how closures and cutbacks are coming at the time communities need their local news information more than ever. And the way the people of South Korea got on board with testing, tracking and tracing of COVID19 infections – is the loss of privacy justified for the public health good? Jinhee Kim, a South Korean public health researcher living in Australia, takes us behind the statistics.


Episode 1: COVID19: Meeting the Challenges

Travel to remote communities to hear the challenges facing Indigenous Australians as the coronavirus threatens to spread throughout the country. We hear from Chips Mackinolty, the executive director, Researcherenye Wappayalawangka, Central Australia Academic Health Science Network. And what does the Federal Government’s multi-million dollar injection into telehealth do for patients and medical practitioners in the face of the outbreak? Hear from Dr Centaine Snoswell, the Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland.


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Join one of our annual Funding Consortia

Croakey is supported by two main funding consortia, whose contributions help to pay the Croakey News team. We would not be able to operate without our editorial team, who commission, edit and publish articles and also support special projects.

Two membership options are available:

  • $2600 + GST consortium membership.
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Members of the consortium are provided ten complimentary yearly subscriptions to the weekly Croakey News bulletin (total value $600), and a further discount offered on bulk subscriptions.  Members are acknowledged on the Croakey website with organisation logo on the front page and name and link to your website here.

If you would like to be part of one of the Consortia, please contact us at: support@croakey.org.

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