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Impact and readership

Croakey Health Media operates across multiple platforms and spheres. While it is difficult to fully measure and understand the wide-ranging impacts of our work, we provide a range of measures below.

These include:

  • Readership figures, via our website and Apple News. Full details are here.
  • Social media analytics using Buffer and Twitter Analytics. The figures below are for total impressions across X/Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn (they don’t include our Mastodon analytics).
  • Regular impact reports, showing the diversity and influence of individuals and organisations engaging with our work. Contact info@croakey.org if you’d like to receive these reports.

See our comprehensive list of X/Twitter lists to follow for news on Indigenous health, climate and health, COVID, public health and more.

Readership at a glance

Total visitors and page views at Croakey.org and our Apple News channel for 2024 (Jan–May)

83,389  Visitors

143,078  Page views

Social media impressions

Total social media impressions for 2024 (Jan–May)

1,543,694  Impressions

2023 Readership

Total visitors and page views at Croakey.org and our Apple News channel

222,077  Visitors
427,550  Page views

2023 Social media impressions

5,964,006  Impressions

Impact Reports


June 2024


Digging deep

Week ending 13 June:

** Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this bulletin mentions and includes images of persons who have passed away ***

Our bulletin this week highlights the importance of First Nations peoples’ knowledges, whether it be for climate action, urban policy or the development of a National Anti-Racism Framework.

As we continue our focus on the health impacts of war and other conflicts, Dr Hailay Gesesew writes that protecting healthcare from the violence of war must become a public health priority.

We also publish a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor’s harrowing personal account of the Israeli bombing of Al-Nuseirat refugee camp.

On other global health matters, the ICYMI column looks at the public health issues at stake in elections in Europe and the UK, and also shares some tributes to Dr Michael Mosley.

On national health policy, The Zap investigates the winners and losers from the 8th Community Pharmacy Agreement, an important topic also explored by Dr Lesley Russell.

Alison Barrett reports on submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Excess Mortality, noting the importance of improving COVID-19 data.

We also bring news on the Queensland Budget and its health implications, together with a positive story about the State Government’s efforts to develop “long-term, evidence-informed planning of social housing investment”.

Don’t miss the motivational read that digs deep into the benefits of gardening and argues that access to gardening is a matter of health equity.

Please join us for the next #CroakeyLIVE in our #Medicare40Years series, on the national scope of practice review. Register for the discussion, from 5-6pm AEST on 25 June. It is sponsored by ASMIRT.

Finally, warm thanks for your support for the #SaveCroakey crowdfunding campaign – we will report on the outcomes soon.


We must all do better

Week ending 6 June: In a powerful speech marking World Environment Day, United Nations chief António Guterres warned that the world is speeding towards “climate hell” and urged all sectors and nations to step up to ensure we have an exit ramp.

The need for us all to do better, whether in the media, the health sector, or governments, is a thread that connects up many of our stories this week.

The importance of progressing climate health initiatives and health in all policies features across many articles, from The Health Wrap, to reports from the World Health Assembly and a review of global progress.

Meanwhile, Jason Staines goes in search of action on the Federal Government’s Measuring What Matters framework.

And we reverse the gaze on the health sector’s advocacy around the Federal Budget, suggesting that health and medical leaders might like to reconsider their priorities at this critical point in human history.

Dr Ruth Armstrong puts the spotlight on social prescribing, ahead of an international conference that she will cover for the Croakey Conference News Service later this month. Make sure to follow #EACH24.

Marie McInerney’s final report from #ASMIRT24 brings a smorgasbord of advice addressing the question: What does it take to thrive, both personally and professionally?

Contributors also urge governments to do more to address health inequalities experienced by LGBTIQ+ communities, and to step up their investment in community health services.

The ICYMI column covers calls for “a global solidarity reboot”, truth-telling, courageous pu