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.
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to receive these reports.
See our comprehensive list of Twitter lists to follow for news on Indigenous health, climate and health, COVID, public health and more.
Readership at a glance
Total figures for the year to date (up to the end of April) for visitors to Croakey.org and our Apple News channel
157,088 Page views
Social media impressions
Total social media impressions for the year to date (up to the end of April)
During May, members of the Croakey team were interviewed by ABC Radio Melbourne, and our articles were cited or cross-published by the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA), the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, a public health publication in Germany, and other organisations.
Health for All
Week ending 25 May: A landmark report released at the World Health Assembly in Geneva this week calls for governments to abandon economic narratives and frameworks that undermine health. Instead, human and planetary health must be at the heart of how social, health and economic systems and policies are designed, it says.
This week, Marie McInerney surveyed health and social service leaders for their assessment of the Albanese Government’s first year in office. They delivered a ‘must do better’ verdict, looking for more courage and commitment, especially on issues such as the climate crisis, poverty and housing.
We also cover the Victorian State Budget’s implications for health, and a declaration from the 17th World Congress on Public Health calling for action on a sustainable and just future – and for decolonising.
A new report investigates the ideal qualities of leadership for health and aged care, and we hear from an author calling for “citizen-based environmental, social justice, public health and peace groups to form alliances to challenge the overarching issues of state capture and flawed economics ideology”.
We highlight some new research ahead of an important climate and health meeting in Canberra this Friday, and also report on efforts to improve rural and remote communities’ access to safe drinking water.
The harmful impacts of racism thread through a number of stories this week, including the report on journalist Stan Grant’s experiences.
Don’t miss Charles Maskell-Knight’s analysis of the private health insurance industry. What sort of health policy relies on “coercing the wealthy” and “conning the young” into supporting a product that arguably adds to health inequities and inefficiencies?
The ICYMI column reports that United States Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy has issued a statement of concern about the impact of social media on young peoples’ mental health, with recommendations for policymakers, technology companies, parents and caregivers, researchers, children and teenagers.
Week ending 18 May: Health and democracy
As Australians head to Canada to join fire-fighting efforts, our bulletin this week highlights critical climate and health concerns that were neglected in the recent federal budget.
On related matters, we also report from a Health and Democracy Forum where health leaders urged reforms to reduce the political influence and impact of harmful industries.
A strong theme weaves through many stories about the importance of meaningful consumer involvement, whether the focus is mental healthcare or contested health reforms.
Don’t miss the latest edition of The Health Wrap, where Dr Lesley Russell brings insightful analysis of some other gaps in the federal budget. The ICYMI column puts a spotlight on threats to human health and even existence from the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
Our final report from the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy’s recent conference puts a focus on workforce matters.
We also report on pathways to working with Médecins Sans Frontières, as well as calls for the global health community to challenge racism, xenophobia and discrimination in health systems.
Check out the article on health-promoting universities, as well as yet another lesson from the pandemic – this time on the importance of addressing inequities in education.
We thank our supporters and contributors, especially everyone who contributed to #HealthBudget2023 coverage, and also those who support our donor-funded journalism and the Croakey Conference News Service.
On justice, budget and community-led initiatives
Week ending 11 May: While our focus has been on Federal politics and the Budget this week, our bulletin also reflects the ongoing grassroots efforts to improve healthcare and social justice for priority populations.
We discuss how the Budget delivers a substantial boost for healthcare but misses the opportunity to significantly address social determinants of health including housing and poverty. Don’t miss detailed analyses by Croakey editor Jennifer Doggett and policy analyst Charles Maskell-Knight, as well as our rolling wrap of reactions.
In highlighting the importance of community led, culturally appropriate programs we cover the Wiyi Yani U Thangani National Summit where First Nations’ female leaders are calling for restorative and culturally safe approaches to youth justice; as well as celebrating their diversity and powerful history.
Also in the spotlight are a community-led oral healthcare service in Victoria, initiatives to reduce smoking rates in Indigenous communities and the role of social media in suicide prevention.
Our coverage of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Conference continues with strong calls for the Australian health and medical to support ongoing cancer care in Ukraine.
We also report on the World Health Organization’s declaration of the end of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern; while cautioning the pandemic is not over yet.
See our full Federal Budget coverage here and follow #HealthBudget2023 on Twitter for more discussions.
A big win for public health but more to do
Week ending 4 May: The influence of powerful companies and the commercial determinants of health are strong themes across our bulletin this week – whether it be the decision to support fracking in the Beetaloo Basin or an AFL stadium in Hobart.
We also document the capacity of regulatory and policy action, backed by political will, to reduce the impact of harmful companies, as with landmark tobacco control and vaping reforms announced this week.
Setting the scene for the 2023-2024 budget, policy analyst Charles Maskell-Knight identifies some priorities for the Federal Government in spending the estimated $3.3 billion that will be raised through increasing the tax on tobacco.
We also report on many lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from the University of Queensland highlight potential touchpoints for health and policy interventions to help develop a Public Health Emergency Response Framework for First Nations people.
You will also find more COVID news in the latest edition of The Health Wrap as well as the ICYMI column. ICYMI also brings news from the World Congress on Public Health in Rome, as well as surgical and preventive health conferences in Adelaide this week.
Our coverage of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy continues with a focus on the implications of Artificial Intelligence for healthcare.
And check the hashtag #NSPC23 on Twitter for discussions from the National Suicide Prevention Conference.
We also bring news on justice reinvestment, the NDIS and a thoughtful presentation on equality for the aged.
Next week, the Croakey team will be compiling Budget analysis and reaction – please send us your statements and comments, and on Twitter use the hashtag, #HealthBudget2023.
We were delighted to see Croakey Health Media acknowledged at national and global conferences this week.
Thanks to all those at the Prevention2023 conference who referenced Croakey – there were a few of you, and we appreciate it.
Croakey Health Media was acknowledged by the World Congress on Public Health for our contributions, via the #WorldinTurmoil series and @WePublicHealth.
Dr Summer May Finlay, a contributing editor at Croakey Health Media, also participated in Congress presentations and workshops.
We record our social media analytics using Buffer and Twitter Analytics.
For 2022 we had a total of 9,606,305 impressions across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Impact Report – September 2022
2021 Impact reports
Impact report – September 2021