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 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
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 Health Media was the official media partner for VicHealth’s Life and Health Reimagined series (2020). Croakey’s indepth coverage of the five-week series amplified the conversation about how we can make life after coronavirus better and healthier for everyone.
Croakey’s coverage included compelling articles about each week’s topic and wrap-ups of the live-streamed events, live tweeting, a Twitter takeover of the @WePublicHealth account and a podcast summarising the series.
Having Croakey as our media partner enabled us to reach a more diverse public health audience and introduced new voices and experts to the discussion. Croakey’s team also generated a lively dialogue on social media about the series, driving debate and frank discussion on the important topic of how do we create a healthier, fairer, better world post-pandemic.
I would highly recommend Croakey Conference News Service to anyone seeking an innovative and collaborative media partner for a conference or event.
Croakey is health media rather than medical media. You should be reading it every day if you’re interested in health services or population health.
Public health leader
I subscribe to Croakey because it provides breadth and depth in covering health issues that matter at a personal and structural level.
Croakey distils why health policy and programs matter and keeps that focus when analysing details that either enables good outcomes or works against them.
Independent, informed, thought-provoking; not always agreed with, but always worth considering.
Working on health and social policy with the complexities involved, Croakey helps me access concise contemporary insights and informed views. Worth every cent.
Long-term policy analyst and manager
Croakey is a must read for anyone who craves the public health stories that no one else reports. A truly independent and critical voice that both exposes health injustices and champions smart solutions to health inequalities.
Dr Becky Freeman
Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Croakey is an important part of the health landscape providing progressive, current and incisive commentary.
Professor Fran Baum
Global public health leader
When writing grant applications and budgets, please consider including Croakey Health Media in your plans.
Croakey Managing Editor
From a crowded inbox, Croakey always leaps to my attention. It delivers views and information on a wide range of