As recently reported at Croakey, some wide-ranging suggestions for promoting health equity are proposed in a new publication from The Medical Journal of Australia, sponsored by VicHealth, titled ‘Australia in 2030: what is our path to health for all?’.
Some of the authors recently tag-teamed at @WePublicHealth – Croakey’s rotated, curated Twitter account – and a summary of their tweets follows below.
Launching the supplement
Meanwhile, in Wollongong
The University of Wollongong also hosted an event marking the chapter calling for action on the cultural determinants of health.
Also in the news
Guest tweeters also shared wider news.
Tweets from Professor Fran Baum
Our ideas for improved governance in 2030: First up Australia accepts the Uluru Statement from the Heart wholeheartedly and reconciles our past. #Voice #Treaty #Truth
To achieve the vision of 2030 we need to establish a National Inquiry into why health inequities are increasing in Australia so we can start to take action to reverse them.
Under neoliberalism, crucial public services have been outsourced and so deskilled the public service – we suggest a new program Governing for Public Interest to ensure all public servants understand what is for the public good
We just saw the value of governing for health when US President Joe Biden announced the US will support TRIPS waiver for vaccine equity. A victory for civil society
One of the most important public health measures is TAXATION and then using the funds for public goods like education, hospitals, income support, aged care and public housing.
Yet many corporations evade paying tax; good governance would crackdown on this.
Listen to the interview with Dr Summer May Finlay here.
Listen to the interview with Ray Lovett here.
Listen to an interview with Dr Alexandra Jones on the commercial determinants of health here.
See previous Croakey articles wrapping the news from @WePublicHealth (and here’s more information, including how to apply to guest tweet).
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