What people are saying about Croakey.
Croakey once again delivered, providing professional, polished content for our 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting. Thank you.
Head of Communications and Public Affairs, RANZCOG
The old media is no longer able to meet the information needs of the 21st-century. News and opinion sites are blossoming but ones which specialise in, and have expertise in, healthcare in Australia are few and far between. Croakey Health Media’s focus on equity in primary care is unique and welcome. It fills an important niche, providing very thoughtful and useful analysis and commentary.
Honorary Enterprise Professor, School of Population and Global Health, and Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
Croakey Health Media is an outstanding service and team. They covered our 2023 Planetary Health Equity Hothouse Policy Symposium, generating incredible communication about complex issues in easily digestible ways and with massive reach. We are incredibly lucky to have Croakey Health Media – access to reliable, quality public interest journalism is vital for democracy. I would highly recommend this service and team.
Professor Sharon Friel
Director, Planetary Health Equity Hothouse, ANU – #HothouseSymposium (2023)
Croakey Health Media has been a valuable partner of the Global Health program at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, for the last few years. I greatly appreciate Croakey’s contribution to our educational program and the efforts to inspire and engage youth to improve health systems.
With Dr Melissa Sweet’s outstanding supervision, our students have contributed to various media projects on the pressing issues facing Australian society, such as the climate and health dialogue before the 2022 Federal Election, and climate and housing issues for people with mental health. I can see that addressing health inequity is a clear focus of Croakey’s.
The coverage of Indigenous voices in climate and health conversations at Croakey is notably much stronger than the other mainstream media. I would be more hopeful of achieving a sustainable health future for all if we had more health media like Croakey.
Associate Professor Ying Zhang
University of Sydney
When writing grant applications and budgets, please consider including Croakey Health Media in your plans.
Croakey Managing Editor
Researchers and research organisations can increase their real- world impact by engaging with public debate and public interest organisations like Croakey Health Media. Being involved with Croakey has helped me become a better writer and communicator, with benefits for my research and students.
Professor Megan Williams
Croakey Health Media Chair
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
Mainstream media usually only has the space and time to cover urgent health issues. Croakey has the space, time and expertise to cover the important issues which shape the health environment and our health system, and determine our health experience.
Charles Maskell-Knight PSM
A senior public servant in the Commonwealth Department of Health for over 25 years before retiring in 2021. He worked as a senior adviser to the Aged Care Royal Commission in 2019-20.
Croakey is, and always has been a source of timely, topical, well-researched and analysed information and is my go-to for concise reporting about the things I am interested in, delivered in plain language. I like the collaborative model Croakey uses and, in my opinion, journalists writing for Croakey come from a very informed, experiential place. I depend on Croakey articles especially at peak times like budget hand-downs, and delivery of important government reports – for example, Close the Gap – to give me a balanced and factual overview, as well as Croakey’s campaign work, especially their justice advocacy and in-depth work on ‘deaths in custody’, and the #JustJustice series. I trust information provided by Croakey, it is a barometer of good journalism.
Enrolled in a Master of Indigenous Health (Research ) through the University of Technology Sydney