Tag : Health

Why Australians Need A National Environment Protection Agency to Safeguard Their Health

David Shearman, Wednesday, 28th March 2018 -  The rationale for reform is clear, writes David Shearman, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University of Adelaide, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation. Australia

Findex Launches New Community Fund

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  A new community fund has been launched to create equal access to opportunity for people isolated by location or circumstances. The Findex Community Fund (FCF) will partner with charities

Raizing the Profile of Asthma

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th September 2017 -  Danielle Dal Cortivo is the co-founder of raize the roof, a volunteer-led organisation that helps children who are “a little less lucky” and CEO of Asthma Foundation ACT and Victoria.

Indigenous-Driven Organisations Deliver Better Health Outcomes

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 -  The government needs to “let go” and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “need to be put in the driver’s seat” to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s…

Shared Value in Health: A System of Incentives

Amelia Moulis, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  In a system incentivised for volume, health sector opportunities lie in defining and innovating for quality, and the improved health outcomes it generates, writes Amelia Moulis,

Just One Hour of Exercise a Day Could Offset the Risks of Modern Life

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st August 2016 -  Working in an office is as bad for you as smoking but just one hour of exercise a day could help combat the fatal risks of modern life, according to new research. A study of more than one

Telstra Health Wins Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Over NFPs

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 26th May 2016 -  Telecommunications giant Telstra has been chosen over Not for Profits to be awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to manage a new National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) in

Concealed Budget Cuts ‘Killing’ Australia’s Health Sector

Lina Caneva, Friday, 13th November 2015 -  A coalition of over 20 peak and non-government organisations from the health and community sectors has called on the Federal Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in…

NFPs Call for Stop to Health Initiative Cutbacks

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 16th June 2015 -  A coalition of 16 peak Not for Profit organisations from the health and community sectors have called on the Federal Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in funding…

Costs Impact Access to Health Care for People with Disability

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Almost one-fifth of people with disability who needed to see a doctor delayed or did not go because of the cost, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare…

Budget Rips Another $2B from Health – Labor

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 13th May 2015 -  The Federal Budget has cut a further $2 billion from health funding forcing front-line NFPs to close their doors, according to the Federal Labor Opposition. Shadow Minister for Health…

Self-proclaimed Charity Fundraiser Admits Cancer Lies

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  A Melbourne health and wellness entrepreneur has admitted her cancer diagnosis was fabricated as Consumer Affairs Victoria continues to investigate her unsubstantiated claims…
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