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The toll it takes

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  It is time we recognised that better experiences among health, legal and social service practitioners will likely produce better outcomes in terms of the health and wellbeing of

AMA labels climate change a ‘health emergency’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  The Australian Medical Association has declared that climate change is a health emergency which threatens to bring infectious diseases, hunger and heat stress to people across

NDIS funding deal to help people with disability avoid lengthy hospital stays

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Young people in nursing homes and others stuck in hospitals and aged care facilities will be among those to benefit from a new agreement that gives National Disability Insurance Scheme

Opinion

Is the Health and Human Services Sector a House of Cards?

Joe Short, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Government agencies are increasingly procuring services from the same providers and this is creating risk across sectors. The health and human services sector is now delicately

More South Australians Struggling – Health and Housing

Dr Alice Clark, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  Dr Alice Clark, the executive director of Shelter SA, reflects on the links between housing and health, following the release of a report looking at prescription data from people

Outback Alliance Launches in Hope of Better Representation

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  An alliance of non-government and community groups have come together in a bid to make their voices heard in the Australian capital fighting for better outcomes in outback Australia.

Lack of Toilets Putting Half a Billion Children in Danger

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  The health and education of 620 million children around the world is being threatened by a lack of decent toilets, new research warns. Sanitation and hygiene charity WaterAid released

Report Exposes Aboriginal Youth Health Issues

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st November 2018 -  Young Indigenous people are mostly happy and in good health, a report says, but they still face far greater challenges to their physical and mental wellbeing than their non-indigenous

Giving Children a Voice to Fight Harm

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  Lesley Podesta is CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a charity that fights to protect children from harm. She is this week’s Changemaker. Podesta has previously worked in

Mapping Out Health Justice Partnerships Identifies Gaps

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  The first set of comprehensive data showing the growing number of health justice partnerships, will help to “identify the gaps” and assist some of society’s most vulnerable, an expert

Getting the Elephant Out of the Room on Women’s Health Issues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  Janet Hailes Michelmore AO is philanthropic director of Jean Hailes For Women’s Health, an organisation aiming to improve health literacy for women of all ages. She is this week

Unpaid Carers Facing Significant Economic Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Unpaid carers in Australia face a significant economic disadvantage, research reveals, prompting the launch of a campaign to bridge the gap between unpaid care and workforce participation
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