Imagine our health systems were people.
Right now, they’d probably be feeling sick, overwhelmed and stressed.
It’s time to start a conversation about the health of our healthcare systems.
Presented by Deakin University’s Institute for Health Transformation, ‘Healing Health’ explores some of the biggest issues facing our health systems and the best ways to deliver care.
Each episode highlights the different work being done locally to transform how we deliver prevention and care globally.
Join host Amber Petty and some of Australia’s leading health researchers as they explore various cures for the ills of healthcare and discover that recovery is not just possible – it's already happening.
'Healing Health' - coming soon to your favourite podcast streaming service.
Talking all things COVID with Professor Catherine Bennett
Join renowned epidemiologist Professor Catherine Bennett in a conversation about what the COVID-19 pandemic revealed about our health systems – the good, the bad and the untold.
How do we improve care for older people?
Recorded pre-COVID-19 and the shocking toll the pandemic has taken on our elderly, this conversation with one of Australia’s leading nursing professors examines how partnership-centred care could help overcome some systemic issues in aged care.
How can food companies prevent obesity?
Unhealthy diets are creating a public health crisis in Australia, with our rising rates of obesity costing us billions of dollars in healthcare for preventable diseases. What role do our food companies play in this crisis and how seriously are they taking the problem?
The philosophy of health economics
Delivering healthcare and prevention interventions is an expensive business. How do we help decision-makers with limited budgets decide whether they’re doing the best they can with the resources they have? How do we decide what ‘doing the best you can’ looks like? And just what does philosophy have to do with economics?
How do we make hospitals safer places for patients?
One in every ten of the 11 million Australians admitted to hospital each year suffers some kind of harm – from falls to infection – that’s unrelated to their reason for being in hospital in the first place. What’s behind these incidents and how can they be prevented?
How do gambling ads influence us – and our kids?
Aussies are known as a nation of punters who would bet on two flies crawling up a wall, but our increasing exposure to gambling advertising isn’t good for us, our kids, or our wallets. What does the research say about how we can best protect children from the 'normalisation' of gambling?