cohealth in the media

27 February 2024 ABC Radio National Cooking classes that are good for the budget and the soul
26 February 2024 ABC Radio Melbourne More overdose prevention services needed to prevent ‘staggering loss of life’
21 February 2024 The Sydney Morning Herald Thousands avoid arrest – and instead enjoy a snooze, a coffee and a ride home
14 February 2024 Star Weekly Temple of support
12 February 2024 ABC News VIDEO: Partnership with Buddhist temple to improve mental health access
8 February 2024 The Guardian ‘People are dying waiting for a house’: how Australia’s healthcare system leaves rough sleepers with nowhere to turn
6 February 2024 The Guardian The invisible Australians who die three decades prematurely – Full Story podcast
30 January 2024 The Age Pop-up to cool down the vulnerable in Melbourne’s deadly heat
30 January 2024 Croakey A lifeline not a lockup: Victoria’s new public intoxication response leads the way
21 January 2024 The West Australian Fentanyl lies in wait as ‘the wolf at Australia’s door’
7 December 2023 Star Weekly Better access to life-saving drug
4 December 2024 The Canberra Times Opioid users to get greater access to overdose drug
2 December 2023 The Saturday Age How our mean streets compare with other cities
 1 December 2023 East Coast View News Unhealthy waits for medical care
29 November 2023 Docklands News “We need action now”: Push to improve access to overdose-reversing drug
21 November 2023 CBD News Spike in heroin deaths but CBD injecting room still in limbo
16 November 2023 ABC News Drug addiction experts say naloxone could save more Victorian lives — but they can’t get their hands on it
15 November 2023 The Canberra Times Pill testing trial formally on offer after deaths
15 November 2023 Star Weekly Fatal heroin overdoses climbing
10 November 2023 Star Weekly Drunk and no longer disorderly
8 November 2023 Daily Telegraph Calls for supervised injecting rooms grow after Victoria Coroner’s report delivers overdose death ‘wake up call’ for state
8 November 2023 The Canberra Times Public drunkenness law passes test on first night out
7 November 2023 The Age Had too much to drink and need help? It’s now here
6 November 2023 ABC News ‘Compassion’ at forefront of new public drunkenness response
6 November 2023 The Canberra Times Health response revealed ahead of drunkenness change
4 November 2023 Daily Mail Controversial laws making public drunkenness no longer a crime come into effect on Melbourne Cup Day – here’s what you need to know
1 November 2023 National Indigenous Times “A health-led approach” : Victorian Government to forge ahead with repeal of public drunkenness laws
1 November 2023 The Monthly Sober judgement 
20 October  ABC News Exclusive interview with Paul MacCartney: the Melbourne doctor who grew up in Sir Paul’s shadow
12 October 2023 The National Tribune Yarra City Council has officially launched Yarra Zero, joining the Melbourne Zero effort to end homelessness
3 October 2023 Star Weekly More women of the west graduate
 1 October 2023 Star Weekly Supporting the mental health workforce
28 September 2023 Shepparton News Andrews resignation reactions reflect polarising figure who pleased and angered equally
27 September 2023 The Age Fears of ‘tidal wave’ of overdoses if synthetic opioids hit city
26 September 2023 The Canberra Times Medical groups push for promised CBD injecting room
26 September 2023 ABC News Victorian medical bodies urge Daniel Andrews to open Melbourne CBD supervised injecting room
22 September 2023 The Guardian Fears for 1,800 patients after Victorian methadone provider closes
20 September 2023 CBD News Want a healthier, safer CBD? Open an overdose prevention centre
14 September 2023 Star Weekly Werribee’s hidden treasure
2 September 2023 Star Weekly Reclink finals fly high
2 September 2023 The Age Spencer Street’s soul is suffering as people pass through but never stay
9 August 2023 SBS Sport used to help the homeless during Homelessness Week 
4 August 2023 Herald Sun Victoria’s first sobering-up centre to open in Melbourne’s inner city
4 August 2023 SBS Victoria’s first sobering up centre is set to open. Here’s how it came about
4 August 2023 The Age Collingwood chosen as location for first sobering-up centre
28 July 2023 Croakey On the wellbeing framework, and ways forward
27 July 2023 Star Weekly cohealth supports breastfeeding program
7 July 2023 Herald Sun Salvation Army‘s Major Brendan Nottle: ‘Some of the people taking large amounts of soap powder are not using it for their clothing’
28 June 2023 The Project Footy team changing the lives of disadvantaged Aussies
24 June 2023 The Guardian Melbourne has had Australia’s worst heroin addiction for years. Why can’t the city kick its habit?
5 June 2023 Star Weekly New kids book tackles asthma
25 May 2023 Star Weekly Thousands without support
24 May 2023 Star Weekly Supporting the Brimbank community to flourish
23 May 2023 CBD News Clothes and cuts available at CBD pop-up
12 May 2023 Croakey Transforming mental healthcare through lived experience and community engagement
11 May 2023 ABC News In Melbourne’s CBD, drug outreach workers say need for a supervised injecting room is rising
9 May 2023 Croakey Delivering dental care to the front door
8 May 2023 Star Weekly Heroin crisis in the west
8 May 2023 The Guardian Heroin overdoses surge in Melbourne as health services struggle to cope
18 April 2023 ABC News Heroin overdose data strengthens case for new Melbourne injecting room, peak body says
12 April 2023 Star Weekly Hoping for a place to call home
12 April 2023 Croakey It’s 2050. How is our health system holding up?
9 April 2023 The Australian Medicare compliance targets altruistic doctors while real fraud goes unchecked
6 April 2023 The Age ‘A slow-moving train wreck’: Victoria’s drug treatment system in crisis
2 April 2023 ABC News GP issues plea for struggling patient who needs a roof over her head to help tackle health problems
27 March 2023 Star Weekly Brimbank services opens doors to walk in patients
24 March 2023 RACGP News ‘Community health is desperate for support’: GP’s plea to policymakers
22 March 2023 CBD News The one thing uniting both sides of CBD safe injecting room debate
22 March 2023 CBD News “I will not let Danial’s death be in vain”: a CBD injecting room will save lives
16 March 2023 Star Weekly Walters shares his experience
11 March 2023 Star Weekly Grants aiming to get community back on track
9 March 2023 Mum’s plea for safe drug injecting room in CBD
9 March 2023 3AW Online Dozens and dozens of business leaders unite to support CBD injecting room
6 March 2023 The Age Grieving parents push for Melbourne CBD’s safe injecting room
1 March 2023 Triple M Delay On The Second Safe-Injecting Room In Melbourne CBD Put Lives At Risk, Experts Say
22 February 2023 CBD News “Get on with the job”: Greater push for injecting room as health teams face more CBD overdoses
17 February 2023 The Guardian Revealed: the areas where Australians are struggling to access free GP care
10 February 2023 The Canberra Times Challenging’ high rate of fatal Indigenous overdoses
1 February 2023 Inner City News Dental van roadshow supports public housing residents
25 January 2023 ABC PM Dentist out of reach for many public housing residents
24 January 2023 The Guardian Melbourne injecting room delay puts lives at risk as heroin overdoses spike in CBD
23 January 2023 Star Weekly Giving local grins a new sheen
19 January 2023 9News Melbourne Dental bus at the Carlton public housing high-rise
16 November 2022 9News Melbourne Segment about the campaign to redevelop 365 Hoddle Street
15 November 2022 ABC News AM COVID antivirals awareness: Dr Nicole Allard
29 October 2022 ABC News Flood-affected Rochester residents on life in former COVID quarantine hub in Mickleham
25 October 2022 ABC Mornings Calls for greater investment in community health ahead of Victorian state election
25 October 2022 Star Weekly Tailored mental health support available
24 October 2022 The Age Wobbly floors, leaking ceilings and demountables: The health centres waiting for election promises
24 October 2022 ABC RN Health Report Victorian state election, healthcare promises, and hospitals
19 October 2022 Croakey It’s (well past) time to rewrite election narratives about health and healthcare
12 October 2022 3CR: Wednesday Breakfast cohealth Community Partnerships Facilitator Greg Denham: from 50 minutes 25 seconds
11 October 2022 Star Weekly Getting mental health back on the right track
29 September 2022 Croakey As Victoria faces an election, increased investment in prevention is key to unlocking the door on a fairer, healthier future
21 September 2022 National Indigenous Times Community health service gives staff choice to boycott Queen’s public holiday
30 August 2022 The Age Heroin deaths drop as government recommits to delayed injecting room
25 August 2022 ABC News Melbourne man uses painting to forge path back from addiction
25 August 2022 ABC Mornings Nicole Bartholomeusz an artist Chris speak about Beyond the Stigma – Laneway Light on ABC Mornings program
25 August 2022 CBD News How art is being used to break stigma and create conversations
24 August 2022 The Canberra Times Exhibition shines light on drug stigma
24 August 2022 CBD News How one zine that shares lived experiences is helping homeless people with what they need to know
23 August 2022 National Indigenous Times Cohealth Kangaroos go down to Reclink Bushies in tight, muddy Ballarat thriller
18 August 2022 The Age The dark path avoided: How bulk billing saved John’s life
10 August 2022 The Senior Community groups help Victorians apply for Power Saving Bonus
8 August 2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Cared for generations of Collingwood and Fitzroy families
8 August 2022 National Indigenous Times Footy club pays tribute to Uncle Archie Roach ahead of testing game against first-time opponent
7 August 2022 Media release, Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio Targeted support for bill busting bonus
5 August 2022 Star Weekly Statistics tell mental health story
29 July 2022 Croakey Will 2022 be the year primary healthcare takes a step up?
29 July 2022 National Indigenous Times Bulldogs claim Battle of the West footy spoils, but Kangas’ journeyman gets the BBQ snags
26 July 2022 ABC News AM Concerns people aren’t accessing antivirals for COVID early enough
21 July 2022 Croakey Amid worrying and significant gaps and variation in COVID vaccination, what tools might help?
20 July 2022 The Age The factors that make people more likely to get seriously sick or die from Omicron
13 July 2022 North West City News High-rise public housing residents welcome new community health program
13 July 2022 North West City News Cohealth Kangas provides connection for people living with homelessness and disability
6 July 2022 ABC Mornings cohealth Kanga Glen Scott remembers his dad, John
27 June 2022 SBS News This unique community footy team is helping the homeless get a fresh start
7 June 2022 Star Weekly Pop-up clinic to remain open
27 May 2022 The Project The clothing library helping those in need
18 May 2022 Croakey Albanese wants action on COVID, but the next Government must also prioritise primary healthcare reform
May 2022 The Health Advocate Calls for a national revival of community health centres 
May 2022 The Health Advocate The pandemic may end, but the Pathway will continue
8 May 2022 SBS News Melbourne public housing residents have created a clothes library for neighbours in need
4 May 2022 Star Weekly Community health organisation expresses disappointment with state budget
3 May 2022 The Daily Telegraph Victoria will look overseas to fill health jobs unveiled in budget
1 May 2022  The Guardian Vulnerable Australians missing out on healthcare as insufficient Medicare rebate drives GP shortage
30 April 2022 ABC News Rod’s been using heroin for 38 years. This is what he wants you to know about drug addiction
30 April 2022 SBS News World News Australia: Collingwood high-rise clothing exchange 
27 April 2022 ABC Radio National Client Indi and Dr Nicole Allard on Medicare
6 April 2022 Croakey Health Media Important reform lessons from a collaboration in COVID care
23 March 2022 CBD News Support from the ground up
23 March 2022 CBD News Overdose fatals spark calls for health-based solution
23 March 2022 Hospitals and Healthcare How the Pathway model took pressure off Vic hospitals
16 March 2022 Herald Sun (print op-ed) opinion piece, herald sun: dr catherine orr, removing barriers key to raising child vax rates
11 March 2022 Star Weekly New respiratory clinic has opened in West Footscray
7 March 2022 The Age COVID testing hubs anticipate closures in shift to rapid kits
7 March 2022 ABC Radio Melbourne Rebecca Mannix speaking about outreach podiatry (from 3:00)
16 February 2022 Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Responding to foot health needs of people experiencing homelessness: the role of a publicly funded community-based podiatry service
3 February 2022 Shepperton News Older Shepparton residents from culturally diverse backgrounds feel left out when it comes to healthcare
29 January 2022 National Nine News pop-up at Mowvelle Primary School (from 5 minutes 45 seconds)
28 January 2022 Star Weekly Recommendations to help prevent elder abuse
27 January 2022 CBD News CBD, West Melbourne COVID vaccine clinics open for kids
27 January 2022 CBD News Down but not out
20 January 2022 Star Weekly Omicron drives need for increased mental health support
10 January 2022 Daily Telegraph Families in race to vaccinate 500,000 Victorian kids before new school year
4 January 2022 The Age Battling the virus at home? Advice can help you through
25 December 2021 The Age A home alone Christmas: 30,000 Victorians spend day in isolation
24 December 2021 ABC RN AM Interview with Dr Catherine Orr re. GP shortages and cohealth’s GP-centric approach
24 December 2021 7News cohealth provides support to people in isolation over Christmas period
20 December 2021 ABC RN AM COVID support offered over festive season
20 December 2021 The Guardian Melbourne man who was confined to room and used bucket as a toilet highlights challenges for some Covid patients
8 November 2021 The Guardian More than 60% of people visiting Melbourne vaccination hub did not have Medicare card
3 November 2021 Star Weekly New mental health hub in Melton helping locals get back on their feet
3 October 2021 The Age Help amid the heartache as Afghan refugees begin their new lives
1 October 2021 The Guardian Stark divide: disadvantaged areas of Victoria have worst Covid vaccination rates
28 September 2021 ABC News What happens if I test positive to COVID in Victoria?
23 September 2021 The Canberra Times Riots shut down Melbourne vaccine centres
6 September 2021 The Age ‘You feel like it’s all your fault’: When a family is struck down by COVID
3 September 2021 The Guardian ‘Willing as anyone’: Covid vaccine hub in Melbourne town hall to help homeless access jabs
2 September 2021 The Advocate The Advocate Podcast featuring special guest Danny Jeffcote from cohealth
31 August 2021 The Age ‘I tell them, it didn’t kill me’: Vaccination hub for homeless opens
25 August 2021 The Advocate You don’t have to have an addiction to have an overdose
23 August 2021 Al Jazeera Australia’s ‘revolving door’ of prison and homelessness
21 August 2021 SBS news The community leaders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic one vaccine myth at a time
2 August 2021 Star Weekly Pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Footscray
30 July 2021 ANMF Vic 40 years of community care: meet Helen Chakman
23 July 2021 The Age – Facebook Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
22 July 2021 7News Pop-up vaccine clinics for Vic homeless
13 July 2021 The Guardian ‘Cooking is a way for me to share my love’: recipes from Melbourne public housing residents
11 July 2021 ABC News Breakfast How a cookbook brought Melbourne’s inner-city public housing community together
6 July 2021 The Age ‘We’re all like one big family’: When footy really is more than a game
4 July 2021 Star Observer Queer Refugees in Australia Struggle With Visibility and Support
3 July 2021 Probono Australia The power of cooking to support community wellbeing
10 June 2021 ABC News Cold chain nurse uses esky to transport COVID-19 vaccines to pop-up clinics in Melbourne
10 June 2021 ABC Radio Melbourne Cold chain nurse uses esky to transport COVID-19 vaccines to pop-up clinics in Melbourne
7 June 2021 The Age Exposure sites back above 300 as CBD tram, fast food outlets added
5 June 2021 Joy FM Azlan from cohealth’s Elevate program
30 May 2021 3RRR Eat It
25 May 2021 SBS Online Inside Australia’s fight against vaccine misinformation
11 May 2021 Croakey Wrapping health and healthcare reaction to a “three star” budget
11 May 2021 Star Weekly Smile Squad on the road
5 May 2021 Croakey Health and medical leaders urge the Prime Minister to act on climate crisis
25 April 2021 The Age ‘I turned my scars into strength’: Victoria gets LGBTI homelessness support
4 April 2021 The Age The shot messengers: public housing residents trained to advise on vaccines
1 April 2021 Today Community: part one. Health, social housing and building relationships
25 March 2021 SBS News Health Concierges improve COVID-19 messaging in public housing
20 March 2021 ABC News Residents of Melbourne’s hard tower lockdowns mobilise against off-radar COVID misinformation
2 March 2021 Nine News Victoria’s mental health system operates in ‘crisis mode’, royal commission finds
2 March 2021 Croakey Victoria’s Mental Health Royal Commission promises to transform “failed system”
28 February 2021 The Sydney Morning Herald Faith leaders urged to spread word amid calls for churches to be used as vaccination hubs
24 February 2021 CBD News Tracking high-risk COVID locations
10 February 2021 ABC News Melbourne’s Ethiopian community initiative gives hand-up to businesses doing it tough during COVID-19
17 December 2020 ABC Life Matters The right to sex when you live with disability
16 December 2020 The Sydney Morning Herald Peer navigators help connect LGBTQIA+ people with health services
16 November 2020 SBS News Residents of Melbourne’s public housing towers are now delivering in-language coronavirus advice
16 November 2020 The Canberra Times Health, business backs Vic housing plan
15 November 2020 SBS News Residents of Melbourne’s public housing towers are now delivering in-language coronavirus advice
14 November 2020 ABC News Funding direct job creation is boosting people out of disadvantage and experts want a national policy on it
14 November 2020 The Age ‘This will change lives’: $5.3 billion social-housing construction blitz
14 November 2020 The Age The unheralded workers helping keep Melbourne COVID-free
9 October 2020 3AW How a community group helped crush COVID-19 in Melbourne’s west
8 October 2020 Leader Community News Melbourne Covid cases: Only four new cases in Melbourne’s north and west
22 September 2020 NIT Community program keeping Indigenous Victorians connected during lockdown
16 September 2020 ABC Radio National Breakfast Social factors preventing COVID-positive patients from quarantining
16 September 2020 ABC Radio National PM Not for profit community health group program is thought to have saved the lives of some people who needed urgent medical
15 September 2020 ABC Online Indigenous communities in Melbourne work hard to spread spread coronavirus message
15 September 2020 The Age New program helps high-risk communities self-isolate
10 August 2020 The Age ‘State of purgatory’: Centrelink office in Abbotsford given six-month lifeline
1 August 2020 Sunday Age The street smart start-up with news you can use
22 July 2020 The Age Need for masks for masks for Melbourne’s homeless, refugees and asylum seekers (scroll down halfway)
10 July 2020 Australian Doctor GP shares what it’s like to work in Melbourne’s locked down tower
10 July 2020 Croakey Opinion by cohealth CE Nicole Bartholomeusz: Record COVID cases in Victoria amid scrutiny of hotel quarantining, public housing lockdown
10 July 2020 ABC TV News Breakfast cohealth’s Dr Bronwyn Wells interviewed about our support of public housing residents in hard lockdown
7 July 2020 ABC Online Melbourne residents in coronavirus hard lockdown fear for health impacts in public housing towers  
6 July 2020 ABC RN Drive Melbourne residents in hard lockdown want faster testing
5 July 2020 Sunday Age Young South Sudanese leaders share pain of unfounded COVID blame


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