Monthly Archives: September 2018

Our health is at the federal government’s discretion

In Australia the health of the general public, at  a population level, is in the hands of the federal government. They make decisions on the level of welfare payments, minimum pay, and legislation that affects job security and conditions. These … Continue reading

Posted in Social Determinants of Health

Challenging micro-aggressions against people living homeless through acts of acceptance

In my present project I began with research showing that homeless and other very disadvantaged people have poorer health and use fewer health services. I considered this in the context of the Social Determinants of Health (Marmot & Wilkinson), that … Continue reading

Posted in Homeless health, Research, Service entry, Social Determinants of Health, Vulnerable populations