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New #HEAL2022 thread: we now shifting into regional sessions - more detailed info here:…
. @AlisonSBarrett and I (@mariemcinerney) will be aiming to pop in and out of most/all regional sessions at #HEAL2022 - I'm starting at the NT session, now being opened by @MenziesResearch Director Prof. Alan Cass from Larrakia Nation land
Cass talks about forming a @HEALenviron Community of Practice in the NT, to do research that directly addresses key priorities in climate change, to be "very much part of the solution". Today will look at shared priorities and how to address....#HEAL2022
What are the gaps in the research, the many adaptation challenges - some of the questions to be discussed at the NT session, aiming to report back to #HEAL2022 on key research priorities: Cass
What are critical things that need to be implemented, evaluated in the health sector, hospitals, remote services, primary care: may be some areas that are really high priorities to feed back to #HEAL2022 #NT
Not just temperature that the critical climate issue in NT, says Cass, highlighting the prep work of young people #HEAL2022 #NT
Principles for working together: #HEAL2022 #NT
Dr Payi Linda Ford talking how @HEALenviron was part of this year’s Desert Song Festival in Alice Springs, @DrVMatthews been reaching out to Tennant Creek community: CoPs will offer scope in "diversity of the topics we all have a passion about" #HEAL2022…
Hearing from Michael Johnston & colleagues from Ramaciotti Youth Advisory Group at @MenziesResearch - pollution soil, rising temps/humidity/, availability of trad food, flood impacts on health service access, biodiversity #HEAL2022…
Jayde Hopkins, Gurindji and Woolwonga woman, and member of Ramaciotti Youth Advisory Group talking about impact on her community's access to traditional foods from polluted soils from Darwin #HEAL2022 #NT
Never thought I'd be taking climate change issue to a song festival, but that underscores the intersectoral nature of the issue and the possible solutions, says Professor John Wakerman @MenziesResearch #HEAL2022 #NT
Rachel Walpole from @CAACongress says they've been surveying staff re sustainability issues/priorities and also undertaking a sustainability audit of own operations - energy/water etc ("taken about 10x longer than we thought). #HEAL2022 #NT
. @CAACongress also is part of the Central Australia and Barkly Aboriginal Climate Justice Alliance (CABRACJA) #HEAL2022
Differing views on how much to prioritise effort on reducing tertiary/acute patient numbers to address climate change, when is still such blocked/lesser access for people who have done so little to contribute to the climate crisis #HEAL2022 #NT
Hearing at #HEAL2022 #NT session on need to focus research that demonstrates positive outcomes on climate, with positive health benefits, rather than spending energy/time still on defining problems. Need to make sure every piece of research translates on ground, into advocacy.
It's about strengthening primary health care not refusing hospital admissions, says @RemoteRosalie - says ironic to talk re what to do for people in margins while govt putting in $$s for massive gas developments in NT. #HEAL2022 #NT
. @RemoteRosalie calls out the shaming and blaming of Top End Aboriginal people on personal health issues re increased stillbirth and cancer rates in the wake of the 40-year Ranger uranium mine - here's her piece at @theMJA #HEAL2022…
Have now switched to #Victoria session at #HEAL2020 - where Echuca Neighbourhood House manager Sarah Peake talking about "overwhelming, tiring" food security work in six weeks since floods, having to look after towns that don't have food banks etc
"As scary as it was", it's been heartening to see the community spirit in action, with "uteloads of strangers" pulling up to help with sandbagging etc, says Echuca Neighbourhood House's Sarah Peake - workers and orgs also affected by floods #HEAL2022
Normally 4 pallets of food a fortnight, Echuca Neighbourhood House getting up to five a day to keep up with demand. Storage an issue. Multiple displaced people in the community has added new pressure: having to source precooked meals for those in motels/vans etc #HEAL2022 #VIc
Seen farmers who have had whole crops wiped out, many won't recover from the financial losses. Need to bring in more, free psychosocial supports: Echuca #HEAL2022 #Vic
#HEAL2022 #Vic - resonant comment
Nick Towle, Clinical Medical Education Advisor talking re need to challenge assumptions: including how Western system of scientific investigation pushes against traditional knowledges of Indigenous people #HEAL2020 #Tas
Groups now reporting back at #HEAL2022 #Tas

Group 1: Common ground: making the world a better place, all passionate about humans, nature, world, about making a difference, had hope, curiosity about the world but want to prepare for change/uncertainty.,,,,
"We're using the things that broke us to try to fix us and that is not sustainable." Standout quote from Group 1, plus: "We want to overthrow the system". #HEAL2022 #Tas
Group 2: Need to be problem solving through communities, focus on tangible outcomes. What can a CoP do? influence policymakers/research, act as advocacy group, navigating bureaucracy, adaptation barriers for individuals/communities etc. #HEAL2022 #Tas
Group 3: We all here because we see the need for transformation of systems, perspectives, practice: can't wait with that till 2050 - what can we be doing now, how come together to support that practice change? #HEAL2022 #Tas
Group 4: Want to create change, influence decision makers (land owners through to politicians). How to effectively communicate/educate and scale up efforts of influence, eg bringing people together, amplifying voices through CoPs #HEAL2022 #Tas
Community of Practice a good concept but not necessarily good branding, says one #HEAL2022 #Tas participant. Does it carry same philosophical or academic freight, potential alienation?
Q re whether @nhmrc be more receptive now (under new Labor Fed Govt) to environment health research applications #HEAL2022
Vic session at #HEAL2022 has surveyed its participants - overwhelming academic representation. Main domains: research, health, education, advocacy. Overwhelmingly metro Melb based (a worry given regional impact of climate crisis)
Issues re PPE provision (cost/access and waste) with COVID testing - one solution: retrofitted windows seen reduction 45-50pc of waste with testing (won quality award, Taiwan) #HEAL2022
Now in #HEAL2022 #Qld session - hearing re project that born from reality that never before in human history have we seen so many people on the move, and this is happening at a time of massive climate change
Disasters don't discriminate, but impacts felt disproportionately #HEAL2022 #Qld
NT session talking about the need to stop low value care, to stop the need for unnecessary evacuations from communities for care #HEAL2022

Shoutout from @RemoteRosalie for this @theMJA piece:…
Much sharing of issues/news at #HEAL2022 chats, incl:…
That's a wrap from me here at Day 1 #HEAL2022 - big day tomorrow, including the following keynotes, incl @DiarmidCL @KrAunan & Pacific reps Dr Donald Wilson, Fiji, and Francyne Wase-Jacklick, from the Marshall Islands - hope to see you there or here!

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