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New South Wales Biosecurity Strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Biosecurity NSW
  • Publisher: Department of Primary Industries, NSW
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 308
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Biosecurity is vital for the health, well being and prosperity of everyone in NSW. The NSW Biosecurity strategy sets the overall direction for the management of animal and plant pests, diseases and ....

New South Wales Regional Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: NSW

Includes data over varies years on population, family and community, health, education, work, economic resources, housing, crime and justice, transport, economic activity. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Lookup/1368.1Main+Features12007?OpenDocument ....

Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Published Location: Lismore, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013 supports the Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016. It presents a myriad data on our population, income, employment, housing, health, transport, business and industry, the regional economy, energy, infrastructure, the environment and our natural and cultural heritage. Many of the tables and charts compa ....

NSW Farmers blueprint for maintaining the mental health and wellbeing of the people on NSW farms

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Publisher: NSW Farmers Mental Health Network
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Blueprint was launched in May 2006 by the NSW Farmers Association along with 18 other organisations. It is a simplified summary of key issues to address and major actions to take that the Rural Mental Health Network considers necessary to ease a 'mental health crisis' in regional areas - evidenced by farm male owners and manage ....

Occupational differences, cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits in South Eastern rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Davis-Lameloise, Nathalie; Philpot, Benjamin; Janus, Edward D; Versace, Vincent L; Laatikainen, Tiina; Vartiainen, Erkki A; Dunbar, James A
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

Background: In rural and remote Australia, cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates are higher than metropolitan rates. This study analysed cardiovascular and other chronic disease risk factors and related health behaviours by occupational status, to determine whether agricultural workers have higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than oth ....

Oiling a neglected wheel : an investigation of adolescent internalising problems in rural South Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Papandrea, Kate; Winefield, Helen; Livingstone, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Despite a paucity of research, adolescents living in rural areas appear to have a heightened risk for developing a mental health problem compared with their urban counterparts. The main objectives of this study were to contribute to building an evidence base of prevalence rates and determinants of internalising problems of adolesce ....

Older Australia at a glance

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Angus, P; Bennett, S; Jenkins, A; Karmel, R; Niemeyer, S; Rowland, F
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740242076
  • Country: Australia

Significant changes to all aspects of social and economic life are expected to occur as a result of the increasing proportion of older people in the community. This report, a joint venture of the Australian Institute of Health and the Commonwealth Government's Ageing and Aged Care Division, presents current demographic data about a ....

Optimisation Modelling to Assess Cost of Dietary Improvement in Remote Aboriginal Australia: e83587

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brimblecombe, Julie; Ferguson, Megan; Liberato, Selma C; Riley, Malcolm
  • Journal Name: PLoS One
  • Journal Number: 8.12
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published Location: United States

The cost and dietary choices required to fulfil nutrient recommendations defined nationally, need investigation, particularly for disadvantaged populations. This modelling approach suggested population level dietary recommendations at minimal cost based on the baseline purchased diet. Large shifts in diet in remote Aboriginal Australian populati ....

Our Health in Our Hands in Our Region: A Patient Centred Model of Chronic Disease Self Management in Rural South Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Misan G, Harvey P, Warren K, Cayetano N
  • Publisher: Spencer Gulf Rural Health School
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Chronic disease self management is based on the premise that patients can play a leading role in management of a chronic illness through better understanding of their condition and appropriate support from the health system and health professionals. The Our Health in Our Hands in Our Region — Sharing Health Care SA (SHCSA) demonstration project ....

Outreach surgical consulting services in North East Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Chittleborough, T. J., Lourensz, K., Elliott, M., Thomas, P. and Franzi, S.
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 6
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia

Objective There is a paucity of data regarding the provision of consultative outreach specialist surgical services to rural areas. This paper aims to describe a model of outreach consultative practice to deliver specialist surgical services to rural communities. Design Analysis of prospectively collected data for consultations in a three month ....

Participation in cervical cancer screening by women in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Coory, Michael D.; Fagan, Patricia S.; Muller, Jennifer M.; Dunn, Nathan A. M.
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.177, No.10
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Objective: To investigate the extent of participation in cervical cancer screening among women who live in discrete rural and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland. Design: Descriptive analysis of data from the Queensland Health Pap Smear Registry for the period March 1999 to February 2001. Subjects: Women aged 20–69 years who had give ....

Partnerships in action: addressing the health challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Mackean, Tamara; Adams, Mick; Goold, Sally; Bourke, Christopher; Calma, Tom
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.188, No.10
  • Country: Australia

Over the past year, the Indigenous Health Campaign, or Close the Gap, coalition has been working with non Indigenous organisations to reverse the entrenched disparity and poor outcomes in Indigenous health. The campaign has been led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

Physical activity in three regional communities in Queensland

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brown, W. J., Burton, N. W., Sahlqvist, S., Heesch, K. C., McCarthy, K. B., Ng, N. and van Uffelen, J. G.Z.
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 2
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia

Objective To describe physical activity participation in three Queensland regional communities. Design Cross-sectional mail survey of randomly selected residents, stratified by age and sex. Setting Esk, Mareeba and Mount Isa. Participants 1219 (58% women) adults, with a mean age 46.7 (standard deviation 14.7) years. Main o ....

Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Hussain, Rafat; Guppy, Michelle; Robertson, Suzanne; Temple, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

University students are often perceived to have a privileged position in society and considered immune to ill-health and disability. There is growing evidence that a sizeable proportion experience poor physical health, and that the prevalence of psychological disorders is higher in university students than their community peers. This study examin ....

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