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A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Liz Wall & Mary Stathopoulos
  • Journal Name: ACSSA Wrap No. 13
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-922038-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional and remote areas in Australia has led to some ....

A snapshot of men's health in regional and remote Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Bullock, Sally.; Long, Robert; Thompson, Lisa
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740249959
  • Country: Australia

Men in rural regions of Australia may face distinct health issues because of their location, work and lifestyle. This report provides a snapshot of some of these issues and compares the illness and mortality of men in rural and urban areas. Overall, men in rural areas are more likely than their urban counterparts to experience chro ....

A will and a way : saving millions and lives

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Lawler, Louise
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The most effective way to reduce poverty and marginalisation in society is through education, which results in high employment, greater expendable income capable of supporting a welfare system and increased personal leisure time; this leads to social stability and optimal conditions for good population health. This paper reports on ....

Aboriginal Health is Improving

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Anderson, Ian; Thomas, David
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Research shows that Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory is improving though the pattern of change is not uniform from year to year, across all regions, or in every disease group. Some strategies are suggested which aim at working towards improved access to health services, housing, public health infrastructure, employment a ....

ABS Health Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All
  • Scope: Divided by: State: All
    Region: No
    Industry: No
  • Regularity: Various
  • Nature of Data (Primary/Secondary): Primary

Includes drugs, health conditions, health status, immunisation, life expectancy, mental health etc. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to health. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on rural health and well-being. Report Locationhttp://www.abs. ....

ABS NSW State and Regional Indicators

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

Includes data over various years on work, environment, education and training, housing, economic activity, crime and justice, health, family and community. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Lookup/1338.1Main+Features1Dec%202010?OpenDocument ....

ABS Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators

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

Includes data over various years on labour, economic activity, industry, population, family and community, household economic resources, education, housing, transport, crime and justice, health, and the environment. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Lookup/1307.6Main+Features1Dec%202010?OpenDocument ....

Access All Areas: New Solutions for GP Shortages in Rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Duckett, S., Breadon, P. and Ginnivan, L.
  • Journal Name: Grattan Institute Report
  • Journal Number: No. 2013-11
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-925015-44-7
  • Country: Australia

Shortages of GP services have a big impact. When people can’t see a GP, they get sick with conditions that could be prevented. This is costly for the health system and for individuals. Many parts of Australia have too few GP services. The number of services per person in the lowest-access rural areas is less than half that of the ma ....

Additional years of Australian Rural Clinical School undergraduate training is associated with rural practice

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Forster, Lesley; Assareh, Hassan; Watts, Lisa D; McLachlan, Craig S
  • Journal Name: BMC Medical Education
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726920
  • Country: Australia

To understand the influence of the number of years spent at an Australian rural clinical school (RCS) on graduate current , preferred current and intended location for rural workforce practice. Increasing the length of time beyond a year at an Australian RCS campus for undergraduate medical students is associated with current work location, pref ....

Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities: New evidence for GPs

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Robertson, Jan; Conigrave, Katherine; Ivers, Rowena; Hindmarsh, Elizabeth and Clough, Alan.
  • Journal Name: Australian Family Physician
  • Journal Number: Vol. 42 No. 7
  • Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0300-8495
  • Country: Australia

Objective: To inform smoking interventions by clinicians, particularly doctors, in primary healthcare settings in remote Aboriginal communities, we describe the results of tobacco surveys in remote Northern Territory communities. Method: During 2008-09 in three remote communities in the Northern Territory, 400 people (aged >/=16 years) were as ....

Adherence to management guidelines for growth faltering and anaemia in remote dwelling Australian Aboriginal infants and barriers to health service delivery

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bar-Zeev, Sarah J; Kruske, Sue G; Barclay, Lesley M; Bar-Zeev, Naor; Kildea, Sue V
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963
  • Country: Australia

Remote dwelling Aboriginal infants from northern Australia have a high burden of disease and frequently use health services. Little is known about the quality of infant care provided by remote health services. This study describes the adherence to infant guidelines for anaemia and growth faltering by remote health staff and barriers to effective ....

Alcohol consumption in amateur Australian Rules football clubs: evidence from a rural region

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Snow, P; Munro, G
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Issue addressed: The extent to which amateur rural sporting clubs are settings in which harmful and hazardous levels of alcohol are consumed by players, supporters and officials. Methods: A survey of respondents in 13 rural sporting clubs across four amateur Australian rules football leagues in the Gippsland region, east of Melbour ....

Alcohol Consumption, Obesity, and Psychological Distress in Farming Communities-An Australian Study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brumby, Susan; Kennedy, Alison; Chandrasekara, Ananda
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: 29.3
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 0890-765X
  • Country: Australia

Alcohol consumption patterns nationally and internationally have been identified as elevated in rural and remote populations. In the general Australian population, 20.5% of adult males and 16.9% of adult females drink at short-term, high-risk levels. Farmers are more likely to drink excessively than those living in major cities.   This stu ....

An Aboriginal-driven program to prevent, control and manage nutrition-related 'lifestyle' diseases including diabetes

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Gracey, Michael; Bridge, Ernie; Martin, David; Jones, Timothy; Spargo, Randolph M; Shephard, Mark; Davis, Elizabeth A
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Journal Number: Vol.15, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Diabetes Management and Care Program was developed by a not-for-profit, Aboriginal-run organisation, Unity of First People of Australia, to address the special needs and problems of 'lifestyle' diseases among Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia. These lifestyle diseases include type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascu ....

An evaluation of a nutrition program in a remote community in central Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Warchivker, I; Hayter, A
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Pintubi Homeland Health Service, the Ngintaka Women's Centre, the community store, the Centre for Remote Health, the Alice Springs Unit of the Menzies School of Health Research and the mothers and carers of children under three were involved in a collaborative program aimed at improving the nutrition of young children in the No ....

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