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Child health, development and wellbeing

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

Various reports and statistical indicators on child health and wellbeing for Australia This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to regional societies and people. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on regional child health and well-being. Report Locat ....

Chronic disease self-management in Aboriginal communities: towards a sustainable program of care in rural communities

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Ah Kit, Jackie; Prideaux, Colleen; Harvey, Peter; Collins, Jim; Battersby, Malcolm; Mills, David; Dansie, Sylvia
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, Nos 2-3
  • Country: Australia

The Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) strategy for Aboriginal patients on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, was designed to develop and trial new program tools and processes for goal setting, behaviour change and self-management for Aboriginal people with diabetes. The project was established as a one-year demonstration project to test and tr ....

Chronic illness and consumer inequality: the impact of health costs on people with chronic illness in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Walker, Christine
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper presents the reults of a survey undertaken in rural and regional Victoria in 2003 on the total costs faced by households caring for people with chronic illnesses. The impact of these costs for the households is discussed in the context of neo-liberal policy development by Australian governments and the effects of those policies on such ....

Climate change and food security: Health impacts in developed countries

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Iain R. Lake, Lee Hooper, Asmaa Abdelhamid, Graham Bentham, Alistair B.A. Boxall, Alizon Draper, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Mike Hulme, Paul R. Hunter, Gordon Nichols and Keith W. Waldron
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Journal Number: Vol. 120 No. 11
  • Publisher: Brogan and Partners
  • ISBN: 00916765

Background: Anthropogenic climate change will affect global food production, with uncertain consequences for human health in developed countries. Objectives: We investigated the potential impact of climate change on food security (nutrition and food safety) and the implications for human health in developed countries. Methods: Expert input and s ....

Climate change, prolonged drought conditions and health : implications for rural Australia

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

The issues surrounding climate change and its implications for human health are complex. This presentation considers climate, climate change, the possible relationships to drought and the prospects for future climatic conditions in Australia, and their likely effects on public health. The paper provides some background information ....

Coastal Wheatbelt and Moora Service Plan 2012-2022

  • Year: 2012
  • Publisher: Western Australian Country Health Service
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This Service Plan provides the strategic direction for service delivery for the Western Australian Country Health Service's Coastal Wheatbelt and Moora catchment for the next 10 years and will inform the implementation plan for the State Government's $565 million Southern Inland Health Initiative. The Service Plan was developed via a comprehensiv ....

Community Based Intermediate Mental Health Care in the Country SA Context

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: L Martinez, G. Misan, E Rudnik, K Muyambi
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

In 2011 the Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) established a number of mental health Intermediate Care Services (ICS) whose aim is to support the transition of mental health consumers of services from acute care to a range of sub acute health service options. The ICS provide sub acute care options in community settings including int ....

Community cohesion, resilience and health development in regional Australia

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

Many Australians are living under pressure of social change and its consequences. People in rural and regional areas often live with additional stresses particular to rural communities. This paper discusses community cohesion and its relationship to resilience and the development of health and wellbeing. To emphasise the transition ....

Community engagements to support Quality Use of Medicines in rural areas with hard-to-reach communities

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Cresswell, Claudia; Betteridge, Milly
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Community Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) program is a model of engagement used to empower communities in various parts of Australia with respect to their consumer needs and expectations about the quality use of medicines. The CHF Community QUM Project was developed through partnerships between the Consumers' Health Forum of Aus ....

Comprehensive picture of rural women’s needs in maternity care in Tasmania, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ha Hoang, PhD and Quynh Le, PhD
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 4
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia

This study investigates rural women's needs in maternity care in Tasmania; the current rural maternity services in Tasmania; and the gap between women's needs and the services provided. Report Location ....

Consumer e-Health: An Overview of Research Evidence and Implications for Future Policy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hordern, Antonia; Georgiou, Andrew; Whetton, Sue; Prgomet, Mirela
  • Journal Name: Health Information Management Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 40, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Consumer e-health is rapidly becoming a fundamental component of healthcare. However, to date only provisional steps have been taken to increase our understanding of how consumers engage with e-health. This study, an interpretive review, assessed the evidence about consumer use of e-health and identified five categories that encomp ....

Control, uncertainty and expectations for the future : a qualitative study of the impact of drought on a rural Australian community

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Sartore, Gina-Maree; Kelly, Brian; Stain, Helen; Albrecht, Glenn; Higginbotham, Nick
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Many rural Australian communities continue to endure a prolonged drought. The mental health effects of short-term natural disaster are well known; those of a long-term and chronic natural disaster such as drought are less well understood. However, in addition to immediate distress there are likely to be feelings of loss, grief and ....

Cultural safety in rural and remote practice: A reflection

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Scott Trueman
  • Journal Name: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 6
  • Publisher: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Published Location: Melbourne
  • ISBN: 2202-7114
  • Country: Australia

A couple of years ago I was visiting a small isolated and remote Indigenous community in the role of a mental health nurse educator. Implicit in the role was not having any client contact or clinical responsibilities. Report Location;dn=728346769060994;res=IELHEA ....

Culturally Appropriate Methods for Enhancing the Participation of Aboriginal Australians in Healthpromoting Programs

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Barnett, Leda; Kendall, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Issue addressed: This study investigated the application of an educational health promotion program, the Stanford Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSM), within three Queensland Aboriginal (Murri) communities (rural, regional and urban). Methods: A participant-observation approach was used and qualitative data was collecte ....

Developing an Exploratory Framework Linking Australian Aboriginal Peoples' Connection to Country and Concepts of Wellbeing

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kingsley, Jonathan; Townsend, Mardie; Henderson-Wilson, Claire; Bolam, Bruce
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Journal Number: 10.2
  • Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
  • Published Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • ISBN: 1661-7827
  • Country: Australia

Aboriginal people across Australia suffer significant health inequalities compared with the non-Indigenous population. Evidence indicates that inroads can be made to reduce these inequalities by better understanding social and cultural determinants of health, applying holistic notions of health and developing less rigid definitions of wellbeing. ....

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