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Issues in Evaluation of a Health Promotion Intervention: 'Taking Big Steps'

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Victoire, Anousha
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Public health interventions that target completion of formal education are increasingly being seen as essential to achieve improved health outcomes among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The 'Transition Project: Taking Big Steps' tackles the problem of young Indigenous people from remote communities facing t ....

Issues in Indigenous health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Tongs, J
  • 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

Arguing that current Aboriginal health problems are multi factorial and related to past experiences as well s to present conditions, this paper briefly considers policy development in Aboriginal affairs in terms of the issues of self determination, Aboriginal community controlled health services, and access to mainstream health ser ....

Keynote address

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

Outlining the opposition Labor Party's direction in health policy, this presentation describes a 'long-term vision for health' in rural Australia. Issues considered include: removal of duplication and inconsistencies between different levels of government in order to use limited health resources for patient based health services; I ....

Koori community-directed health promotion in the Goulburn Valley

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Reilly, Rachel; Doyle, Joyce; Rowley, Kevin
  • Journal Name: Australian Community Psychologist
  • Journal Number: Vol.19, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper describes a health promotion program conducted within the Koori community of the Goulburn- Murray region of northern Victoria. The program was community-directed, state-funded and involved university researchers. It comprised three separate but related activities devised and carried out within a participatory action rese ....

Liquor Licensing and Community Action in Regional Australia: A Review of Recent Initiatives

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: D'Abbs, Peter; Togni, Samantha
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory, Western Australia

Objective: To review the effectiveness of community-based initiatives involving restrictions on alcohol availability in remote and regional locations in Australia, and to assess their implications for other communities or town contemplating similar measures. Methods: Findings from evaluations of community initiatives in Tennant Cre ....

Literature Review Models of Cancer Services for Rural and Remote Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Penny Adams, Jill Hardwick, Val Embree, Sue Sinclair, Bronwen Conn, Jim Bishop
  • Publisher: Cancer Institute NSW
  • Published Location: Alexandria, NSW
  • ISBN: 978-1-74187-361-0
  • Country: Australia

To understand how cancer services are provided to rural and remote communities in Australia and elsewhere, it was essential to understand the systems within which these services are provided. Thus details on cancer services together with the respective implementation strategies were collated for each state and territory in Australia as well as fo ....

Literature Review: Enhancing Allied health service to rural and remote Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
  • Publisher: WA Country Health Services
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

WA Country Health Services (WACHS) is endeavouring to develop a service delivery model to provide allied health and rehabilitation services to Aboriginal people in remote communities. A Community Based Rehabilitation model, with an emphasis on Community Based Workers, has been proposed as a viable framework. There are significant barriers to the ....

Living and coping with diabetes in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: d'Abbs, P; Wong, M; Tamwoy, E; Haswell-Elkins, M; Rogers, W; McDermott, R
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Torres Strait

Issue addressed: Although it is well known that there is a very high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), little has been published on the personal perspectives and situations that the people with diabetes face in daily life, which includes managing their disease. This study ....

Living longer on the land : a health program that works : an economic evaluation of the Sustainable Farm Families program

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boymal, Jonathan; Rogers, Patricia; Brumby, Susan; Willder, Stuart
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741514916
  • Country: Australia

Rural and farming populations in Australia have above average rates of premature morbidity and mortality through heart disease, cancer and suicide. The Sustainable Farm Families (SFF) project is designed to influence farmers' behaviours with respect to health, safety and wellbeing. This report presents the results of an economic ev ....

Longing to belong : personal social capital and psychological distress in an Australian coastal region

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Berry, Helen; Shipley, Megan
  • Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921647086
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report explores the relationship between social capital and mental health. It further examines the theory that seven types of community participation - including taking an active interest in current affairs, socialising with household members, friends, extended family and neighbours, taking part in organised community activiti ....

Marrying research, clinical practice and cervical screening in Australian Aboriginal women in western New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Read, Christine M; Bateson, Deborah J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Research shows that Australian Aboriginal women experience a significantly higher rate of mortality from cervical cancer than non-Aboriginal women. As infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary prerequisite for cervical cancer, a research project, the 'Women, Human papilloma virus prevalence, Indigenous, Non indigenou ....

Maximizing the Impact of Telepractice Through a Multifaceted Service Delivery Model at The Shepherd Centre, Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Davis, Aleisha; Hopkins, Tracy; Abrahams, Yetta
  • Journal Name: The Volta Review
  • Journal Number: 112.3
  • Publisher: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Incorporated
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 00428639
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Shepherd Centre is a nonprofit early intervention program in New South Wales, Australia, providing listening and spoken language services through an interdisciplinary team approach to children with hearing loss and their families. Advances in communication technology and the global push towards telepractice and e-health service delivery model ....

Medical workforce 2012

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-536-1
  • Country: Australia

The supply of employed medical practitioners in Australia increased from 323.2 to 355.6 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2008 and 2012, which reflected a 16.4% rise in employed practitioner numbers. Women made up 37.9% of practitioners in 2012 compared with 34.9% in 2008. Report LocationClick here to view the fu ....

Mental Health Services in Australia

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

Provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians Report Location ....

Mental Health Tertiary Curriculum Project

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: ARHEN project team comprising: David Pierce, Michael Coates, Chris Healey, Fiona Little, Jem Mills , Veronica Barlow, Kerri Boase-Jelinek, Stacey Cotton, Anne Croker , Maddalena Cross, Kathryn Cronin, Martin Harris, Theresa Jokisch, Fiona McCook, et al
  • Country: Australia

This project sought to develop this field by surveying the current provision of mental health training placements in rural Australia and use the findings to improve and shape the future direction of mental health clinical placements and to inform future tertiary curriculum development. Currently rural mental health placements occur in a range of ....

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