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National Action Plan on Mental Health 2006-2011

  • Year: 2006
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Governments
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The effects of mental illness are felt across our nation. Recent reports from Parliamentary inquiries and independent reviews have presented strong evidence for change in the way governments respond to mental illness. In February 2006, Australian leaders recognised that mental health is a major problem for the Australian community ....


  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Enck, James; Reynolds, Taylor
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France

This report makes a case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre-to-the-home network rollout based on potential spillovers in four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health, transportation and education.  This research offers a new approach to evaluating the costs of building the most forward-looking  ....

Networked resilience in rural Australia - a role for health promotion in regional responses to climate change

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: van Beurden, Eric K; Kia, Annie M; Hughes, Denise; Fuller, Jeffery D; Dietrich, Uta; Howton, Kirsty; Kavooru, Suman
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, Special Issue
  • Country: Australia

Issues addressed: This paper provides a model for how health promotion teams might establish and support regional collaborations of organisations in a broad response to climate change that enables emergence of multiple strategies tailored to regional needs. Methods: Complex Adaptive Systems Theory (CAS) and Organisational Learning ....

One Successful Aboriginal Health Worker: A Case Study

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Guyula, Terrence Ritharrmiwuy
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Gapuwiyak is a region surrounding a large fresh water lake in the remote district of East Arnhem Land. The community today is about 11 hours by road from Darwin and 3 hours from the mining town of Nhulunbuy. Roads in and out are dirt and so access in the wet season is mainly by air and freight barge. It was traditionally a meeting ....

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 ....

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 ....

Overseas trained nurses working in regional and rural practice settings: do we understand the issues?

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wellard, Sally J; Stockhausen, Lynette J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Issues associated with the employment of overseas trained nurses (OTNs) in regional and rural practice settings have received little professional attention in Australia. The global nursing workforce crisis has dominated discussion about the migration of nurses. This review explored the contemporary understandings of the employment ....

Palliative care in rural Australia: involving the community in multidisciplinary coordinated care

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Moorhouse, Christopher; George, Maria; Smith, Beth
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project aimed at promoting community based multidisciplinary coordinated palliative care services in rural Australia. In preliminary health service needs assessment in rural Tasmania, key health workers appealed for additional information, support and education in palliative care. ....

Partnership Against Domestic Violence Project: training delivery model for rural health professionals

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: O'Day, J
  • Journal Name: Children, Young People and Communities: the Future is in Our Hands Conference - papers
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

In describing the Partnerships Against Domestic Violence: Training Delivery Model for Rural Health Professionals project, managed by the University Department of Rural Health and Child Youth and Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services, this paper discusses issues of: key stakeholders in consultation and research pro ....

Performance Audit of Indigenous Professional Support Units (IPSU)

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The objectives of the performance audit were to assess: the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relation's management and administration of the IPSU initiative the effectiveness and efficiency of IPSUs' management of funding, including service delivery and performance management arrangements, ....

Performance Audit of Residential Aged Care for Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921600135
  • Country: Australia

The objective of this audit was to: assess the overall efficiency and effectiveness of residential aged care services provided to older Indigenous Australians which have been funded by the Australian Government's Flexible Program; and assess how the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) assures itself that residential aged care services fund ....

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 ....

Physician retention in four rural communities in Alberta: A collective case study

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Cameron, Pamela Joann
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Calgary (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494443859
  • Country: Canada

Accessing health services locally can be challenging for residents of rural communities. Rural health professionals such as nurses, social workers, and physicians are instrumental to the health and wellbeing of community members, and to community sustainability. While studies regarding physician recruitment are plentiful, less is known ....

Population decline and service provision in regional Australia: a South Australian case study

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Beer, A; Keane, R
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

A Federal Government sponsored Regional Forum conducted in Whyalla in July 1999 highlighted the service provision problems confronting rural and remote regions in northern South Australia. This paper considers the nature and extent of population loss in this part of Australia and its impact on the quality of life. The paper goes on ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hugo, G; Harris, K
  • Publisher: Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This project was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), and has five main components. An analysis of population movement for Australia, at the statistical division level, detailing intrastate, interstate and net migration against a range of demographic, productive and human capital criteria. An analysis of the m ....

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