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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Silva, Desiree T; Lehmann, Deborah; Tennant, Mary T; Jacoby, Peter; Wright, Helen; Stanley, Fiona J
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.188, No.10
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This study examines whether the use of swimming pools can reduce the high prevalence of infections among children in remote Aboriginal communities. The communities of Jigalong and Mugarinya, in Western Australia, had public swimming pools installed in 2000, which were managed by the Royal Life Saving Society with regard to water te ....

Effective Aboriginal community involvement in health planning : a case study

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

The Healthy for Life program provides funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to address health and wellbeing issues in an interconnected and holistic way, in an integrated primary health care model that uses the best evidence and the ability to adapt initiatives to fit the local context. The aim of the Health ....

Effective practices for service delivery coordination in Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Stewart, Jacqueline; Lohoar, Shaun; Higgins, Daryl J.
  • Publisher: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse]
  • Published Location: Canberra, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 9781742492292
  • Country: Australia

This resource sheet explores what is known about service delivery coordination activities in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. It examines the principles that underpin service delivery coordination efforts to improve the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Drawing on research, documented practice, and practitioner kno ....

Employment outcomes for Aboriginal people: An exploration of experiences and challenges in the Australian minerals industry

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Barker, Tanuja
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

There has been a resurgence of interest in Indigenous employment within the Australian minerals industry. This has mainly been driven by legal developments in Indigenous relations, coupled with increased recognition by Governments and leading companies of the need to address persistent poor socio-economic conditions in Aboriginal&n ....

Empowering Indigenous governance through vocational education and training

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Blair, Nerida; Hanlen, Wendy
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Published Location: Adelaide, SA
  • Country: Australia

This report investigates the role that vocational education and training (VET) could play in Indigenous capacity building and community governance. Drawing on the research literature, focus groups, and case studies, it examines how Indigenous people conceptualise governance, the skills needed for participation in community and orga ....

Engaging with Indigenous Australians: principles, practices and learnings

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Hampshire, Anne; Lawton, Jane
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Many mainstream non-government organisations committed to enhancing the wellbeing of Australians want to more positively engage with Indigenous Australians. But 'good intentions' do not guarantee that, at the very least, no damage is done through such engagement. This paper explores some of the principles and practices which underp ....

Enhancing Indigenous Participation in Higher Education Health Courses in Rural Victoria

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Kippen, Sandra; Ward, Bernadette; Warren, Lyn
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The
  • Journal Number: 35
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The poor health status of Australia's Indigenous people is well-documented, as are the links between health and education. Aboriginal communities recognise the utmost importance of improving educational, physical, social and economic well-being in an environment where disproportionate numbers of Aboriginal students fail to complete ....

Ethical research for indigenous people by indigenous researchers

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Toombs, Maree
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 36, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Research processes as well as research outcomes are increasingly a focus of consideration for those engaging in a broad range of Indigenous research in Australia. 'Research reform advocates have argued for a fundamental re-positioning of Indigenous peoples from that of research participants to that of active participation in all as ....

Evaluating Australian Indigenous community health promotion initiatives: a selective review

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Mikhailovich, K; Morrison, P; Arabena, K
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia

Effective health promotion interventions are critical to addressing the health needs of Indigenous people. This article reviews published and unpublished evaluation reports between 2000 and 2005 to identify practice issues pertinent to evaluators of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion initiatives. The review find ....

Evaluation of an Aboriginal empowerment program

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Tsey, Komia; Every, Anne
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Published Location: Casuarina, NT
  • ISBN: 1876831065
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Tangentyere Family WellBeing course was held in Alice Springs between March 1998 and April 1999 in response to increased suicides and attempted suicides among Aboriginal youth in Alice Springs and the surrounding region. A personal empowerment course designed to assist people to take greater control over the conditions affectin ....

Evaluation of Primary Health Care Funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services

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

The overarching objective of the evaluation was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of: the Department's management of PHCF program as funded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services (ATSIHSs); program service delivery by ATSIHSs in improving access to effective primary health care services for Indigenous Aust ....

Evaluation of Service Delivery in Remote Indigenous Communities

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

The overall goal of the evaluation was to report on the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of Australian Government arrangements for the administration of Indigenous programs in remote communities. Report Location ....

Evaluation of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Program

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642811105
  • Country: Australia

The objective of the evaluation was to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program to Indigenous participants and communities in achieving the outcomes of real jobs and viable business enterprises. Report Location ....

Evaluation of the FaCSIA family violence programs: Family Violence Regional Activities Program ; Family Violence Partnership Program (FVRAP-FVPP)

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Australia. Dept. of Finance and Deregulation. Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs)
  • Publisher: Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs), Dept. of Finance and Deregulation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 192118275X
  • Country: Australia

This report presents findings of an evaluation of two Indigenous-specific family violence prevention programs managed by the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Australia. The Family Violence Regional Activities Program (FVRAP) is a grants program that supports local community involvement in identif ....

Evaluation of the Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme - Away-from-Base for 'Mixed-Mode' Delivery (IESIP-AFB)

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australia. Dept. of Finance and Administration. Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs)
  • Publisher: Department of Finance and Administration
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1921182342
  • Country: Australia

This report assesses the achievements of the Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme - Away-from-Base (IESIP-AFB), from 2000 to 2004, which was introduced to provide funds to tertiary institutions to cover the travel and accommodation costs of Indigenous students. This funding, and the design of the mixed mode courses, ....

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