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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 movement can sustain STI prevalence in remote Australian indigenous communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Hui, Ben B; Gray, Richard T; Wilson, David P; Ward, James S; Smith, Anthony M A; Philip, David J; Law, Matthew G; Hocking, Jane S; Regan, David G
  • Journal Name: BMC Infectious Diseases
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712334
  • Country: Australia

or almost two decades, chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis rates in remote Indigenous communities have been up to 30 times higher than for non-Indigenous Australians. The high levels of population movement known to occur between remote communities may contribute to these high rates. High population mobility is likely to contribute to the high lev ....

Positive Ageing Strategy Hunter (PASH): Stage 1 - research report

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: New South Wales. Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
  • Publisher: Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In the Hunter area, the population is ageing faster than the total NSW population. The Positive Ageing Strategy Hunter (PASH) has been developed by the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (Hunter Region) in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary advisory committee. PASH is based on a philosophy of early intervention a ....

Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Maple-Brown, Louise J; Brown, Alex; Lee, I-Lynn; Connors, Christine; Oats, Jeremy; McIntyre, Harold D; Whitbread, Cherie; Moore, Elizabeth; Longmore, Danielle; Dent, Glynis; Corpus, Sumaria; Kirkwood, Marie; Svenson, Stacey; van Dokkum, Paula; Chitturi, S
  • Journal Name: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712393
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Background: Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mother and baby. In the context of the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases among Indigenous Australians, it is vital that thi ....

Prevalence of markers of Q fever exposure in the Kimberley, Western Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Bulsara, MK; Mak, DB; Fry, DF
  • Journal Name: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Although a large pastoral industry exists in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, there is no previously published information about the prevalence of immune markers for Q fever exposure in this region's population. This paper identifies the prevalence of, and factors associated with, positive immune markers of Q fever, and r ....

Prevalences of overweight and obesity among children in remote Aboriginal communities in central Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Schultz, Rosalie
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The chronic diseases associated with overweight and obesity are major contributors to the excess disease burden of Aboriginal Australians. Surveillance of overweight and obesity is required to monitor these conditions, and to develop and evaluate interventions to improve health and wellbeing. Remote Aboriginal communities in Austra ....

Prevention of harm from alcohol consumption in rural and remote communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Dibley, Ged
  • Publisher: Drug Info Clearinghouse
  • Published Location: West Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

High rates of alcohol consumption are common in rural and remote areas of Australia, and there is a lack of support services to reduce alcohol-related harm in these areas. This paper describes some of the issues facing rural and remote communities in Victoria in relation to alcohol-related harms, and explores the range of practical ....

Primary health care in rural and remote Australia: achieving equity of access and outcomes through national reform

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: John Humphreys & John Wakerman
  • Publisher: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission
  • Country: Australia

Despite many rural and remote initiatives over recent years, the health needs of many Australian communities are still not adequately met. Residents of rural and remote communities continue to show poorer health outcomes than residents in metropolitan centres, while the health of Indigenous communities remains unacceptable. Many rural and remote ....

Promoting mental health and wellbeing in Aboriginal contexts: successful elements of suicide prevention work

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Keller, N; Johnson, R; Gibson, B; Jury, L; Newchurch, L; Kelly, D; Newchurch, A; Short, T; Stacey, K; Ryan, B
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Issue addressed: The Suicide Prevention in Country SA (SPICSA) initiative was funded by the South Australian Social Inclusion Initiative in response to concerns about the higher rates of self-harm and suicidal behaviour in regional areas across the State, particularly for young people and Aboriginal people. Methods: A variety of st ....

RDA Gold Coast Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Gold Coast
  • Published Location: Southport, QLD
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast Regional Plan 2013 attempts to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Gold Coast region. The Gold Coast RDA has been working with a variety of business, government, community and environmental groups to identify the Gold Coast regional priorities. These priorities form the basis of the 2013-2016 Regional Plan. The fr ....

RDA Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Goldfields Esperance
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan sets out the strategic framework for RDA Goldfields Esperance to contribute to the regional vision. Its priorities are: Attracting and retaining population Increasing access to affordable, adaptable and secure housing Enhancing industry resilience and innovation Ensuring a healthy and valued environme ....

RDA Riverina Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Riverina
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed. The key emerging priorities and issues are:  Infrastructure development- ....

RDA Tasmania Regional Plan 2013-2014

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Tasmania

The RDA Tasmania Regional Plan is reviewed annually to update profiling information and revise RDA Tasmania's strategic direction and regional priorities. Draft priorities are shared with a wide range of stakeholders to invite input and this feedback is incorporated throughout the drafting process. Five broad priorities have been identified by R ....

Recognition and Reward of Local Government Sun-safety Initiatives in North Queensland: An Environmental Health Promotion Pilot

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Bartlett, Lynne; Harrison, Simone; Taylor, Christine
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health,
  • Journal Number: Vol. 8, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

North Queensland has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Local Government Authorities (LGAs) are ideally placed to provide recreational facilities that protect the population from ultraviolet radiation. In 2005, consistent with outcomes proposed within the Queensland Skin Cancer Prevention Strategic Plan 2001-2005, the N ....

Recommendations keynote : communique and Conference recommendations

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

The Conference's 18 priority recommendations are presented. Two of the issues have been included in each of the nine biannual conferences. This Conference agrees that Indigenous life expectancy is still unacceptably low, and that there is still insufficient focus in national health research efforts on rural and remote communities. ....

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