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Reducing the risk of pandemic influenza in Aboriginal communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Massey, Peter D; Pearce, Glenn; Taylor, Kylie A; Orcher, Lisa; Saggers, Sherry; Durrheim, David N
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Aboriginal people are particularly vulnerable to pandemic influenza A, H1N109. This article describes the process and findings from preliminary community consultations into reducing influenza risk, including pandemic H1N1(09) swine influenza, in Aboriginal communities in the Hunter New England area of northern New South Wales, Aust ....

Referrals to chiropractors and osteopaths: a survey of general practitioners in rural and regional New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wardle, Jon L; Sibbritt, Davi W; Adams, Jon
  • Journal Name: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
  • Journal Number: 21
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Chiropractic and osteopathy form a significant part of the healthcare setting in rural and regional Australia, with national registration of practitioners, public subsidies for services and high utilisation by the Australian public. However, despite their significant role in rural and regional Australia, there has been little exploration of the i ....

Regional Universities Network: Engaging with regions, building a stronger nation

  • Year: 2013
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1
  • Publisher: Regional Universities Network
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • Country: Australia

In support of RUN’s commitment to strengthening the contributions of member universities to regional development, the Network commissioned a study to investigate the full scope of the member universities' engagement with their regions and associated contributions, including social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects. Report Location ....

Relations of Care: A Framework for Placing Women and Health in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Dolan, Holly; Thien, Deborah
  • Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Public Health
  • Journal Number: 99
  • Publisher: Canadian Public Health Association
  • Published Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Country: Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway

Living rurally creates geographic and socio-economic challenges for women, which negatively affect their health and well-being. Gender ideologies, expectations and practices that assign domestic and familial unpaid care work as "women's work" serve also to disadvantage women. How these ideological and material forces together affect hea ....

Review of Rural Health Service Models

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Bernadette Hodgins, Peter Dhu
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Country: Australia

Nine Western Australian rural health services, comprising traditional 8-bed hospitals, Integrated Health Services and Multi-Purpose Services were examined to compare the different service outputs and their costs and to identify the strengths and opportunities for each model. The comparison of costed service outputs shows significant variation acr ....

Riverina men's study: a preliminary exploration of the diet, alcohol use and physical activity behaviours and attitudes of rural men in two Australian New South Wales electorates

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: O'Kane, G M; Craig, P; Black, D; Sutherland, D
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Many men, particularly rural men, experience health disadvantage. Data for this research were collected via a written postal survey that gathered information on diet, alcohol use, physical activity, and attitudes to health and body image. The survey was sent to 2000 randomly selected men in the Riverina in New South Wales in June 2 ....

Rural ageing-in-place: community connectedness, health and wellbeing - an opportunity for new technologies?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Feist, Helen Ruth; Parker, Kelly Lyn; Howard, Natasha Jayne; Hugo, Graeme John
  • Journal Name: Public Health Bulletin South Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.1
  • Publisher: Department of Health
  • Country: Australia

The Linking Rural Older People to Community through Technology project (the project) aims to improve access and connection to the wider community for older Australians in rural and remote locations through the use of new communication technologies. The focus on community connectedness is framed within a demographic and geographical perspective, p ....

Rural and regional Australia: change, challenge and capacity

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mission Australia. Research and Social Policy Unit
  • Publisher: Mission Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1875357203
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines non-metropolitan disadvantage in the framework of five key areas: economic capital; institutional capital; social capital; human capital; and natural capital. Through analysis of a range of issues including population, health, education, employment and environment, the report identifies and describes some of the ....

Rural and Regional Health Australia

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Health and Ageing
  • Country: Australia

Information on regional healthcare, facilities etc. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to health in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on regional health. Report Location ....

Rural and remote environments and health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Farley, R
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
  • Country: Australia

What is a healthy community? In addressing this question the author argues that a healthy community is one that grows in a sustainable and equitable way and that the core issue is how to manage change in relation to landscape, employment and population in rural and remote communities. Issues which should constitute an agenda for a ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Rural health: why it matters

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Wakerman, J; Humphreys, J S
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.176, No.10
  • Country: Australia

The year 2002, the 'year of the outback', provides the opportunity to reflect on why rural health matters and why it continues to be important for Australia. The need for a distinctive rural health approach is argued for in this editorial with rural health issues warranting specific and ongoing attention for the following reasons:  ....

Rural health's demographic destiny

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Larson, Ann
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This article describes how current demographic trends will affect future health service delivery in rural areas of Australia. Age-sex pyramids in particular reveal the changing population distribution - whilst individual towns vary, there is a trend for increased numbers of older people, decreasing numbers of young adults dueto migratio ....

Rural life of us: young people and workers with young people in country victoria

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Davies, Liz; Jukes, Janet; Hodges, Craig; Crosby, Jamie
  • Publisher: Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
  • Published Location: Parkville, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Young people in rural areas of Australia have worse health and welfare than their urban counterparts. This report provides an overview of the health and welfare issues facing young people in rural Victoria and the issues facing workers in delivering services to young people. Issues particular to regional, rural and remote youth inc ....

Rural medical workforce distribution programs and policies

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Deloitte
  • Publisher: Deloitte Access Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

An underlying principle of current Australian Government health strategy is to achieve a health sector workforce that is distributed to achieve equitable health care and outcomes for all Australians, regardless of location. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

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