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Gari and You: Development of an Interactive Alcohol Education Flipchart for a Remote Indigenous Community

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Heimberger, Tracey; James, Ross
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The 'Gari and You' interactive flipchart was developed to guide allied health workers who were counselling patients in a remote Indigenous community about alcohol abuse. 'Gari' is a widely-used word for the term alcohol in the West Pilbara region, Western Australia. Community leaders and others contributed to the design, content an ....

Gender, generation and geography: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health on the health and well-being of women at different lifestages

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Warner-Smith, Penny
  • Journal Name: Program and papers: 8th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health examines the health of over 40,000 Australian women. This paper draws on a range of indicators and data on health, health behaviours, health service use and generational lifestyle issues among women in different geographic locations and argues that there are important spatial diff ....

Geographic remoteness, area-level socioeconomic disadvantage and inequalities in colorectal cancer survival in Queensland: a multilevel analysis

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Baade, Peter D; Dasgupta, Paramita; Aitken, Joanne F; Turrell, Gavin
  • Journal Name: BMC Cancer
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712407
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The paper explores the impact of geographical remoteness and area-level socioeconomic disadvantage on colorectal cancer (CRC) survival. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Governments accountable for rural health inequity

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Journal Name: Australian Nursing Journal
  • Journal Number: 20.10
  • Publisher: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Published Location: North Fitzroy, Australia
  • ISBN: 13203185
  • Country: Australia

All Australian governments are accountable for the ongoing poor access to quality health care services in rural Australia, delegates at Australia's largest multidisciplinary rural health conference heard last month. Working conditions including incomes, job stability, workplace safety, education, housing and schooling were factors that contribute ....

Harnessing the Power of Perception: Reducing Alcohol-related Harm among Rural Teenagers

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Hughes, Clarissa; Julian, Roberta; Richman, Matthew; Mason, Ron; Long, Gillian
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Social Norms Analysis Project (SNAP), conducted with rural high school students in Tasmania, demonstrates the powerful nature of the perceptions of what one's peers think and do, and is based on a model of health promotion that has been used successfully overseas. Baseline data indicate that the SNAP target groups hold inaccura ....

Health and access issues among Australian adolescents: a rural-urban comparison

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Quine, Susan; Bernard, Diana; Booth, Michael; Kang, Melissa; Usherwood, Tim; Alperstein, Garth; Bennett, David
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.3, No,3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In 2000 a study began to examine the health needs and help seeking behaviour of young people in New South Wales, and their service provision. More than 650 high school students took part in focus groups in 2001-2002, with 56 focus groups in urban areas, 22 in rural areas, and 3 in regional areas. This current article examines the r ....

Health in rural and remote areas of Australia: summary report prepared for the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Warner-Smith, Penny; Lee, Christina
  • Publisher: Women's Health Australia (WHA), University of Newcastle
  • Published Location: Newcastle, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This is a summary of an Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health technical report. In terms of physical health and quality of life, the project finds surprisingly few differences between women living in different parts of Australia, though there are some risk factors for the health of women living outside urban areas, includ ....

Health inequalities in Australia: mortality

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Draper, Glenn; Turrell, Gavin; Oldenburg, Brian
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and Queensland University of Technology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 174024401X
  • Country: Australia

This report is a statistical reference source. It examines mortality inequalities by sex, geographic region, socioeconomic disadvantage, occupation, and country of birth among infants and children, young adults, working aged adults and older persons during the period 1998-2000, and between 1985-1987 and 1998- 2000. Mortality inequa ....

Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: hao, Yuejen; You, Jiqiong; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven L; Lee, Andy H
  • Journal Name: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Journal Number: 12.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Introduction: Understanding health inequity is necessary for addressing the disparities in health outcomes in many populations, including the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This report investigates the links between Indigenous health outcomes and socioeconomic disadvantage in the Northern Territory of Australia (NT) ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Journal Name: Australian social trends
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Published Location: Belconnen, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This article compares the health of people living outside Major Cities with that of those living in Major Cities. 'Outside Major Cities' is a geographical combination that encompasses regional and remote areas, and health may vary across these. A number of health programs administered by the Department of Health and Ageing, such as the Rural Prim ....

Health Sector Economic Indicators Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Publisher: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report has been undertaken in response to a request from the Mid North Coast Local Health District. The Health Care and Social Assistance sector is now the largest employing sector in  Australia and in the Mid North Coast region. The sector also makes significant contributions to the Gross Regional Product of the Mid North Co ....

Health Workforce 2025: Doctors, Nurses and Midwives - Volume 1

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Health Workforce Australia
  • Publisher: Health Workforce Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-9873201-0-0
  • Country: Australia

Health Workforce 2025 (HW 2025) provides Australia’s first major, long-term, national projections for doctors, nurses and midwives and presents the best available planning information on our future health workforce. It presents the need for essential co-ordinated, long-term reforms by government, professions and the higher education and traini ....

Health, freedom and work in rural Victoria : the impact of labour market casualisation on health and wellbeing

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: McGann, Michael; Moss, Jeremy; White, Kevin
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of the impact of casualised and independent contractor work place arrangements on the psycho-social health of 72 workers in regional Victoria. It contributes to our understanding of the crisis in rural Australia in its use of qualitative methods focusing on the impact of work ....

Healthy ageing: farming into the twilight

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rogers, Maureen, Barr, Neil, O'Callaghan, Zoe, Brumby, Susan and Warburton, Jeni
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Policy directives in agriculture have long been concerned with encouraging low producing farmers to retire - with limited success. From a healthy ageing perspective, the choice to remain on the farm into advancing years could appear a desirable policy outcome. Yet as farmers age, many with little prospect of inter-generational succession, there i ....

Helping policy-makers address rural health access problems

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Russell, D. J., Humphreys, J. S., Ward, B., Chisholm, M., Buykx, P., McGrail, M. and Wakerman, J.
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 2
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the key dimensions of access and their significance for the provision of primary health care and a framework that assists policy-makers to evaluate how well policy targets the dimensions of access. Access to health care can be conceptualised as the potential ease with which consumers can obtain health ....

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