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Aboriginal Australians--Health

Research report

18 Oct 2017

At the whole population level, cardio vascular disease, including its most common form heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all deaths. However, this substantial and growing burden is not shared equally among Australian men and...

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Journal article

11 Oct 2017

Smoking is the leading contributor to the burden of disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and there is considerable potential for change.

Understanding the epidemic stage may provide insight into probable trends in smoking-attributable mortality, and inform...

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Journal article

11 Oct 2017

This study estimates fatal and nonfatal disease burden among Indigenous Australians in 2011 and compares it with non-Indigenous Australians. The study found that there were 284 years lost per 1000 people because of premature death or living with ill health. Most of the disease burden was from...

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Draft report

06 Oct 2017

The Treasurer has asked the Queensland Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake an inquiry into service delivery in Queensland's remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This draft report has been...

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Journal article

01 Oct 2017

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Objectives: To examine the impact of state/territory policy support on (1) uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and (2) quality of care for Indigenous Australians.

Design: Mixed-method...

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Journal article

14 Sep 2017

Objectives To describe trends in ages and causes of death in a remote-living Australian Aboriginal group over a recent 50-year period.

Design A retrospective observational study, from 1960 to 2010, of deaths and people starting dialysis, using data from...

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Draft report

Strategy

14 Sep 2017

The Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) that map the entire cancer pathway for specific tumour types aim to provide a template for evaluating cancer care programs, as well as foster an understanding of the whole cancer pathway and its distinct components to promote quality cancer care and patient...

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Case study

08 Sep 2017

The 2017 case study formulates advice for health system reform to address disparities in health outcomes of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal leaders are clear. If better health outcomes are to be realised across the board, there must be an integrated, cross-discipline, cross-portfolio, and...

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Research report

09 Aug 2017

In 2017 we’re celebrating twenty years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led and focused health research – recognising the journey of the Lowitja Institute and the four associated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

To mark this anniversary we have launched this publication, which...

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Journal article

01 Aug 2017

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Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia) have been subject to Alcohol Management Plans since 2002/03, with significant penalties for breaching restrictions. ‘Sly grog’ and ‘homebrew’ provide access to alcohol despite...

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Discussion paper

31 Jul 2017

In remote Australian Indigenous communities, the ‘familiar story’ of poor water, sanitation and hygiene-related health challenges continues – despite documentation of this situation during the past thirty years.

The representatives interviewed in this scan strongly...

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Policy report

30 Jul 2017

Addressing the worst syphilis outbreak in 30 years.

Following feedback obtained during a field trip to remote clinics across the Kimberley in October 2016 by two of us (KC and JW), we recognised that a better picture of organisational factors influencing syphilis testing performance in...

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Journal article

27 Jul 2017

Background: In Australia, clinical guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease recommend the use of the Framingham model to help identify those at high risk of developing the disease. However, this model has not been validated for the Indigenous population....

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Discussion paper

03 Jul 2017

There is a new discussion paper from The University of Queensland on ‘Water, sanitation and hygiene in remote Indigenous Australian communities: A scan of priorities’ (attached and here: http://gci.uq....

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Research report

15 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong...

Guide

10 Jun 2017

This resource is primarily designed to support good practice learning and reflection for workers providing intensive or targeted family support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with multiple and complex needs. There are many different models of intensive support...

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Report

30 May 2017

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health.

Beginning in 2006, the 2017 report is the sixth biennial report. It...

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Report

30 May 2017

This is the first national report on 22 newly developed Indigenous eye health measures. The measures cover the prevalence of eye health conditions, diagnosis and treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, the eye health workforce and outreach services. Subject to...

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Journal article

22 May 2017

Bringing together continuous quality improvement (CQI) data from multiple health services offers opportunities to identify common improvement priorities and to develop interventions at various system levels to achieve large-scale improvement in care. An important principle of CQI is practitioner...

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Journal article

28 Mar 2017

The National Empowerment Project (NEP) is an innovative Aboriginal-led community-based project. Since 2012, it has been working with communities in 11 sites across Australia to develop a culturally appropriate health promotion and primary prevention intervention strategy to reduce the high rates...

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