Community health services


26 Jun 2018

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health's design, implementation and administration of primary healthcare under the Indigenous Australians' Health Program (IAHP).

Journal article

14 Jun 2018

This research was conducted to ensure that the contribution of patients and consumers in health research is better understood, respected and fully utilised.


6 Jun 2018

This audit examined whether the the state-funded Community Health Program (CHP) effectively contributes to good healthcare outcomes for Victoria’s priority populations. The audit analysed DHHS’s management of the CHP, with a particular focus on its strategic direction, access and demand management, and performance monitoring.


26 Mar 2018

USQ researchers are working on several joint initiatives with partners including Cancer Council Queensland and Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia to improve cancer survivorship and quality of life for regional Queenslanders.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

By identifying and building on refugees’ strengths, resilience and human capital, Professor Shergold believes NSW can deliver better outcomes for both refugees and the communities they live in.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

Refugees and asylum seekers often experience mental health problems associated with their migration experience, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. These may be particularly challenging to manage, especially if there are language and cultural differences between provider and patient.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

This article outlines some of Canada’s healthcare responses for refugee populations.


8 Jan 2018

This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.

Briefing paper

4 Oct 2017

This paper is designed to aid policy-makers and other health system stakeholders to understand the concept of low-value healthcare and why disinvestment activities are important.

Audio program

10 Sep 2017

The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. What are New Zealand's services doing to keep up?


10 Aug 2017

This report looks at a range of work that is underway across the disability, health and ageing sectors to strengthen and safeguard the rights of vulnerable Victorians.

Research report

Four Cooperative Research Centres and the Lowitja Institute: the story so far
9 Aug 2017

This report outlines the journey and the successes of the Lowitja Institute and the CRCs, and showcases how their cumulative efforts have pioneered a new way of conducting health research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


1 Aug 2017

This collaborative project with National Farmers' Federation and the Country Women's Association of Australia has been completed. A survey of over 450 country people drawn from every state and territory, saw one-third of responses (32.5%) name doctor and medical specialist access as their key priority.


31 May 2017

The alarming incidence of obesity rates has reached epidemic proportions, turning into a major health challenge worldwide, and New Zealand is no exception. Despite healthcare providers’ best efforts, obesity still affects all people of all ages and ethnicities. Pasefika peoples, including Samoans, reportedly have the...

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 of psychological distress and...

Annual Report

12 Oct 2016

2015–16 has seen the culmination of 3 years’ work on improving processes and bringing about an overhaul of the statutory framework for the health complaints system.

Council has supported the steps toward the passage in early 2016 of the new HCA, which will replace...

Journal article

5 Oct 2016


Background: In Australia, there is growing use of technology supported knowledge translation (KT) strategies such as social media and mobile apps in health promotion and in Indigenous health. However, little is known about how individuals use technologies and the evidence base...

Research report

21 Sep 2016

Analysis of Australian longitudinal data, collected through the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the Australian Temperament Project, affirms that what happens early in a child’s life can continue to exert an effect throughout childhood. This creates a theoretical window of opportunity to improve a...

Journal article

23 Aug 2016

This project enabled novel organisational insight into the comparative utility of a portfolio of consumer health information content, by measuring patterns of attrition (abandonment) in content use. The project used as a case study the event activity log of a fully automated digital information kiosk,...

Journal article

8 Aug 2016


Objectives: To examine the responsiveness of an Aboriginal cohort to a community-based lifestyle intervention targeting risk factors for type II diabetes.

Methods: A Pre-test/post-test cohort study conducted in two rural Australian locations: Port Augusta, South Australia and Drouin, Victoria....



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