Public health

Report

16 Nov 2018

The burden of air pollution rests disproportionately on the shoulders of poorer Australians. This report shows 90% of polluting facilities reported in the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) are in postcodes with low-middle weekly household incomes.

Report

16 Nov 2018

Living without a basic toilet threatens the health, safety and education of millions of children and young people.

Report

8 Nov 2018

The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) and Namami Gange (Obeisance to the Ganges) campaigns are two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship policies and aim to change Indian attitudes towards cleanliness and civic responsibility.

Report

3 Nov 2018

The combination of the projected rise in extreme heat as a result of global warming and the high levels of humidity at the Gold Coast present a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the region’s population.

Report

Our drug laws are tearing apart our social fabric, as well as harming drug users and their families
2 Nov 2018

This report examines the health and social harms caused or worsened by current drug policies. It is the result of an unprecedented Australia21 collaboration between experts in drug law, drug treatment and community welfare.

Strategy

30 Oct 2018

The plan has been designed to demonstrate that New Zealanders will have access to strongly and strategically provided public health services which are well funded by the government and that will deliver high-quality health outcomes.

Journal article

29 Oct 2018

This study reports on the contemporary health and wellbeing status of New Zealand high school students at specific timeframes over an 11‐year period. The health status of Māori secondary school students is compared to European students (the dominant ethnic group) to explore health disparities over...

Report

26 Oct 2018

The purpose of this report is to investigate the adequacy of the Australian diet across various life stages to help inform the evidence-base in relation to nutrition-related health determinants for chronic conditions.

Report

23 Oct 2018

As the climate warms, the number of extreme temperature days is increasing. While Roma is known for its warm weather and hot days, the average number of over 35 and over 40 degree days has increased considerably in recent years and is forecast to increase...

Report

17 Oct 2018

Indoor mould growth is a common problem in homes and workplaces which is usually easy to treat, and generally does not impact on human health. In some cases, human contact with mould can cause health issues, such as worsening asthma symptoms, an allergic response, and...

Report

9 Oct 2018

This report summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of minimum alcohol pricing, explains how a minimum price works, and identifies its likely effect on different groups within the Western Australian community.

Report

2 Oct 2018

This report maps the global, regional and national availability and use of safer nicotine products, the regulatory responses to these products, and the public health potential of tobacco harm reduction.

Journal article

2 Oct 2018

If high-coverage vaccination and screening is maintained, at an elimination threshold of four new cases per 100,000 women annually, cervical cancer could be considered to be eliminated as a public health problem in Australia within the next twenty years.

Briefing paper

27 Sep 2018

The widespread use of alcohol during pregnancy is a significant public health concern in Australia. Prenatal exposure to alcohol, caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy, increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and FASD.

Draft report

24 Sep 2018

This document is intended to provide advice to the market about key elements of the design of the Nauru Health System Support Project (NHSSP). A more comprehensive design will be provided to those organisations successful at the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) stage and...

Report

19 Sep 2018

As the climate warms, the number of extremely hot days is increasing. While Rockhampton is known for the consistency of its warm summer weather, the number of extremely hot days (over 35 degrees) has been relatively low. The average number of over 35 degree days...

Strategy

11 Sep 2018

This document outlines the process to develop the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) and describes its scope. It provides an overview of existing policy, and outlines policy drivers and enablers, and case studies to inspire action.

Blog post

11 Sep 2018

This blog post highlights a newly published systematic analysis of published literature and also an examination of information on research funders available on the website of major transnational food and beverage companies.

The researchers examined the funding transpatrency of research projects and the research...

Survey

Understanding health information needs and health behaviour of women in Australia
1 Sep 2018

Jean Hailes for Women's Health surveyed more than 15,000 women across Australia this year to find out their greatest health concerns, habits and needs. The result is a deep insight into the wellbeing of women across the country as they juggle busy lives with work,...

Report

How industry self-regulation is failing to protect our children from unhealthy food marketing
24 Jul 2018

This report analyses how the current regulatory system fails in the objective to protect children from the marketing of unhealthy food and what needs to be done to improve the way the system works.

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