Currently, little information exists at the national level about the health of young people under youth justice supervision in Australia. This feasibility report outlines how this critical data gap might be addressed into the future through the use of currently available data and data linkage....
This Policy Brief identifies an urgent need to change this paradigm and formulate a comprehensive, sustainable and evidence-informed plan to effectively promote and improve the mental health of children and the adults they become.
Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) offer great promise for improving outcomes in paediatric rehabilitation. However, the design of software and interactive capabilities for SARs must be carefully considered in the context of their intended clinical use. While previous work has explored specific roles and functionalities to...
The social sector needs to take notice of this growing field that is driving better interventions in health, education, and human services. Nick Perini from SVA Consulting talks to Robyn Mildon, Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI), to find out why....
This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.
This Policy Brief outlines a decision-making framework that recognises the importance of the relationship between service providers and clients, and the need for evidence-based interventions to be aligned with client needs, priorities and values.
Obtaining good information for child injury surveillance in NSW will involve better coordination of information from agencies that record information about childhood injury.
The Victorian government says it's on track to treat child sufferers of epilepsy with medicinal cannabis by next year. Several other states are conducting similar trials, but only the Victorians are cultivating their own product.
1. Mothers do best in our cities. The top 10 best places to be a mother across the country are almost exclusively urban areas. Mothers in urban cities have better outcomes across all indicators. Access to maternal child health and...
What are the common barriers, enablers and strategies to improving health outcomes in Indigenous chronic illness care and child health? Stakeholders interpreted aggregated quality improvement data on Indigenous chronic illness care and child health, enabling the research team to identify important ‘drivers’ and strategies for...
Reveals that three in five parents used websites, blogs and online forums to get child health information in the last six months – but a surprising 30 per cent did not trust them at all.
OverviewParents report high levels of use...
It is the critical development of social and emotional skills during the early years of life that provides the foundation for life-long mental health. With support from families, communities and professionals, children can build strong skills and achieve their full potential.
Globally, the burden...
Define's and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia.
Summary This paper aims to define and clarify what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia. Exposure to...
Examines children’s use of general practice services and the problems managed in 2000–03 and 2012–15 to determine whether their service use has been influenced by the demands associated with the management of older Australians.
Summary The ageing of Australia’s population has led to...
Audit objectives and criteria
The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s and the Department of Human Services’ management and administration of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO...
This is the fifth Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH; the Partnership) annual accountability report.
It presents the final update on financial commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010-2015) and looks ahead to the implementation of its successor,...
The aim of the study is to reduce the high prevalence of tooth decay in children in a remote, rural Indigenous community in Australia, by application of a single annual dental preventive intervention. The study seeks to (1) assess the effectiveness of...
Australia's welfare 2015 is the 12th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the wellbeing of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics. This edition combines analytical feature articles on a...
The report shows that overall, Australian Government funded Indigenous-specific primary health-care services appear to be well positioned relative to the geographic distribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to the distribution of other GP services. However, there are a number of areas where...
Alcohol damage to unborn children has been described as one of New Zealand's biggest preventable health problems but it appears nobody knows the size of the problem or is actively trying to find out.
Eighteen months ago, the New Zealand government committed itself to...