Human services

Report

1 Jan 2013

The Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan sets out the strategic framework for RDA Goldfields Esperance to contribute to the regional vision.

Its priorities are:

Attracting and retaining population Increasing access to affordable, adaptable and secure housing Enhancing industry resilience and innovation Ensuring a healthy...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

It is estimated that about 2000 people die as a result of venous thromboembolism (VTE) each year, with a further 30 000 being hospitalized. Prophylaxis significantly reduces VTE morbidity and mortality, and thus represents a real long-term health-care benefit. The aim of this study was...

Report

1 Jan 2013

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a unique and vast area of desert, river and saltwater country. On the world stage, it is regarded as a last frontier and is renowned for its rugged beauty, isolation, Aboriginal heritage and large areas of pristine wilderness....

Report

1 Jan 2013

The focus of the conference for 2012 built on the inaugural conference held in Port Lincoln in 2011 which recommended maintaining a regional stance, ensuring a specific theme and focusing on local mental health issues, whilst encouraging grassroots participation and the inclusion of community representatives....

Report

1 Jan 2013

The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed.

The key emerging...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Design: Analysis of routinely collected death certificate and corresponding population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Setting: Population-based, Australia-wide comparison of mortality rates in regional and remote areas compared with metropolitan areas from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2010.

Main outcome...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Background: Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases internationally. The health complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be prevented, delayed, or improved via early diagnosis and effective management. This research aims to examine the impact of a primarily web-based educational...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

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 contributed...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

or almost two decades, chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis rates in remote Indigenous communities have been up to 30 times higher than for non-Indigenous Australians. The high levels of population movement known to occur between remote communities may contribute to these high rates.

High population...

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1 Jan 2013

Through the delivery of the $6.5billion Program the State Government is investing for a brighter future for regional Western Australia. Since 2008 the State's long-term focus on regional development has been supported by state-wide investments using Royalties for Regions funding. With the reinvestment of 25%...

Report

1 Jan 2013

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...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

rimary health care (PHC) is widely regarded as essential for preventing and treating ill health. However, the evidence on whether improved PHC reduces hospitalisations has been mixed. This study examines the relationship between PHC and hospital inpatient care in a population with high health need,...

Report

1 Jan 2013

In regional Australia "communities of place," defined as bounded geographic locations with a local society, undertake community-wide primary prevention programs. In helping to prevent chronic illness, communities provide valuable resources to the health system. To understand the role of community-health sector partnerships for primary prevention...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Background: Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mother and baby. In the context of the escalating epidemic of...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Optimising retention of rural and remote primary healthcare (PHC) workers requires workforce planners to understand what constitutes a reasonable length of employment and how this varies. Currently, knowledge of retention patterns is limited and there is an absence of PHC workforce benchmarks that take account...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

People living in rural and remote Australia experience increased mental health problems compared with metropolitan Australians. Moreover, Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as non Indigenous Australians to report high or very high levels of mental health problems. It is imperative, therefore, that effective and...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

The recognition that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is important for business sustainability has focused the bulk of research on explicit normative arguments for its adoption by large corporations. This ignores the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the investigation of how such firms...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

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). Methods:...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

The patterns of health service use by rural and remote residents are poorly understood and under-represented in national surveys. This paper examines professional and non-professional service use for mental health problems in rural and remote communities in Australia.

Report

1 Jan 2013

This project sought to develop this field by surveying the current provision of mental health training placements in rural Australia and use the findings to improve and shape the future direction of mental health clinical placements and to inform future tertiary curriculum development.

Currently...

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