Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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5 Dec 2018

In recent years, Australia has seen the emergence and incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into national public health policies and frameworks as an essential requirement for the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Nationally, this represents a significant shift in public policy...

Journal article

5 Dec 2018

Abstract :

Objectives : To review the use of data linkage by Australian state and territory communicable disease control units, and to identify barriers to and enablers of data linkage to inform communicable disease surveillance and control activities.

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20 Nov 2018

Access to safe, nutritious and healthy food is difficult for women living in poverty. Acknowledgement of challenges that contribute to women’s food insecurity by all stakeholders is essential to address the problem and build sustainable actions and solutions.

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20 Nov 2018

Climate disruption and its consequences are an emerging public health crisis. While much emphasis is placed on adaptation and mitigation, there is no long‐term plan to support those who face environmental displacement.

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29 Oct 2018

In this paper, data collected about disability in Australia are examined, in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) peoples. Data on the prevalence of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is an essential component of effective disability policy, planning and implementation....

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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...

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8 Oct 2018

Racism may affect health through differential access to, and quality of, healthcare. This study examined associations between experience of racism and unmet need and satisfaction with healthcare.

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8 Oct 2018

Improving primary health care and local government collaboration has great potential to improve the quality of health planning and action on social determinants, thus advancing population health and health equity.

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8 Oct 2018

Climate policies that integrate the price of greenhouse gas emissions into the price of food commodities in Australia are compatible with public health objectives to reduce diet‐related disease mortality.

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8 Oct 2018

Increasing physical activity in settings where less active children are already participating, specifically in school settings and during free time, may have more immediate benefits than encouraging children to be active in new settings.

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1 Oct 2018

As the population ages, the demand on health care services will continue to rise. The ways in which health and social care services are funded and delivered to older individuals need to be addressed to meet future demands.

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20 Sep 2018

This study expands on current knowledge and further defines the breadth of market influence that the top ten food companies have within the Australian food context, and how they use their brand power to create an illusion of choice for consumers.

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10 Sep 2018

The effects of global warming and climate disruption are only two of a series of issues facing Pacific Island nations. Increasing GHGs and planetary temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are potentially catastrophic for these low-lying islands.

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23 Jul 2018

This article argues that the measure of food insecurity employed in national surveys in Australia may underestimate its prevalence and public health significance.

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4 Jul 2018

This manuscript reports descriptive findings of transport behaviours among teenagers in Southland, New Zealand, and discusses the implications of these for public health and policy.

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4 Jul 2018

This article argues that Australians are likely to be more receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to the public health benefits of using them.

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15 Jun 2018

This study reports the findings of a systematic review of the published literature evaluating the impact of substance use programs on Australian Indigenous youth.

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11 Jun 2018

The objective of this research was to investigate the association between domains of nutrition risk with hospitalisations and mortality for New Zealand Māori and non‐Māori in advanced age.

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6 Jun 2018

This paper reports on a multifaceted response to build capacity and willingness of health professionals to identify signs of family violence and engage with referral pathways to on‐site legal assistance.

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12 Apr 2018

The objective of this research was to construct and compare a 2013 New Zealand population derived from Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with the 2013 census population and a 2013 Health Service Utilisation population, and to ascertain the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence...