Provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.
This article argues that Australia and the Australian Defence Force must look more deeply at the way men and women treat men, that men must be encouraged to open up and talk when they need help, and that suicide must be regarded not as an...
This paper reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics associated with effective cross-agency responses identified in the research literature.
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 sets out the status of precision medicine, where it is likely to go over the next five to ten years, opportunities on which to capitalise, challenges for which to prepare and the considerable potential of precision medicine to enhance medical practice and transform...
This research examined iTaukei women's awareness and practice of family planning methods. The research was conducted in New Zealand and Fiji to ascertain differences in behaviour within the context of changing developmental settings.
The 1.5 million Australians living with Type 2 Diabetes are twice as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death, where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops working, compared to those without the condition, according to this report.
The gaps and solutions raised in this report should not be seen as a fundamental criticism of the NDIS or the NDIA, which is an important step forward in disability reform in Australia. Instead, they should be viewed as a way of adding national psychosocial...
This report presents data at a state and territory level for the first 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17) of the Public Dental Waiting Times National Minimum Data Set.
This report provides an assessment of the evidence for sugar taxes as a fiscal instrument to improve health. Forty-seven peer-reviewed studies and working papers published in the last five years were reviewed, summarised and assessed for key methodological issues.
Presents the latest available data on new cases of type 1 diabetes, insulin-treated type 2 diabetes and insulin-treated gestational diabetes, as part of the ongoing national reporting using the 2016 National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register.
Emergency management services aim to reduce the risks of and the adverse effects from emergency events on individuals, communities and the environment1. An emergency event is one that endangers or threatens to endanger life, property and/or the environment, and requires a significant and coordinated response,...
Failure to follow up abnormal test results is an important patient safety issue and requires urgent attention.
As first reported in the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate represents approximately USD $119B of the USD $3.7T global wellness economy. This rapidly growing sector has historically included residential, hospitality, and mixed-use real-estate developments with wellness-related facilities and services incorporated into...
This document provides an overview of information gained from influenza surveillance in New Zealand in 2016. The New Zealand influenza surveillance system compiles information from a variety of sources on disease burden, epidemiology, viral aetiology, risk factors, clinical presentation and outcomes, and vaccine effectiveness.
Nearly 245,000 older people died between July 2012 and June 2014. This report presents information on the cause of death patterns and any aged care services they used before their death. This is the first time this analysis has been done in Australia.
Between 2008–09 and 2012–13, just over 1,200 people aged 15 and older sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in Australia, and were admitted to a specialist spinal unit.
This report examines the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel in 2001–2015, and identifies characteristics that may be associated with suicide risk.
This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.
This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.