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The findings demonstrate CAARS has been a useful tool for practitioners from a range of professions and sectors. For many practitioners and organisations it has provided opportunities for new ways of building relationships with families and has helped develop a more holistic understanding of the...
Advocacy for Inclusion was approached by Disability ACT in June 2012 to assist with preparations for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). After some consideration Advocacy for Inclusion decided to undertake a research project on the readiness of people with disabilities to exercise control and...
Dental diseases are a costly public health issue that disproportionately affect disadvantaged people.1,2 However in Australia, access to oral health care services is determined largely by the ability to pay. In recent years, there has been growing concern about inequities in access to care, with...
This article reviews the regulation of alcohol advertising (and its effectiveness) in Australia and three comparison countries - and finds some disappointing regulatory failures.
Child obesity represents a significant health issue in New Zealand today, particularly amongst Māori and Pacific families. The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is conducting a performance audit on child obesity, to see how effective the public service is in its efforts to prevent and...
This report summarises and evaluates a program of preventive multi-micronutrient supplementation, peer-counselling and nutrition promotion that was piloted in six remote northern Australian Aboriginal communities.
The Early Childhood Nutrition and Anaemia Prevention Project (ECNAPP) was implemented in six remote communities, four...
This study examined a range of evidence about the barriers to - and facilitators of - the engagement of interpreters as experienced by the health sector and its practitioners.
Summary: Which cities have the highest risk of human and economic losses due to natural hazards? And how will urban exposure to major hazards change over the coming decades? This paper develops a global urban disaster risk index that evaluates the mortality and economic...
This report focuses on trends in fall-related hospital care for people aged 65 and older that occurred over the period 1999-00 to 2010-11. Information is also presented on the incidence and burden of hospitalised fall injury in the financial year 2010-11....
This report presents data on Australia's medical indemnity claims in the public sector, and in the public and private sectors combined, from 2007-08 to 2011-12. The data exclude public sector claims for Western Australia, which did not report its claims data for...