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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...
Australia is the only high income country where trachoma is endemic. It occurs primarily in remote and very remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA) and Western Australia (WA). In 2008, cases were also found in New South Wales (NSW) and...
This paper has been produced to facilitate understanding of words and concepts commonly used – and misused – in relation to working thoughtfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout the healthcare sector.
What do people affected by a mental illness and carers say about the help they receive from emergency services? What is needed to improve the response of police and ambulance services, mental health crisis teams, and hospital emergency departments when someone has a mental health...
This paper sets out the key clauses of the government contract for health care provision to asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island, and examines their adequacy in providing for mental and physical health needs.
With the recent return to processing...
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...
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 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 paper considers the policy environment which has surrounded federal government sports funding decisions since federation, concentrating on the period from the 1970s from which time the federal government has become increasingly involved in funding sport at the elite and participation or grassroots levels....
This report focuses on packaging opportunities that may help to reduce or recover food waste, proposes opportunities for industry to address food waste through innovative and sustainable primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
Food security is an emerging challenge for policy makers and companies in...