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Asleep on the job: costs of inadequate sleep in Australia

The report investigated the economic consequences of inadequate sleep, finding that inadequate sleep is highly prevalent in Australia, with an estimated 39.8% of Australian adults experiencing some form of inadequate sleep.

Monitoring the implementation of Transforming Health: indicator report (3rd ed. July 2017)

Health Performance Council (HPC) indicator reports monitor changes over SA Health's Transforming Health program implementation.

Revisit review of Country Health Advisory Councils governance arrangements

This report outlines advice on possible improvements to Country Health Advisory Councils (HAC) governance arrangements and information provision and engagement activities.

Insight: NZ's mental health at breaking point?

The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. What are New Zealand's services doing to keep up?

AIHW Corporate plan 2017–18 to 2020–21

This AIHW Corporate plan 2017–18 to 2020–21 highlights the achievements planned to occur during the 2017–18 year that will help to provide Australians with quality, nationally-consistent health and welfare information.

Tipping the scales: Australian obesity prevention consensus

In this report, the agencies identify eight clear, practical, evidence-based actions the Australian government must take to reduce the enormous strain excess weight and poor diets are having on the nation’s physical and economic health.
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The healthy eating agenda in Australia. Is salt a priority for manufacturers?

This article examines how Australian food manufacturers are responding to global initiatives to reduce people's salt consumption.

Quantifying the association between self-reported diabetes/smoking and periodontitis in the NZ adult population

Background: Little is known of the periodontal status of the New Zealand (NZ) adult population, despite the availability of data from three national oral health surveys undertaken in 1976, 1988 and 2009. Although the first two surveys provided an epidemiological overview of the NZ population's...

A dirty determinant of health: What is the role of public health units in reducing the inequitable effects of inadequate income on health and wellbeing?

This study examines the role regional public health units could play in contributing to reducing the inequitable effects inadequate income has on health and wellbeing. It also recommends appropriate steps for Wellington's Regional Public Health. It uses qualitative methods involving six group interviews with key...

New Zealand’s health service performs well, but inequities remain high

This article presents an overview and assessment of the New Zealand health system.