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The Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service uses the following strategies to improve the lifespan and quality of life of its clients: being a part of the community; using traditional health care; yarnin (stroytelling or narrative therapy); cooperative work with other organisations; and thinking laterally when...
The prison health system presents an opportunity to improve Aboriginal prisoners’ health and wellbeing, diagnose and treat health and mental health problems, and mitigate the effects of harmful behaviours.
The prison health system presents an opportunity to improve Aboriginal prisoners’...
This short paper presents lessons from the field from an Aboriginal cultural consultant and a non-Aboriginal health researcher.
Having embarked on a journey in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, other researchers have asked about our experiences. There are several...
Compared with non-Indigenous Australians, Indigenous people tended to report lower levels of emotional wellbeing but they were more likely to say that they were satisfied with life.
The wellbeing of Indigenous Australians is an important concern, given that so many have...
This paper presents the results of a project that considered how research might best contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing in the year 2030.
In late 2012, the Lowitja Institute embarked on a project using ‘futures...
An evaluation of the six demonstration projects funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health over three years aimed at improving the sexual health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
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Compared to the general South Australian urban population, people in this study reported lower levels of physical and mental health and experience of racism was associated with poorer health outcomes of participants.
After consultations with policy makers and practitioners, key policy issues were identified...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health labour force statistics and data quality assessment provides comprehensive data on the Indigenous health labour force.
Data are drawn from censuses, surveys and administrative data sources. The report presents information on Indigenous medical practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health workers...
Significant health disparities exist between indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. But how can policy makers reduce these disparities if high-quality data isn't available?
The International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement is committed to the highest quality...
The need for research to better address health disparities in Indigenous people has been widely recognised. This paper examines past policies and outlines issues for Indigenous health policy in the future.
There is considerate potential for health research to contribute to better health services...