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This article investigates the impact of employing Aboriginal health workers on the delivery of diabetes care in remote community health centres. This study was part of the Coordinated Care Trials of health system reform, conducted from 1997 to 2002 in two remote areas of the...
This report compares infection-related mortality rates and pathogens isolated for Indigenous and non-Indigenous adult patients at Alice Springs Hospital - ASH. It finds that Indigenous patients at ASH are 11 times more likely than non-Indigenous patients to die with an infectious disease. This racial disparity...
The ill health and profound disadvantage of Indigenous Australians, particularly of Indigenous children, is well documented, persistent and inadequately addressed. Aboriginal and non-Indigenous professionals and advocates have long called for necessary long-term commitment to and adequate resourcing of health, housing, education, employment and development. Communities...
Recruitment of Indigenous women for cervical screening has improved since 1999. This may have partly contributed to the fall in their cervical cancer incidence and mortality in recent years. Although in most areas Indigenous participation is lower than national levels, in one area it was...
Before 1990, suicide was rare among Indigenous men living in the Northern Territory, and almost unheard of in Indigenous women. Then something changed. Measey and colleagues document 20 years of suicide statistics in the NT, revealing a disturbing trend among young Indigenous men.
The Federal Government's Northern Territory Emergency Response has three broad objectives: stabilisation to protect children and secure their communities; normalisation of services and infrastructures; and longer term sustainability, bringing Indigenous Australians into line with the choices other Australians enjoy. From a health point of view...
Mortality rates in the NT Indigenous population have been increasing since 1977, but there is evidence of a slower rise (or even a fall) in death rates in the 1990s.
These early small changes give reason to hope that some improvements (possibly in medical...
Improving access to primary care in remote communities for the management of diabetes results in net health benefits to patients and cost savings to government, this study finds.
This study examined the impact of the Northern Territory Intervention income management program on store sales and food choices among Aboriginal people since 2007.
Main outcome measures:
Trends in (i) total store sales; (ii) total food and beverage sales; (iii) fruit and vegetables...