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This audit presents evidence of high rates of suicide and self-harm in Indigenous people of the Kimberley region, and highlights the need for multidisciplinary, culturally appropriate, innovative and youth-focused approaches to suicide prevention activities.
This study finds that obesity has increased more rapidly in Aboriginal than non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales, but that strategies to limit screen time hold promise.
Objectives: To report 13-year trends in weight status of Australian Aboriginal children, and...
Over the past year, the Indigenous Health Campaign, or Close the Gap, coalition has been working with non Indigenous organisations to reverse the entrenched disparity and poor outcomes in Indigenous health. The campaign has been led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders and...
The Regional Aboriginal Integrated Social and Emotional (RAISE) Wellbeing program commenced in February 2003 as an Aboriginal mental health service partnership between one Aboriginal health service and three mainstream services: a community mental health team, a hospital mental health liaison, and an outback community counselling...
It is well known that the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is considerably poorer than that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. Strategies, policies, programs and funding over many years have been targeted toward improving the health of Indigenous Australians and closing the...
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.
It may well be that Australian Aboriginal culture, before significant European contact, provided conditions for mental health that the rest of the world would envy.
Traditional Aboriginal culture has several factors that strongly reinforce good mental health. Sense of self was seen as being...
The research compared regional differences in the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) detected by echocardiographic screening in high-risk Indigenous Australian children, and examined the logistical and other practical challenges of RHD screening. Thirty-two remote communities in four regions of northern and central Australia were...
To describe patterns of uptake of Indigenous-specific health assessments and associated follow-up items, and examine the barriers and enablers to delivery and billing of follow-up over the first 3 years of implementation of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP).
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...