Community health

Journal article

Integrated Child and Family Hub models for detecting and responding to family adversity

Integrated community healthcare Hubs may offer a ‘one stop shop’ for service users with complex health and social needs, and more efficiently use service resources. Various policy imperatives exist to implement Hub models of care, however, there is a dearth of research specifically evaluating Hubs...
Literature review

Models of care in forensic mental health services

This publication provides an evidence-based literature review on best practices pertaining to models of care in the four areas, which broadly represent the main sectors of Forensic Mental Health Service delivery (inpatient, community, prisons, and courts).
Strategy

Sector strengthening plan: health

This Health Sector Strengthening Plan (Health-SSP) is offered as a resource to be used over the next three years to prioritise, partner and negotiate beneficial sector-strengthening strategies. The long-term objective of the Health-SSP is to build a strong community-controlled sector.
Report

The 15 practices of rural community co-produced mental health initiatives: advice from people who are doing them

This paper highlights key advice about things to do and things to think about when establishing and operating rural community co-produced initiatives for local mental health and wellbeing services.
Report

Papua New Guinea's primary health care system: views from the frontline

This report aims to provide insights into how recent PNG government reform efforts are impacting on the primary health care system. Overall, the findings suggest that major health policies and broader reforms implemented under the O’Neill Government to strengthen the health system were struggling to...
Journal article

An exploration of interventions for healing intergeneration trauma to develop successful healing programs for Aboriginal Australians: a literature review

This article explores literature about Indigenous people from around the world to seek interventions which have been successful in healing intergenerational trauma.
Report

Supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria: report of a community volunteer program

This report discusses establishing and evaluating a training scheme for volunteers to support carers of people with dementia in two rural communities in Victoria, Australia.
Report

Characteristics and outcomes associated with carers in Central and Eastern Sydney aged 45 years and over

Care is fundamental to family life and our community wellbeing. This study looked at a group of more than 30,000 people in the Central and Eastern Sydney region who were recruited to the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study around 2008, and have been followed...
Report

Beyond therapy: the multiple benefits of using a service-learning model to enhance paediatric therapy in a remote area school

Flinders University researchers led a collaborative initiative between health and education staff that provided two four-week blocks of intense physiotherapy services at an additional needs school in Alice Springs. This report has been released to inform future service-learning placements in the same and comparable contexts.
Report

Increasing and improving community mental health supports in Western Australia

Service providers have long been aware of the lack of community mental health supports in Western Australia. This project brought together co-design and research processes to examine the need for community mental health supports from a lived experience perspective.
Article

Collaborating with communities delivers better oral health for Indigenous kids in rural Australia

Aboriginal children in rural Australia have up to three times the rate of tooth decay compared to other Australian children. Tooth decay can affect a person’s overall health and nutrition because it can affect how they chew and swallow. Tooth decay can also reduce self...
Briefing paper

Data collection for community-based allied health chronic disease management

This paper argues that there is a lack of digital infrastructure to support the collection of allied health data. The authors suggest that development and implementation of nationally consistent clinical terminology for data entry, software interoperability standards for data exchange and sharing, and support for...
Guide

Is your health service age-friendly?

This guide was developed to help health service boards, clinicians, executive teams, staff and community members assess, plan and contribute to the establishment of an age-friendly health service.
Report

Ola manuia: Pacific health and wellbeing action plan 2020–2025

This report was developed with input from Pacific communities, the health sector, and relevant government agencies, to provide a new direction for Pacific health and improve Pacific health and wellbeing.
Report

Sustainable midwifery: supporting improved wellbeing and greater equity

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) was commissioned to investigate the contribution of midwifery to improving health outcomes.
Journal article

Hospitalisation for cirrhosis in Australia: disparities in presentation and outcomes for Indigenous Australians

This article assesses differences in presentation and patient outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians hospitalised for cirrhosis in Queensland.
Report

Pae tū, pae ora: Pathways to pae ora

This publication features diverse case studies of activity and innovation happening in the New Zealand public health sector.
Report

Aboriginal health and wellbeing services

This report explores strengths-based, bottom-up approaches to delivering Aboriginal health and wellbeing services. It focuses on three case study organisations across two sites, all of which have reputations for maintaining highly positive relationships with their communities.
Report

Counting ourselves

Counting Ourselves is the first comprehensive national survey of the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand and was conducted from 21 June till 30 September 2018.
Strategy

Greater creative Bendigo

Greater Creative Bendigo embraces cultural and creative industries as fundamental to our city’s liveability and to our future.