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Telling the story of arts and health in South Australia

This report details the history of arts and health in South Australia, exploring how local work came to national prominence and inspired the National Arts and Health Framework.

Investigating enhancements of Indigenous data in suicide-relevant data sets

Accurate and timely data about suicide and suicidal behaviour of Indigenous Australians are important to measure progress against Closing the Gap Target 14. Through a desktop review and consultation with stakeholders, this report found a high degree of complexity in the process of classifying, coding...
Briefing paper

A roadmap towards scalable value-based payments in Australian healthcare

The author of this paper argues that embedding value-based payment models into the Australian healthcare system must travel down a digital road, while maintaining clinical safety and promoting health equity.
Discussion paper

Inquiry into Long Covid and repeated Covid infections: issues paper

This issues paper has been released to provide interested parties with an update on the Committee’s inquiry to date, and also to identify some of the issues and themes emerging from the Committee’s preliminary investigations and to highlight gaps and areas that the Committee intends...

NDS safer and stronger project: July 2020 – June 2022

This report reflects on a two year project funded by the Victorian Government to help the disability sector protect society's more vulnerable people during the COCID19 pandemic. The project has concluded but has left a significant legacy of achievements.

A new Medicare: strengthening general practice

This report calls for an overhaul of the way general practitioners work and get paid so Australia can turn the tide of chronic disease, keep more people out of hospital, and ensure poorer Australians get the care they need when they need it.

Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities

Other authors
Renu Addlakha (Centre for Women’s Development Studies, India), Anthony Danso-Appiah (University of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis and Policy), Alessandra Aresu (Humanity & Inclusion), Jerome Bickenbach (University of Lucerne, Switzerland), Alexandre Bloxs (World Federation of the Deaf), Marieke Boersma (Light for the World), Jarrod Clyne (International Disability Alliance), Sarah Collinson (Sightsavers), Julian Eaton (CBM Global Disability Inclusion and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Danny Haddad (CBM Global Disability Inclusion), Dominic Haslam (Sightsavers), Xiangyang Hu (China Disabled Persons’ Federation), Lisa Iezzoni (Harvard Medical School, USA), Anne Kavanagh (University of Melbourne, Australia), Gloria Krahn (Disability consultant for government and university groups), Hannah Kuper (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom), Vivian Lin (University of Hong Kong), Caitlin Littleton (HelpAge International), Amanda McRae (Women Enabled International), Manel Mhiri (Inclusion International), Sophie Mitra (Fordham University, USA), Sagit Mor (University of Haifa, Israel), Susan L. Parish (Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions, USA), Andrea Pregel (Sightsavers), Susannah Rodgers (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom), Dikaios Sakellariou (Cardiff University, United Kingdom), Michael Schwinger (CBM International), Ashley Shew (Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech, USA), Shahin Soltani (Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Bonnielin Swenor (Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, USA), Alberto Vásquez Encalada (Center for Inclusive Policy), Martine Abel Williamson (World Blind Union), Sandra Willis (World Enabled and Columbia University, USA).
This report demonstrates that while some progress has been made in recent years, people with disabilities continue to die earlier, have poorer health, and experience more limitations in everyday functioning than others.

Preparing Australia: designing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

This report argues for the establishment of an Australian Centre for Disease Control - to bring together the various elements of health protection and promotion into one organisation.
Discussion paper

Precision health: exploring opportunities and challenges to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat disease more precisely in Aotearoa New Zealand

Precision health is an exciting and rapidly developing field that holds the potential to significantly improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, whānau and communities across Aotearoa. The Ministry of Health wants to hear about the opportunities and challenges that exist now and into the...
Policy report

Policy futures: a reform agenda

It is intended that this publication will serve to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust also hope that it will encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that...

How the experiences and circumstances of culturally and linguistically diverse children and families influence child mental health

This paper explores how the experiences of children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds can affect child mental health. It looks specifically at the experiences of parents and children who migrated to Australia for non-humanitarian reasons, such as work, education or family.

State of the disability sector 2022

NDS’s State of the Disability Sector Report 2022 is based on responses from 364 disability service providers who took part in this national annual sector survey. The latest report reveals a difficult operating environment for most providers, but there are some glimmers of hope, with...

General Practice Crisis Summit: white paper

This document was produced by the RACGP as an overview of the discussion and recommendations put forward at the General Practice Crisis Summit, held in Canberra on 5 October 2022.

Shining a light: radiotherapy cancer treatment in Australia

This white paper highlights the most significant obstacles to accessing radiotherapy cancer care in Australia including access, awareness, and financial burden; and provides three evidence-based recommendations to improve utilisation of radiotherapy and health outcomes for Australians living with cancer.
Briefing paper

Increasing research evidence translation and utilisation to improve population health outcomes

Responding to calls for increased evidence-informed public health and increased impacts from research, the aims of this policy evidence brief are to present the main barriers to research evidence translation and utilisation in public health, and explore strategies that can address these barriers.

Hygiene poverty in Australian schools: the hidden crisis

Hygiene poverty is emerging as a significant crisis, not just for low-income countries, but also high-income OECD countries - in the wake of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report was commissioned with the goal of informing further discussion about the needs of those...

Australia’s medical workforce: maldistributed and lately never enough

This paper covers the spread of, and interactions within, the medical workforce in recent decades. It does this in order to illustrate the way in which a bias towards hospital and specialist care has occurred.

Antimicrobial resistance: the silent global pandemic

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most serious global public health threats of the 21st Century. This paper argues that now is the time for strong and sustained action on antimicrobial resistance, as this may well be the cause of the next global pandemic.

Serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have served since 1985: suicide monitoring 1997 to 2020

This report is the fifth annual update monitoring deaths by suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The population considered are ADF members who served between 1985 and 2020.

Change the future: reducing the impact of the diabetes epidemic

This report reveals the spiralling impact of diabetes, and warns that unless urgent action is taken, the condition and its complications threaten to overwhelm the Australian health system.