Remote health



The roadmap to telehealth efficacy: care, health, and digital equities

In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
Journal article

Equity in access: a mixed methods exploration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme access program for the Kimberley Region, Western Australia

This study explores the process and early outcomes of work undertaken by a program to increase Aboriginal people’s awareness of, and access to, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Discussion paper

Making tracks towards health equity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples—working together to achieve life expectancy parity by 2031

This discussion paper explores how Queensland's healthcare system—and broader society—can achieve health equity with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program

Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program aims to reduce the impact of ear disease and hearing loss on Indigenous children by providing a range of frontline services in remote areas. This report summarises the services provided by the program between 2007 and 2019.

Gunbalanya-Kakadu disease cluster investigation: final report

This is the final report from the Northern Territory Government on the investigations into the findings of a retrospective cohort study on long-term Aboriginal residents living in the Gunbalanya-Kakadu area.

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.
Journal article

A community-based co-designed genetic health service model for Aboriginal Australians

This research presents client and staff perspectives of a model of clinical genetics services provided by the MJD Foundation (MJDF) in geographically and culturally complex contexts within the Northern Territory of Australia.
Journal article

Review of kidney health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of key information on kidney health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia to inform those involved or who have an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and kidney health...

Review into the quality of health services provided by Bamaga Hospital

This report presents the findings of an investigation into the safety and quality of health services at Bamaga Hospital, Queensland, following the death of of a six-year-old Torres Strait Islander boy from Bamaga, Queensland.
Journal article

Risk factors for renal disease and diabetes in remote Australia – findings from the Western Desert Kidney Health Project

This article presents the findings for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, determining the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), kidney disease and associated risk factors in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia.

The “unsung” impact of COVID-19 on the Aboriginal community controlled health services in Western Australia

The following documentation highlights some of these elements to date in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as collated by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA).
Policy report

Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: perspectives on public policy

This resource is a compilation of eight short papers that have been written during the rapid escalation of the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new prescription: preparing for a healthcare transformation

Australia needs a new prescription for healthcare – a focus on prevention and wellness, enabled by technology. To help meet this challenge, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has drawn on expertise from across the nation to prepare this map for step-change.

COVID-19 toolkit

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) COVID-19 Toolkit has been developed to assist KAMS remote clinics, Kimberley Renal Services and Headspace Broome in planning and responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Journal article

Addressing profound disadvantages to improve Indigenous health and reduce hospitalisation

This article presents the findings of a study exploring how to improve health service utilisations for Aboriginal people in the Katherine region.

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: in brief

This in-brief report provides an overview of the data in the main report, also titled ‘Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia’.
Position paper

National Rural Health Alliance election charter: April 2019

The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations including health consumers, health care professionals, service providers, health educators, researchers, students and the Indigenous health sector.
Briefing paper

Improving access to housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients with complex care needs

This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.

How to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme for Aboriginal people in remote Australia

The-purpose of this submission is to inform policy and decision-makers of significant current issues about the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Aboriginal people with disability living in remote areas of the Northern Territory (NT).