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Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness
This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Improving the engagement of Aboriginal families with maternal and child health services: a new model of care
The purpose of this paper is to outline the Early Assessment Referral Links (EARL) concept that was trialled in the Glenelg Shire in Victoria, Australia (2009–2014) to improve the engagement of Aboriginal families in maternal and child health (MCH) services.
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.
Improving health equity among young people: the role of social enterprise - an evidence and practice summary
Work integration social enterprises provide one mechanism for addressing the root causes of health inequity among young people. This guide summarises the ‘better-practice’ features, contexts and design of successful, youth-focused work integration social enterprises.
Dementia data gaps and opportunities
Persistent gaps in national data limit monitoring and reporting on dementia in Australia. This report discusses current dementia data gaps and identifies ways in which these gaps can be systematically and strategically addressed.
NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far
NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) is England’s COVID-19 contact tracing programme. This report outlines how the programme works and analyses the key stages in the development of testing and contact tracing in England. Following this, it highlights some of the ongoing challenges faced by NHSTT...
Post-pandemic governance in the Indo-Pacific
COVID-19 presents new challenges to the existing governance objectives of USAID’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, especially as great power competitors, like China, use the pandemic as a vehicle to further exacerbate existing democratic backsliding, corruption and disinformation.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth report: youth survey 2019
This report adds to existing research and offers rich insights into the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, both by comparing the relative differences with non-Indigenous young people, as well as looking at their absolute results. Both ways of looking at the...
The RHD Endgame Strategy: the blueprint to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is preventable. The collective experience of communities and clinicians, in addition to over 25 years of research, means the knowledge and evidence base now exists to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia. This strategy document brings together this experience, knowledge and...
Are New Zealand children meeting the Ministry of Health guidelines for sleep?
There has been limited data on how many children under five in Aotearoa New Zealand are meeting current sleep duration and sleep quality guidelines. To address this, researchers from Massey University, Queensland University of Technology and the Ministry of Health analysed sleep and sociodemographic data...
Mapping food insecurity
Australia is a prosperous country, but too many families experience food insecurity. This report examines the determinants of the issue, creating a food insecurity index for Central and North Queensland.
What is the impact of early childhood maltreatment on mental health outcomes in middle childhood?
This summary outlines the key findings from the research paper entitled, 'Mental disorders in children known to child protection services during early childhood.' It also discusses the implications of this research for policy and practice.
Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.5
Each family has had their own unique experience of the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. This report looks at how COVID-19 affected our recreational and ‘spare time’ activities.
Halting lives: the impact of COVID-19 on girls and young women
COVID-19 is having an impact on all sectors of society across the world. But its impact does not fall equally: the virus is taking advantage of pre-existing inequalities. Plan International commissioned this research to look specifically at the impact of the current pandemic on girls...
Australia's community sector and COVID-19: supporting communities through crisis
This report provides insight into the status of Australia’s community sector during July 2020, a period in which the sector grappled with the significant health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and rapid changes in policy and service delivery.
VicHealth coronavirus Victorian wellbeing impact study
VicHealth undertook a survey to understand the impact on Victorians of the first coronavirus related restrictions that took place in March–May 2020, now known as the first lockdown. This report outlines the findings.
“He’s never coming back”
This report examines the cases of eight people with disabilities who died in custody in Western Australia between 2015 and 2020, six of whom were Aboriginal people.
Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to significant changes in how NHS services are delivered and used. This has seen an acceleration of policies that have previously only made incremental progress.
Impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people who contact Kids Helpline
This report examines the types of COVID-19-related concerns that children and young people aged 5 to 25 years raised with Kids Helpline counsellors between January and the end of April 2020.
What next? Priorities for Britain
A nationally representative poll of over 10,000 British people has looked at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and how people’s attitudes have changed. Demos researchers found that the nation is divided on their experiences and attitudes.
Capital financing for residential aged care: call for submissions
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released this paper describing the history of capital financing arrangements in residential aged care, and how the current arrangements operate.
Far from ‘mission accomplished’: time to re-energise tobacco control in Australia
This article explores a brief history of tobacco control, in relation to policy reform and recent evidence, and outline the case for re-energising tobacco control at a time when public health has gained new political and social currency.
Smoke-free environments: current status and remaining challenges in Australia
There is strong evidence that smoke-free environments support smokers to make a quit attempt, support ex-smokers to maintain their resolve, and protect the health of non-smokers and ex-smokers alike.
Accessing the most lethal product on the market: community perceptions of tobacco accessibility in NSW, Australia
This study aims to describe the perceived ease of accessing tobacco retail outlets in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, and the sociodemographic factors associated with reported higher density of tobacco retail outlets.
Tackling Indigenous smoking: a good news story in Australian tobacco control
The achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control are among the most encouraging stories in Australian tobacco control and in efforts to improve Indigenous health and to Close The Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.