Community health


20 Nov 2019

This 2019 edition of the NDS's report finds that while operating conditions might have improved, serious issues around pricing, sustainability and regulations continue to present great challenges for the disability services sector.

Briefing paper

19 Nov 2019

Worrying trends in the United Kingdom’s public health have emerged in recent years that cannot be overlooked by the incoming government. This briefing focuses on what action the next government needs to take to create a healthier UK society.


18 Nov 2019

AusVaxSafety is a national system for monitoring vaccine safety in Australia. The report shows how people receiving vaccines, or their parents and carers, responded to the SMS about their health a few days after their vaccination at each schedule point in the National Immunisation Program...


15 Nov 2019

People using aged care also use health care services. This report presents the first results from a project that linked data across aged care and health care services. These examine how people’s use of GPs and specialists, patterns of prescriptions dispensed to them, and their...


Putting the New Zealand disability strategy into action
14 Nov 2019

This strategy document presents priority work programmes and actions developed through a co-design process by government agencies, disabled people and their representative organisations.


1 Nov 2019

The findings from this CHF national survey of 1,700 people shows that Australians with chronic and complex needs are less activated than their healthier counterparts. People with pressing healthcare needs may be less aware of their condition or able to get the care they need....


29 Oct 2019

This report proposes an approach to ensure that the extensive capacities of the U.S. government in the areas of maternal health, reproductive health, family plan­ning, and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response are no longer left on the sidelines in crisis response and recovery.


23 Oct 2019

The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey is an annual snapshot of the current health behaviours, knowledge and information needs of women living in Australia. Bringing to light findings that indicate specific gaps can help guide providers of health services and information for women in Australia...

Journal article

18 Oct 2019

Junior doctors, in their first four years of medical work, are an important part of the health care team. Attracting and retaining these doctors to rural areas underpins the development of the future rural workforce. This is the first national‐scale study about satisfaction of junior...


The final report from the Young people's future health inquiry
16 Oct 2019

This is the final report from the Young people’s future health inquiry . It sets out a range of factors that are putting the UK’s 12-24 year-olds at risk of ill-health later in life.


The health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand
7 Oct 2019

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.

Audio podcast

3 Oct 2019

In this Brotherhood Talks podcast, an expert panel discusses the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), said to be the biggest social policy reform since Medicare. The panel includes an architect of the scheme, Professor Bruce Bonyhady, who is now Executive Chair and...


30 Sep 2019

Nurses play a vital role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), particularly those with chronic and complex physical or mental health problems. This project aims to redevelop the specialist practice standards for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) nursing.


25 Sep 2019

In 2017–18, an estimated $185.4 billion was spent on health goods and services in Australia. This equates to an average of approximately $7,485 per person and represents 10% of overall economic activity for this period.

Journal article

25 Sep 2019

The growing number of pathways for market actors to exert undue infuence over national and international regulatory environments provided by free trade agreements has given many cause to be concerned. This article presents several avenues for public health scholars, advocates and practitioners to explore to...

Briefing paper

11 Sep 2019

This briefing paper reveals new data which shows millions of children living in war zones or forced to flee as refugees will require support to address mental illness caused by war. At least 24 million children require some form of mental health support to deal...


A whole-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health
10 Sep 2019

The Health Foundation is working to bring about change through their Healthy Lives strategy. Building on previous work, this report makes the case for a whole-government approach to improve health in the United Kingdom, and identifies some of the steps required to achieve it.

Briefing paper

10 Sep 2019

This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings from an evaluation of the IDFVS, undertaken by researchers from the University of New South Wales. The evaluation found that the program has filled a major gap in the service system by providing services to women still...


9 Sep 2019

This report compares the health and health service use of Australians who receive the Disability Support Pension with those receiving wages or business income. It also examines the health of people receiving Newstart (unemployment benefit).


4 Sep 2019

The Health and Disability System Review is charged with taking a system-wide approach to what needs to change to ensure the health and disability system of the future achieves better and more equitable health and wellbeing outcomes. This interim report indicates the direction of change...