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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Risk factors contributing to chronic disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2012)

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition.

South Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition provides an up-to-date, evidence-based national resource created to help all health professionals delivering primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The use of this guide may help to prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote health. This guide contains Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-specific information on:

  • lifestyle factors (including smoking, overweight/obesity, physical activity, and alcohol)
  • health among specific populations (child health, adolescent health, and the health of older people)
  • chronic conditions (cardiovascular health, rheumatic heart disease, respiratory health, kidney health, diabetes, and cancer)
  • infections conditions (sexual health and bloodborne viruses)
  • other health conditions (oral health, eye health, ear health, and mental health).

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Alzheimer's Australia (2010)

Towards a national dementia preventative health strategy.

Canberra: Alzheimer's Australia

Closing the gap: tackling chronic disease: the Australian Government's Indigenous chronic disease package (2010)

Closing the Gap - Tackling Indigenous Chronic Disease

This pamphlet outlines the Australian Government's commitment to closing the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by preventing and treating chronic disease. The package will tackle chronic disease through:

  • health promotion and prevention of ill health, in particular healthy lifestyle programs improved financial support for the Aboriginal community-controlled
  • health sector in the delivery of primary health care addressing barriers to access to follow-up services, such as allied health and the Pharmaceutical
  • Benefits Scheme growing the numbers and skills of Indigenous health workers

The pamphlet also presents the breakdown of funding totalling $805.5m over four years (starting in 2009-10 and ending in 2012-13).

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Helping Indigenous Australians to reduce their risk of chronic disease (2010)

Closing the Gap – Indigenous Chronic Disease Department of Health and Ageing

This factsheet describes the initiative undertaken by the Australian Government under the Closing the gap strategy, which funds a national network of healthy lifestyle workers in an effort to reduce risk factors that contribute to preventable chronic disease in Indigenous communities.

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Ipsos-Eureka Social Research Institute, Winangali Pty Ltd (2010)

Developmental research to inform the local Indigenous community campaigns to promote better health.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Tri-State Agreement (2010)

Northern Territory Government

The tri-state agreement between governments in the Northern Territory (NT), Western Australia (WA) and South Australia (SA) resulted from a growth in demand for renal services in Alice Springs for a population that flows from beyond the borders of the NT.

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Queensland Health (2010)

Making tracks toward closing the gap in health outcomes for Indigenous Queenslanders by 2033.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Last updated: 18 November 2016
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