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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Publications

2012

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 Indigenous people. The use of this guide may help to prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote health. This guide contains Indigenous-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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2010

Alzheimer's Australia (2010)

Towards a national dementia preventative health strategy.

Canberra: Alzheimer's Australia

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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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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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

Queensland Health Cancer Control Team (2010)

Queensland statewide cancer treatment services plan 2010-2017.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

2009

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Croft C (2009)

Chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2010-2020.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 31

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Northern Territory chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2010 - 2020.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: a comparison of chronic disease frameworks and models of care.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: background paper: preventable chronic diseases in Aboriginal populations.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Special counter disaster plan – human pandemic influenza.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Population Health Queensland (2009)

Strategic directions for cancer prevention and control 2009–2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Population Health Queensland (2009)

Strategic directions for communicable disease prevention and control 2009–2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Western Australian Department of Health (2009)

Haematologic malignancy model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource attempts to identify the critical issues to be considered in the development of a model of care for haematologic malignancy. It highlights the need for a functional model which matches resource requirements (i.e. patient needs) to resource availability. This will allow for a more flexible approach accommodating changing treatment methods.

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2008

Australian Capital Territory Department of Health (2008)

ACT chronic disease strategy 2008-2011.

Canberra: Australian Capital Territory Department of Health

Cancer Australia (2008)

A national cancer data strategy for Australia.

Canberra: Cancer Australia

Parker R (2008)

Investigation report to the Hon Justine Elliot MP Minister for Ageing [Investigation into the death of a female Aboriginal elder at Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura (Docker River)].

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Queensland Health (2008)

Queensland strategy for chronic disease 2005-2015: framework for self-management 2008-2015.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (2008)

Development of a chronic disease strategy for Tasmania: a comparison of Australian and international chronic disease policy and models of care: background paper.

Hobart: Tansmanian Department of Health and Human Services

Victorian Department of Human Services (2008)

Victoria's cancer action plan 2008-2011.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Human Services

Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Breast cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how breast cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia (WA). There are nine steps which describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based, and multidisciplinary care resulting in optimum outcomes.

The aim is that all patients should have appropriate access to specialist cancer care as outlined in the patient centred journey:

  • prevention and screening
  • symptomatic presentation
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathways (fast track/staging)
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow up care)
  • survivorship
  • relapse and re-treatment
  • palliative care

The main focus of the model of care is the integration of the following:

  • primary care
  • supportive care
  • psycho-oncology
  • palliative care.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Colorectal cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how colorectal cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia (WA). There are eight steps which describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based, and multidisciplinary care resulting in optimum outcomes.

The aim is that all patients should have appropriate access to specialist cancer care as outlined in the patient centred journey:

  • prevention and screening
  • symptomatic presentation
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathways (fast track/staging)
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow up care)
  • survivorship.

The main focus of the model of care is the integration of the following:

  • primary care
  • supportive care
  • psycho-oncology
  • palliative care.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Gynaecologic cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how gynaecological cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia (WA). There are eight steps which describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based, and multidisciplinary care resulting in optimum outcomes.

The aim is that all patients should have appropriate access to specialist cancer care as outlined by the patient centred journey:

  • prevention and screening
  • symptomatic presentation
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathways (fast track/staging)
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow up care)
  • survivorship.

The main focus of the model of care is the integration of the following:

  • primary care
  • supportive care
  • psycho-oncology
  • palliative care.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Integrated primary care and cancer services model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource outlines the guiding principles for effective primary care, screening, patient involvement and prevention of cancer. It includes essential health care information based on practical, scientifically sound, culturally appropriate and socially acceptable methods. It has been designed to be easily accessible to people in their communities, involves community participation, is integral to, and a central function of, the country's health system, and is the first level of contact with the health system.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Model of care for cancer.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document outlines the model of care for cancer which proposes a strategic state wide linking of all public cancer services in order to improve the care delivered to Western Australian cancer patients.

The aim of the WA Cancer Care Model is to:

  • „ reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer
  • „ improve outcomes and patient satisfaction
  • „ define the necessary clinical services for patients with cancer
  • „ determine the most appropriate setting for delivery of clinical services
  • „ ensure quality of service provision
  • „ identify partnerships between cancer care, primary care and other providers
  • „ create an environment that enables patients with cancer to have access to appropriate care
  • „ empower patients to be actively involved in the decision making processes.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Psycho-oncology model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource seeks to provide information on psychosocial care for people with cancer, their carers and families in Western Australia. It draws heavily upon the recommendations of the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) and the National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Psychosocial Care of Adults with Cancer (2003). The NBCC and NCCI guidelines were developed for use by all health professionals who care for people during the course of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Thoracic cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how thoracic cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia. Thoracic oncology includes all tumours that arise within the thorax. The eight steps outlined in the document describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based and multidisciplinary care, resulting in optimum outcomes. Underpinning this journey is the integration of primary care, supportive care, psycho-oncology and palliative care. The steps include:

  • screening and prevention programs
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathway
  • multidisciplinary team assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow-up care)
  • survivorship.

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Last updated: 21 March 2014
 
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