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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with physical activity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report, the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander burden of disease study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, provides a set of estimates of the fatal and non-fatal burden of disease for the 2011 and 2003 reference years. It also provides estimates of attributable burden for various risk factors, as well as disaggregation of estimates by selected states and territories, socioeconomic group and remoteness. Estimates of the gap in disease burden between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported.

The study provides an evidence base to inform health policy, program and service delivery. This, in turn, helps to guide expenditure on health that is cost effective, equitable and optimises health gains.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Butcher T, Judd B (2016)

The Aboriginal football ethic.

Griffith Review; 53(July 2016):

Klugman M, Phillips G (2016)

The land we play on.

Griffith Review; 53(July 2016):

Macniven R, Richards J, Gubhaju L, Joshy G, Bauman A, Banks E, Eades S (2016)

Physical activity, healthy lifestyle behaviors, neighborhood environment characteristics and social support among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults.

Preventive Medicine Reports; 3: 203–210

Parnell D, Hylton K (2016)

The community network: an Aboriginal community football club bringing people together. Who or what is making the assists to score social goals?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 22(2): 69-70

Paul C, Sanson-Fisher R, Turon H, Turner N, Conigrave K (2016)

Ready, set, go: a cross-sectional survey to understand priorities and preferences for multiple health behaviour change in a highly disadvantaged group.

BMC Health Services Research; 16: 488

Retrieved 13 September 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1701-2

Rankin P, Morton D, Kent L, Mitchell B (2016)

A community-based lifestyle intervention targeting Type II Diabetes risk factors in an Australian Aboriginal population: a feasibility study.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 16(3)

Retrieved 8 August 2016 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/a-community-based-lifestyle-intervention-targeting-type-ii-diabetes-risk-factors-in-an-australian-aboriginal-population-a-feasibility-study/

Rynne S (2016)

Exploring the pedagogical possibilities of Indigenous sport-for-development programmes using a socio-personal approach.

Sport, Education and Society; 21(4): 605-622

Tolhurst P, Lindberg R, Calder R, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2016)

Australia's health tracker.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

Tolhurst P, Lindberg R, Calder R, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2016)

Australia's health tracker: technical appendix.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

2015

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This is the fifth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It includes 68 key measures under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including environmental factors, socioeconomic factors, community capacity, health behaviours and person-related behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses, is the fifth in a series of reports against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework which are published every two years. This report provides information on a range of measures of health status, determinants of health and the health system performance relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Detailed tables to support the analysis presented in this report are provided.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2014. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2015)

2013 Knockout Health Challenge: evaluation findings.

Sydney: Agency for Clinical Innovation

Gallant D, Sherry E, Nicholson M (2015)

Recreation or rehabilitation? Managing sport for development programs with prison populations.

Sport Management Review; 18(1): 45–56

Noble NE, Paul CL, Turner N, Blunden SV, Oldmeadow C, Turon HE (2015)

A cross-sectional survey and latent class analysis of the prevalence and clustering of health risk factors among people attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

BMC Public Health; 15: 666

Retrieved 15 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2015-8

Smith BJ, Thomas M, Batras D (2015)

Overcoming disparities in organized physical activity: findings from Australian community strategies.

Health Promotion International; Advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dav042):

Stronach M, Maxwell H, Taylor T (2015)

'Sistas' and aunties: sport, physical activity, and Indigenous Australian women.

Annals of Leisure Research; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2015.1051067):

2014

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: physical activity, 2012–13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This report provides detailed adult and child physical activity results collected from the 2012-13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey, derived from self-reported and pedometer collection methods.

Information is presented within selected population characteristics and health risk factors including:

  • children in remote areas (2-17 years)
  • adults in remote areas (over 18 years)
  • remote areas (5 years and over).

Abstract adapted from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Canuto K, McDermott R, Cargo M (2014)

Participant views on participating in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s fitness program.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 31(1): 77

Retrieved 6 September 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-014-0077-3

Ehrlich C, Kendall E, Frey N, Kisely S, Crowe E, Crompton D (2014)

Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness: boundaries of care provision.

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; 23(3): 243-251

Hoare E, Millar L, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Skouteris H, Nichols M, Jacka F, Swinburn B, Chikwendu C, Allender S (2014)

Associations between obesogenic risk and depressive symptomatology in Australian adolescents: a cross-sectional study.

Journal Epidemiology Community Health; 68(8): 767-772

Hossain D, Allen R, Gibson M, Lambden J, Yuginovich T (2014)

Impact of healthy lifestyle program: an intervention study among rural and regional communities in Australia.

International Public Health Forum; 1(1): 8-14

Mendham AE, Duffield R, Marino F, Coutts AJ (2014)

Differences in post-exercise inflammatory and glucose regulatory response between sedentary Indigenous Australian and caucasian men completing a single bout of cycling.

American Journal of Human Biology; 26(2): 208–214

Mishra G, Loxton D, Anderson A, Hockey R, Powers J, Brown W, Dobson A, Duffy L, Graves A, Harris M, Harris S, Lucke J, McLaughlin D, Mooney R, Pachana N, Pease S, Tavener M, Thomson C, Tooth L, Townsend N, Tuckerman R, Byles J (2014)

Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

Brisbane: Women's Health Australia

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (2014)

The QAIHC core indicators : overview of development and technical details : version 3.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Thurber K, Boxall A-M, Partel K (2014)

Overweight and obesity among Indigenous children: individual and social determinants.

Health Policy Issue Briefs; (3): 1-22

This report presents evidence on the increasing obesity rates among Indigenous children. The report considers the following topics in relation to this increasing trend:

  • the current approach adopted to tackle the problem
  • a proposed social determinants of health approach
  • policy context and implications
  • data analysis of the Longitudinal study of Indigenous children
  • data analysis of a case study on soft drink consumption.

In conclusion, the report stresses the importance of developing evidence based programs that are transferable to different settings.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: executive summary.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: stakeholder consultation.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Ware V-A (2014)

Supporting healthy communities through arts programs.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

2013

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Diabetes and disability: impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions and comorbidities.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

State of preventive health 2013.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Canuto K (2013)

Evaluating the effectiveness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's fitness program : a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of South Australia: Adelaide

Canuto KJ, Spagnoletti B, McDermott RA, Cargo M (2013)

Factors influencing attendance in a structured physical activity program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in an urban setting: a mixed methods process evaluation.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 12: 11

Retrieved 24 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-11

Indigenous participation in physical activity (2013)

Department of Sport and Recreation Western Australia

This factsheet gives statistics on the Indigenous participation in physical activity and sport in Australia and may help to identify ways to encourage Indigenous people to become more active. It provides information on:

  • Indigenous participation is physical activity
  • Indigenous rates of participation in Australia by age and gender
  • Western Australian Indigenous rates of participation by role
  • access to sport and physical activity recreation opportunities
  • exercise levels in Australia 2001
  • benefits of Indigenous participation in physical activity
  • barriers to Indigenous participation in physical activity.

Abstract adapted from Department of Sport and Recreation Western Australia

Farrow M, Ellis K (2013)

Physical activity for brain health and fighting dementia.

Canberra: Alzheimer's Australia

Gray C, Macniven R, Thomson N (2013)

Review of physical activity among Indigenous people.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (2013)

Sport – more than just a game: contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring.

Canberra: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

This report was produced following an inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring.

The report draws on submissions to the inquiry from 58 sources, including government departments, local councils, and sporting bodies and clubs, as well as on information gathered at six public hearings. It covers:

  • Sport as a vehicle for 'closing the gap'
  • Rates of participation in sport for Indigenous Australians
  • Corporate partnerships, mentoring and culture.

The report makes 11 recommendations, such as:

  • that funding for sport and active recreation for Indigenous women and girls be prioritised
  • that the Commonwealth Government fund Indigenous sports programs over a longer term, preferably a three year cycle.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local (2013)

Closing the Gap in inner north west Melbourne: a population health needs assessment.

Melbourne: Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Magarey AM, Pettman TL, Wilson A, Mastersson N (2013)

Changes in primary school children's behaviour, knowledge, attitudes, and environments related to nutrition and physical activity.

ISRN Obesity; 2013: 752081

Retrieved 17 February 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/752081

Malseed C (2013)

Deadly Choices health promotion initiative evaluation report: January 1 - December 31, 2013.

Brisbane: Deadly Choices

McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Knight J, Bowman JA, Doherty EL, Wye PM, Wolfenden L, Lecathelinais C, McLachlan S, Wiggers JH (2013)

The delivery of preventive care to clients of community health services.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 167

Retrieved 6 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-167

Moodie ML, Herbert JL, De Silva-Sanigorski AM, Mavoa HM, Keating CL, Carter RC, Waters E, Gibbs L, Swinburn BA (2013)

The cost-effectiveness of a successful community-based obesity prevention program; the Be Active Eat Well Program.

Obesity; 21(10): 2072–2080

Myers JA (2013)

Nutrition and active play practices and sources of information and advice for families of young children living in two disadvantaged areas of Australia.

Master of Public Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

National Rural Health Alliance (2013)

NRHA priority recommendations from the 12th national rural health conference.

Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance

Tanamas SK, Magliano DJ, Lynch B, Sethi P, Willenberg L, Polkinghorne KR, Chadban S, Dunstan D, Shaw JE (2013)

AusDiab 2012 : the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle study.

Melbourne: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Thompson SL, Chenhall RD, Brimblecombe JK (2013)

Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: a qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics.

BMC Public Health; 13: 473

Retrieved 15 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-473

Whelan S, Wright DJ (2013)

Health services use and lifestyle choices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Social Science & Medicine; 84: 1–12

2012

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Dollman J, Maher C, Olds TS, Ridley K (2012)

Physical activity and screen time behaviour in metropolitan, regional and rural adolescents: A cross-sectional study of Australians aged 9-16 years.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; 15(1): 32–37

Firth W, Crook L, Lonesborough A, Thompson M, Worner F, Waminda Board (2012)

Waminda's wellbeing program.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(2): 20-23

Gwynn J (2012)

The food and nutrient intake and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Newcastle: Newcastle

Kelehan M (2012)

The healthy lifestyle capacity building project for the remote physical activity workforce in Aboriginal communities across the Northern Territory, Australia.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; 15(Supplement 1): S258

Li M, McDermott R, D'Onise K, Leonard D (2012)

Folate status and health behaviours in two Australian Indigenous populations in north Queensland.

Public Health Nutrition; 15(10): 1959-1965

Macdonald D, Abbott R, Jenkins D (2012)

Physical activity of remote Indigenous Australian women: a postcolonial analysis of lifestyle.

Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal; 34(1): 39-54

Meldrum K, Dinan-Thompson M (2012)

The provision of ‘fly-in-fly-out’ physical activity programs to Indigenous Cape York communities.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; 15(Supplement 1): S258

Nalatu ST (2012)

Understanding the physical activity patterns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, including the factors that influence participation.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Griffith University: Brisbane

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).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Nelson A (2012)

‘You don't have to be black skinned to be black': Indigenous young people's bodily practices.

Sport, Education and Society; 17(1): 57-75

Nelson AL, Macdonald D, Abbott RA (2012)

A risky business? Health and physical activity from the perspectives of urban Australian Indigenous young people.

Health, Risk & Society; 14(4): 325-340

Queensland Health (2012)

The health of Queenslanders 2012: advancing good health. Fourth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Ricciardelli LA, Mellor D, McCabe MP, Mussap AJ, Hallford DJ, Tyler M (2012)

Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian men: a study protocol.

BMC Public Health; 12: 28

Retrieved 11 January 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-28.pdf

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Valery PC, Ibiebele T, Harris M, Green AC, Cotterill A, Moloney A, Sinha AK, Garvey G (2012)

Diet, physical activity, and obesity in school-aged Indigenous youths in northern Australia.

Journal of Obesity; 2012: 893508

Retrieved 28 March 2012 from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/2012/893508/abs/

2011

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This national statistical publication reports on the health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-24 years of age. This reporting is vital for the development of evidence-based youth policies. Part VII provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and looks at key issues including:

  • health status
  • determinants of health
  • families and communities
  • socioeconomic factors
  • housing
  • health system performance.

The report also highlights areas where work is still needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Physical activity in rural Australia: fact sheet 26 (2011)

National Rural Health Alliance

Paasse G, Adams K (2011)

Working together as a catalyst for change: the development of a peer mentoring model for the prevention of chronic disease in Australian Indigenous communities.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 17(3): 214-219

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (2011)

Making links for healthy places: creating supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity in Aboriginal and Torres strait islander communities in Queensland.

South Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Rusack EM, Dortch J, Hayward K, Renton M, Boer M, Grierson P (2011)

The role of habitus in the maintenance of traditional Noongar plant knowledge in southwest Western Australia.

Human Ecology; 39(5): 673-682

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey, Australia: summary booklet, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey: users' guide, 2008.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4720.0?OpenDocument

This user's guide provides updated information on the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). Updates include information on: family and culture; health; risk factors; education; work; income; and housing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gwynn JD, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Turner N, Cochrane J, Barker DJ, Attia JR (2010)

The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S57-S65

Healthy living (2010)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council, WA Country Health Service

This resource outlines healthy living measures and how to change unhealthy behaviours.

It includes information on:

  • quitting smoking
  • quitting or cutting down alcohol consumption
  • losing weight
  • nutrition
  • vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia.

The resource was produced by the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kiran A, Knights J (2010)

Traditional Indigenous games promoting physical activity and cultural connectedness in primary schools - cluster randomised control trial.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 21(2): 149-151

MacFarlane A, Abbott G, Crawford D, Ball K (2010)

Personal, social and environmental correlates of healthy weight status amongst mothers from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: findings from the READI study.

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 7(23): 1-25

Nelson A, Abbott R, Macdonald D (2010)

Indigenous Australians and physical activity: using a social–ecological model to review the literature.

Health Education Research; 25(3): 498-509

Ranzijn R (2010)

Active ageing —another way to oppress marginalized and disadvantaged elders? Aboriginal Elders as a case study.

Journal of Health Psychology; 15(5): 716-723

Scarr J, Roberts F (2010)

Remote pools 2010: a Royal Life Saving review of swimming pools in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving NT

 
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