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This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2014.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
Butler T, Callander D, Simpson M (2015)
National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report.
Sydney: Kirby Institute
Carroll E, Page W, Davis JS (2010)
Screening for hepatitis B in East Arnhem Land: a high prevalence of chronic infection despite incomplete screening.
Internal Medicine Journal; 40(11): 784–787
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2010)
CARPA standard treatment manual [5th ed.].
5th ed. Alice Springs: Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
This manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in central and northern Australia without any specific training in remote practice.
The manual topics include:
- emergency and assessment
- patterns of abdominal pain
- chest (breathing) injuries
- child health
- dental and oral problems
- ear and hearing problems
- chronic suppuratives lung disease
- mental health and drug problems
- mental health assessment
- suicide risk
- alcohol and other drugs
- chronic disease
- assessing and reducing cardiovascular risk
- heart failure
- sexual health
- sexually transmitted infections in men
- general topics
- eye problems
- rheumatic fever and heart disease
This resource ensures a sensitive and comprehensive approach to primary health care for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and beyond. Access to the manual requires registration which is free.
The sixth edition of the CARPA manual was released in 2014.
Abstract adapted from Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
Chiu C, Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Deeks S, Mahajan D, Macartney K, Brotherton J, Jardine A, Quinn H, Jelfs J, Booy R, Lawrence G, Jayasinghe S, Roberts A, Senanayake S, Wood N, McIntyre P (2010)
Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007.
Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing
Dent E, Selvey CE, Bell A, Davis J, McDonald MI (2010)
Incomplete protection against hepatitis B among remote Aboriginal adolescents despite full vaccination in infancy.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 435-439
Hull BP, Mahajan D, Dey A, Menzies RI, McIntyre PB (2010)
Immunisation coverage annual report, 2008.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 241-258
Markey P (2010)
Nearing elimination of hepatitis A in the Northern Territory following immunisation of Indigenous infants.
Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(3): 1-6
OzFoodNet Working Group (2010)
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2009.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 396-426