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Influenza studies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

 

Overview

This project grew out of the concern that the National action plan for human influenza pandemic (Council of Australian Governments, 2006) would be applied to rural and remote Aboriginal communities in a one size fits all approach. The focus of this project was to inform the National action plan about the containment issues faced by Indigenous communities and to share culturally appropriate strategies with other rural, remote and Indigenous communities. The objectives of the project were to:

The project also includes a website FluNews which was developed to distribute information relating to influenza in Indigenous communities. This information is relevant for:

Abstract adapted from James Cook University

Contacts

Dr Jenny Kelly
Senior Research Fellow
Anton Breinl Centre for the School of Public Health
Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences
James Cook University
Townsville Qld 4811
Ph: (07) 4781 5028
Fax: (07) 4781 5254
Email: jenny.kelly@jcu.edu.au

Related publications

Calma T (2011)

Advocacy in the health sector and strategies to mobilise Indigenous communities and rural and remote Australia.

Paper presented at the Listening to Indigenous people about pandemic influenza. 22-23 September 2011, Cairns, Qld

Massey P, Taylor K, Pearce G (2012)

From the ground up [ppt].

Paper presented at the Living longer stronger: AH & MRC chronic disease conference 2012. 19 June 2012, Sydney

Smallwood G (2011)

How communities influence national policy and what are effective strategies for advocacy?.

Paper presented at the Listening to Indigenous people about pandemic influenza. 22-23 September 2011, Cairns, Qld

Miller A (2011)

Influenza studies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: introduction to research project.

Paper presented at the Listening to Indigenous people about pandemic influenza. 22-23 September 2011, Cairns, Qld

Massey P (2011)

Influenza studies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: our research - what we found, the Australian story.

Paper presented at the Listening to Indigenous people about pandemic influenza. 22-23 September 2011, Cairns, Qld

Speare R (2011)

Listening to Indigenous community voices.

Paper presented at the Listening to Indigenous people about pandemic influenza. 22-23 September 2011, Cairns, Qld

Baggoley C (2011)

Pandemic influenza in Australia and the impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Paper presented at the Listening to Indigenous people about pandemic influenza. 22-23 September 2011, Cairns, Qld

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Last updated: 19 March 2014
 
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