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Pina Palya, Pina Kulilku (Good Ears, Good Learning)

 

Overview

The Pina Palya, Pina Kulilku (Good Ears, Good Learning) project aimed to develop a culturally appropriate, multi‐faceted program of early ear screening and an enhanced awareness campaign for the prevention of otitis media (OM, ear disease). The three‐year intervention project ran in Kalgoorlie‐Boulder and five other Aboriginal communities in the Western Australian (WA) Goldfields region.

The components to the program were:

The project arose from research conducted between 1999 and 2005 in Kalgoorlie investigating OM and the upper respiratory tract (upper airway) and was a collaboration between the Telethon Kids Institute, Population Health, Bega Garbirringu Health Service, Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni and the Rural Clinical School of WA.

Abstract adapted from Pina Palya, Pina Kulilku (Good Ears, Good Learning) paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference

Contacts

Telethon Kids Institute
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7777
Fax: (08) 9489 7700
Email: contact@telethonkids.org.au

Related publications

Telethon Kids Institute (2014)

Pina Palya, Pina Kulilku Good Ears, Good Learning: community report 2014.

Perth, WA: Telethon Kids Institute

Jacoby P, Carville KS, Hall G, Riley TV, Bowman J, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2011)

Crowding and other strong predictors of upper respiratory tract carriage of otitis media-related bacteria in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 30(6): 480-485

Sun W, Monck R, Forrest M, Gilchrist B, Stokes A , Mahony A, Douglas C , Jeffries‐Stokes C, Lannigan F, Lehmann D, Bega Garbirringu Health Service , Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni  (2011)

Pina palya, pina kulilku (good ears, good learning).

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 13-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Lehmann D, Arumugaswamy A, Elsbury D, Finucane J, Stokes A, Monck R, Jeffries-Stokes C, McAullay D, Coates H, Stanley FJ (2008)

The Kalgoorlie Otitis Media Research Project: rationale, methods, population characteristics and ethical considerations.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 22(1): 60-71

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Last updated: 21 June 2017
 
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