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Publications

2017

Foreman J, Xie J, Keel S, van Wijngaarden P, Sandhu SS, Ang GS, Fan Gaskin J, Crowston J, Bourne R, Taylor HR, Dirani M (2017)

The prevalence and causes of vision loss in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: The National Eye Health Survey.

Ophthalmology; Articles in Press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2017.06.001):

George Institute for Global Health (2017)

Low vision, quality of life and independence: a review of the evidence on aids and technologies.

Sydney: Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Hopkins S, Sampson GP, Hendicott PL, Wood JM (2017)

Vision problems and reduced reading outcomes in Queensland schoolchildren.

Optometry and Vision Science; Pre-publication(http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001032):

Johnstone H, Harvey M, Willson J (2017)

Indigenous eye health measures 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Department of Health has funded the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for three years to develop and report annually on a set of Indigenous eye health measures. This first report includes wide-ranging and comprehensive eye health data at the national, state and regional levels. The measures cover the prevalence of vision impairment and blindness; diagnosis and screening; treatment; workforce and outreach programs. They provide an evidence base for monitoring changes in Indigenous eye health over time, for assessing access to and use of eye health services and for identifying gaps in service delivery.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Vision 2020 Australia (2017)

Productivity Commission issues paper into human services.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2016

Foreman J, Keel S, Dunn R, van Wijngaarden P, Taylor HR, Dirani M (2016)

Sampling methodology and site selection in the National Eye Health Survey (NEHS): an Australian population-based prevalence study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12892):

Hopkins S, Sampson GP, Hendicott P, Wood JM (2016)

A visual profile of Queensland Indigenous children.

Optometry and Vision Science; Published Ahead of Print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000797):

2015

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: Northern Territory.

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Indigenous Eye Health Unit (2015)

2015 annual update on the implementation of the roadmap to close the gap for vision.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

Vision 2020 Australia (2015)

Close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye health and vision care: sector funding proposal.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2013

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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

Taylor HR, Boudville A, Anjou M, McNeil R (2013)

The roadmap to close the gap for vision: April 2013 summary report.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report summarises and develops the findings and recommendations in The roadmap to close the gap for vision: full report released in 2012. It builds on the 2008 National Indigenous eye health survey and various successful eye care programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The report provides brief information on various topics including:

  • the current status of Indigenous eye health
  • co-ordination of eye-care
  • why eye-care is important
  • guiding princliples
  • the patient journey
  • trachoma.

The report highlights the need for increased eye services in remote areas and increased utilisation in all areas. It makes 42 specific recommendations and recommends policy changes to improve the quality and sustainability of eye care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.

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

This is the fourth 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 was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, 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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
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