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2017

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet

This is the sixth report against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The HPF monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health. This report includes updates for all administrative data collections and also the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey results for 2014-15. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes. Data quality limitations and the small size of many estimates affect the ability to effectively monitor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the performance of the health system.

The 2017 HPF report is supported by detailed analyses including dynamic data displays with interactive charts and online tables published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent indicators of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information focuses 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.

Two new sections are featured in this edition of the Overview. With the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them home report a section has been dedicated to Healing which highlights the contribution of healing workers and organisations to supporting people, families and communities impacted by the Stolen Generations. Environmental health with its important link to the social determinants of health is also included for the first time in the Overview 2016.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework.

Retrieved 30 May 2017 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous-data/health-performance-framework/

Carlisle K, Larkins S, Croker F (2017)

Disparities in dental health of rural Australians: hospitalisation rates and utilisation of public dental services in three communities in North Queensland.

Rural and Remote Health; 17: 3807

Retrieved 11 January 2017 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=3807

Chand R, Parker E, Jamieson L (2017)

Differences in, and frames of reference of, Indigenous Australians' self-rated general and oral health.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 28(3): 1087-1103

Dudko Y, Kruger E, Tennant M (2017)

A national analysis of dental waiting lists and point-in-time geographic access to subsidised dental care: can geographic access be improved by offering public dental care through private dental clinics?.

Rural and Remote Health; 17: 3814

Retrieved 12 January 2017 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=3814

Ju X, Brennan D, Parker E, Mills H, Kapellas K, Jamieson L (2017)

Efficacy of an oral health literacy intervention among Indigenous Australian adults.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdoe.12305): 1-14

Pan R, Tong B, Penm R, Bernadette Kok B, Watson J (2017)

Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment: Oral Health Program - July 2012 to December 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This is the second report on oral health services funded by the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program and its successor, the Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment Oral Health Program. It covers the period from July 2012 to December 2015. Both programs were funded by the Australian Government and implemented by the Northern Territory (NT) Government.

The oral health services examined in this report include a program of preventive services involving applications of fissure sealants and full-mouth fluoride varnish, and clinical services including tooth extraction under general anaesthesia. Information is provided on the services delivered as well as on the oral health of the children and adolescents who received these services. Where available, data from August 2007 to June 2012 have been included to allow examination of the effect of oral health services over the life course of associated programs delivered in the NT.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Schluter PJ, Askew DA, Spurling GK, Lee M, Hayman N (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander oral health and its impact among adults: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Dental Journal; 62(1): 84-94

Schuch HS, Haag DG, Kapellas K, Arantes R, Peres MA, Thomson WM, Jamieson LM (2017)

The magnitude of Indigenous and non-Indigenous oral health inequalities in Brazil, New Zealand and Australia.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdoe.12307):

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2017)

Report on government services 2017, volume E: Health.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report presents data on the equity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of government health services, including services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for the period 2014-15. It primarily concentrates on the performance of:

  • primary and community health services
  • ambulance services
  • public hospital services
  • mental health management services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2016

Do LG, Spencer AJ, eds. (2016)

Oral health of Australian children: The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14.

Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press

This publication provides a detailed snapshot of child oral health in Australia. It describes the levels of dental caries and its components, dental fluorosis and other oral health conditions. It also describes other protective factors such as tooth-brushing and the use of fluoridated toothpastes. The use of dental services by children so as to manage existing oral disease and to contribute to the prevention of dental caries are detailed. Important information of the patterns of dietary intake that might impact on child oral health are presented. The report describes patterns of oral health status and behaviours of a nationally representative sample of Indigenous children. Further, socioeconomic inequalities in child oral health and behaviours are examined. Finally, the report presents information on child oral health using frameworks that emphasise variation by the socio-economic characteristics of children's households and their reported pattern of dental service use across Australian states and territories.

Abstract adapted from editors

Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (2016)

AHMRC oral health position paper: achieving oral health equity for Aboriginal communities in NSW.

Sydney: Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, Brown A, Bartold M, O’Dea K, Celermajer D, Jamieson LM (2016)

Factors associated with routine dental attendance among Aboriginal Australians.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 67-80

Arrow P (2016)

Service use and perceived need among an Aboriginal population in Western Australia.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 90-100

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 Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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

Bailie C, Matthews V, Bailie J, Burgess P, Copley K, Kennedy C, Moore L, Larkins S, Thompson S, Bailie RS (2016)

Determinants and gaps in preventive care delivery for Indigenous Australians: a cross-sectional analysis.

Frontiers in Public Health; 4: 34

Retrieved 10 March 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00034

Bilic S, Blomberg I, Burry K, Chong E, Yeung E, Ariyawardana A (2016)

Oral-health-related quality of life of dental patients: a hospital based study in far north Queensland, Australia.

Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jicd.12216):

Caffery L, Bradford N, Meurer M, Smith A (2016)

Association between patient age, geographical location, Indigenous status and hospitalisation for oral and dental conditions in Queensland, Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online Early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15105): 1-7

Chrisopoulos S, Harford JE, Ellershaw A (2016)

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

de Silva AM, Martin-Kerry J, Geale A, Cole D (2016)

Flying blind: trying to find solutions to Indigenous oral health.

Australian Health Review; 40(5): 570-583

de Silva AM, Martin-Kerry JM, McKee K, Cole D (2016)

Caries and periodontal disease in Indigenous adults in Australia: a case of limited and non-contemporary data.

Australian Health Review; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH15229):

Dost F, Do L, Farah CS (2016)

Knowledge of oral cancer risk factors amongst high risk Australians: findings from the “LESIONS” program.

Australian Dental Journal; 61(4): 432-439

Durey A, Bessarab D, Slack-Smith L (2016)

The mouth as a site of structural inequalities; the experience of Aboriginal Australians.

Community Dental Health; 33(2): 161-163

Gwynne K, Irving MJ, McCowen D, Rambaldini B, Skinner J, Naoum S, Blinkhorn A (2016)

Developing a sustainable model of oral health care for disadvantaged Aboriginal people living in rural and remote communities in NSW, using collective impact methodology.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 46-53

Gwynne K, McCowen D, Cripps S, Lincoln M, Irving M, Blinkhorn A (2016)

A comparison of two models of dental care for Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Australian Dental Journal; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/adj.12496):

Jamieson LM, Elani H, Mejia GC, Ju X, Kawachi I, Harper S, Thomson WM, Kaufman JS (2016)

Inequalities in Indigenous oral health: findings from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Journal of Dental Research; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022034516658233): 1-6

Jones K, Brennan DS, Parker EJ, Mills H, Jamieson L (2016)

Does self-efficacy mediate the effect of oral health literacy on self-rated oral health in an Indigenous population?.

Journal of Public Health Dentistry; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jphd.12162):

Ju X, Jamieson LM, Mejia GC (2016)

Estimating the effects of maternal education on child dental caries using marginal structural models: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Australian Children.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; 44(6): 602-610

Oral Health Monitoring Group (2016)

Healthy mouths, healthy lives: Australia’s National Oral Health Plan 2015 - 2024.

Canberra: COAG Health Council

Parker EJ, Mills H, Spencer AJ, Mejia GC, Roberts-Thomson KF, Jamieson LM (2016)

Oral health impact among rural-dwelling Indigenous adults in South Australia.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1): 207-219

Patel J, Durey A, Hearn L, Slack-Smith LM (2016)

Oral health interventions in Australian Aboriginal communities: a review of the literature.

Australian Dental Journal; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/adj.12495):

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016: overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides an overview of the full report on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. The report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steffens M, Jamieson L, Kapellas K (2016)

Historical factors, discrimination and oral health among Aboriginal Australians.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 30-45

Wooley S (2016)

Nganampa Health Council Dental Program: remote dentistry in the Australian desert - partnership or perish.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 61-66

2015

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Brown A, Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, Bartold MP, O'Dea K, Celermajer D, Slade GD, Jamieson L (2015)

Psychological distress and self-rated oral health among a convenience sample of Indigenous Australians.

Journal of Public Health Dentistry; 75(2): 126–133

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, Brown A, O'Dea K, Celermajer DS, Jamieson LM (2015)

Associations with dental caries experience among a convenience sample of Aboriginal Australian adults.

Australian Dental Journal; 60(4): 471-478

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

Barnett T, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L (2015)

Non-dental primary care providers' views on challenges in providing oral health services and strategies to improve oral health in Australian rural and remote communities: a qualitative study.

BMJ Open; 5(10): e009341

Retrieved 29 October 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009341

Bishop LM, Laverty MJ (2015)

Filling the gap: disparities in oral health access and outcomes between metropolitan and remote and rural Australia.

Canberra: https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/what-we-do/oral-health/

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

Campbell MA, Hunt J, Walker D, Williams R (2015)

The oral health care experiences of NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 39(1): 21–25

Desai P, Kruger E, Trolio R, Tennant M (2015)

Western Australian schools access to dentally optimal fluoridated water.

Australian Dental Journal; 60(1): 112–118

Haysom L, Indig D, Byun R, Moore E, van den Dolder P (2015)

Oral health and risk factors for dental disease of Australian young people in custody.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(5): 545–551

Jamieson L, Skilton M, Maple-Brown L, Kapellas K, Askie L, Hughes J, Arrow P, Cherian S, Fernandes D, Pawar B, Brown A, Boffa J, Hoy W, Harris D, Mueller N, Cass A (2015)

Periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease among Aboriginal adults; an RCT.

BMC Nephrology; 16: 181

Retrieved 31 October 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12882-015-0169-3

Kruger E, Tennant M (2015)

Ten years of hospitalisation for oral health-related conditions in Western Australia: an unjust dichotomy.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online Early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY14087):

Lalla Y, Matias M, Farah CS (2015)

Oral mucosal disease in an Australian urban Indigenous community using autofluorescence imaging and reflectance spectroscopy.

Australian Dental Journal; 60(2): 216–224

Patel J, Hearn L, Slack-Smith LM (2015)

Oral health care in remote Kimberley Aboriginal communities: the characteristics and perceptions of dental volunteers.

Australian Dental Journal; 60(3): 328-335

Smith L, Blinkhorn A, Moir R, Brown N, Blinkhorn F (2015)

An assessment of dental caries among young Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Public Health; 15: 1314

Retrieved 29 December 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2673-6

2014

Abraham R (2014)

Smile wide with pride – outcomes of an oral health promotion project among Aboriginal opiate treatment program clients.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 14(3, July 2014 – September 2014)

Retrieved 14 July 2014 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/smile-wide-with-pride-outcomes-of-an-oral-health-promotion-project-among-aboriginal-opiate-treatment-program-clients/

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Skilton M, Maple-Brown L, Brown A, Bartold PM, O'Dea K, Celermajer D, Slade G, Jamieson LM (2014)

Oral health behaviours and perceptions reported by Indigenous Australians living in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Community Dental Health; 31(1): 57-61

Anomie, MacRae A, Burns J, Poynton M, D'Costa B, Ride K, Gray C, Thomson N, Hoareau J, Trzesinski A, Levitan L (2014)

Summary of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia, 2013.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2014)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2013.

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 2013. 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 (2014)

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures trends 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Ben J, Jamieson LM, Parker EJ, Roberts-Thomson KF, Lawrence HP, Broughton J, Paradies Y (2014)

Experience of racism and tooth brushing among pregnant Aboriginal Australians: exploring psychosocial mediators.

Community Dental Health; 31(3): 145-152

Ben J, Paradies Y, Priest N, Parker EJ, Roberts-Thomson KF, Lawrence HP, Broughton J, Jamieson LM (2014)

Self-reported racism and experience of toothache among pregnant Aboriginal Australians: the role of perceived stress, sense of control, and social support.

Journal of Public Health Dentistry; 74(4): 301–309

Do L, Spencer AJ(Eds) (2014)

The beginning of change: Queensland child oral health survey 2010–2012.

Brisbane: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

Dyson K, Kruger E, Tennant M (2014)

A decade of experience evolving visiting dental services in partnership with rural remote Aboriginal communities.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(2): 187-192

Ford PJ, Cramb S, Farah CS (2014)

Oral health impacts and quality of life in an urban homeless population.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(2): 234-239

Frydrych AM, Slack-Smith LM, Parsons R, Threlfall T (2014)

Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma - characteristics and survival in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians.

The Open Dentistry Journal; 8: 168-174

Jamieson LM, Parker EJ, Roberts-Thomson KF, Lawrence HP, Broughton J (2014)

Self-efficacy and self-rated oral health among pregnant aboriginal Australian women.

BMC Oral Health; 14: 29

Retrieved 2 April 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6831-14-29

Johnson M, George A, Dahlen H, Ajwani S, Bhole S, Blinkhorn A, Ellis S, Anthony Y (2014)

The midwifery initiated oral health-dental service protocol: an intervention to improve oral health outcomes for pregnant women.

BMC Oral Health; 15: 2

Retrieved 15 January 2015 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6831/15/2/abstract

Johnson N, Lalloo R, Kroon J, Fernando S, Tut O (2014)

Effectiveness of water fluoridation in caries reduction in a remote Indigenous community in Far North Queensland.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(3): 366–371

Jones K, Parker E, Mills H, Brennan D, Jamieson LM (2014)

Development and psychometric validation of a Health Literacy in Dentistry scale (HeLD).

Community Dental Health; 31(1): 37-43

Jones K, Parker EJ, Jamieson LM (2014)

Access, literacy and behavioural correlates of poor self-rated oral health amongst an Indigenous South Australian population.

Community Dental Health; 31(3): 167-171

Jones K (2014)

An evaluation of the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage as screening criteria for priority access to public general dental care, in Australia.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 106

Retrieved 4 March 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-106

Kaidonis JA, Ranjitkar S, Lekkas D, Brook AH, Townsend GC (2014)

Functional dental occlusion: an anthropological perspective and implications for practice.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(Supplement S1): 162–173

Kapellas K, Jamieson LM, Do LG, Bartold PM, Maple-Brown LJ, Sullivan D, O’Dea K, Brown A, Celermajer DS, Slade GD, Skilton MR (2014)

Associations between periodontal disease and cardiovascular surrogate measures among Indigenous Australians.

International Journal of Cardiology; 173(2): 190–196

Kapellas K, Maple-Brown LJ, Bartold PM, Brown A, O'Dea K, Slade GD, Celermajer DS, Jamieson LM, Skilton MR (2014)

Effect of a periodontal intervention on pulse wave velocity in Indigenous Australians with periodontal disease: the PerioCardio randomized controlled trial.

Global Heart; 9(1 Supplement): e44

Kapellas K, Maple-Brown LJ, Jamieson LM, Do LG, O’Dea K, Brown A, Cai TY, Anstey NM, Sullivan DR, Wang H, Celermajer DS, Slade GD, Skilton MR (2014)

Effect of periodontal therapy on arterial structure and function among Aboriginal Australians: a randomized, controlled trial.

Hypertension; 64(4): 702-708

Kapellas K, Skilton M, Maple-Brown L, Do L, Bartold P, O'Dea K, Brown A, Celermajer D, Jamieson L (2014)

Periodontal disease and dental caries among Indigenous Australians living in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(1): 93–99

McLean L (2014)

Oral health – an important target for public policy?.

Australian Medical Student Journal; 4(2): 94-95

Mejia G, Armfield J, Jamieson L (2014)

Self-rated oral health and oral health-related factors: the role of social inequality.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(2): 226-233

NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy (2014)

New South Wales Aboriginal oral health plan 2014-2020.

Sydney: NSW Health

Patel J, Hearn L, Gibson B, Slack-Smith L (2014)

International approaches to Indigenous dental care: what we can learn.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(4): 439–445

Roberts-Thomson K, Do L, Bartold P, Daniels J, Grosse A, Meihubers S (2014)

Prevalence, extent and severity of severe periodontal destruction in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(1): 43–47

Willie J, Kruger E, Tennant M (2014)

Public and private dental services in NSW: a geographic information system analysis of access to care for 7 million Australians.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(4): 164-170

Zander A (2014)

Applied public health research in New South Wales.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

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 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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 Research Centre for Population Oral Health (2013)

Oral health and other characteristics of pregnant Aboriginal women compared with general population estimates.

Australian Dental Journal; 58(1): 120-124

Bell JC, Raynes-Greenow C, Bower C, Turner RM, Roberts CL, Nassar N (2013)

Descriptive epidemiology of cleft lip and cleft palate in Western Australia.

Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology; 97(2): 101–108

Chrisopoulos S, Harford JE (2013)

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chrisopoulos S, Luzzi L, Brennan DS (2013)

Trends in dental visiting avoidance due to cost in Australia, 1994 to 2010: an age-period-cohort analysis.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 381

Retrieved 3 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-381

Dawson GM, Noller JM, Skinner JC (2013)

Models of smoking cessation brief interventions in oral health.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 131-134

Dental Health Services Victoria (2013)

Dental Health Services Victoria strategic plan 2013-2016.

Melbourne: Dental Health Services Victoria

Green J, Blinkhorn A (2013)

How can inequalities in the oral health of Australian Aboriginal people be addressed?.

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 48(4): 107-110

Harford JE, Islam S (2013)

Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia: results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Jamieson LM, Divaris K, Parker EJ, Lee JY (2013)

Oral health literacy comparisons between Indigenous Australians and American Indians.

Community Dental Health; 30(1): 52-57

Jamieson LM, Sayers SM, Roberts-Thomson KF (2013)

Associations between oral health and height in an Indigenous Australian birth cohort.

Community Dental Health; 30(1): 58-64

Jamieson LM, Do LG, Bailie RS, Sayers SM, Turrell G (2013)

Associations between area-level disadvantage and DMFT among a birth cohort of Indigenous Australians.

Australian Dental Journal; 58(1): 75-81

Jamieson LM, Steffens M, Paradies YC (2013)

Associations between discrimination and dental visiting behaviours in an Aboriginal Australian birth cohort.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(1): 92-93

Kapellas K, Do LG, Bartold PM, Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, O'Dea K, Brown A, Celermajer DS, Slade GD, Jamieson LM (2013)

Effects of full-mouth scaling on the periodontal health of Indigenous Australians: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal of Clinical Periodontology; 40(11): 1016–1024

Lalloo R, Evans JL, Johnson NW (2013)

Dental students' reflections on clinical placement in a rural and Indigenous community in Australia.

Journal of Dental Education; 77(9): 1193-1201

Lalloo R, Massey W (2013)

Simple cost analysis of a rural dental training facility in Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(3): 158-162

Lam R, Kruger E, Tennant M (2013)

Dental demystification: a retrospective analysis of patterns of care under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme.

Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management; 8(1): 30-38

Lam R, Kruger E, Tennant M (2013)

Role of the Chronic Dental Disease Scheme in enhanced primary care: allied health or allied outlier?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(3): 228-235

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

Meihubers S (2013)

The Bila Muuji oral health promotion partnership.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 128-130

National Rural Health Alliance (2013)

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

Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance

Noller JM, Skinner JC, Blinkhorn AS, Dawson GM (2013)

Oral health promotion in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 125-127

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (2013)

Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2013.

Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Rocha CM, Kruger E, McGuire S, Tennant M (2013)

The geographic distribution of patients seeking emergency dental care at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, Australia.

Community Dental Health; 30(3): 149 - 154

Shearer M, Parker EJ, Jamieson LM (2013)

National Indigenous Oral Health workshop: Adelaide, 13 – 14 September 2012: workshop report.

Adelaide: University of Adelaide Indigenous Oral Health Unit

Tan WH (2013)

A longitudinal study of changes in tooth size and dental arch dimensions from the mixed to permanent dentitions in Australian Aboriginals.

D.Clin.Dent. thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Tennant M, Kruger E (2013)

A national audit of Australian dental practice distribution: do all Australians get a fair deal?.

International Dental Journal; 63(4): 177-182

Walker D, Tennant M, Short SD (2013)

An exploration of the priority remote health personnel give to the development of the Indigenous Health Worker oral health role and why: unexpected findings.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(5): 274-278

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Zander A, Sivaneswaran S, Skinner J, Byun R, Jalaludin B (2013)

Risk factors for dental caries in small rural and regional Australian communities.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2492

Retrieved 13 August 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2492

2012

Al-Bloushi NS, Trolio R, Kruger E, Tennant M (2012)

High resolution mapping of reticulated water fluoride in Western Australia: opportunities to improve oral health.

Australian Dental Journal; 57(4): 504-510

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cobiac LJ, Vos T (2012)

Cost-effectiveness of extending the coverage of water supply fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries in Australia.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; 40(4): 369–376

Douglas M, Roberts M, Cashmore A, Lowbridge C, Ireland J, Roberts D (2012)

Health and disease in the Aboriginal community: Northern NSW.

Lismore, NSW: University Centre for Rural Health

Dyson K, Kruger E, Tennant M (2012)

Networked remote area dental services: a viable, sustainable approach to oral health care in challenging environments.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(6): 334-338

George R, Tennant M, Kruger E (2012)

Hospitalisations for removal of impacted teeth in Australia: a national geographic modeling approach.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2240

Retrieved 20 November 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2240

Harford J, Amarasena N (2012)

Chronic conditions and oral health.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Hart R, Doherty DA, Pennell CE, Newnham IA, Newnham JP (2012)

Periodontal disease: a potential modifiable risk factor limiting conception.

Human Reproduction; 27(5): 1332 - 1342

Lalloo R, Evans JL, Johnson NW (2012)

Dental care provision by students on a remote rural clinical placement.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(1): 47-51

Luzzi L, Stewart J, Roberts-Thomson K (2012)

Families and their oral health.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Advisory Council on Dental Health (2012)

Report of National Advisory Council on Dental Health.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This report, prepared by the National Advisory Council on Dental Health, provides recommendations on the establishment of universal dental care in Australia. This report includes information on:

  • oral health and oral diseases among children and adults
  • dental system (public services, private services, government expenditure)
  • dental workforce
  • unequal access to dental care
  • causes of poor oral health
  • eight long-term aspirations to reach the goal of universal dental care
  • four options for universal dental care
    • individual capped benefit entitlement
    • enhanced public sector child dental services
    • access to a means tested individual capped benefit entitlement
    • enhanced access to public dental services.

This report contains some information specific to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

NSW Department of Health (2012)

The Strong Smiles oral health promotion program - phase 2 evaluation: sustaining the Strong Smiles program across selected North and Mid North Coast preschools.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Parker EJ, Misan G, Chong A, Mills H, Roberts-Thomson K, Horowitz AM, Jamieson LM (2012)

An oral health literacy intervention for Indigenous adults in a rural setting in Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 461

Retrieved 20 June 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/461/abstract

Portland District Health, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation (2012)

Deadly Teeth: promoting oral health in Gunditjmara country: project report (phase 1).

Portland, Vic: Portland District Health

This report provides information on the Deadly teeth project, a partnership between Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation and the Health Promotion Unit at Portland District Health, Victoria which included the creation of health promotion resources. The report outlines community response to the program and perceived effectiveness of the resources, as well as the future direction for the Deadly teeth project.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Shearer M, Jamieson LM (2012)

Indigenous Australians and oral health.

In: Virdi MS, ed. Oral health care - prosthodontics, periodontology, biology, research and systemic conditions. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech: 319-340

This book chapter provides information on the oral health of Indigenous people in Australia, including:

  • general information on Indigenous health (including the social determinants of health, Indigenous concepts of health, and information on the Closing the gap government initiative)
  • caries among Indigenous children and adults
  • periodontal disease among Indigenous children and adults
  • tooth loss
  • protective and risk factors for caries, periodontal disease, and tooth loss
  • barriers to good oral health for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

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

2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Health care services, 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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)

Key indicators of progress for chronic disease and associated determinants: data report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chrisopoulos S, Beckwith K, Harford JE (2011)

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

George RP, Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

The geographic and socioeconomic distribution of in-hospital treatment of impacted teeth in Western Australia: a 6-year retrospective analysis.

Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry; 9(2): 131-136

George RP, Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

Hospitalisation for the surgical removal of impacted teeth: Has Australia followed international trends?.

Australasian Medical Journal; 4(8): 425-430

Jacobs A, Perera I, Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

A discussion of factors influencing the oral health of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

International Journal of Oral Health; 7: 1-6

Jamieson LM, Paradies YC, Gunthorpe W, Cairney SJ, Sayers SM (2011)

Oral health and social and emotional well-being in a birth cohort of Aboriginal Australian young adults.

BMC Public Health; 11: 656

Retrieved 19 August 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-656.pdf

Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

Transitional opportunities, risks and forecasts: a brief overview of the road ahead in public dental services.

Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management; 6(2): 45-50

McGuire S, Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

Travel patterns for government emergency dental care in Australia: a new approach using GIS tools.

Australian Dental Journal; 56(4): 389-393

Mills H (2011)

Developing an oral health literacy intervention for Aboriginal adults in a regional community.

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) thesis, University of South Australia: Adelaide

Parker EJ, Jamieson LM, Steffens MA, Cathro P, Logan RM (2011)

Self-reported oral health of a metropolitan homeless population in Australia: comparisons with population-level data.

Australian Dental Journal; 56(3): 272-277

Richardson B, Richardson J (2011)

End the decay: the cost of poor dental health and what should be done about it.

Fitzroy, Vic: Brotherhood of St Laurence

Rogers JG (2011)

Evidence-based oral health promotion resource.

Melbourne: Prevention and Population Health Branch, Department of Health Victoria

Sayers S, Davison B, Fitz J, Singh G (2011)

Aboriginal birth cohort study–wave 3 selected results: the good news and the bad news.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 23-24

Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, Kapellas K, Celermajer DS, Bartold M, Brown A, O'Dea K, Slade GD, Jamieson LM (2011)

The effect of a periodontal intervention on cardiovascular risk markers in Indigenous Australians with periodontal disease: the PerioCardio study.

BMC Public Health; 11: 729

Retrieved 26 September 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/729

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

This report is the fifth in a series of reports on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage as commissioned by the heads of government in 2002. It has been produced in consultation with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics and service providers. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on the current outcomes and those interventions and policies that have enhanced those outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

 
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