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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rural and remote population's health. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2014

Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (2014)

Green paper on developing northern Australia.

Canberra: Northern Territory Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Child social exclusion and health outcomes: a study of small areas across Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Barker CL, Ross M (2014)

Paediatric aeromedical retrievals in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(1): 29-32

Clarke K, Denton M (2014)

Red dirt thinking on child wellbeing in Indigenous, rural and remote Australian communities: the SpICE model “I just don't want my kid to struggle like I did at school”.

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 42(2): 136-144

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2014)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services final biannual report January 2014.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Gao Y, Gold L, Josif C, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Barclay L, Zhao Y, Tracy S, Kildea S (2014)

A cost-consequences analysis of a midwifery group practice for Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Midwifery; 30(4): 447–455

Green D, Minchin L (2014)

Living on climate-changed country: Indigenous health, well-being and climate change in remote Australian communities.

EcoHealth; 11(2): 263-272

Harvey D (2014)

Exploring women’s experiences of health and well-being in remote northwest Queensland, Australia.

Qualitative Health Research; 24(5): 603-614

Henderson A, Salmon J, Taylor A (2014)

Closing the technology gap? Changing rates of Internet connections in the Northern Territory from 2006 to 2011.

Demography and Growth Planning Research Brief Series; 2014(7):

Hofer A, Parker J, Atkinson D, Moore S, Reeve C, Mak DB (2014)

Prevocational exposure to public health in the Kimberley: a pathway to rural, remote and public health practice.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(2): 75-79

Hofer A, Woodland S, Reeve C (2014)

Mortality due to rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley 2001–2010.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 139–141

Hoy WE, Swanson CE, Hope A, Smith J, Masters C (2014)

Evidence for improved patient management through electronic patient records at a Central Australian Aboriginal Health Service.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 154-159

Hunter B, Howlett M, Gray M (2014)

The economic impact of the mining boom on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Jang-Jaccard J, Nepal S, Alem L, Li J (2014)

Barriers for delivering telehealth in rural australia: a review based on Australian trials and studies.

Telemedicine and e-Health; 20(5): 496-504

Josif CM, Barclay L, Kruske S, Kildea S (2014)

‘No more strangers': investigating the experiences of women, midwives and others during the establishment of a new model of maternity care for remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia.

Midwifery; 30(3): 317–323

Law CK, Snider AM, De Leo D (2014)

The influence of deprivation on suicide mortality in urban and rural Queensland: an ecological analysis.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-014-0905-1):

Lee KSK, Chikritzhs T, Wilson S, Wilkes E, Gray D, Room R, Conigrave KM (2014)

Better methods to collect self-reported alcohol and other drug use data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12159):

Longman J, Pilcher JM, Donoghue DA, Rolfe M, Kildea SV, Kruske S, Oats JJN, Morgan GG, Barclay LM (2014)

Identifying maternity services in public hospitals in rural and remote Australia.

Australian Health Review; 38(3): 337-344

North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (2014)

Emissions reduction fund submission on the green paper: a submission to the Department of the Environment prepared by the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd.

Darwin: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

O'Hara R (2014)

Perspectives on Indigenous crime in a remote community.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(12): 15-19

Peden A, Queiroga AC (2014)

Drowning deaths in Australian rivers, creeks and streams: a 10 year analysis.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving Society Australia

Quilty S, Valler D, Attia J (2014)

Rural general physicians: improving access and reducing costs of health care in the bush.

Australian Health Review; online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH13197):

Ray RA, Fried O, Lindsay D (2014)

Palliative care professional education via video conference builds confidence to deliver palliative care in rural and remote locations.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 272

Retrieved 19 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-272

Sabesan S, Allen DT, Caldwell P, Loh PK, Mozer R, Komesaroff PA, Talman P, Williams M, Shaheen N, Grabisnki O (2014)

Practical aspects of telehealth: establishing telehealth in an institution.

Internal Medicine Journal; 44(2): 202 - 205

Sawyer MG, Pfeiffer S, Sawyer A, Bowering K, Jeffs D, Lynch J (2014)

Effectiveness of nurse home visiting for families in rural South Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12679):

Somerville M (2014)

Developing relational understandings of water through collaboration with indigenous knowledges.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water; 1(4): 401–411

Stephens A, Cullen J, Massey L, Bohanna I (2014)

Will the National Disability Insurance Scheme improve the lives of those most in need? Effective service delivery for people with acquired brain injury and other disabilities in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australian Journal of Public Administration; 73(2): 260-270

Sullivan CT, Gray MA, Williams GP, Green DJ, Hession CA (2014)

The use of real life activities in rehabilitation: the experience of young men with traumatic brain injuries from regional, rural and remote areas in Australia.

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine; 46(5): 424-429

Walker BF, Stomski NJ, Price A, Jackson-Barrett E (2014)

Perspectives of Indigenous people in the Pilbara about the delivery of healthcare services.

Australian Health Review; 38(1): 93-98

West C, Usher K, Clough AR (2014)

Study protocol - resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote Indigenous communities: a mixed method study.

BMC Public Health; 14: 479

Retrieved 21 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-479

Zander KK, Dunnet DR, Brown C, Campion O, Daniels C, Daniels G, Nelson E, Blitner G, Carson D (2014)

Indigenous cultural and natural resources management and mobility in Arnhem land, northern Australia.

Human Ecology; 42(3): 443-453

2013

Adams MJ, Collins VR, Dunne MP, de Kretser DM, Holden CA (2013)

Male reproductive health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men: a hidden problem?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 33-38

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2013)

AMRRIC annual report 2012 - 2013.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Anthony T, Blagg H (2013)

STOP in the name of who's law? Driving and the regulation of contested space in Central Australia.

Social and Legal Studies; 22(1): 43-66

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides an estimate of expenditure for health goods and services for Indigenous people in 2010-11. It is part of the Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples series, and builds on the previous six reports released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

This report found that health expenditure for Indigenous people accounted for 3.7% of all Australia's recurrent health expenditure. Publicly funded health services, including public hospitals and community health services, were the highest areas of Indigenous health expenditure; expenditure on pharmaceutical and dental services were generally lower for Indigenous people than for non-Indigenous people. This report also includes details on funding sources and health expenditure trends over time.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bourke L, Taylor J, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J (2013)

"Rural health is subjective, everyone sees it differently" Understandings of rural health among Australian stakeholders.

Health & Place; 24: 65–72

Bushlight (2013)

Demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

Bushlight (2013)

Safe and smart power program: demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This report from Bushlight, Centre for Appropriate Technology on the Demand management community education program is designed for the communities that participated in the program and local community and land councils.

The Demand management community education program aimed to:

  • research how electrical power is used by Indigenous households in remote communities in South Australia
  • deliver community education about power safety and power-saving to these communities.

This report is a shorter version of the report delivered to the government, and includes information on the posters and booklets Bushlight used and their findings from the program. It is hoped that the report will act as an aid for people in communities to make decisions about how they use power, and will assist the government in making decisions about how they supply power into the future.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cannon JW, Mueller UA, Hornbuckle J, Larson A, Simmer K, Newnham JP, Doherty DA (2013)

Economic implications of poor access to antenatal care in rural and remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities: an individual sampling model of pregnancy.

European Journal of Operational Research; 226(2): 313–324

Carey TA, Wakerman J, Humphreys JS, Buykx P, Lindeman M (2013)

What primary health care services should residents of rural and remote Australia be able to access? A systematic review of "core" primary health care services.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 178

Retrieved 17 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-178

Chittleborough TJ, Lourensz K, Elliot M, Thomas P, Franzi S (2013)

Outreach surgical consulting services in north east Victoria.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(6): 325 - 328

Constable SE, Dixon RM, Dixon RJ, Toribio JA (2013)

Approaches to dog health education programs in Australian rural and remote Indigenous communities: four case studies.

Health Promotion International; 28(3): 322-332

Cunningham T, Ivory B, Chenhall R, McMahon R, Senior K (2013)

Youth gangs in a remote Indigenous community: importance of cultural authority and family support.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report: January to June 2012.

Canberra: Australian Government

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2012.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Duckett S, Breadon P, Ginnivan L (2013)

Access all areas: new solutions for GP shortages in rural Australia.

Melbourne: Grattan Institute

Ellis I, Deacon-Crouch M, Bhana A, Longley K, Voon N, Skinner T (2013)

Reporting of non-prescribed medication usage in remote Australia: health-seeking habits in Port Headland.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(6): 350 - 351

Grant E (2013)

West Kimberley Regional Prison.

Architecture Australia; July/August(102): 74-84

Guo Y, Wang Z, Li S, Tong S, Barnett AG (2013)

Temperature sensitivity in Indigenous Australians.

Epidemiology; 24(3): 471-472

Health Workforce Australia (2013)

National rural and remote workforce innovation and reform strategy.

Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia

This national strategy offers a course of action aimed at addressing workforce issues for rural and remote areas where there is a reported shortage of skilled health workers. The strategy provides strategic actions for adoption at a national, local and agency level.

The strategy has been developed with regard to the health reforms currently underway in Australia and in particular the establishment of Medicare Locals and Local Health Networks. Health Workforce Australia (HWA) will work with key stakeholders on the implementation of the strategy.

If implemented, the strategy will support the development of a larger, flexible, skilled workforce which will providing safe and effective health care, in rural and remote Australia. This will contribute to 'close the gap' initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and will also improve the health and well being of all Australians.

Abstract adapted from Health Workforce Australia

Isaacs AN, Maybery D, Gruis H (2013)

Help seeking by Aboriginal men who are mentally unwell: a pilot study.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry; 7(4): 407–413

Iyngkaran P, Majoni V, Nadarajan K, Haste M, Battersby M, Ilton M, Harris M (2013)

AUStralian Indigenous Chronic Disease Optimisation Study (AUSI-CDS) prospective observational cohort study to determine if an established chronic disease health care model can be used to deliver better heart failure care among remote Indigenous Australians: proof of concept—study rationale and protocol.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 22(11): 930–939

Kennedy AE (2013)

Values, voice and choice : Western Arrernte outstation engagement in the Northern Territory intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Southern Cross University: Lismore, NSW

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

Lyngkaran P, Thomas M, Sanders P, Majoni W, Brady S, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Brown A (2013)

Do we need a wider therapeutic paradigm for heart failure with comorbidities? A remote Australian perspective.

Health Care: Current Reviews; 1(1):

Malyon R, Zhao Y, Oates B (2013)

Differences in the cost of admitted patient care for Indigenous people and people from remote locations.

Australian Health Review; 37(1): 26-31

McLaughlin D, Hockey R, Mishra G (2013)

Heart disease in women in remote Australia: urban-rural differences after adjusting for lifestyle behaviours and socio-demographic factors [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(1): 90

Gurindji to English dictionary (2013)

Meakins F, McConvell P, Carola E, McNair N, Campbell L

National Rural Health Alliance (2013)

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

Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

Traditional healers of Central Australia : Ngangkari.

Broome, WA: Magabala Books

This book contains unique stories and imagery and primary source material from the Ngangkari; senior Aboriginal people authorised to speak publicly about Anangu (Western Desert language speaking Aboriginal people) culture and practices. It is accurate, authorised information about their work, written in their own words.

The practice of traditional healing is still very much a part of contemporary Aboriginal society. The Ngangkari currently employed at Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation deliver treatments to people across a tri-state region of about 350,000 square km, in more than 25 communities in South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Ngangkari work collaboratively with hospitals and health professionals even beyond this region, working hand in hand with western medical practitioners.

Abstract adapted from Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation

Perkins D (2013)

Better rural health through research?.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(3): 137-138

Pham C, Gill TK, Hoon E, Rahman MA, Whitford D, Lynch J, Beilby J (2013)

Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: the Port Lincoln health study.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 504-512

Prabhu A, Tully PJ, Bennetts JS, Tuble SC, Baker RA (2013)

The morbidity and mortality outcomes of Indigenous Australian peoples after isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the influence of geographic remoteness.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 22(8): 599–605

Queensland Department of Health (2013)

Queensland rural and remote health service framework: draft for consultation.

Brisbane: Queensland Department of Health

Queensland Health, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (2013)

Primary clinical care manual: 8th edition.

Cairns: Queensland Health

The Primary clinical care manual: 8th edition is a clinical reference guide developed by Queensland Health and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The manual is intended to be the current principal clinical reference and policy document for health professionals working in rural and remote Queensland. It contains health management protocols that support the advanced practice of authorised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (AHW), scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice) registered nurses, authorised sexual and reproductive health registered nurses, and Immunisation program authorised registered nurses. These health management protocols set out the circumstances, conditions and restrictions under which medicines listed in the drug therapy protocols can be used.

This clinical reference guide is suitable for use in emergency departments within rural and remote health facilities where there are limited diagnostic resources. It includes sections on:

  • patient presentation and assessment
  • emergency
    • resuscitation
    • cardiovascular and neurological
    • trauma and injuries/fractures/dislocations/sprains
    • acute wounds/burns
    • poisoning
  • mental health and substance use
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • paediatrics
  • immunisation.

 

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section)

Ross S, Whaleboat D, Duffy G, Woolley T, Sivamalai S, Solomon S (2013)

A successful engagement between a medical school and a remote north Queensland Indigenous community: process and impact.

In: Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network, ed. LIME good practice case studies: volume two. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne: 39 - 43

Saethre E (2013)

Illness is a weapon : Indigenous identity and enduring afflictions.

Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press

Sen Gupta TK, Mnahan DL, Lennox DR, Taylor NL (2013)

The Queensland Health rural generalist pathway: providing a medical workforce for the bush.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2319

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2319

Smith JD, White C, Roufeil L, Veitch C, Pont L, Patel B, Battye K, Luetsch K, Mitchell C (2013)

A national study into the rural and remote pharmacist workforce.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2214

Retrieved 20 May 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2214

Steenkamp M (2013)

Creating evidence to inform the delivery and monitoring of health care for remote aboriginal mothers and newborns : challenges and case studies.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Thompson SL, Chenhall RD, Brimblecombe JK (2013)

Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: a qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics.

BMC Public Health; 13: 473

Retrieved 15 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-473

Veland S, Howitt R, Dominey-Howes D, Thomalla F, Houston D (2013)

Procedural vulnerability: understanding environmental change in a remote Indigenous community.

Global Environmental Change; 23(1): 314–326

Wang Z, Hoy WE (2013)

Age-dependent decline of association between obesity and coronary heart disease: a cohort study in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

BMJ Open; 3(11): e004042

Retrieved 25 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004042

Wang Z, Hoy WE (2013)

Decreasing rates of natural deaths in a remote Australian Aboriginal community, 1996–2010.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 365–370

Ware V-A (2013)

Improving the accessibility of health services in urban and regional settings for Indigenous people.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report discusses ways to improve the accessibility of metropolitan, urban and regional health services for Indigenous Australians.

Topics addressed in the report include:

  • barriers and facilitators to adequate health service access
  • differing concepts of health and treatment of illnesses
  • reluctance to engage due to colonial history and past injustices
  • language and communication barriers
  • strategies for providing culturally competent health services.

The report draws on approximately 30 research studies as well as documented practice experience.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Zhao Y, Wright J, Guthridge S, Lawton P (2013)

The relationship between number of primary health care visits and hospitalisations: evidence from linked clinic and hospital data for remote indigenous Australians.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 466

Retrieved 6 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-466

2012

Harris M, ed. (2012)

NT consultations report 2011: by quotations.

East Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Agostino J, Heazlewood R, Ruben A (2012)

Cape York Paediatric Outreach Clinic: improving access to primary care in the Cape York Peninsula region.

Australian Family Physician; 41(8): 623-625

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2012)

AMRRIC annual report 2011 - 2012.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Australasian Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health (2012)

Rural & Remote Mental Health Limited: 2011-2012 annual report.

Cairns, QLD: Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (2012)

Rural-remote and Indigenous local government program: capacity building survey.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Audit Office (2012)

Capacity development for Indigenous service delivery.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

This report presents the findings of an independent performance audit in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Department of Health and Ageing. The focus of the audit was the provision of programs and services to remote Indigenous communities. In particular, how these organisations attempt to reduce the risks associated with service delivery by Indigenous organisations who have a significant role in the delivery of these services on behalf of the Australian Government. The key findings included:

  • the influences on service delivery capacity for service providers (in particular remote service providers)
  • risk management for program and service delivery outcomes
  • Australian Government investment to support capacity for Indigenous service delivery.

Recommendations and the responses of the three departments to the report are included.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bailie RS, Stevens M, McDonald EL (2012)

The impact of housing improvement and socio-environmental factors on common childhood illnesses: a cohort study in Indigenous Australian communities.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(9): 821-831

Bar-Zeev SJ, Kruske SG, Barclay LM, Bar-Zeev NH, Carapetis JR, Kildea SV (2012)

Use of health services by remote dwelling Aboriginal infants in tropical northern Australia: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Pediatrics; 12: 19

Retrieved 28 February 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2431-12-19.pdf

Birden HH, Wilson I (2012)

Rural placements are effective for teaching medicine in Australia: evaluation of a cohort of students studying in rural placements.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2167

Retrieved 19 November 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2167

Bohanna I, Clough AR (2012)

Cannabis use in Cape York Indigenous communities: high prevalence, mental health impacts and the desire to quit.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(4): 580–584

Bourke L, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Taylor J (2012)

Understanding drivers of rural and remote health outcomes: a conceptual framework in action.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(6): 318-323

Bourke L (2012)

Forgotten rural health? [editorial].

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education; 2(6): e106

Retrieved 22 June 2012 from http://www.omicsonline.org/2161-0711/2161-0711-2-e106.php?aid=7071

Bulbrook KM, Carey TA, Lenthall S, Byers L, Behan KP (2012)

Treating mental health in remote communities: what do remote health practitioners need?.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2346

Retrieved 9 November 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/Articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2346

Bullock N (2012)

Creating local heroes at Ntaria Aged Care Centre.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 24-26

Campbell SK, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2012)

Pre-pregnancy predictors of diabetes in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland, Australia.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(6): 1284-1292

Chang JH, Landers J, Henderson TRM, Craig JE (2012)

Prevalence of uveitis in Indigenous populations presenting to remote clinics of Central Australia: The Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(5): 448-453

Cooke L, Piers-Blundell A (2012)

Working together for healthy families and children.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 9-10

Cooper P, Kohler M, Blunden S (2012)

Sleep and academic performance in Indigenous Australian children from a remote community: an exploratory study.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(2): 122-127

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2012)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services report number five: October 2011 to March 2012.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

This is the fifth report delivered in accordance with the Coordinator-General for remote Indigenous services act 2009 relating to the National partnership agreement on remote service delivery, covering the period October 2011 to March 2012. The report focuses on:

  • delivery of the 12 national agreement outputs for remote delivery services
  • progress with accounting for the identified gaps in key services and infrastructure determined from baseline mapping through local implementation plans
  • community indicators which look at the availability of services, investment and outcomes at a community level.

The report concludes with a brief look at key jurisdictional issues for a number of state and territories.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Crime and Misconduct Commission (Queensland) (2012)

Indigenous people in policing roles: a follow-up review to the Restoring Order report.

Brisbane: Crime and Misconduct Commission (Queensland)

Crouch A, Fagan P (2012)

Communities and condoms – how difficult can it be?.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(6): 506–508

Cullen-Unsworth LC, Hill R, Butler JRA, Wallace M (2012)

A research process for integrating Indigenous and scientific knowledge in cultural landscapes: principles and determinants of success in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Australia.

The Geographical Journal; 178(4): 351–365

Cumming M, Boreland F, Perkins D (2012)

Do rural primary health care nurses feel equipped for palliative care?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(4): 274-283

Dasgupta P, Baade PD, Aitken JF, Turrell G (2012)

Multilevel determinants of breast cancer survival: association with geographic remoteness and area-level socioeconomic disadvantage.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 132(2): 701-710

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : July to December 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Final evaluation of youth in communities for the department of families, housing, community services and Indigenous affairs: final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Planning together for Amata's future.

Retrieved June 2012 from http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/our-responsibilities/indigenous-australians/publications-articles/communities-regions/local-implementation-plans/planning-together-for-amatas-future

Dods S, Freyne J, Alem L, Nepal S, Li J, Jang-Jaccard J (2012)

Caring for the last 3%: telehealth potential and broadband implications for remote Australia.

Canberra: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Doyle K (2012)

Measuring cultural appropriateness of mental health services for Australian Aboriginal peoples in rural and remote Western Australia: a client/clinician's journey.

International Journal of Culture and Mental Health; 5(1): 40-53

Elliott E, Latimer J, Fitzpatrick J, Oscar J, Carter M (2012)

There's hope in the valley.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(3): 190-192

Ens EJ, Finlayson M, Preuss K, Jackson S, Holcombe S (2012)

Australian approaches for managing ‘country' using Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 100-107

Ens EJ, Towler GM, Daniels C, the Yugul Mangi Rangers, the Manwurrk Rangers (2012)

Looking back to move forward: collaborative ecological monitoring in remote Arnhem Land.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 26-35

Eton M (2012)

Practice update: the value of experience in Aboriginal health.

The Australian Journal of Pharmacy; 93(1108): 35

Fogarty W, Schwab RG (2012)

Indigenous education: experiential learning and learning through country.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Green AC, Hunt C, Stain HJ (2012)

The delay between symptom onset and seeking professional treatment for anxiety and depressive disorders in a rural Australian sample.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 47(9): 1475-1487

Green D, Niall S, Morrison J (2012)

Bridging the gap between theory and practice in climate change vulnerability assessments for remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia.

Local Environment; 17(3): 295-315

Guy R, Ward JS, Smith KS, Su J, Huang R, Tangey A, Skov S, Rumbold A, Silver B, Donovan B, Kaldor JM (2012)

The impact of sexually transmissible infection programs in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: a systematic review.

Sexual Health; 9(3): 205-212

Hale (Minyjun) M (2012)

Kurlumarniny: we come from the desert.

Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press

Harch S, Reeve D, Reeve C (2012)

Management of type 2 diabetes – a community partnership approach.

Australian Family Physician; 41(1/2): 73-76

Hewagama S, Einsiedel L, Spelman T (2012)

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia, 2003-2006.

Internal Medicine Journal; 42(5): 505–512

Hourigan T (2012)

Delivering child health services in the NT remote setting.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 7-9

Hoy WE, White AV, Dowling A, Sharma SK, Bloomfield H, Tipiloura BT, Swanson CE, Mathews JD, McCredie DA (2012)

Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is a strong risk factor for chronic kidney disease in later life.

Kidney International; 81(2): 1026-1032

Jane S (2012)

Remote and urban connections - an account of caring for an Indigenous couple.

Australian Nursing Journal; 20(2): 33

Kainz T, Schmallegger D, Carson D (2012)

Temporary Indigenous mobility in remote South Australia: understanding the challenges for urban based health and social service delivery.

Journal of Rural and Community Development; 7(1): 16-35

Kõlves K, Milner A, McKay K, De Leo D (2012)

Suicide in rural and remote areas of Australia.

Meloburne: Living is for Everyone

Kruske S, Belton S, Wardaguga M, Narjic C (2012)

Growing up our way: the first year of life in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Qualitative Health Research; 22(6): 777-787

Lewis S (2012)

Wudinna Health Centre: improving access to primary care in a remote community.

Australian Family Physician; 41(11): 907-908

Limerick M, Morris R, Sutton M (2012)

Local government service delivery to remote Indigenous communities: review of service delivery models and approaches in various jurisdictions.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Macklin J (2012)

Continuing our efforts to close the gap: Ministerial statements 2012-13.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Margolis SA (2012)

Is fly in/fly out (FIFO) a viable interim solution to address remote medical workforce shortages?.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2261

Retrieved 9 October 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2261

McCullough KM, Lenthall S, Williams AM, Andrew L (2012)

Reducing the risk of violence towards remote area nurses: a violence management toolbox.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(6): 329-333

McCullough KM, Williams AM, Lenthall S (2012)

Voices from the bush: remote area nurses prioritise hazards that contribute to violence in their workplace.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 1972

Retrieved 7 May 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1972.pdf

McDermott BM, Cobham VE (2012)

Family functioning in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

BMC Psychiatry; 12: 55

Retrieved 31 May 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-244X-12-55.pdf

Moorcroft H, Ignjic E, Cowell S, Goonack J, Mangolomara S, Oobagooma J, Karadada R, Williams D, Waina N (2012)

Conservation planning in a cross-cultural context: the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Project in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 16-25

Morris R (2012)

Community engagement in rural-remote and Indigenous local government in Australia.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Morton A (2012)

Role and expectations of rural-remote and Indigenous local government.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

This report has been prepared as part of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Rural-remote and Indigenous local government program. In 2011, ACELG released a report which found that the current demands and expectations placed on rural-remote and Indigenous local government councils could not be maintained, especially if they continued to grow unrestrained. The current report focuses on:

  • providing a profile of rural-remote and Indigenous councils from Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, and identifying factors that impact on local capacity
  • a review of background information from past research and inquiries to identify federal, state and community expectations and issues from discussions with these stakeholders
  • the identification of further actions and research which could contribute to the objectives of ACELG.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Rural maternity services: investing in the future: fact sheet 25 (2012)

National Rural Health Alliance

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

Pham X, Page P, Sivamalai S, Woolley T (2012)

The benefits of a tailor-made pilot primary health-care course for Indigenous high school students in remote Queensland.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(3): 113-118

Preuss K, Dixon M (2012)

‘Looking after country two-ways': insights into Indigenous community-based conservation from the Southern Tanami.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 2-15

Priest N, Paradies Y, Stevens M, Bailie R (2012)

Exploring relationships between racism, housing and child illness in remote indigenous communities.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(5): 440-447

Research policy (2012)

Draft care and protection of children (therapeutic orders) Amendment Bill 2012: Northern Territory June 2012: submission by Jesuit Social Services.

Melbourne: Jesuit Social Services

Robertson JA, Conigrave KM, Ivers R, Usher K, Clough AR (2012)

Translation of tobacco policy into practice in disadvantaged and marginalized subpopulations: a study of challenges and opportunities in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Health Research Policy and Systems; 10: 23

Retrieved 28 July 2012 from http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/10/1/23/abstract

Robinson G, Cleary J, Carson D, Carson D, Robinson S (2012)

Homeless away from home.

Whyalla, SA: Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, University of SA

Robinson G, Tyler W, Jones Y, Silburn S, Zubrick SR (2012)

Context, diversity and engagement: early intervention with Australian Aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts.

Children & Society; 26(5): 343–355

Royal Life Saving Society Australia (2012)

Northern Territory 9 year drowning report: a call for change.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving Society Australia

Schofield DJ, Shrestha RN, Callander EJ (2012)

Access to general practitioner services amongst underserved Australians: a microsimulation study.

Human Resources for Health; 10: 1

Retrieved 22 January 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-4491-10-1

Senior k, William I, Chenhall R, Cunningham T, Nagel T, Loyd R, McMahon R (2012)

Developing successful diversionary schemes for youth from remote Aboriginal communities.

Canberra: Criminology Research Advisory Council

Senior KA, Chenhall RD (2012)

Boyfriends, babies and basketball: present lives and future aspirations of young women in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Journal of Youth Studies; 15(3): 369-388

Shephard MDS, Spaeth B, Mazzachi BC, Auld M, Schatz S, Loudon J, Rigby J, Daniel V (2012)

Design, implementation and initial assessment of the Northern Territory point-of-care testing program.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(1): 16-21

Simmonds D, West L, Porter J, Davies M, Holland C, Preston-Thomas A, O’Rourke PK, Tangey A (2012)

The role of support person for Ngaanyatjarra women during pregnancy and birth.

Women and Birth; 25(2): 79–85

Slee J (2012)

Addressing systemic neglect of young indigenous children's rights to attend school in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Child Abuse Review; 21(2): 99-113

Steenkamp M, Kim Johnstone K, Bar-Zeev S (2012)

Can we count? Enumerating births in two remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 281-284

Steenkamp M, Rumbold AR, Kildea S, Bar-Zeev SJ, Kruske S, Dunbar T, Barclay L (2012)

Measuring what matters in delivering services to remote-dwelling Indigenous mothers and infants in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(4): 228-237

Steenkamp M, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2012)

A population-based investigation into inequalities amongst Indigenous mothers and newborns by place of residence in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 44

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-12-44.pdf

Sutton K, Maybery D, Moore T (2012)

Bringing them home: a Gippsland mental health workforce recruitment strategy.

Australian Health Review; 36(1): 79-82

Swain L (2012)

Time to raise the pharmacy bar on Aboriginal health.

Australian Pharmacist; 31(6): 452

Taylor A (2012)

More than mobile: migration and mobility impacts from the ‘technologies of change' for Aboriginal communities in the remote Northern Territory of Australia.

Mobilities; 7(2): 269-294

Taylor J (2012)

Indigenous mobility and school attendance in remote Australia: cause or effect?.

International Journal of Educational Research; 54: 31–40

Taylor K, Lindeman M, Kuipers P, Stothers K, Piper K (2012)

Intercultural communications in remote Aboriginal Australian communities: what works in dementia education and management?.

Health Sociology Review; 21(2): 208-219

Thomas S (2012)

Collaborating to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable populations.

Professional Doctorate in Applied Public Health thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

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

Toyne P (2012)

When will we ever learn? A case in support of a new relationship with remote-living Australians [editorial].

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2115

Retrieved 23 February 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_2115.pdf

Turner-Walker J (2012)

Clash of the paradigms : night patrols in remote central Australia.

Masters in Criminal Justice thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth, WA

Urbis (2012)

Assessment of the social outcomes of the Working on Country program.

Canberra: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Walker BF, Price A, Jackson-Barrett E, Stomski NJ (2012)

A health and education needs analysis of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation members.

Perth: Murdoch University

Western Australian Department of Planning (2012)

WA Aboriginal settlements guidelines.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Planning

Yazbeck R, Dawson P, Rogers N, West C, Keogh R, Wallace D, Polyak S, Nowak K, Burt R, Taylor J, Dunn L, Philp A, Parkinson-Lawrence E (2012)

Indigenous health: ACTION on prevention - 50th annual Australian Society for Medical Research National Scientific Conference.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2256

Retrieved 13 September 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_2256.pdf

2011

Allain G (2011)

An art-based healing process: the Aurukun creative livelihoods project at the Wik and Kugu Arts and Craft Centre.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S42-S44

Allan J, Campbell M (2011)

Improving access to hard-to-reach services: a soft entry approach to drug and alcohol services for rural Australian Aboriginal communities.

Social Work in Health Care; 50(6): 443-465

Amnesty International (2011)

'The land holds us:' Aboriginal peoples' right to traditional homelands in the Northern Territory : report digest.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Amnesty International (2011)

'The land holds us:' Aboriginal peoples' right to traditional homelands in the Northern Territory [full report].

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Anderton P, Duffy T,   (2011)

A multidisciplinary network to preserve eye health and minimise the risk of blindness for healthy ageing in rural Australia.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2011)

AMRRIC annual report 2011.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Austin-Broos D (2011)

A different inequality: the politics of debate about remote Aboriginal Australia.

Sydney: Allen & Unwin

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Health care services, 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Guidelines for eye health teams for rural Australia – expansion of the medical specialist outreach assistance program.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

This document outlines key descriptors of the national Eye health teams for rural Australia expansion of the medical specialist outreach assistance program (Eye health expansion, MSOAP), for the period 2010-11 to 2013-14. The guidelines detail the following:

  • aims and objectives
  • funding allocated
  • eligibility criteria
  • services to be provided
  • supported health professionals and expenses
  • roles of the participating organisations
  • program operation
  • strategic plan
  • reporting requirements
  • related programs that may provide complimentary services.

The guidelines provide useful information for all participants of the Eye health expansion as well as organisations and individuals relevant to the implementation of the program, including: the Department of Health and Ageing - central and state/territory offices, Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO), the Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (IRIS) Taskforce of the ASO, the National MSOAP Eye Health Committee, state/territory health agencies and networks, eye health professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal Medical Services; and Regional Eye Health Coordinators. The Eye health expansion guidelines also include details on where to go for additional information.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Australian health expenditure by remoteness: a comparison of remote, regional and city health expenditure.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Diabetes prevalence in Australia: detailed estimates for 2007–08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Drugs in Australia 2010: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008–09: an analysis by remoteness and disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Audit Office (2011)

Implementation of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

This report stems from the Australian Senate's request of the Auditor General to investigate the management of the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) in the Northern Territory. The audit focused on the:

  • program management arrangements
  • role of the Australian Government in relation to the management arrangements
  • progress of the National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous housing (NPARIH) in the Northern Territory

The report provides key findings for each focus area and key recommendations for future management, delivery and public reporting of the NPARIH in the Northern Territory.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bailie R (2011)

An evaluation of Indigenous housing programmes [radio interview podcast].

: Territory FM

Bainbridge R, McCalman J, Tsey K, Brown C (2011)

Inside-out approaches to promoting Australian Aboriginal wellbeing: evidence from a decade of community-based participatory research.

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society; 1(2): 13-28

Baskerville CA, Hanrahan BB, Burke AJ, Holwell AJ, Rémond MG, Maguire GP (2011)

Infective endocarditis and rheumatic heart disease in the north of Australia.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 21(1): 36-41

Black A, Monaghan S (2011)

Impact of subsidised fruit and vegetables on the health and nutrition of Aboriginal children.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Bridge P (2011)

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service's fetal alcohol spectrum disorders program: big steps, solid outcome.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 11(4): 1-8

Brolan CE, Upham SJ, Hill PS, Simpson G, Vincent SD (2011)

Borderline health: complexities of the Torres Strait treaty.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(9): 503-505

Buckland A, Jones T, Tall J (2011)

Paakantji Kiira-Muuku – evaluation of a smoking cessation intervention in remote NSW.

Paper presented at the CRIAH Aboriginal Health Research 2011 Conference. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Burgess CP, Bailie RS, Connors CM, Chenhall RD, McDermott RA, O'Dea K, Gunabarra C, Matthews HL, Esterman AJ (2011)

Early identification and preventive care for elevated cardiovascular disease risk within a remote Australian Aboriginal primary health care service.

BMC Health Services Research; 11: 24

Retrieved 31 January 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6963-11-24.pdf

Burgess CP (2011)

Where the dreaming changed shape : the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult health check in a remote Aboriginal community.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Casuarina, NT

Campbell D, Burgess CP, Garnett ST, Wakerman J (2011)

Potential primary health care savings for chronic disease care associated with Australian Aboriginal involvement in land management.

Health Policy; 99(1): 83–89

Campbell S, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2011)

Pre-pregnancy predictors linked to miscarriage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 343-351

Carol T, Khan A, Bell G, Standen J (2011)

Evaluation of a dog health program in an Aboriginal community in northern NSW.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 29-29

Carson D, McConnel F (2011)

Indigenous health and community services employment in remote Northern Territory: a baseline examination of 2006 and 2001 census data.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(5): 255-258

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated (2011)

Rebuilding family life in Alice Springs and Central Australia: the social and community dimensions of change for our people.

Alice Springs, NT: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated

Concerned Citizens (2011)

Walk with us: Aboriginal elders call out to Australian people to walk with them in their quest for justice.

Melbourne: Concerned Citizens

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report September 2010 - March 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coppa K, Tay E (2011)

Milingimbi tobacco project.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 7

Coppa K (2011)

One size fits all? The national bowel cancer screening experience in one remote Aboriginal community.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Couzos S, Sheedy V, Thiele DD (2011)

Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's access to medicines - the QUMAX program [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(2): 62-63

Crundall I (2011)

Alcohol management in Kakadu.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 13-14

Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2011)

Evaluation of the Community Stores Licensing Program - final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report outlines the evaluation of the Community stores licensing program. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) commissioned the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) to conduct the evaluation. The objective of the evaluation was to assess the the licensing process for community stores in relation to current legislation. The findings reported the outcomes of community stores licensing on:

  • food security
  • quality and range of food
  • promotion of better nutrition
  • retail management
  • financial management
  • business structure and governance practices
  • income management.

The report also includes feedback from store managers and stakeholders.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Curry R (2011)

Planning it, getting it, keeping it - a framework for the workforce in Aboriginal primary health care in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Cynthia P, Timothy S, Isabelle E (2011)

What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 93(1): e29–e32

d'Abbs P, MacLean S (2011)

Petrol sniffing interventions among Australian Indigenous communities through product substitution: from skunk juice to Opal.

Substance Use & Misuse; 46(s1): 99-106

D'Aprano AL, Carapetis JR, Andrews R (2011)

Trial of a developmental screening tool in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: a cautionary tale.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 47(1-2): 12-17

Davies M (2011)

Anxiety in children: remote area sensitivities and considered changes in structuring a Cool Kids approach.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S23-S25

Davis M (2011)

Aboriginal mental health workers and the impact of suicide in remote communities.

The Chronicle; 22(4): 24

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Indigenous Remote Service Delivery Special Account: 2010 - 2011 report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Evaluation of the child health check initiative and the expanding health service delivery initiative: final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

This publication reports on the evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative (EHSDI) commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). The two initiatives provide different approaches to addressing the health needs of remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and are both part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response. The findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation are presented in this report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Health Victoria (2011)

Victorian health priorities framework 2012-2022: rural and regional health plan.

Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

Dogar F, Kruger E, Dyson K, Tennant M (2011)

Oral health of pre-school children in rural and remote Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1869

Retrieved 4 December 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1869.pdf

Duncan GF, Rositano P (2011)

Parkinson's disease in regional Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1658

Retrieved 25 October 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1658.pdf

Dwyer J, Kelly J, Willis E, Glover J, Mackean T, Pekarsky B, Battersby M (2011)

Managing two worlds together: city hospital care for country Aboriginal people - community summary.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Dwyer J, Kelly J, Willis E, Glover J, Mackean T, Pekarsky B, Battersby M (2011)

Managing two worlds together: city hospital care for country Aboriginal people - project report.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Dwyer J, Kelly J, Willis E, Mackean T, Battersby M, Pekarsky B, Glover J (2011)

Managing two worlds together: study 2 - staff perspectives on care for country Aboriginal patients.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Education and Health Standing Committee (2011)

Alcohol restrictions in the Kimberley: a 'window of opportunity' for improved health, education, housing and employment.

Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia

Eickelkamp U (2011)

Changing Selves in Remote Australia? Observations on Aboriginal Family Life, Childhood and ‘Modernisation'.

Anthropological Forum; 21(2): 131-151

Einsiedel L, Fernandes L, Spelman T, Steinfort D, Gotuzzo E (2011)

Bronchiectasis is associated with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 infection in an Indigenous Australian population.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 54(1): 43-50

Eley R, Beckett A, Henshaw R, Gorman D, Evans M, Carswell P (2011)

Injury prevention and safety promotion in the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Elkin L , Trott W (2011)

Breaking down barriers and the importance of Aboriginal consumer engagement.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Elliott E (2011)

Alcohol use in pregnancy in remote Australia: the Lililwan Project.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Fisher S, Rola-Rubzen MF (2011)

More than a drop in the ocean: how can good examples of remote services be replicated?.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge CRC

Flaherty N (2011)

Drawing the line in the Centre: the difficulties in defining child neglect in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Fogarty B, Kral I (2011)

Indigenous language education in remote communities.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Frontier Services NT Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) (2011)

New dementia resource for remote Indigenous carers.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 25

Fuller T (2011)

Stop Territory Aboriginal Road Sadness - NT Police Indigenous road safety project.

Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 22(1): 33-36

Gardner K, Bailie R, Si D, O'Donoghue L, Kennedy C, Liddle H, Cox R, Kwedza R, Fittock M, Hains J, Dowden M, Connors C, Burke H, Beaver C (2011)

Reorienting primary health care for addressing chronic conditions in remote Australia and the South Pacific: review of evidence and lessons from an innovative quality improvement process.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(3): 111–117

Gauld S, Smith S, Kendall MB (2011)

Using participatory action research in community-based rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury: from service provision to partnership with Aboriginal communities.

Disability and Rehabilitation; 33(19-20): 1901-1911

Glover J, Freeman M (2011)

Managing two worlds together: study 1 - report on admissions and costs.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

Gratani M, Butler JRA, Royee F, Valentine P, Burrows D, Canendo WI, Anderson AS (2011)

Is validation of Indigenous ecological knowledge a disrespectful process? A case study of traditional fishing poisons and invasive fish management from the wet tropics, Australia.

Ecology and Society; 16(3): 1-14

Gussy K, M’kumbuzi L, Llewellyn-Jones L (2011)

The impact of institutional racism on inclusive service provision and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in far north Queensland.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 10-13 April 2011, Cairns

Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D’Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH (2011)

The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Public Health Nutrition; 14(3): 388-401

Hannig L, Cunningham K (2011)

Clinical services via telehealth in the Kimberley.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Hansen-Knarhoi M (2011)

Towards GET 2020: trachoma in the Northern Territory 2010.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 24-32

Hanssens L (2011)

'Suicide (echo) clusters' - are they socially determined, the result of a pre-existing vulnerability in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and how can we contain cluster suicides?.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(1): 14-19, 23

Harris M, Gartland G (2011)

Children of the Intervention: Aboriginal children living in the Northern Territory of Australia. A submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Melbourne: Concerned Citizens

Harris M (2011)

Opinion: NTER evaluation 2011.

Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Harrison K, Jones V (2011)

GP workforce research in rural and remote NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: from adaption to adoption.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Helps Y, Kowanko I (2011)

Riverland Aboriginal chronic disease support group community storybook 2011.

Melbourne: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

This community storybook showcases the Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group (RACDSG). The storybook demonstrates how, in partnership with health professionals, Aboriginal people from the Riverland area in rural South Australia are taking an active part in managing their chronic conditions. The storybook tells how and why RACDSG was formed, and how the Riverland Community Health Service is involved with RACDSG. Also described are:

  • achievements and benefits of RACDSG to date
  • several stories and tips from individual members
  • some related activities in the region
  • how this work fits into a larger research project about chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities.

Abstract adapted from Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group

Hii S-F, Kopp SR, Thompson MF, O'Leary CA, Rees RL, Traub RJ (2011)

Molecular evidence of Rickettsia felis infection in dogs from Northern Territory, Australia.

Parasites & Vectors; 4: 198

Retrieved 11 October 2011 from http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/pdf/1756-3305-4-198.pdf

Hill R (2011)

Towards equity in Indigenous co-management of protected areas: cultural planning by Miriuwung-Gajerrong people in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Geographical Research; 49(1): 72–85

Hudson S (2011)

Alcohol restrictions in Indigenous communities and frontier towns.

St Leonards, NSW: Centre for Independent Studies

Hudson S (2011)

One disease at a time: eradicating scabies in east Arnhem Land.

Policy; 27(2): 23-25

Hughes H, Hudson S (2011)

The Centre for Independent Studies submission to the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

St Leonards, NSW: Centre for Independent Studies

Hughes H, Hughes M, Hudson S (2011)

Submission to remote participation and employment servicing arrangements.

St Leonards, NSW: The Centre for Independent Studies

Hunter E, Gynther B, Anderson C, Onnis LA, Groves A, Nelson J (2011)

Psychosis and its correlates in a remote Indigenous population.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(5): 434-438

Ireland S, Wulili Narjicb C, Belton S, Kildea S (2011)

Niyith Niyith Watmum (the quiet story): exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in their remote community.

Midwifery; 27(5): 634–641

Ivers R, Lyford M, Johnson J, Boufous S, Senserrick T, Clapham K (2011)

Road safety and driver licensing in Aboriginal people in remote NSW.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Jackson S, Finn M, Woodward E, Featherston P (2011)

Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows.

Darwin: CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences

Jeffries-Stokes C, Stokes A, McDonald L, Stokes S, Daly J (2011)

A complex Aboriginal health project and the challenges for evaluation.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(3): 204-206

Jordan K (2011)

Work, welfare and CDEP on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands: first stage assessment.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Katzenellenbogen JM, Taylor KP, Sanfilippo FM , Hobbs MST , Briffa G , Knuiman MW , Dimer L , Thompson PL , Thompson SC (2011)

Issues in rural Aboriginal heart health: results from a mixed method study in Western Australia.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, Stain HJ, Coleman C, Fitzgerald M, Perkins D, Carr VJ, Fragar L, Fuller J, Lyle D, Beard JR (2011)

Determinants of mental health and well-being within rural and remote communities.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 46(12): 1331-1342

Kelly J, Dwyer J, Mackean T, Willis E, O’Donnell K, Battersby M, Pekarsky B (2011)

Managing two worlds together: study 3 - the experiences of patients and their carers.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Kelly J, Pekarsky B, Dwyer J, Mackean T, Willis E, Glover J, Battersby M (2011)

Managing two worlds together: study 4 - complex country Aboriginal patient journeys.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Kerr S, Atkinson G (2011)

Halls Creek scoping project for a healing plan: final report.

Abbotsford, Vic: Atkinson Kerr and Associates

Konstantinos A, Simpson G, Sorrell TC, Marais BJ (2011)

Doing the right thing for tuberculosis control in the Torres Strait Islands [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(9): 512

Kruger E, Tennant M, George R (2011)

Application of geographic information systems to the analysis of private dental practices distribution in Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1736

Retrieved 10 August 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1736.pdf

Kuipers K, McIntosh K, Paluch T, Oke L (2011)

Caring for country was associated with positive health outcomes for Indigenous people living in remote areas of Northern Australia.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 56-57

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2011)

The prevalence of glaucoma in Indigenous Australians within Central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

British Journal of Ophthalmology; 96(2): 162-166

Landers J, Henderson T, DPhil JC (2011)

The prevalence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the central Australian ocular health study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(5): 454–457

Landers J, Henderson T, Abhary S, Craig J (2011)

Incidence of diabetic retinopathy in indigenous Australians within central Australia: the central Australian ocular health study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(1): 83-87

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2011)

Distribution and associations of intraocular pressure in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 39(7): 607-613

Larson A (2011)

Evidence-based success factors for community-based Aboriginal health projects.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Léger L, Ward M, Andrews M, Richardson D, Stewart J, McKemey M, Robinson J (2011)

Kakadu: vulnerability to climate change impacts: a report to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Canberra: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia

Lenthall S, Wakerman J, Opie T, Dunn S, MacLeod M, Dollard M, Rickard G, Knight S (2011)

Nursing workforce in very remote Australia, characteristics and key issues.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(1): 32-37

Lim WH, Boudville N, McDonald SP, Gillian Gorham G, Johnson DW, Jose M (2011)

Remote Indigenous peritoneal dialysis patients have higher risk of peritonitis, technique failure, all-cause and peritonitis-related mortality.

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation; 26(19): 3366-3372

Lopes J, Lindeman M, Taylor K (2011)

Evaluation of a suicide prevention training resource for Central Australian Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Luke A, Luke M, Boscacci B (2011)

Uw Oykangand Oy berr : traditional bush medicine from the Kunjen of Kowanyama.

Thuringowa, Qld: Black Ink Press

Macaldowie A, Hilder L (2011)

Neural tube defects in Australia: prevalence before mandatory folic acid fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Madin S (2011)

Dealing with disease in the desert: a new approach.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Marshall CS, Cheng AC, Markey PG, Towers RJ, Richardson LJ, Fagan PK, Scott L, Krause VL, Currie BJ (2011)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory of Australia: a review of 16 years data and comparison with the literature.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 85(4): 703-710

Martini A, Javanparast S, Ward PR, Baratiny G, Gill T, Cole S, Tsourtos G, Aylward P, Jiwa M, Misan G, Wilson C, Young GP (2011)

Colorectal cancer screening in rural and remote areas: analysis of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data for South Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1648

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=1648

Maru YT, Chewings VH (2011)

A review of measurement and causal analysis of Indigenous poverty and disadvantage in remote Australia.

Canberra: CSIRO

Maru YT, Davies J (2011)

Supporting cross-cultural brokers is essential for employment among Aboriginal people in remote Australia.

Rangeland Journal; 33(4): 327-338

McIver LJ, Petterson S , Finnegan S  (2011)

Epidemiology at the extremes: an examination of the factors that affect health outcomes in very remote areas of Australia.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

McMeniman E, Holden L, Kearns T, Clucas DB, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Connors C, Andrews RM (2011)

Skin disease in the first two years of life in Aboriginal children in East Arnhem Land.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 52(4): 270–273

Menzies School of Health Research (2011)

Alcohol management plans: Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 12-13

Metcalf T, Massey H, Wu B (2011)

Chronic disease and sleep.

The Chronicle; 22(4): 22

Millard M, Wilson A (2011)

Considering models of practice: challenges faced by the Bush Support Service in developing service delivery to support remote area Aboriginal workers in health.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Closing the gap: National Partnership agreement on remote Indigenous public internet access: implementation plan 2010-2011 (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Mitsch V (2011)

To the back of Bourke, delivering brain injury rehabilitation to remote areas in New South Wales.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Nadimi F, Currow DC (2011)

As death approaches: a retrospective survey of the care of adults dying in Alice Springs Hospital.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(1): 4-8

Nagel T, Kavanagh D, Barclay L, Trauer T, Chenhall R, Frendin J, Griffin C (2011)

Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S17-S19

Nancarrow H, Nehill C, Giles C, Zorbas H (2011)

Breast cancer - knowledge and skills to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

National Congress of Australia’s First People (2011)

Statement of The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples on the Northern Territory Intervention.

Sydney: National Congress of Australia’s First People

Diabetes in rural Australia: fact sheet 21 (2011)

National Rural Health Alliance

This fact sheet is one is a series developed by The National Rural Health Alliance on a variety of issues relating to health in rural and remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Physical activity in rural Australia: fact sheet 26 (2011)

National Rural Health Alliance

Nicholson A, Harris M, Gartland G (2011)

Loss of rights - the despair of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. A submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Australia.

Melbourne: Concerned Citizens

Nodwell J (2011)

A partnership arrangement for the provision of therapy services for people with disabilities living in rural and remote Western Australia.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Ali Curung water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Beswick water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Bulla water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Kintore water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Laramba water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Nyirripi water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Willowra water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Yarralin water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Yuelamu water quality fact sheet (2011)

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (2011)

Report of an announced inspection of Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison.

Perth, WA: Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (2011)

Strong corporations, strong stores, strong communities.

Canberra: Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Packer A (2011)

Sustainable approach to toothbrushing in remote Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 10-13 April 2011, Cairns

Passey ME, Gale JT, Sanson-Fisher RW (2011)

"Its almost expected": rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: a qualitative study.

BMC Women's Health; 11: 55

Retrieved 9 December 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6874-11-55.pdf

Peachey LG, McBain-Rigg KE (2011)

The challenges of remote area medical education.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 495-496

Perlgut D (2011)

Indigenous health communication: the ‘Strong' series.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Peter S, Ayora J (2011)

Self-build: alternative housing procurement in remote Indigenous communities.

Alice Springs, NT: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This report details the findings from a study investigating the contextual and motivational factors for self-build housing as another approach to providing housing for small remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The outcomes of the study can assist organisations and Government agencies as they tackle the issue of affordable housing for communities. A number of case studies are presented in the report which investigated the personal, physical and institutional factors that impacted on the decision to self-build. Recommendations for consideration are provided in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Prober SM, O'Connor MH, Walsh FJ (2011)

Australian Aboriginal peoples' seasonal knowledge: a potential basis for shared understanding in environmental management.

Ecology and Society; 16(2): 1-16

Productivity Commission (2011)

Caring for older Australians: draft report.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Queensland Department of Communities (2011)

Annual highlights report for Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: July 2010 – June 2011: incorporating the quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities for April - June 2011.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Radoll P (2011)

Factors that influence Aboriginal household information and communication technology uptake in a rural context.

Radoll P (2011)

The primary determinants of Indigenous household information and communication technology adoption: remote, rural and urban.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S49-S52

Rae K, Bruno A, Weatherall L (2011)

Gomeroi gaaynggal: a creative start to health, a healthy start to life.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Reilly R, Doyle J, Daniel M, Aitken L/, Atkinson V, Briggs P, Calleja J, Charles S, Mohamed J, Patten R, Rowley K (2011)

A pilot study of psychosocial factors and cardiovascular risk amongst Aboriginal people living in the Goulburn Valley.

Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health; 10: 8-14

Rennie E, Crouch A, Wright A, Thomas J (2011)

Home internet for remote Indigenous communities.

Sydney: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Rigby CW, Rosen A, Berry HL, Hart CR (2011)

If the land's sick, we're sick: the impact of prolonged drought on the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal communities in rural New South Wales.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(5): 249-254

Robertson J (2011)

Reflections on tackling tobacco: a call to arms for remote area nurses.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 49-56

Rogers NM, Lawton PD, Jose MD (2011)

Plasma cell infiltrates and renal allograft outcomes in Indigenous and non-indigenous people of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Nephrology; 16(8): 777–783

Rosenman N, Clunies-Ross A (2011)

The new tenancy framework for remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(24): 11-16

Rural Health Education Foundation (2011)

Healthy families: a program on Indigenous nutrition [broadcast 22 & 25 November 2011].

: Rural Health Education Foundation

Rural Health Education Foundation (2011)

Tropical diseases: emerging concerns [DVD].

: Rural Health Education Foundation

This program discusses the concerns of the increasing incidence and changing spread of tropical diseases. It looks at the relevance of this to specific population groups, including Indigenous Australians. Issues covered in the program include:

  • identification of the vectors for tropical diseases
  • description of signs and symptoms
  • required action for investigation, diagnosis and treatment
  • prevention strategies and controls needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Sager R (2011)

Food relief for the needy in rural and remote Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Schapel AE (2011)

Findings of inquest: Gibson, Kunmanara (Sleeping rough inquest).

Adelaide: Coroner’s Court of South Australia

Schofield L, Goldblatt J, Iacopetta B (2011)

Challenges in the diagnosis and management of Lynch Syndrome in an Indigenous family living in a remote West Australian community.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1836

Retrieved 22 December 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1836.pdf

Senate Community Affairs References Committee (2011)

The effectiveness of special arrangements for the supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines to remote area Aboriginal Health Services.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (2011)

2011 national SARRAH summit: 11-14 September 2011: evaluation report.

Canberra: Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Shakeshaft A, Clifford A, Tsey K, Allan J, Doran C, Rose M, MacQueen R, Calabria B (2011)

The acceptability of a family based alcohol intervention to Indigenous clients of a rural Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Agency.

Paper presented at the CRIAH Aboriginal Health Research 2011 Conference. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Shaw G, Ray T, McFarland B (2011)

The outstation model of rehabilitation as practiced in Central Australia: the case for its recognition and acceptance.

Substance Use and Misuse; 46(s1): 114-118

Silver B, Knox J, Smith K, Ward J, Boyle J, Guy R, Kaldor J, Rumbold A (2011)

The detection and management of pelvic inflammatory disease in Aboriginal women in Central Australia: challenges of a remote high prevalence setting.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 87(Supplement 1): A152-A153

Smith J, Syron L, Turner N, Gwynne J (2011)

Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: governance, Aboriginal children's knowledge of diabetes, and their food and nutrient intake.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Smith J (2011)

Bushmob.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 25

Spurgeon D (2011)

Indigenous mental health nursing in remote settings.

In: Edward K, Munro I, Robins A, Welch A, eds. Mental health nursing : dimensions of praxis. South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press: 415-426

Stark CR, Riordan V, O'Connor R (2011)

A conceptual model of suicide in rural areas.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1622

Retrieved 21 June 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1622.pdf

Stevenson A, Phillips C, Anderson KJ (2011)

Resilience among doctors who work in challenging areas: a qualitative study.

British Journal of General Practice; 61(588): e404-e410

Stokes A, Stokes S (2011)

Western Desert Kidney Health Project.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Stothers K (2011)

Working for improved Indigenous health—through allied health.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Studdert L (2011)

Remote Area Health Corps uses innovative methods to attract and retain health professionals for remote Indigenous health work.

Paper presented at the Perth Convention Centre. , National Rural Health Alliance

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

Su J, Ryder N, Broadfoot J (2011)

Elimination of infectious syphilis in the Northern Territory: are we ready for it yet?.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 33-36

Sullivan P (2011)

Belonging together : dealing with the politics of disenchantment in Australian Indigenous affairs policy.

Acton, ACT: Aboriginal Studies Press

Sutherland A, Billimoria J (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander continence training in rural and remote Australia.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Taylor A, Larson S, Stoekl N, Carson D (2011)

The haves and have nots in Australia's tropical north – new perspectives on a persisting problem.

Geographical Research; 49(1): 13–22

Taylor A (2011)

Current evidence of 'female flight' from remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities – demographic and policy implications.

Migration Letters; 8(2): 77-78

Taylor HR, Stanford EE (2011)

Coordination is the key to the efficient delivery of eye care services in Indigenous communities.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 39(2): 186–188

Taylor J (2011)

Indigenous population projections in mining regions: dividend or dependency?.

Melbourne: Agreements Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project

Taylor S, Sharman L, Taylor G (2011)

Keeler healing—helping an Aboriginal community heal themselves.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Tedmanson D, Guerin P (2011)

Enterprising social wellbeing: social entrepreneurial and strengths based approaches to mental health and wellbeing in “remote” Indigenous community contexts.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S30-S33

The George Institute for Global Health (2011)

Australian Department of Health and Ageing Central Australia Renal Study.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The central Australia renal study was a joint study by the Australian, Northern Territory, South Australian and Western Australian Governments, conducted by the George Institute for Global Health for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The study was undertaken to inform the governments in the cross‐jurisdictional region to make evidence based policy decisions to better meet the health and service needs of Aboriginal dialysis patients in the region, in affordable and sustainable ways. Building on work already undertaken by the Government in the development of National services guidelines for the management of dialysis and kidney transplantation in Remote Australia 2006, the current study also takes into account stakeholder consultation and activity-based data. Key findings identified current and future treatment issues such as those associated with location and cost. A preferred renal services model was presented as a primary recommendation of the study with the model representing a structured and sustainable transition from the current urban facility model, to expansion of community based care as a way of addressing the current gaps in service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Trauer JM, Laurie KL, McDonnell J, Kelso A, Markey PG (2011)

Differential effects of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on remote and Indigenous groups, Northern Territory, Australia, 2009.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 17(9): 1615-1623

Turner AW, House PH (2011)

The rising tide of diabetic retinopathy in Indigenous Australians [editorial].

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 39(6): 483-484

Vincent SD (2011)

A clinician's perspective on providing TB services in the Torres Strait.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(9): 506-507

Wakerman J, Humphreys JS (2011)

Sustainable primary health care services in rural and remote areas: innovation and evidence.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(3): 118-124

Walker B, Nahow M-J (2011)

Garden Tucker program.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Walker D, Tennant M, Short SD (2011)

Listening to Indigenous health workers: helping to explain the disconnect between policy and practice in oral health role development in remote Australia.

Health Education Journal; 70(4): 400-406

Warren K (2011)

Shaping the LIFE program: adaptation of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self‐Management Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Watts L, Ampt A, Sherwood J, Keenan T (2011)

‘When they give you the nod, they give you the confidence' - Indigenous medical students' perceptions of the Pre‐Medicine Program.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

Gascoyne Health District WA Country Health Service – Midwest service plan 2010-2020 final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

Kutjungka Region clinical services plan.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

South West Coastal Health service plan: Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

Tom Price and Paraburdoo health service, West Pilbara health district: WA country health service final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West R, West L, West K, Usher K (2011)

Tjirtamai - 'to care for': a nursing education model designed to increase the number of Aboriginal nurses in a rural and remote Queensland community.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 39-48

Western Australian Department of Planning (2011)

State planning policy 3.2 Aboriginal settlements.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Planning

This Western Australian (WA) state planning policy applies to the planning and development of Aboriginal settlements throughout WA. The policy requires that all Aboriginal settlements in WA have an endorsed Layout Plan. Each Plan must be developed in consultation with, and endorsed by, the resident community. Each plan must include a drinking water source protection plan.

This policy is informed by the recommendations of the 1991 Royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. The Royal commission, among other things, looked at the relationship between poor living conditions in remote settlements and compromised life chances for Indigenous Australians. One of the recommendations of the Royal commission was that 'the provision of housing and infrastructure to Aboriginal people in remote and discrete communities, including the design and location of houses, take account of their cultural perceptions of the use of living space, and that budgetary allocations include provision for appropriate architectural and town planning advice to, and consultation with, the serviced community.''

This policy was gazetted in 2011 and supersedes the 2000 iteration. The policy is made under the WA Planning and Development Act 2005. State agencies and local government in WA need to take into account this policy to ensure integrated decision-making in planning for Aboriginal settlements.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

White KJ, Roydhouse JK, D'Abrew NK, Katris P, O'Connor M, Emery L (2011)

Unmet psychological and practical needs of patients with cancer in rural and remote areas of Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1784

Retrieved 17 August 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1784.pdf

Whitehead J (2011)

Mental health clients and metabolic syndrome.

The Chronicle; 22(4): 23

Willis M (2011)

Non-disclosure of violence in Australian Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Wolgemuth J, Savage R, Helmer J, Lea T, Harper H, Chalkiti K, Bottrell C, Abrami P (2011)

Using computer-based instruction to improve Indigenous early literacy in Northern Australia: a quasi-experimental study.

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology; 27(4): 727-750

Young R (2011)

Hanging on by our fingernails: providing culturally sensitive, high‐quality residential aged care in remote areas.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Yungabun H (2011)

The Lililwan Project: developing a culture - and language‐appropriate FASD diagnostic checklist for history‐taking in an Australian Aboriginal community.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

2010

Larson A, Lyle D, eds. (2010)

A bright future for rural health: evidence-based policy and practice in rural and remote Australian health care.

Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network

Abrahams J, Henderson R (2010)

Pilot project for community engagement in water conservation at Ali Curung - final report: key findings, recommendations and options.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Adams K, Burgess J, Dharmage S (2010)

Trachoma surveillance report 2009.

Melbourne: National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit

This is the fourth surveillance report compiled for the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU) by the Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology at the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne.

The report compares the 2009 data with results from the screenings in 2006, 2007 and 2008. It comments on the implementation of the Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA) guidelines' Minimum best-practice approach. The CDNA guidelines are based on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) SAFE strategy: Surgery (for trichiasis), Antibiotic treatment, Facial Cleanliness and Environmental improvement. The WHO aims at eliminating blinding trachoma by 2020. Australia is the only developed nation where trachoma is present.

The focus of the report is data for Aboriginal children aged 1 to 9 years, across 15 regions and 289 communities in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. Main messages from the report are:

  • Endemic trachoma remains a major public health problem among Indigenous Australians, detected in 60% of the communities surveyed.
  • The prevalence of trachoma across Australia has not changed over the four years.
  • There is a large pool of undiagnosed and untreated trachoma among Indigenous children, with prevalence of 14%.
  • There is a lesser but still substantial pool of untreated trichiasis (in-turned eyelashes) among Indigenous adults, with prevalence of 4%.
  • There is some evidence that the SAFE intervention is having an impact on reducing trachoma prevalence in Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Adams KS, Burgess JA, Dharmage SC, Taylor H (2010)

Trachoma surveillance in Australia, 2009: a report by the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 375-395

Allen Consulting Group (2010)

Independent review of policing in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Melbourne: Allen Consulting Group

Andreasyan K, Hoy WE (2010)

Recent patterns in chronic disease mortality in remote living Indigenous Australians.

BMC Public Health; 10: 483

Retrieved 16 August 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-483

Atik A (2010)

Trachoma in Australia – eye to eye with reality.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 20-22

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Population by age and sex, regions of Australia, 2009: catalogue no 3235.0.

Retrieved 5 August 2010 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/AE154A11FF9AFE89CA2578E10013A2E3?opendocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The city and the bush: Indigenous wellbeing across remoteness areas: Australian social trends, Sep 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Financial Counselling and Credit Reform Association (2010)

ATM fees in Indigenous communities.

Brisbane: Australian Financial Counselling and Credit Reform Association

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (2010)

Health impact assessment of the Northern Territory emergency response.

Canberra: Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Cardiovascular medicines and primary health care: a regional analysis.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07: an analysis by remoteness and disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Water Safety Council (2010)

Australian rural and remote water safety plan 2010-2015.

Sydney: Australian Water Safety Council

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (2010)

A better way: success stories in Aboriginal community control in the Northern Territory.

Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

This booklet highlights success stories from a range of Aboriginal community controlled organisations in the Northern Territory. The booklet demonstrates the potential of Aboriginal organisations to respond to the challenges facing their communities. Success in an Aboriginal community organisation or program was measured by the following;

1. Community participation at all levels including management.

2. Community participation that is real and not symbolic.

3. Community control of both processes and outcomes.

4. Community control over how resources are allocated.

5. Sustainability of the project, organisation or initiative.

This booklet celebrates the success stories occurring in the Northern Territory and that sustainable outcomes can be achieved for children, families and communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Azzopardi P, Gray N (2010)

Developing country health in a developed country: personal perspectives.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 549–551

Bailie R, Stevens M, McDonald E, Brewster D, Guthridge S (2010)

Exploring cross-sectional associations between common childhood illness, housing and social conditions in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 10: 147

Retrieved 20 March 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-147.pdf

Belton S, Campbell M, Foxley S, Hamerton B, Gladman J, McGrath S, Piller N, Saunders N, Vaughan F (2010)

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of the Maternity Emergency Care course in remote Australia.

Women and Birth; 23(2): 60-66

Berry HL, Butler JRA, Burgess CP, King UG, Tsey K, Cadet-James YL, Rigby CW, Raphael B (2010)

Mind, body, spirit: co-benefits for mental health from climate change adaptation and caring for country in remote Aboriginal Australian communities.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 21(6): 139-145

Bertossa S, Miller P, Chong A, Harvey P (2010)

Gambling in a remote Aboriginal setting - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(4): 10-12

Birks M, Mills J, Francis K, Coyle M, Davis J, Jones J (2010)

Models of health service delivery in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: a multiple case study.

Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing; 28(1): 25-34

Boroditsky L, Gaby A (2010)

Remembrances of times east: absolute spatial representations of time in an Australian Aboriginal community.

Psychological Science; 21(11): 1635-1639

Brazzale AG, Russell DB, Cunningham AL, Taylor J, McBride WJH (2010)

Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 among the Indigenous population of Cape York, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Sexual Health; 7(4): 453-459

Brimblecombe J, McDonnell J, Dhurrkay JG, Thomas DP, Bailie RS (2010)

Impact of income management on store sales in the Northern Territory: after the intervention — research.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 549-554

Brun L, Buykx H (2010)

Evaluation of a cultural training experience undertaken in a regional Aboriginal Medical Service (for basic registrars).

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Butler DC, Petterson S, Bazemore A, Douglas KA (2010)

Use of measures of socioeconomic deprivation in planning primary health care workforce and defining health care need in Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 18(5): 199-204

Cairney S, Dingwall K (2010)

The mysterious practice of petrol sniffing in isolated Indigenous groups.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 510-515

Campbell D, Hunt J (2010)

Community development in central Australia: broadening the benefits from land use agreements.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

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

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding of the issues which arise in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: energy.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 38

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of energy management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: stormwater.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 21

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of stormwater management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: telecommunications.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 34

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of telecommunications management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: transport.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 30

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of transport management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: waste.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 36

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of waste management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: wastewater.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 33

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of waste water management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: water.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 33

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of water management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland (2010)

Pathways to resilience: rural and remote Indigenous community suicide prevention initiative: final report.

Brisbane: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland

This paper reports on the evaluation outcomes of a suicide prevention project undertaken by the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland (CRRMHQ) titled Pathways to resilience (P2R). Funding for the project was provided by the Department of Communities and the Queensland Government Suicide Prevention Strategy 2003-2008 served as a guide for the development of the project.

The P2R project was premised on the belief that communities have the knowledge and ability to address suicide locally and to develop solutions appropriate for their peoples. Six communities participated in the project and phase one involved consulting with each community to identify issues of concern and to develop strategies for addressing such issues. This consultation process led to the development of Suicide Prevention Activity Plans for each community. Phase two of the project involved the implementation of the community activity plans.

Information generated from the project's evaluation revealed the completed community activities increased participants' knowledge and awareness about Indigenous suicide which enhanced participants' health capacity and led to feelings of empowerment. The evaluation also identified several key factors pertinent to the success of suicide prevention initiatives including: strong community ownership and empowerment; culturally appropriate activities; a focus on awareness raising and safe environments; capacity building; the formation of strong community partnerships and networks; and flexibility in the range of activities offered.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Chilvers A, Cobham T, Bell S (2010)

Engineering expertise in the case of developing risk assessment for potable water supply to Australia's remote, Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the 4S Annual Meeting. 25 August 2010, Tokyo

Clark A, Morgan WH, Kain S, Farah H, Armstrong K, Preen D, Semmens JB, Yu D-Y (2010)

Diabetic retinopathy and the major causes of vision loss in Aboriginals from remote Western Australia.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(5): 475-482

Coldwell I (2010)

Killing the mockingbird: systems failure and a radical hope for re-grounding responsibility and access to health care in a Mallee town community.

Rural Society Journal; 20(1): 3809

Retrieved from http://rsj.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/20/issue/1/article/3809

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2010)

Snapshot 2010: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commonwealth Ombudsman (2010)

Administration of funding agreements with regional and remote Indigenous organisations.

Canberra: Commonwealth Ombudsman

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2010)

Overview of national partnerships in relation to the national Indigenous reform agenda.

Canberra: Australian Government

Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2010)

Research to inform the development of the Youth Diversion Communication Strategy in the East Kimberly and Central Desert Region: final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This research was conducted by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) on behalf of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). The aim of the research was to inform future communication strategies and policy designed to reduce the incidence of substance use among Aboriginal young people in the East Kimberly and Central Desert Regions. Researchers conducted stakeholder interviews in the Northern Territory (NT) and Western Australia (WA), including site visits to Docker River (NT) and Kununurra (WA) between September and October 2009.

One of the major findings of this research is that communications are not seen as a priority for addressing Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA) among Aboriginal young people. Instead of funding communications, providing significant funding and support for Youth diversion programs was identified as a way to have the greatest impact on VSA.

The research identified that the most likely way to use communications development to impact substance misuse was to work with at-risk youth to design and develop resources that target other young people. This method can effectively engage youth with key messages on harm minimisation and prevention, and educate them on the long term affects of substance use. When considering the most effective way to use message delivery for young people in the central desert and Kimberley regions, the research indicates that a fluid, dynamic and interactive communication strategy is most appropriate.

Different strategies are needed to address different population groups including: young people; key influencers: families, elders and community leaders; youth workers; retailers; and non-Indigenous residents.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Davidson J, Go-Sam C, Memmott P (2010)

Remote Indigenous housing procurement and post-occupancy outcomes: a comparative study.

Brisbane: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Davies J, Campbell D, Campbell M, Douglas J, Hueneke H, LaFlamme M, Preuss K, Walker J, Walsh F (2010)

Livelihoods inLand: promoting health and wellbeing outcomes from desert Aboriginal land management.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Davies J, Maru Y, Hueneke H, Grey-Gardner R, Chewings V (2010)

Outback livelihoods: employment, sustainable livelihoods and development in Anmatjere region, central Australia.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Dede A, Isaacs D, Torzillo PJ, Wakerman J, Roseby R, Fahy R, Clothier T, White A, Kitto P (2010)

Respiratory syncytial virus infections in Central Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(1-2): 35-39

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

Environmental Health Needs Coordinating Committee (2010)

Environmental health needs of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia: the 2008 survey and its findings.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health, Public Health Division

The Western Australian Environmental health needs survey was conducted over 2007 and 2008 and is the third survey in a series which surveyed housing, services, utilities, community infrastructure and the immediate living environment in discrete Aboriginal communities in WA. Data collected related to over 15,000 residents from 232 communities. This publication reports the outcomes of this survey and provides a comparison with the outcomes of the 1997 and 2004 surveys.

The survey was conducted by environmental health practitioners who work with and in discrete Aboriginal communities. The practitioners visited the communities to survey existing infrastructure. Information was also collected about levels of community satisfaction and any concerns with the provision of essential, municipal and allied services which influenced and affected environmental health in the communities.

The core environmental health and infrastructure issues covered in the report were:

  • water
  • electricity
  • housing
  • solid waste disposal
  • sanitation
  • dust
  • dog health programs
  • emergency management

The report provides an evidence base which highlights the continued environmental health issues faced by many of the communities who participated in the survey. It is the foundation for the future direction of service plans and delivery in discrete communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Fagan P, McDonell P (2010)

Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in relation to safe sex, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS among remote living north Queensland youth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S52-S56

Fredericks B (2010)

What health services within rural communities tell us about Aboriginal people and Aboriginal health.

Rural Society Journal; 20(1): 3805

Retrieved from http://rsj.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/20/issue/1/article/3805/what-health-services-within-rural-communities

Gleeson B (2010)

Social determinants of Indigenous health.

Greaney D (2010)

Prevalence of heart failure with preserved systolic function in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Far North Queensland.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 36-38

Gregoriou A, Leonard D (2010)

RIST: evaluation of the remote Indigenous stores and takeaways resources in Queensland and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia.

Cairns: Queensland Health

Griffiths K, Zhang X, Condon J (2010)

Cancer outcomes for Indigenous Australians (COFIA): heatlh system performance and outcomes for Indigenous Australians with cancer: a national study.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 17

Gunn R, Hardesty BD, Butler J (2010)

Tackling 'ghost nets': local solutions to a global issue in northern Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 11(2): 88-98

Gwynn JD, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Turner N, Cochrane J, Barker DJ, Attia JR (2010)

The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S57-S65

Helps Y, Moodie D, Warman G (2010)

Aboriginal people travelling well: community report.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Holt DC, McCarthy JS, Carapetis JR (2010)

Parasitic diseases of remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

International Journal for Parasitology; 40(10): 1119–1126

Holyoake Institute for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Resolutions, Midlands Education Aboriginal Office (2010)

An evaluation of the music therapy intervention ‘DRUMBEAT' with alienated youth in the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

Newcastle, NSW: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle

Trachoma resource book (2010)

Hooshmand J, Taylor HR, Stanford E

This book is designed for regional health professionals who deal with trachoma. It forms part of the Trachoma story kit and provides more detailed information on how the condition spreads and how it is controlled. The book comprises of health promotional and educational type materials and uses coloured diagrams and pictures to assist with the identification, treatment and prevention of trachoma.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hoy WE, Davey RL, Sharma S, Hoy PW, Smith JM, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S (2010)

Chronic disease profiles in remote Aboriginal settings and implications for health services planning.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(1): 11-18

Hoy WE, Nicol JL (2010)

Birthweight and natural deaths in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(1): 14-19

Hudson S (2010)

Healthy stores, healthy communities: the impact of outback stores on remote Indigenous Australians.

Sydney: Centre for Independent Studies

The government healthy eating campaigns to combat the ‘gap' in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have tended to assume that the poor diets of Indigenous Australians and their subsequent poor health outcomes are because of their lack of knowledge about what foods are healthy. But lack of education is not always the problem. For many residents of remote communities it is the problems with supply and affordability of produce that limit the opportunities to consume fresh fruit and vegetables on a regular basis.

In 2006 the Rudd Government established a company called Outback Stores, to manage remote community stores on behalf of Indigenous communities. The purpose was to address poor management practices and reduce uneconomic cultural practices, which can result in the stores selling goods at high prices or providing inferior products and poor service.

In this report Sara Hudson, Policy Analyst in the Indigenous Affairs Research Program at The Centre for Independent Studies, discusses the impact of the Outback Stores on remote communities. She argues that the government involvement in Outback Stores has created an unequal playing field that stifles competition, and makes it more difficult for independent community stores to keep operating. She suggests that Outback Stores should not be allowed to operate in communities of over 500 residents and that government intervention into remote stores should be confined to monitoring and regulating stores practices.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hunt J (2010)

Looking after country in New South Wales: two case studies of socioeconomic benefits for Aboriginal people.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This report highlights two Aboriginal groups in NSW engaging their people in looking after country and exploring the socio-economic benefits of caring for country. A review of the literature of natural resource management in NSW and existing research establishing the social benefits of caring for country across northern Australia was undertaken.

The two organisations in this report Banbai Business Enterprises, manages the first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in New South Wales, 'Wattleridge', on the New England Tablelands north east of Guyra, and now a second IPA, 'Tarriwa Kurrukun', on land owned by the Guyra Local Aboriginal Land Council. The Nyambaga Green Team, operates from the Ngurrala Aboriginal Corporation near Macksville, New South Wales.

It was demonstrated that utilising a holistic concept emphasised the importance of Indigenous social, cultural, political and spiritual systems and the relationships between Indigenous people and the earth. This is an asset based approach - building on the existing strengths, capacities, cultural knowledge and responsibilities and family networks within communities.

Both enterprises respond to the communities own aspiration to carry out their cultural obligations and look after country. The ideal of development is linked with culture and identity.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Indigenous Implementation Board Western Australia (2010)

Report to the Hon. Dr Kim Hames MLA Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Indigenous Affairs.

Perth, WA: Indigenous Implementation Board, Western Australia

Ingamells A (2010)

Closing the Gap: some unsettling assumptions - a remote case study.

Journal of Social Inclusion; 1(1): 7-22

Jervis-Tracey P, Chenoweth L, McAuliffe D, O'Connor B, Stehlik D (2010)

Managing tensions in professional statutory practice: essential research for living and working in rural communities.

Johnston V, Thomas DP (2010)

What works in Indigenous tobacco control? The perceptions of remote Indigenous community members and health staff.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 21(1): 45-50

Kearns TM, Schultz R, McDonald V, Andrews RM (2010)

Prophylactic penicillin by the full moon: a novel approach in Central Australia that may help to reduce the risk of rheumatic heart disease.

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1464

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1464.pdf

Kent-Wilkinson A, Starr L, Dumanski S, Fleck J, LeFebvre A, Child A (2010)

International nursing student exchange: rural and remote clinical experiences in Australia.

Journal of Agromedicine; 15(1): 58-65

Kildea S, Kruske S, Barclay L, Tracy S (2010)

‘Closing the Gap': how maternity services can contribute to reducing poor maternal infant health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1383

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/printviewnew.asp?ArticleID=1383

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (2010)

Haemodialysis outcomes of remote Kimberley origin Aboriginal patients.

Retrieved 2010 from http://www.kamsc.org.au/research/Completed_Projects/HD_Study.html

Kinnane S, Farringdon F, Henderson-Yates L, Parker H (2010)

Fitzroy Valley alcohol restriction report: an evaluation of the effects of alcohol restrictions in Fitzroy Crossing relating to measurable health and social outcomes, community perceptions and alcohol related behaviours after two years.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office

Kral I (2010)

Generational change, learning and remote Australian Indigenous youth.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kral I (2010)

Plugged in: remote Australian Indigenous youth and digital culture.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kruger E, Heitz-Mayfield LJA, Perera I, Tennant M (2010)

Geographic modelling of jaw fracture rates in Australia: a methodological model for healthcare planning.

Dental Traumatology; 26(3): 217-222

Kruger E, Jacobs A, Tennant M (2010)

Sustaining oral health services in remote and Indigenous communities: a review of 10 years experience in Western Australia.

International Dental Journal; 60(2): 129-134

Kruger E, Tennant M (2010)

Short-stay rural and remote placements in dental education, an effective model for rural exposure: a review of eight-year experience in Western Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 18(4): 148-152

Landers J, Henderson T, Abhary S, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of diabetic retinopathy in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 393-397

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of cataract in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 387-392

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of refractive error in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 381–386

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of blinding trachoma in Indigenous Australians within Central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 389-404

Langton M (2010)

The resource curse.

Griffith Review; 28(Still the lucky country?): 1-17

Lansingh VC, Mukesh BN, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2010)

Trachoma control in two Central Australian Aboriginal communities: a case study.

International Ophthalmology; 30(4): 367-375

Larsen A, Hornbuckle J, Doherty D (2010)

Models for improved maternal care for rural and remote Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2010. 25 March 2010, The Vines, Swan Valley

Lehmann D, Alpers K (2010)

Impact of swimming pools in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

Public Health Bulletin SA; 7(3): 32-37

Lindeman M, Smith K, LoGiudice D, Shadforth G, Carroll E, Atkinson D, Schaper F, Flicker L, Lautenschlager N (2010)

Model of care for people living with dementia and disabilities in remote Aboriginal communities.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Lindeman MA, Smith K (2010)

Remote primary health care practitioners' views about priorities in Indigenous dementia research [letter to the editor].

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1538

Retrieved 28 July 2010 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=1538

LoGiudice DC, Smith K, Atkinson D, Dwyer A, Lautenschlager N, Almeida OA, Flicker L (2010)

A preliminary evaluation of the prevalence of falls, pain and urinary incontinence in remote living Indigenous Australians over the age of 45 years.

Internal Medicine Journal; 42(6): e102–e107

MacLaren D, Redman-MacLaren M, Clough A (2010)

Estimating tobacco consumption in remote Aboriginal communities using retail sales data: some challenges and opportunities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S66-S70

MacLaren DJ, Conigrave KM, Robertson JA, Ivers RG, Eades S, Clough AR (2010)

Using breath carbon monoxide to validate self-reported tobacco smoking in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Population Health Metrics; 8(2): 1-24

Marley JV, Dent HK, Wearne M, Fitzclarence C, Nelson C, Siu K, Warr K, Atkinson D (2010)

Haemodialysis outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of remote Kimberley region origin.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(9): 516-520

McDonald E, Bailie R, Grace J, Brewster D (2010)

An ecological approach to health promotion in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Health Promotion International; 25(1): 42-53

McDonald E, Bailie R (2010)

Hygiene improvement: essential to improving child health in remote Aboriginal communities.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 491-496

McEwan A, Bowers J, Saal T (2010)

A human rights based approach to mental health promotion in the context of climate change in rural and remote Australia.

Brisbane: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

McHenry JA (2010)

'They'd rather go play footy': an exploratory study of the enjoyment and benefits of the arts in Western Australia's remote Murchison region.

Geographical Research; 49(1): 37-46

McKay K, Kolves K, Klieve H, De Leo D (2010)

Building bridges: learning from the experts: building bridges to implement successful life promotion and suicide prevention expertise across Aboriginal communities: evaluation report.

Brisbane: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, Queensland

McMahon R (2010)

Quality of life at the end of life for palliative care clients living in remote areas of the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Milligan V, Phillips R, Easthope H, Memmott P (2010)

Service directions and issues in social housing for Indigenous households in urban and regional areas.

Brisbane: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Mills JE, Francis K, Birks M, Coyle M, Henderson S, Jones J (2010)

Registered nurses as members of interprofessional primary health care teams in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: collaboration, communication and partnerships in practice.

Journal of Interprofessional Care; 24(5): 587-596

Newman P, Bilsborough D, Reed P, Brinckerhoff P, Mouritz M (2010)

Pilbara cities: from projects to places – the 2 challenges, 4 themes and 10 practices of how to do it.

Karratha, WA: Department of Regional Development and Land

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2010)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for remote services: report #2 December 2009 to May 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services Working Future

Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation (2010)

Milingimbi water: Djaka gapuw namathan - care properly for our water.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Partnerships Queensland (2010)

Annual highlights report for Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: July 2009 – June 2010: incorporating the quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: April - June 2010.

Brisbane: Partnerships Queensland

Pearce M, Willis E, Wadham B, Binks B (2010)

Attitudes to drought in outback communities in South Australia.

Geographical Research; 48(4): 359-369

Pearson CAL, Daff S (2010)

Education and employment issues for Indigenous Australians in remote regions: a case study of a mining company initiative.

Journal of Human Values; 16(1): 21-35

Pearson CAL (2010)

Education and employment issues for Indigenous Australians in remote regions: a case study of a mining company initiative.

Journal of Human Values; 16(1): 21-35

Peterson GM, Fitzmaurice KD, Rasiah RL, Kruup H (2010)

Marketing of rural and remote pharmacy practice via the digital medium.

Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics; 35(4): 409-414

Prior D, Paardekooper C, Waight C, Jackson P (2010)

Indigenous and remote health: PEPA - bridging the gap in palliative care.

Australian Nursing Journal; 17(8): 39

Queensland Police Service (2010)

Far Northern Region overview.

Brisbane: Queensland Police Service

Radoll PJ (2010)

Stone chips to silicon chips: a grounded theory of information and communication technology adoption in Australian Indigenous households rural, urban and remote.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Ramsey G, Cummins G, Hansen T, Wauchope L (2010)

New ownership, new responsibilities: review of education in the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island region.

Alyangula, NT: Anindilyakwa Land Council

Rémond MGW, Ralph AP, Brady SJ, Martin J, Tikoft E, Maguire GP (2010)

Community-acquired pneumonia in the central desert and north-western tropics of Australia.

Internal Medicine Journal; 40(1): 37-44

Richardson LJ, Towers RJ, Cheng AC, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Giffard PM, McDonald MI (2010)

Diversity of emm sequence types in group A beta-haemolytic streptococci in two remote Northern Territory Indigenous communities: Implications for vaccine development.

Vaccine; 28(32): 5301-5305

Rosalind Butler, Chapman S, Thomas DP, Torzillo P (2010)

Low daily smoking estimates derived from sales monitored tobacco use in six remote predominantly Aboriginal communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S71-S75

Roxon N, Snowdon W, Macklin J (2010)

Australian Government tackles petrol sniffing in remote WA.

Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr10-ws-ws014.htm

Cultural wealth community health (2010)

Rural Health West

This cultural awareness resource is intended to be an introduction for health professionals who find themselves working in rural and remote locations, meeting, working and caring for Indigenous Australians. This resource is divided into a number of sections with discrete headings, including;

  • the history of Indigenous Australians;
  • impact of colonisation;
  • the importance of family;
  • kinship systems;
  • spirituality and the Dreaming;
  • cultural protocols
  • communication; and
  • health.

For new health professionals working in rural and remote locations, there will be an adjustment period between the health professional and the community, to gain a level of trust and to establish a working partnership that leads to positive health outcomes for the community. This resource aims to help in establishing a positive working partnership. The resource is easy to read and wonderfully illustrated, and makes useful suggestions on what to do, how to do it and what to avoid.

The resource has an extensive reference list with online links, book titles and films available on DVD to assist those to further their knowledge.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Sayed FEl, Soar J, Wang Z (2010)

Developing a self-paced continuing training program for Indigenous health workers - learning approach.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(4): 28-31

Scarr J, Roberts F (2010)

Remote pools 2010: a Royal Life Saving review of swimming pools in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving NT

Schineanu A, Velander F, Saggers S (2010)

"Don't wake up angry no more." The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology

Scuster M (2010)

Women's business in central Australia.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 5

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities (2010)

Select committee on regional and remote Indigenous communities: fourth report 2010.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Sevar K (2010)

Working with remote Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland: an experiential narrative.

Australasian Psychiatry; 18(4): 340-352

Sheldon M (2010)

Reviewing psychiatric assessment in remote Aboriginal communities.

In: Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing: 211-222

Simpson F, Spurling G, Hayman N (2010)

Otitis media in Indigenous children: a comparison of remote and urban communities.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Skelton R (2010)

King brown country: the betrayal of Papunya.

Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin

Smith K, Flicker L, Dwyer A, Atkinson D, Almeida OP, Lautenschlager NT, LoGiudice D (2010)

Factors associated with dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(10): 888–893

Smith K, Grundy JJ, Nelson HJ (2010)

Culture at the centre of community based aged care in a remote Australian Indigenous setting: a case study of the development of Yuendumu Old People's Programme.

Rural and Remote Health; (10): 1422

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1422.pdf

Smith T, Misan G, Chesters J, Rodda R, Theaker S, Warren K, Newman V, Knee T (2010)

Development of a web-based resource for rural and remote health professionals to support chronic disease self-management.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

South Australian Regional Operations Centre (2010)

Tjungula munu tjunguringkula palyala : planning together for Mimili's future : APY Lands remote service delivery local implementation plan.

Adelaide: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Spencer AJ, Bailie R, Jamieson L (2010)

The Strong Teeth Study; background, rationale and feasibility of fluoridating remote Indigenous communities.

International Dental Journal; 60(3 (suppl.2)): 250-256

Steenkamp M, Bar-Zeev S, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2010)

Pragmatic indicators for remote Aboriginal maternal and infant health care: why it matters and where to start.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S5-S8

Stephens BJ (2010)

The determinants of labour force status among Indigenous Australians.

Perth, WA: University of Western Australia Business School

Stewart S (2010)

Palliative care for renal clients living in a remote setting.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 12-13

Stojanovski A (2010)

How the night wind lost the smell of petrol.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 10-11

Sun Z-l (2010)

Quality assessment and improvement in diabetes care—an issue now and for the future.

Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews; 26(6): 446-447

Taylor HR, Fox SS, Xie J, Dunn RA, Arnold A-LMR, Keeffe JE (2010)

The prevalence of trachoma in Australia: the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(5): 248-253

Taylor J, Jones RM, O'Reilly P, Oldfield W, Blackburn A (2010)

The Station Community Mental Health Centre Inc: nurturing and empowering.

Rural and Remote Health; (10): 1411

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1411.pdf

Thomas D, Johnston V, Fitz J (2010)

Lessons for Aboriginal tobacco control in remote communities: an evaluation of the Northern Territory 'Tobacco Project'.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(1): 45-49

Tibby D, Corpus R, Walters DL (2010)

Establishment of an innovative specialist cardiac Indigenous outreach service in rural and remote Queensland.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 19(5): 361-366

Tong SYC, Andrews RM, Kearns T, Gundjirryirr R, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR (2010)

Trimethopim-sulfamethoxazole compared with benzathine penicillin for treatment of impetigo in Aboriginal children: A pilot randomised controlled trial.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(3): 131-133

Vadiveloo J (2010)

Social inclusion and town camps : an integrated service approach to social inclusion.

Alice Springs: Tangentyere Council

Veland S, Howitt R, Dominey-Howes D (2010)

Invisible institutions in emergencies: evacuating the remote Indigenous community of Warruwi, Northern Territory Australia, from Cyclone Monica.

Environmental Hazards; 9(2): 197-214

Velander F, Schineanu A, Midford R (2010)

Attitudes and knowledge of alcohol related harm minimization initiatives in a rural Australian city: a baseline survey.

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy; 17(4): 354–369

Wang Z, Hoy WE, Si D (2010)

Incidence of type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal Australians: an 11-year prospective cohort study.

BMC Public Health; 10: 487

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-487.pdf

West Australian Country Health Service (2010)

WA Country Health Service operational plan 2010/11.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

High Level Newman service planning report final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

Karratha Health Campus, West Pilbara Health District WA Country Health Service - Pilbara service plan: a health service delivery strategy 2010 - 2020: final.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

Onslow Health Service, West Pilbara Health District WA Country Health Service - Pilbara service plan: final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

South East Coastal District WA Country Health Service – Goldfields service plan: a health service delivery strategy 2010 - 2020.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

WACHS renal dialysis plan 2010 to 2021: final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

Williams SD, Parker EJ, Jamieson LM (2010)

Oral health-related quality of life among rural-dwelling Indigenous Australians.

Australian Dental Journal; 55(2): 170-176

Zhao Y, Malyon R (2010)

Cost drivers of remote clinics: remoteness and population size.

Australian Health Review; 34(1): 101-105

2009

Adams M, Springer S, May J (2009)

Reports on developments and commitments in Indigenous health.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Adams P, Hardwick J, Embree V, Sinclair S, Conn B, Bishop J (2009)

Literature review: models of cancer services for rural and remote communities.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

Allan J, Ball PA, Alston M (2009)

Human rights: the way forward for health equity in rural and remote Australia?.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Allan J (2009)

Doing it all: rural and remote primary health care workers perceptions of providing drug and alcohol interventions.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Altman JC, Jordan K (2009)

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into Community Stores in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (2009)

Caring for country with fire.

Alice Springs: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

Andreasyan K, Hoy WE (2009)

Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998–2003: are people living in more remote areas worse off?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(6): 307-311

Andrews R, Kearns T (2009)

East Arnhem regional healthy skin project: final report 2008.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

This report details the outcomes of the East Arnhem Regional Healthy Skin Project which was implemented into East Arnhem Land in September 2004 to develop community based control of skin infections in the region. The project involved screening children aged 15 years and younger for scabies, skin sores, and tinea, and also included treatment and follow up services. The results of the project are for a three year period from 2004 to 2007 and are discussed in terms of the prevalence of skin sores, scabies, and tinea over the study period.

Essentially the report highlights the success of the project in reducing skin sore prevalence and infected scabies. The project also led to the establishment of an outreach service model whereby all infants and children attending Baby Health Clinics are screened for skin infections and appropriately treated. Follow up home visits are also provided to those families with children with identified skin infections. The report concludes by remarking that plans exist to continue the project for a further 12 months to determine whether further gains can be made in reducing the prevalence of scabies, skin sores, and tinea.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Andrews RM, Kearns T, Connors C, Parker C, Carville K, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR (2009)

A regional initiative to reduce skin infections amongst Aboriginal children living in remote communities of the Northern Territory, Australia.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(11): 1-9

Arney F, McGuinness K, Robinson G (2009)

In the best interests of the child? Determining the effects of the emergency intervention on child safety and wellbeing.

Law in Context; 27(2): 42-57

Arnold JL, de Costa CM, Howat PW (2009)

Timing of transfer for pregnant women from Queensland Cape York communities to Cairns for birthing.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 594-596

Australian Education Union (2009)

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on regional and remote Indigenous communities.

Melbourne: Australian Education Union

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Health and community services labour force 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Report on the evaluation of income management in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baeza J, Bailie R, Lewis JM (2009)

Care for chronic conditions for Indigenous Australians: key informants' perspectives on policy.

Health Policy; 92(2-3): 211-217

Bailie RS, Stevens M, Armfield JM, Ehsani JP, Beneforti M, Spencer J (2009)

Association of natural fluoride in community water supplies with dental health of children in remote Indigenous communities – implications for policy.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(3): 205-211

Bangor-Jones RD, Dowse GK, Giele CM, van Buynder PG, Hodge MM, Whitty MM (2009)

A prolonged mumps outbreak among highly vaccinated Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(7): 398-401

Beard N (2009)

Small water system reliability in remote Indigenous communities in the Kimberley.

Adelaide: Water Quality Research Australia

Biddle N (2009)

Same suburb, different worlds: comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous outcomes in city suburbs and large regional towns.

People and Place; 17(2): 56-63

Brimblecombe JK, O’Dea K (2009)

The role of energy cost in food choices for an Aboriginal population in northern Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 549-551

Burgess CP, Johnston FH, Berry HL, McDonnell J, Yibarbuk D, Gunabarra C, Mileran A, Bailie RS (2009)

Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and “caring for country”.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 567-572

Carson PJ (2009)

Providing specialist services in Australia across barriers of distance and culture.

World Journal of Surgery; 33(8): 1562-1567

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland (2009)

Building bridges: learning from the experts: building bridges to implement successful life promotion and suicide prevention expertise across Aboriginal communities.

Cairns, QLD: Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland

This report describes the implementation and findings of a community based suicide prevention initiative in several Queensland Indigenous communities. The project used the knowledge and experience of the Indigenous community in Yarrabah as a model for other communities for the establishment of effective and sustainable community based approaches to build resilience, reduce suicide risk exposure and reduce self-harm. Through knowledge sharing, the skills, knowledge and experience of each community was strengthened.

The report documents the implementation of this project and discusses the various challenges encountered. This may have valuable implications for future Indigenous community based suicide prevention programs using an empowerment approach.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centrelink (2009)

Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP).

Retrieved 7 July 2009 from http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/services/cdep.htm

Chaney F (2009)

The governance and service challenges of remote Australia.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Chang JH, Raju R, Henderson TR, McCluskey PJ (2009)

Incidence and pattern of acute anterior uveitis in Central Australia.

British Journal of Ophthalmology; 94(2): 154-156

Clough AR, Robertson JA, MacLaren DJ (2009)

The gap in tobacco use between remote Indigenous Australian communities and the Australian population can be closed [letters].

Tobacco Control; 18(4): 335

Conley D, Venz N, Watkins H (2009)

Bringing health equity to ageing rural and remote Queenslanders: Blue Care Rural and Remote Aged Care Strategy.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Cooper-Stanbury M, Nargis S (2009)

Correlates of risky alcohol consumption in regional and remote Australia.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Council of Australian Governments (2009)

National strategy for food security in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Cox J, Little J, Heffernan S, Bell A, Lines D (2009)

The Katherine West Health Board.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Crime and Misconduct Commission Queensland (2009)

Restoring order: crime prevention, policing and local justice in Queensland's Indigenous communities.

Brisbane: Crime and Misconduct Commission Queensland

Curran G (2009)

Annual community STI screening in the western desert.

ASHHNA Newsletter; 20(3): 4-6

Denner B (2009)

Reducing early mortality of men living in rural and remote Australian communities.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Budget 2009-10: closing the gap - Indigenous dental services in rural and regional areas.

Retrieved 8 October 2009 from http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/about/publicationsarticles/corp/BudgetPAES/budget09_10/indigenous/Pages/03_IndigenousDentalServices.aspx

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP).

Retrieved 31 August 2009 from http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/indigenous/progserv/families/cdep/Pages/default.aspx

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Policy statement: landmark reform to the welfare system, reinstatement of the Racial Discrimination Act, and strengthening of the Northern Territory Emergency Response.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Report on the Northern Territory emergency response redesign consultations.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Report on the NTER redesign engagement strategy and implementation.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Remote area fire trailer (2009)

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

This factsheet describes the features and benefits of a newly developed fire fighting vehicle, a fire trailer, for use in remote areas. The purpose of the fire trailer is to protect life and property by preventing approaching grass fires entering remote communities and pastoral properties.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Dockery AM (2009)

Cultural dimensions of Indigenous participation in education and training.

Adelaide, SA: National Centre for Vocational Education Research

DoctorConnect (2009)

Interactive online map: five-point Australian standard geographical classification - remoteness areas (ASGC-RA).

Retrieved from http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/Publishing.nsf/Content/locator

Donaldson A, Murray R (2009)

Indigenous ENT anaesthesia. Humanitarians at home..

Pediatric Anesthesia; 19(5): 555-556

Durey A (2009)

To recruit and retain: overseas trained doctors working in rural Indigenous areas.

: International Program of Psycho-Social Health Research

In this interview, Dr Angela Durey (Lecturer, Rural Health Teaching and Learning, Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, University of Western Australia) discusses the role of overseas trained doctors (OTDs) in rural and Indigenous areas. Dr Durey describes the increase in OTDs working in rural areas, compared with Australian trained doctors, outlines the challenges experienced by OTDs in rural areas, and suggests possible ways to increase the recruitment and retention of OTDs. A podcast and transcript of the interview are available on the website.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Edmonston C, Sheehan M, Siskind V (2009)

“It's just the way it is out here ...”: the role of ‘remoteness' and ‘context' in understanding and preventing rural road trauma.

Edwards B, Gray M, Baxter J, Hunter B (2009)

The tyranny of distance? Carers in regional and remote Australia.

Canberra: Carers Australia

Einfeld S (2009)

Innovations in accreditation of Aboriginal community controlled health services.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales (2009)

Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales submission to Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities.

Canberra: Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities, Parliament of Australia

Faux S, Ahmat J, Bailey J, Kesper D, Crotty M, Pollack M, Olver J (2009)

Stroke rehab down under: can Rupert Murdoch, Crocodile Dundee, and an Aboriginal elder expect the same services and care?.

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation; 16(1): 1-10

Felton-Busch C (2009)

Birthing on country: an elusive ideal?.

Contemporary Nurse; 33(2): 161-162

Fielke K, Cord-Udy N, Buckskin J, Lattanzio A (2009)

The development of an 'Indigenous team' in a mainstream mental health service in South Australia.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S75 - S78

Flinders University School of Medicine (2009)

School of Medicine, Flinders University submission to Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities.

Canberra: Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities, Parliament of Australia

Ford M (2009)

The politics of intervention.

In: In your face : a case study in post multicultural Australia. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press:

Gauld S, Smith S, Bowen R (2009)

Improving community-based rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with acquired brain injury: identification of key dimensions to enhance service suitability.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Goldenberg H (2009)

Raft.

Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers

Grant M, Saunders V (2009)

Building resilience in Indigenous health students and staff.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Gunasekera H, Morris PS, Daniels J, Couzos S, Craig JC (2009)

Otitis media in Aboriginal children: the discordance between burden of illness and access to services in rural/remote and urban Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(7-8): 425–430

Ho V, Whiteman D, Miller M, Raulli A, Ombiga J, Boyd P (2009)

Esophageal cancer in Indigenous Australians in Far North Queensland.

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 24(10): 1683 - 1686

House of Representatives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Committee (2009)

Everybody's business: remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait community stores.

Canberra: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled the report Everybody's Business: Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Stores in November 2009. The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs had requested in December 2008 that the Committee inquire into and report on the operation of community stores in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. The report detailed the findings and recommendations of the committee.

The terms of reference for the Inquiry were:

The Committee shall inquire into and report on the operation of local community stores in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a particular focus on:

  • Food supply, quality, cost and competition issues;
  • The effectiveness of the Outback Stores Model, and other private, public and community store models; and
  • The impact of these factors on the health and economic outcomes of communities.

The Committee received over 112 submissions, held 28 public hearings and visited stores in 17 remote Indigenous communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hughes J (2009)

The tyranny of distance? Carers in regional and remote areas of Australia.

Paper presented at the From creative ageing to end-of-life in rural and remote Australia. 17 November 2009, Canberra

Humes G, Ngan C (2009)

We are the ones we are waiting for … a response to ‘Close the Gap'.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Humphreys JS (2009)

Key considerations in delivering appropriate and accessible health care for rural and remote populations: discussant overview.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(1): 34-38

Hunter E, Travers H, Pelham S, Gibson J, Hermawan G, Austin C (2009)

Pride and performance: evaluation challenges of a multimedia and information technologies project in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1 August 2009): S155-S158

Ireland S (2009)

Niyith Niyith Watmam: Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in a remote community in the Northern Territory.

B.Sc.(Hons.) thesis, Charles Darwin University: Casuarina, N.T.

Kandasamy Y, Whitehall J, Gill A, Stalewski H (2009)

Surgical management of gastroschisis in North Queensland from 1988 to 2007.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(1-2): 40-44

Kerr A, Freeman N (2009)

A comprehensive primary health care approach: improving health outcomes in a remote Indigenous community.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Keys T, O’Hara M (2009)

Providing eye care to remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory: a case study examining success factors and challenges from a collaborative approach between a NGO and AMS.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Knight S (2009)

The National Health and Hospital Reform Commission's agenda for change.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Krause VL, Cheng AC (2009)

H1N1 influenza 09 (human swine influenza) in remote Indigenous communities.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(4): 2

La Vincente S, Kearns T, Connors C, Cameron S, Carapetis J, Andrews R (2009)

Community management of endemic scabies in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia: low treatment uptake and high ongoing acquisition.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(5): e444

Retrieved from http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2680947

Larkins S, Page P, Panaretto K, Mitchell M, Alberts V, McGinty S, Veitch C (2009)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and their attitudes and behaviours around relationships, contraception and pregnancy: lessons for policy and practice.

Paper presented at the 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns

Lawrence M, Dodd Z, Mohor S, Dunn S, de Crespigny C, Power C, MacKean L (2009)

Improving the patient journey: achieving positive outcomes for remote Aboriginal cardiac patients.

Darwin: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Lee AJ, Leonard D, Moloney AA, Minniecon DL (2009)

Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and health: prevention and promotion - editorial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 547-548

Lee KSK, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, Dobbins TA, Jaragba MJ, Patton GC (2009)

Five-year longitudinal study of cannabis users in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 28(6): 623–630

Lee KSK, Conigrave KM, Patton GC, Clough AR (2009)

Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(5): 228-229

Li SQ, Gray NJ, Guthridge SL, Pircher SLM (2009)

Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 532-536

Lin IB, Beattie N, Spitz S, Ellis A (2009)

Developing competencies for remote and rural senior allied health professionals in Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; (9): 1115

Retrieved 21 April 2009 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1115.pdf

Main R (2009)

Rural optometry in Australia.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns

McDermott R, Campbell S, Li M, McCulloch B (2009)

The health and nutrition of young Indigenous women in north Queensland – intergenerational implications of poor food quality, obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking and alcohol use.

Public Health Nutrition; 12(11): 2143-2149

McDonald E, Bailie R, Grace J, Brewster D (2009)

A case study of physical and social barriers to hygiene and child growth in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 9: 346

Retrieved 18 September 2009 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-9-346.pdf

McGrath PD, Phillips EL (2009)

Insights from the Northern Territory on factors that facilitate effective palliative care for Aboriginal peoples.

Australian Health Review; 33(4): 636-644

McMahon F, Harrison N, Walker D (2009)

'Have cape will travel': Captain Starlight in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Mein J (2009)

Partnerships providing better health care access for Indigenous youth in Far North Queensland(FNQ).

Paper presented at the 2009 GP & PHC Research Conference: Driving Change. 15-17 July 2009, Melbourne

Memmott P, Moran M, Birdsall-Jones C, Fantin S, Kreutz A, Godwin J, Burgess A, Thomson L, Sheppard L (2009)

Indigenous home-ownership on communal title lands.

Melbourne, Vic: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Queensland Research Centre

Milward K (2009)

Prevention of alcohol-related harms in Victoria's Koori communities.

Melbourne: DrugInfo Clearinghouse: Prevention Research Quarterly

Mitchell D (2009)

Sickening bodies: how racism and essentialism feature In Aboriginal women's discourse about health.

The Australian Journal of Anthropology; 7(1): 258-274

Mohajer N, Bessarab D, Earnest J (2009)

There should be more help out here! A qualitative study of the needs of Aboriginal adolescents in rural Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; (9): 1137

Retrieved 29 April 2009 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1137.pdf

Mooney G (2009)

Health and homelands: good value for money?.

Melville, WA: GavinMooney.com Health Economics

This report examines the feasibility of, and method for, conducting a study of the costs and benefits of homeland living for Indigenous peoples in Australia. The report also examines the evidence currently available in relation to these benefits and costs. The study found that there is strong evidence on the health benefits for Indigenous Australians living on their homeland. Evidence on the costs associated with homeland living was varied, but the author argues that this should not support the current government policies which threaten the present homeland movement. The report recommends that an interim moratorium on policy action for the homelands takes place until further research is undertaken.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Morrison H (2009)

Hearing booths out bush!.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 34

Murray O, Oates M, Papadopolous U, Solomon R (2009)

Finding the fit: development of a mental health service for remote Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Nagel T, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T (2009)

Approach to treatment of mental illness and substance dependence in remote Indigenous communities: results of a mixed methods study.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(4): 174-182

National Rural Health Alliance (2009)

A healthier future for rural and remote Australians: NRHA response to the Final Report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.

Deakin, ACT: National Rural Health Alliance

Implementation plan for National Partnership Agreement on remote service delivery between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales (2009)

New South Wales Government, Commonwealth of Australia

Ng JS, Holt DC, Lilliebridge RA, Stephens AJ, Huygens FTong SY, Currie BJ, Giffard PM (2009)

A phylogenetically distinct Staphylococcus aureus lineage prevalent among Indigenous communities in Northern Australia.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology; 47(7): 2295-2300

Nicholson A, Behrendt L, Vivian A, Watson N, Harris M (2009)

Will they be heard? A response to the NTER Consultations June to August 2009.

Sydney: Research Unit, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2009)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report #1 - May to November 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government (2009)

Our home, our homeland: community engagement report.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

O’Brien FG, Coombs GW, Pearman JW, Gracey M, Moss F, Christiansen KJ, Grubb WB (2009)

Population dynamics of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus in remote communities.

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; 64(4): 684-693

O’Connor T, Hanks H, Steinhardt D (2009)

All-terrain vehicle crashes and associated injuries in north Queensland: findings from the Rural and Remote Road Safety Study.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(5): 251-256

Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs) (2009)

Evaluation of service delivery in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Finance and Deregulation

Online and Communications Council (2009)

Framework for the provision of communications services to Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Online and Communications Council

Passey M, Gale J, Holt B, Leatherday C, Roberts C, Kay D, Rogers L, Paden V (2009)

Stop smoking in its tracks: understanding smoking by rural Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Phillips A (2009)

Health status differentials across rural and remote Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(1): 2-9

Pilkington J (2009)

Aboriginal communities and the police's Taskforce Themis: case studies in remote Aboriginal community policing in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Services

Porter R (2009)

From community housing to public housing in Northern Territory remote Aboriginal communities: the policy context.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Porter R (2009)

Towards a hybrid model of public housing in Northern Territory remote Aboriginal communities?.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Queensland Government (2009)

Quarterly Report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: April-June 2009.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Queensland Government (2009)

Quarterly Report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: January-March 2009.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Queensland Government (2009)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: July-September 2009.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Queensland Government (2009)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: October-December 2008.

Brisbane: Partnerships Queensland

Queensland Police Service, James Cook University (2009)

Weeding out cannabis in the Far North.

Police Bulletin; (336): 28-29

Robertson J, Clough A (2009)

Can doing research be a catalyst for changing tobacco smoking? An example from remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Roe Y, McDermott RA (2009)

Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia (letter).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 602

Roper KG, Taylor HR (2009)

Comparison of clinical and photographic assessment of trachoma.

British Journal of Ophthalmology; (Epub ahead of print):

Scrace M, Margolis SA (2009)

The Royal Flying Doctor Service primary care skin cancer clinic: a pilot program for remote Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 9: 1048

Retrieved 24 February 2009 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1048.pdf

Scrimgeour DJ (2009)

Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998–2003: are people living in remote areas worse off? (letter).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 545

Sergeant P (2009)

Men's Sheds - a catalyst for Indigenous men's health.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Shephard MD, Mazzachi BC, Watkinson L, Shephard AK, Laurence C, Gialamas A, Bubner T (2009)

Evaluation of a training program for device operators in the Australian Government's Point of Care Testing in General Practice Trial: issues and implications for rural and remote practices.

Rural and Remote Health; (9): 1189

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1189.pdf

Simpson A (2009)

Improving the health of rural and remote Aboriginal communities through state-wide education and employment initiatives.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Smith JD, Battye K, Roufeil L (2009)

Consulting in remote Indigenous health - how effective is it?.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Smith-Vaughan H, Marsh R, Mackenzie G, Fisher J, Morris PS, Hare K, McCallum G, Binks M, Murphy D, Lum G, Cook H, Krause V, Jacups S, Leach AJ (2009)

Age-specific cluster of cases of serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology; 16(2): 218-221

Snelling TL, Schultz R, Graham J, Roseby R, Barnes GL, Andrews RM, Carapetis JR (2009)

Rotavirus and the Indigenous children of the Australian outback: monovalent vaccine effective in a high-burden setting.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 49(3): 428-431

Somssich E (2009)

Driver training and licensing issues for Indigenous people.

The Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 20(1): 31-36

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 algorithm for management in remote Indigenous communities (2009)

State Health Emergency Coordination Centre

This poster, produced by the Queensland Health State Population Health Emergency Operations Centre, presents the management plan for Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (human swine influenza) in remote Indigenous communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Sticher G (2009)

Barriers to the acceptance of road safety programmes among rural road users : developing a brief intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (2009)

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Paper presented at the Goldfields Ear Health Conference. 30 April-1 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (2009)

Sunrise Health Service submission to the Senate Select Committee: regional and remote Indigenous communities.

Katherine, NT: Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Sweeney S (2009)

Art therapy: promoting wellbeing in rural and remote communities.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S151 - S154

The 10th National Rural Health Conference (2009)

The 10th National Rural Health Conference full set of conference recommendations.

Cairns, Qld: The 10th National Rural Health Conference

The 10th National Rural Health Conference (2009)

The 10th National Rural Health Conference priority recommendations.

Cairns, Qld: The 10th National Rural Health Conference

Thomas S (2009)

Kids Pitstop: one stop community health shop for Indigenous families in the West Pilbara.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Thompson S (2009)

Aboriginal perspectives on physical activity in remote communities: meanings and ways forward.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

Tong SY, Bishop EJ, Lilliebridge RA, Cheng AC, Spasova-Penkova Z, Holt DC, Giffard PM, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Boutlis CS (2009)

Community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible s. aureus in Indigenous Northern Australia: epidemiology and outcomes.

Journal of Infectious Diseases; 199(10): 1461–1470

Tongs J, Poroch N, Fisher J, Thompson D, Arabena K (2009)

Mainstream organisations' interaction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Muuji Region of the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(1): 8-10

Turner A, Mulholland W, Taylor HR (2009)

Outreach eye services in Australia.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit

Underhill C, Bartel R, Goldstein D, Snodgrass H, Begbie S, Yates P, White K, Jong K, Grogan P (2009)

Mapping oncology services in regional and rural Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(6): 321-329

Veitch C (2009)

Impact of rurality on environmental determinants and hazards.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(1): 16-20

Vindigni D, Polus B, Edgecombe G, van Rotterdam J, Turner N, Spencer L, Irvine G, Walsh M (2009)

Bringing chiropractic to Aboriginal communities: the Durri model.

Chiropractic Journal of Australia; 39(2): 80-83

Wakerman J (2009)

Incubating success in remote areas.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Wakerman J (2009)

Innovative rural and remote primary health care models: What do we know and what are the research priorities?.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(1): 21-26

Waldron T (2009)

Liquor restrictions for Pilbara community.

Perth: Minister Assisting the Minister for Health, Western Australia

West Australian Country Health Service (2009)

Revitalising WA Country Health Service 2009-2012.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service (2009)

Revitalising WA Country Health Service 2009-2012: WA Country Health Service operational plan 2009/10.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

Western Australia Department of Water (2009)

Remote drinking water sources — self-supplied Indigenous communities.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Department of Water

A general guide aimed at improving the quality of drinking water in remote 'self supplied' Indigenous communities in Western Australia (communities with a population of 50 people or less). It looks at the current issues faced by these communities and offers advice on how best to solve the problems occurring.

Information is provided on:

  • reducing the impact on water resources from inappropriate land use and related activities (e.g. septic tank or fuel storage sites)
  • practices that can be used to protect the quality of water available to the communities

Advice is offered on:

  • the location of water supplies
  • system design and construction
  • risk assessment and management
  • water testing
  • emergency plans

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Whitehead J (2009)

Gascoyne Aboriginal community consultation report.

Geraldton, WA: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health

Wilkinson L, Beattie N (2009)

Enhancing allied health services to rural and remote Indigenous communities.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Country Health Service

Wilson NW, Couper ID, De Vries E, Reid S, Fish T, Marais BJ (2009)

A critical review of interventions to redress the inequitable distribution of healthcare professionals to rural and remote areas.

Rural and Remote Health; 9: 1060

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1060.pdf

Wright HR, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2009)

Trachoma, cataracts and uncorrected refractive error are still important contributors to visual morbidity in two remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 37(6): 550-557

Wright J, McElligott S (2009)

Women's health becomes mobile.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 35

Young R (2009)

Ageing in the bush: what is remotely possible?.

Paper presented at the From creative ageing to end-of-life in rural and remote Australia. 17 November 2009, Canberra

2008

Cartledge F (2008)

Dental van has huge success.

The Courier 19 Dec 2008:

Allen J (2008)

From the reef to the desert: contrasting Samoan and remote Australian dog health programs.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health status and determinants of health.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health system performance.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This study provides quantitative and qualtitative data on the outcomes for people affected by the Illicit Drug Diversion (IDDI) Initiative and the overall change in the community, during the period 2002-06 in 22 IDDI projects. It identifies key issues in drug diversion and assesses the factors contributing to the effectiveness of both Police and Court Diversion Programs. Several issues are highlighted for future improvement of IDDI policies in rural and remote Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bowden FJ, Fethers K (2008)

"Let's not talk about sex": reconsidering the public health approach to sexually transmissible infections in remote Indigenous populations in Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(3): 182-184

Brown S, Spencer M (2008)

Keeping our spirit alive and strong: the story of the Western Desert dialysis mob.

Paper presented at the 2008 GP & PHC Research Conference: Health for All?. 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Tasmania

Bullock S (2008)

Rural health: are we getting the best yield?.

Paper presented at the Australia's Health 2008. 24 June 2008, Canberra

Burgess P, Mileran A, Bailie R (2008)

Beyond the mainstream: health gains in remote Aboriginal communities.

Australian Family Physician; 37(12): 986-988

Calma T (2008)

Following on from the Apology – where to from here from a HREOC perspective.

Retrieved 28 August from http://www.hreoc.gov.au/about/media/speeches/social_justice/2008/20080710_premier.html

Campbell D, Davies J, Wakerman J (2008)

Facilitating complementary inputs and scoping economies in the joint supply of health and environmental services in Aboriginal central Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 8(1010)

Retrieved 10 October 2008 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1010.pdf

Central Land Council (2008)

Reviewing the Northern Territory Emergency Response: perspectives from six communities.

Alice Springs: Central Land Council

Clough A, Conigrave K (2008)

Managing confidentiality in illicit drugs research: ethical and legal lessons from studies in remote Aboriginal communities.

Internal Medicine Journal; 38(1): 60-63

Clucas DB, Carville KS, Connors C, Currie B, Carapetis J, Andrews R (2008)

Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 86(4): 275-281

Coffin J, Drysdale M, Hermeston W, Sherwood J, Edwards T (2008)

Ways forward in Indigenous health.

In: Liaw S, Kilpatrick S, eds. A text book of Australian rural health. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network: 141-152

This chapter aims to differentiate between cultural security, safety and awareness, to demonstrate their importance in a health service context and to give practical strategies for achieving and sustaining culturally secure services.

The chapter is a part of A textbook of Australian rural health which uses case based learning and self-directed learning to guide readers through explorations and encounters with health in rural Australia.

Abstract adapted from Australian Rural Health Education Network

Coleman K, Stephenson E, Krause V (2008)

Top End TB outbreak.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 8-10

Coleman K, Markey P, Krause V (2008)

Mumps in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 11-17

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2008)

Good health outcomes over two decades for a decentralised NT Aboriginal community - Utopia [policy brief].

: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

d'Abbs P, Schmidt B, Dougherty K, Senior K (2008)

Implementing a chronic disease strategy in two remote Indigenous Australian settings: a multi-method pilot evaluation.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(2): 67-74

Davies J, White J, Wright A, Maru Y, LaFlamme M (2008)

Applying the sustainable livelihoods approach in Australian desert Aboriginal development.

The Rangeland Journal; 30(1): 55-65

Department of Health and Ageing (2008)

Petrol sniffing prevention program.

Retrieved 27 October, 2008 from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/stoppetrolsniffing/publishing.nsf/Content/building-safer-communities-1#prog

Desert Knowledge Australia (2008)

remoteFOCUS: revitalising remote Australia: prospectus.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Australia

Donelan T (2008)

To kill or control - humane animal management in a remote Indigenous Australian community.

Canberra: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Durey A, Hill P, Arkles R, Gilles M, Peterson K, Wearne S, Canuto C, Pulver LJ (2008)

Overseas-trained doctors in Indigenous rural health services: negotiating professional relationships across cultural domains.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(6): 512-518

Dysart A (2008)

Investigation of defluoridation options for rural and remote communities.

Adelaide: Water Quality Research Australia

Fien J, Charlesworth E, Lee G, Morris D, Baker D, Grice T (2008)

Towards a design framework for remote Indigenous housing.

Sydney: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Franklin RC, Simmonds EL, Peden A, Scarr J (2008)

Drowning deaths - rural and remote Australia.

Sydney: Australian Water Safety Council

Gilles MT, Wakerman J, Durey A (2008)

"If it wasn't for OTDs, there would be no AMS": overseas-trained doctors working in rural and remote Aboriginal health settings.

Australian Health Review; 32(4): 655-663

Hardaker J (2008)

A strategic approach to animal welfare improvement in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Hill D, Leidwinger L, Pal P (2008)

Tackling hearing health in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Paper presented at the National SARRAH Conference 2008. 28-30 August 2008, Yeppoon, QLD

Humphreys J, Wakerman J (2008)

Primary health care in rural and remote Australia: achieving equity of access and outcomes through national reform: a discussion paper.

Canberra: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission

Huppatz C (2008)

'Sorry' in word and actions: improving health in rural and remote Indigenous communities.

Rural and Remote Health; 8: 876

Retrieved 11 January 2008 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=876

Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Hoy WE, Wang Z, Shaw J (2008)

Quantifying the excess risk of type 2 diabetes by body habitus measurements among Australian Aborigines living in remote areas.

Diabetes Care; 31(3): 585-586

Krause V (2008)

Closing the gap - the challenge: CDC action plan.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 1-3

Kruger E, Smith K, Atkinson D, Tennant M (2008)

The oral health status and treatment needs of Indigenous adults in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(5): 283-289

Lee K (2008)

Heavy cannabis use in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia: patterns of use, natural history, depressive symptoms and the potential for community-driven interventions.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Cairns

Lindeman MA, Pedler RP (2008)

Assessment of Indigenous older people's needs for home and community care in remote Central Australia.

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology; 23(1): 85-95

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (2008)

Solid waste management priority plan.

Parap, NT: Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

Logiudice D (2008)

Dementia in remote Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the 3rd NARI Biennial Seminar: the challenge of dementia: what has been achieved and what remains to be done?. 7th November 2008, South Melbourne

Loomes C (2008)

Reaching all the paddocks across Australia: new ways to deliver specialist services to rural and remote communities.

Paper presented at the National SARRAH Conference 2008. 28-30 August 2008, Yeppoon, QLD

Maple-Brown L, Cunningham J, Dunne K, Whitbread C, Howard D, Weeramanthri T, Tatipata S, Dunbar T, Harper CA, Taylor HR, Zimmet P, O'Dea K, Shaw JE (2008)

Complications of diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID study.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 80(3): 455-462

Marley JV, Armstrong R, Morrison J, Yu P (2008)

Indigenous communities are ideally located to monitor and reduce the biosecurity risks associated with illegal foreign fishing and climate change in northern Australia.

Perth: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA)

Moses G, Corpus S, Heggie H, O'Dea K, Phillips P (2008)

Sugar in the bush: rural and remote diabetes [DVD].

: Rural Health Education Foundation

Australians living in rural and remote areas have been shown to have higher rates of risk factors and mortality from diabetes than their metropolitan counterparts. In 2004-05, it was found that death rates due to diabetes were significantly higher in all regional areas.

This program explores the treatment and management of diabetes in rural and remote Australia. The context is explored through four case studies, developed by The Menzies School of Health Research. The case studies highlight a variety of special circumstances, including pregnancy, older age, and co-morbidity.

Rural Health Education Foundation abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Nagel T (2008)

Relapse prevention in remote Indigenous mental health.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University: Darwin

This study was designed to provide important new information about relapse prevention in Indigenous* people with chronic mental illness. A key cause of the burden of disease of mental illness is the high frequency of relapse of common mental disorders. National and international best practice guidelines recommend a range of biological and psychological strategies to prevent recurrence of mental illness. There is good evidence that many of these relapse prevention strategies improve outcomes, but there has been a paucity of clinical research into Indigenous-specific interventions.

The study was conducted in two remote Indigenous communities in the Top End of the Northern Territory (NT). It targeted Indigenous clients, carers, and Aboriginal Mental Health Workers (AMHWs) and sought to answer two questions as follows: 'can a culturally appropriate brief intervention be developed which incorporates local Indigenous perspectives of mental health and mental illness?' and 'does the brief intervention improve client mental health outcomes compared with treatment as usual'?

Assessment, psychoeducation, and care-planning resources were developed with local AMHWs in the two communities. These were gathered into a focused brief intervention. The study then implemented a randomised trial of the intervention compared with 'treatment as usual'. Clients were randomised to an 'early treatment' group, which received the intervention at baseline, and a 'late treatment' group, which received the intervention six months later. Client outcomes were assessed six monthly for eighteen months.

Participants showed significant reductions in emotional distress and substance use and significant improvements in self-management. The results confirm that promotion of self-management through psychoeducation and goal-setting is an effective relapse prevention strategy. The study contributes important new information about cross-cultural perspectives of mental health, and provides a strategy to deliver treatment in the remote setting that is brief and effective.

* For the purpose of this thesis 'Indigenous' refers to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledges their rich diversity of culture.

Abstract reproduced with kind permission of the author.

National Rural Health Alliance (2008)

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on regional and remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance

National Water Commission (2008)

National performance framework 2007-08 rural water performance reporting indicators and definitions.

Canberra: Australian Government National Water Commission

Kava Management Act (2008)

Northern Terrritory Department of the Chief Minister

Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs) (2008)

Performance audit of Australian Hearing Specialist Program for Indigenous Australians report.

Canberra: Australian Department of Finance and Deregulation

Parry J (2008)

Researching the structural barriers to meaningful health care decision-making for Indigenous patients in remote Australia.

Paper presented at the Are you remotely interested? 2008 Remote Health Conference. 15-17 August 2008, Mt Isa, Qld

Pedersen F (2008)

Remotely sustainable.

Master of Architecture thesis, RMIT University: Melbourne

Population Health Division (NSW) (2008)

The health of the people of New South Wales – report of the Chief Health Officer, data book – Aboriginal peoples.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Queensland Government (2008)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: April-June 2008.

Brisbane: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

This report provides a summary of the progress being made in 'closing the gap' and improving the quality of life for Indigenous Queenslanders living in discrete communities. It outlines the key outcomes of the Queensland policy reform with the distinction between what has been already implemented and what is yet to be implemented. It includes an overview of the key indicators of community wellbeing, building on the previous report (January-March 2008) and including two indicators relating to child safety. An individual outcome report for all participating communities across Queensland for four key indicators is also provided. This report precedes the next Closing the gap, Indigenous annual report due in November 2008.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Government (2008)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: January-March 2008.

Brisbane: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

This report provides a summary of the progress being made to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Queenslanders living in discrete Aboriginal and mainland Torres Strait Islander communities, from January to March 2008. The communities are the 17 communities that signed the Partnership Agreement in July 2007.

The four key health and wellbeing indicators for which data are provided in this report include: violence against people; hospital admissions due to assault; court appearances for breaches of alcohol restrictions; and school attendance.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Government (2008)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: July – September 2008.

Brisbane: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Rémond M, Watts J, Maguire G (2008)

Improving inpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia in remote northern Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(6): 383–384

Rubin T, Franklin R, Scarr J, Peden A (2008)

Facilities, program and services for water safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in rural and remote Australia: issues paper.

Sydney: Australian Water Safety Council

Rudnik E, Thomas K, Champion S, Thomas K (2008)

Aboriginal researchers forum - building research capacity in rural South Australia.

Paper presented at the 2008 GP & PHC Research Conference: Health for All?. 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Tasmania

Senior K, Chenhall R (2008)

Lukumbat Marawana: a changing pattern of drug use by youth in a remote Aboriginal community.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(2): 75-79

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (2008)

Provision of allied health services to Australian regional & remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: position paper.

Canberra: Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Sharp M, Franklin R (2008)

Remote Indigenous pools: health promotion & operations workshop: workshop report - October 2007.

Sydney: Australian Water Safety Council

Sheehan M, Siskind V, Turner R, Veitch C, O‟Connor T, Steinhardt D, Blackman R, Edmonston C, Sticher G (2008)

Rural and remote road safety project - final report.

Brisbane: Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland

Smith K, Watson C, Senior K, Latif A (2008)

Central Australian STI risk factor study.

Alice Springs, NT: Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Government

Smith MS, Moran M, Seemann K (2008)

The ‘viability' and resilience of communities and settlements in desert Australia.

The Rangeland Journal; 30(1): 123-135

Solomon S, McBain K (2008)

Adaptation of Indigenous Lifescripts: addressing risk factors for chronic disease with Indigenous clients.

Paper presented at the Are you remotely interested? 2008 Remote Health Conference. 15-17 August 2008, Mt Isa, Qld

Stain H, Sartore G, Andrews D, Kelly B (2008)

First-episode psychosis in rural, coastal and remote Australian communities.

Australasian Psychiatry; 16(2): 119-124

Torzillo PJ, Pholeros P, Rainow S, Barker G, Sowerbutts T, Short T, Irvine A (2008)

The state of health hardware in Aboriginal communities in rural and remote Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(1): 7-11

Western Australian Epidemiology Branch Department of Health, Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office (2008)

Impact of alcohol on the population of Western Australia. Regional profile: Goldlfields.

Perth: Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office