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Publications

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2017

Adams K, Faulkhead S, Stanfield R, Atkinson P (2017)

Challenging the colonisation of birth: Koori women's birthing knowledge and practice.

Women and Birth; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.07.014):

Aitken R, Skinner V, Clark L, Richardson M (2017)

Evaluating organisational cultural competence in maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Women and Birth; 30(Supplement 1): 5

Ashman AM, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME (2017)

Validation of a smartphone image-based dietary assessment method for pregnant women.

Nutrients; 9(1): 73

Retrieved 18 January 2017 from https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9010073

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2017)

Australian atlas of healthcare variation.

Retrieved 2017 from https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/atlas/

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet

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

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

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework.

Retrieved 30 May 2017 from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/indigenous-health-welfare/health-performance-framework/contents/summary

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: preliminary results for May 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report outlines the preliminary results capture summary data from around 240 primary health care organisations that received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as at May 2015. It presents summary data for 21 indicators (14 'process-of-care' and 7 'health outcome' indicators) on maternal and child health, preventative health and chronic disease management.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023: first monitoring report.

Retrieved 21 July 2017 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous-data/implementation-plan/

Bar Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Twyman L, Watt K, Atkins L, Palazzi K, Oldmeadow C, Gould GS (2017)

Opportunities missed: a cross-sectional survey of the provision of smoking cessation care to pregnant women by Australian general practitioners and obstetricians.

; 19(5): 636-641

Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, Atkins L, Reath J, Gould GS (2017)

The Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy Pilot Study protocol: a feasibility step-wedge cluster randomised trial to improve health providers' management of smoking during pregnancy.

BMJ Open; 7: e016095

Retrieved 4 August 2017 from http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/8/e016095

Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Reath J, Gould GS (2017)

Assessing and validating an educational resource package for health professionals to improve smoking cessation care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(10): 1148

Retrieved 29 Septyember 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14101148

Bell S, Aggleton P, Ward J, Maher L (2017)

Sexual agency, risk and vulnerability: a scoping review of young Indigenous Australians' sexual health.

Journal of Youth Studies; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1317088):

Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, O'Mara P, Cowling B, Gould GS (2017)

Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld - developing a pilot study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY16140):

Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Cadet-James Y, Clarke M, Bonevski B, Gould GS (2017)

Wula (voices) of Aboriginal women on barriers to accepting smoking cessation support during pregnancy: findings from a qualitative study.

Women and Birth; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.006):

Chamberlain C, O'Mara-Eves A, Porter J, Coleman T, Perlen SM, Thomas J, McKenzie JE (2017)

Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 2017(2): CD001055

Retrieved 14 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub5

Chamberlain C, Perlen S, Brennan S, Rychetnik L, Thomas D, Maddox R, Alam N, Banks E, Wilson A, Eades S (2017)

Evidence for a comprehensive approach to Aboriginal tobacco control to maintain the decline in smoking: an overview of reviews among Indigenous peoples.

Systematic Reviews; 6: 135

Retrieved 10 July 2017 from https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0520-9

Chamberlain CR, Wilson AN, Amir LH, O'Dea K, Campbell S, Leonard D, Ritte R, Mulcahy M, Eades S, Wolfe R (2017)

Low rates of predominant breastfeeding in hospital after gestational diabetes, particularly among Indigenous women in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12629):

Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2017)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program evaluation: preliminary evaluation report.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

The overall goal of the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program is to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through local population specific efforts to reduce harm from tobacco. The purpose of this preliminary report is to provide a mid-term evaluation of progress to date in implementing the first year of the three year (2015-2018) TIS program. This mid-term evaluation looks at progress to date of the TIS program, particularly in terms of regional grants delivering localised Indigenous tobacco interventions. It does not look at long-term impact in relation to a reduction of smoking rates at a national level.

Findings focus on:

  • the shift to TIS
  • community engagement and partnerships
  • localised health promotion
  • access to quit support
  • contribution to evidence base
  • National Best Practice Unit and TIS portal
  • governance and communications.

A number of key recommendations emerging from the evaluation are included in the report.

Abstract adapted from Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia

Daly A, Sriram N, Woodall C, Selvakumar K, Briggs K, Garg P, Russell L, Yu M, Beetson K, Hennessy A (2017)

Risk factors associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy within an urban Indigenous population in south western Sydney.

Internal Medicine Journal; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13669):

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2017)

Closing the Gap Prime Minister's report 2017.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This publication is the ninth Closing the Gap report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. Over the long-term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of the outcomes set by COAG. While many successes are being achieved locally, at a national level, only one of the seven closing the gap targets is on track to be achieved this year. The report highlights that it is a shared responsibility of all governments to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in order to meet the Closing the Gap targets. The report covers:

  • appreciating our national culture
  • infancy and early childhood
  • education
  • employment
  • economic development
  • healthy lives
  • safe and strong communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gould GS, Lim LL, Mattes J (2017)

The prevention and treatment of smoking and tobacco use during pregnancy in selected Indigenous communities in high-income countries of USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: an evidence-based review.

Chest; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2017.06.033):

Gould GS, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Gruppetta M, Clarke MJ, Bonevski B (2017)

Designing an implementation intervention with the Behaviour Change Wheel for health provider smoking cessation care for Australian Indigenous pregnant women.

Implementation Science; 12: 114

Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0645-1

Gould GS, Patten C, Glover M, Kira A, Jayasinghe H (2017)

Smoking in pregnancy among Indigenous women in high-income countries: a narrative review.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 19(5): 506-517

Graham S, O'Connor CC, Morgan S, Chamberlain C, Hocking J (2017)

Prevalence of HIV among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sexual Health; 14(3): 201-207

Hafekost K, Lawrence D, O'Leary C, Bower C, Semmens J, Zubrick SR (2017)

Maternal alcohol use disorder and child school attendance outcomes for non-Indigenous and Indigenous children in Western Australia: a population cohort record linkage study.

BMJ Open; 7(7): e015650

Retrieved 11 July 2017 from https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015650

Hartz D, McGrath L (2017)

Caring for childbearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women - the carers perspective.

Women and Birth; 30(Supplement 1): 4

Health Performance Council (2017)

Aboriginal health in South Australia: 2017 case study.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

This case study forms part of the Health Performance Council's 2015-18 four-yearly review program which reports on the performance of the South Australian health system, including how the system performs for specific and vulnerable population groups. It provides a review of available data to analyse three key issues:

  • the health and wellbeing status of Aboriginal people in South Australia (SA)
  • the workforce participation of Aboriginal people in SA in the health sector
  • the effectiveness of the health system in providing services to Aboriginal people in SA.

This case study is not intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the health of Aboriginal people in SA or of their interaction with the state's health system.

Abstract adapted from Health Performance Council

Houston A, Laws R, Askew D, Saldanha T, Denney-Wilson E (2017)

Exploring the cultural appropriateness and usefulness of a mHealth promotion program for infant feeding in an Urban Aboriginal Health Service: a qualitative study.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 17(3)

Retrieved 28 August 2017 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/exploring-the-cultural-appropriateness-and-usefulness-of-a-mhealth-promotion-program-for-infant-feeding-in-an-urban-aboriginal-health-service-a-qualitative-study/

Johnson SE, O'Leary C, Bower C, Lawrence D, Cunningham N, Semmens J, Zubrick SR (2017)

Maternal alcohol disorders and school achievement: a population cohort record linkage study in Western Australia.

BMJ Open; 7(5): e014599

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014599

Kildea S, Hickey S, Nelson C, Currie J, Carson A, Reynolds M, Wilson K, Kruske S, Passey M, Roe Y, West R, Clifford A, Kosiak M, Watego S, Tracy S (2017)

Birthing on Country (in Our Community): a case study of engaging stakeholders and developing a best-practice Indigenous maternity service in an urban setting.

Australian Health Review; Online Early(https://doi.org/10.1071/AH16218): 1-9

Kildea SV, Gao Y, Rolfe M, Boyle J, Tracy S, Barclay LM (2017)

Risk factors for preterm, low birthweight and small for gestational age births among Aboriginal women from remote communities in Northern Australia.

Women and Birth; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.03.003):

Kirkham R, Boyle JA, Whitbread C, Dowden M, Connors C, Corpus S, McCarthy L, Oats J, McIntyre HD, Moore E, O’Dea K, Brown A, Maple-Brown L (2017)

Health service changes to address diabetes in pregnancy in a complex setting: perspectives of health professionals.

BMC Health Services Research; 17: 524

Retrieved 3 August 2017 from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2478-7

Kirkham R, Rumbold A, Hoon E, Stuart-Butler D, Moore V (2017)

Emotional labour and Aboriginal maternal infant care workers: the invisible load.

Women and Birth; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.07.001):

Lewis L, Hauck Y, Ronchi F, Allsop S, Doherty D (2017)

A multiple component intervention to assist young pregnant smokers to cease smoking: a randomised controlled pilot study.

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy; 8(1): 1-6

Longman J, Kornelsen J, Pilcher J, Kildea S, Kruske S, Grzybowski S, Robin S, Rolfe M, Donoghue D, Morgan GG, Barclay L (2017)

Maternity services for rural and remote Australia: barriers to operationalising national policy.

Health Policy; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.09.012):

Preconception care - issues paper (2017)

Lum MN, Todd AL

Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell CC, Gwynn J, Wadhwa P, Lumbers ER, Smith R, Rae KM (2017)

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales: A cross-sectional descriptive study.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12618): 1-6

Marley JV, Kotz J, Engelke C, Williams M, Stephen D, Coutinho S, Trust SK (2017)

Validity and acceptability of Kimberley mum's mood scale to screen for perinatal anxiety and depression in remote Aboriginal health care settings.

PLOS ONE; 12(1): e0168969

Retrieved 30 January 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168969

Mathew S, Mathur D, Chang BA, McDonald E, Singh RG, Nur D, Gerritsen R (2017)

Examining the effects of ambient temperature on pre-term birth in Central Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(2): 147

Retrieved 4 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020147

McLachlan HL, Shafiei T, Forster DA (2017)

Breastfeeding initiation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria: analysis of routinely collected population-based data.

Women and Birth; Articles in Press(http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.02.011): 1-6

Menzies School of Health Research, Telethon Kids Institute, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2017)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Package [infographic].

Brisbane: Menzies School of Health Research

This infographic describes the Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention and health promotion resources package. The package is designed to equip Australian health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to develop, implement and evaluate community-driven solutions to reduce alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking and substance misuse during pregnancy, and to cut down on the number of unplanned pregnancies in communities. The package is due to be released soon.

Abstract adapted from authors

NHMRC Mental Health and Parenting Working Committee (2017)

NHMRC report on the evidence: promoting social and emotional development and wellbeing of infants in pregnancy and the first year of life.

Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Oei JL, Melhuish E, Uebel H, Azzam N, Breen C, Burns L, Hilder L, Bajuk B, Abdel-Latif ME, Ward M, Feller JM, Falconer J, Clews S, Eastwood J, Li A, Wright IM (2017)

Neonatal abstinence syndrome and high school performance.

Pediatrics; Published ahead of print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-2651):

RHDAustralia (2017)

Sharing a heartbeat: a short film about RHD in pregnancy.

: RHDAustralia

This 12-minute film is a health promotion resource providing information about how rheumatic heart disease (RHD) can impact on fertility, pregnancy and raising a family. It follows the story of a fictional character called Tess, a young Indigenous woman with RHD. The film is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 13 to 29 who have mild to moderate RHD. Friends and families of young women may also choose to view this film to better understand how to support young women with RHD to have a healthy pregnancy.

The film was written and directed by a group of Northern Territory Indigenous women and embraces two-ways learning and a spirit of cross cultural cooperation.

The film is freely available in English and Kriol, with plans to make it available in more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. It can be viewed online.

The film does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements.

Abstract adapted from RHDAustralia

Rolfe MI, Donoghue DA, Longman JM, Pilcher J, Kildea S, Kruske S, Kornelsen J, Grzybowski S, Barclay L, Morgan GG (2017)

The distribution of maternity services across rural and remote Australia: does it reflect population need?.

BMC Health Services Research; 17: 163

Retrieved 23 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2084-8

Schumacher TL, Oldmeadow C, Clausen D, Weatherall L, Keogh L, Pringle KG, Rae KM (2017)

Reference intervals for non-fasting CVD lipids and inflammation markers in pregnant Indigenous Australian women.

Healthcare; 5(4): 72

Retrieved 14 October 2017 from https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare5040072

Steenkamp M, Boyle J, Kildea S, Moore V, Davies M, Rumbold A (2017)

Perinatal outcomes among young Indigenous Australian mothers: a cross-sectional study and comparison with adult Indigenous mothers.

Birth; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/birt.12283): 1-10

Tzelepis F, Daly J, Dowe S, Bourke A, Gillham K, Freund M (2017)

Supporting Aboriginal women to quit smoking: antenatal and postnatal care providers' confidence, attitudes, and practices.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 19(5): 642-646

Warren LJ, Tilakaratne D, Seth R (2017)

Neonatal tinea corporis.

Medical Journal of Australia; 207(8): 324

West R, Wrigley S, Mills K, Taylor K, Rowland D, Creedy DK (2017)

Development of a First Peoples-led cultural capability measurement tool: a pilot study with midwifery students.

Women and Birth; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.01.004):

2016

Arabena K, Ritte R, Panozzo S, Leah J, Rowley K (2016)

First 1000 days Australia: an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led early life intervention.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 21-22

Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Clausen D, Blackwell CC, Pringle KG, Attia J, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Rae KM (2016)

A cohort of Indigenous Australian women and their children through pregnancy and beyond: the Gomeroi gaaynggal study.

Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; FirstView(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S204017441600009X): 1-12

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2016)

Hello Stranger: pregnant and 300km from hospital.

: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australia's health 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Folic acid & iodine fortification.

Retrieved 2016 from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/food-nutrition/folic-acid-iodine-fortification/contents/summary

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Monitoring the health impacts of mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication assesses the health effects of mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification, introduced to help reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects and address the re-emergence of iodine deficiency in the Australian population. Based on five key monitoring questions, pre and post-mandatory fortification data were analysed to assess the impact of the policy change, which also considered the expected outcome.

Abstract from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Perinatal data.

Retrieved 29 August 2016 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/perinatal-data/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Peripartum hysterectomy in Australia: a working paper using the National Hospital Morbidity Database 2003-04 to 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Ayre J, On ML, Webster K, Gourley M, Moon L (2016)

Examination of the burden of disease of intimate partner violence against women in 2011: final report.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

This report extends results from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to produce detailed estimates of the health burden due to exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) that are specific to Australian women in 2011, including data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The report is divided into the following chapters:

  • introduction
  • definitions of IPV
  • methods
  • estimate of effect for linked disease
  • findings
  • discussion on implication of findings, limitations and future direction
  • appendix.

Abstract adapted from authors

Barclay L, Kornelsen J, Longman J, Robin S, Kruske S, Kildea S, Pilcher J, Martin T, Grzybowski S, Donoghue D, Rolfe M, Morgan G (2016)

Reconceptualising risk: perceptions of risk in rural and remote maternity service planning.

Midwifery; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.04.007):

Belton S, Sherwood J, Peek MJ, Vaughan G, Sullivan EA (2016)

Yarning about 'that heart problem': RHD in pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 18(4): 65-67

Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Marsh R, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2016)

Cord blood vitamin D and the risk of acute lower respiratory infection in Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 204(6): 238e1-238e7

Boyle J, Eades S (2016)

Closing the gap in Aboriginal women's reproductive health: some progress, but still a long way to go.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstretics & Gynaecology; 56(3): 223-224

Brown S, Glover K, Weetra D, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Leane C, Turner M, Gartland D, Yelland J (2016)

Improving access to antenatal care for Aboriginal women in South Australia: evidence from a population-based study.

Birth; 43(2): 134-143

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016)

Improving the health of Aboriginal babies.

Melbourne: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

This policy brief is the fourth in a series produced by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute to summarise findings from the Aboriginal Families Study. The Aboriginal Families Study is a population-based study investigating the views and experiences of mothers having an Aboriginal baby in South Australia between July 2011 and June 2013.

The policy brief highlights the potential for stressful events and social health issues to: affect the health of newborn babies, and increase the likelihood of mothers using cannabis during pregnancy. It also discusses the implications for health services and health policy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Burrow S, Ride K (2016)

Review of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Clapham K, Winch S, Harwood V, Kelly P, Chandler P, Senior K, Wu D (2016)

Illawarra Aboriginal community profile: a snapshot of an urban Aboriginal community.

Wollongong, NSW: University of Wollongong

This publication provides information about the Aboriginal population of the Illawarra Region. It is intended to begin a discussion about how research can contribute to the social health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. The report highlights disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that are apparent not only in the health statistics but also in almost every key socioeconomic indicator.

Abstract from the University of Wollongong Indigenous Multi-Disciplinary Health Research Coalition

de Graaff EC, Wijs LA, Leemaqz S, Dekker GA (2016)

Risk factors for stillbirth in a socio-economically disadvantaged urban Australian population.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2016.1163678):

de-Vitry Smith S (2016)

Strategies to improve maternal health for indigenous women and children.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 23(8): 43

Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services (2016)

Towards a Queensland action plan for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Fitzpatrick JP, Pestell CF (2016)

Neuropsychological aspects of prevention and intervention for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia.

Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology; Online First(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40817-016-0018-8): 1-15

Gibson-Helm M, Bailie J, Matthews V, Laycock A, Boyle J, Bailie R (2016)

Priority evidence-practice gaps in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal health care: final report. Engaging stakeholders in identifying priority evidence-practice gaps and strategies for improvement in primary health care (ESP project).

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

This report presents the findings from each of the three phases of the Engaging Stakeholders in Identifying Priority Evidence-Practice Gaps and Strategies for Improvement in Primary Health Care (ESP) Project for maternal health care.

The report presents findings for all participating health centres from all jurisdictions together. It collates analysis of aggregated continuous quality improvement (CQI) data and stakeholder views on:

  • priority evidence-practice gaps
  • barriers and enablers to addressing the priority evidence-practice gaps
  • strategies for improvement.

The report is for people with an interest in interpreting and using aggregated CQI data to drive decision making, including national and jurisdictional policy makers, managers, community controlled organisations and government health authorities, peak bodies, clinical leaders, researchers, primary health care staff and CQI practitioners.

The report includes key messages, an executive summary, appendices and a data supplement, which contains the detailed analysis for the first two phases of the project.

Abstract adapted from authors

Gibson-Helm ME, Rumbold AR, Teede HJ, Ranasinha S, Bailie RS, Boyle JA (2016)

Improving the provision of pregnancy care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a continuous quality improvement initiative.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 16: 118

Retrieved 24 May 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0892-1

Gray E, Ryder N (2016)

Northern Territory Congenital Syphilis Guidelines 2015: a review of recommendations against major clinical guidelines and the literature.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 30-35

Homaira N, Mallitt KA, Oei JL, Hilder L, Bajuk B, Lui K, Rawlinson W, Snelling T, Jaffe A (2016)

Risk factors associated with RSV hospitalisation in the first 2 years of life, among different subgroups of children in NSW: a whole-of-population-based cohort study.

BMJ Open; 6(6): e011398

Retrieved 29 June 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011398

Joubert BR, Felix JF, Yousefi P, Bakulski KM, Just AC, Breton C, Reese SE, Markunas CA, Richmond RC, Xu C-J, Küpers LK, Oh SS, Hoyo C, Gruzieva O, Söderhäll C, Salas LA, Baïz N, Zhang H, Lepeule J, Ruiz C, Ligthart S, Wang T, Taylor JA, Duijts L, Sharp GC, Jankipersadsing SA, Nilsen RM, Vaez A, Fallin MD, Hu D, Litonjua AA, Fuemmeler BF, Huen K, Kere J, Kull I, Munthe-Kaas MC, Gehring U, Bustamante M, Saurel-Coubizolles MJ, Quraishi BM, Ren J, Tost J, Gonzalez JR, Peters MJ, Håberg SE, Xu Z, van Meurs JB, Gaunt TR, Kerkhof M, Corpeleijn E, Feinberg AP, Eng C, Baccarelli AA, Neelon SEB, Bradman A, Merid SK, Bergström A, Herceg Z, Hernandez-Vargas H, Brunekreef B, Pinart M, Heude B, Ewart S, Yao J, Lemonnier N, Franco OH, Wu MC, Hofman A, McArdle W, Van der Vlies P, Falahi F, Gillman MW, Barcellos LF, Kumar A, Wickman M, Guerra S, Charles M-A, Holloway J, Auffray C, Tiemeier HW, Smith GD, Postma D, Hivert M-F, Eskenazi B, Vrijheid M, Arshad H, Antó JM, Dehghan A, Karmaus W, Annesi-Maesano I, Sunyer J, Ghantous A, Pershagen G, Holland N, Murphy SK, DeMeo DL, Burchard EG, Ladd-Acosta C, Snieder H, Nystad W, Koppelman GH, Relton CL, Jaddoe VWV, Wilcox A, Melén E, London SJ (2016)

DNA methylation in newborns and maternal smoking in pregnancy: genome-wide consortium meta-analysis.

American Journal of Human Genetics; Online Now(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.02.019): 1-65

Kildea S, Tracy S, Sherwood J, Magick-Dennis F, Barclay L (2016)

Improving maternity services for Indigenous women in Australia: moving from policy to practice.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(8): 374-379

Kotz J, Munns A, Marriott R, Marley J (2016)

Perinatal depression and screening among Aboriginal Australians in the Kimberley.

Contemporary Nurse; 52(1): 42-58

Lack BM, Smith RM, Arundell MJ, Homer CSE (2016)

Narrowing the Gap? Describing women's outcomes in Midwifery Group Practice in remote Australia.

Women and Birth; 29(5): 465-470

Lucas BR, Latimer J, Fitzpatrick JP, Doney R, Watkins RE, Tsang TW, Jirikowic T, Olson HC, Oscar J, Carter M, Elliott EJ (2016)

Soft neurological signs and prenatal alcohol exposure: a population-based study in remote Australia.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13071):

Lynar S, Baird R, Marr I, Boutlis C (2016)

Imported Zika virus infection in a woman returning from Fiji.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(2): 8-12

Markey P, Scott L, Cook H (2016)

Influenza in the Northern Territory - highlights from laboratory-confirmed influenza in 2015 and 5 year trends.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(2): 1-7

Middleton P, Bubner T, Glover K, Rumbold A, Weetra D, Scheil W, Brown S (2016)

'Partnerships are crucial': an evaluation of the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program in South Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12599):

Oscar J (2016)

Working to free Fitzroy Crossing from foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a successful place-based program.

Paper presented at the Caring for Country Kids. 17-19 April 2016, Alice Springs

Rodgers R, Kovacevic C, Zhang X, Tuttle R, Nebe B (2016)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This seventh national report presents information from 278 organisations across Australia, funded by the Australian Government to provide one or more of the following health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: primary health care, maternal and child health care, social and emotional wellbeing services, and substance-use services. These organisations participated in the 2014-15 online services report data collection. Information is presented on the characteristics of these organisations, the health services and activities provided to clients and staffing levels. Other information presented includes client numbers, client contacts and episodes of care, and service gaps and challenges.

Abstract Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Russell L (2016)

2016‐17 Budget: Indigenous affairs.

Sydney: Menzies Centre for Health Policy

This report provides an analysis of the Indigenous provisions in the 2016-17 federal budget. It considers current and past strategies, policies, programs and funding, and is supported, where possible, by data and information drawn from government agencies, reports and published papers. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

Abstract from author

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

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

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

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

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

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Telethon Kids Institute (2016)

3M FASD prevention strategy: marulu, mass media and midwives.

Perth, WA: Telethon Kids Institute

Weetra D, Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Leane C, Mitchell A, Stuart-Butler D, Turner M, Yelland J, Gartland D, Brown SJ (2016)

Stressful events, social health issues and psychological distress in Aboriginal women having a baby in South Australia: implications for antenatal care.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 16: 88

Retrieved 26 April 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0867-2

West R, Gamble J, Kelly J, Milne T, Duffy E, Sidebotham M (2016)

Culturally capable and culturally safe: caseload care for Indigenous women by Indigenous midwifery students.

Women and Birth; 29(6): 524-530

Western Australian Department of Health (2016)

Perinatal and infant mental health model of care - a framework.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

Western Australian Regional Services Reform Unit (2016)

Resilient Families, Strong Communities: a roadmap for regional and remote Aboriginal communities.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Regional Services Reform Unit

This report sets out the Western Australia (WA) Government's plan for long-term reform in regional and remote Aboriginal communities, and its priority actions for the next two years. The report is intended to be used by the WA Government, in consultation with other agencies, communities and industry, to bring about improvements to the standard of living for Aboriginal people, initially in the regional and remote communities of the Pilbara and Kimberley.

The report focuses on the three main areas of improving living conditions, supporting families, and providing more opportunities. Ten priority actions are given for the first two year stage of the reform process.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2015

Brown SJ, Weetra D, Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Leane C, Mitchell A, Stuart-Butler D, Turner M, Gartland D, Yelland J (2015)

Improving Aboriginal women's experiences of antenatal care: findings from the Aboriginal Families Study in South Australia.

Birth; 42(1): 27-37

Carson KV (2015)

Advancing treatment options for tobacco cessation, prevention and related illnesses, with particular reference to Indigenous populations.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Davies J (2015)

Hepatitis B in Australia's Northern Territory: understanding the true story.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Department of Aboriginal Affairs Western Australia (2015)

Progress against closing the gap: Western Australia 2015.

Perth: Department of Aboriginal Affairs Western Australia

Elliott EJ (2015)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia - the future is prevention.

Public Health Research & Practice; 25(2): e2521516

Retrieved 30 March 2015 from http://www.phrp.com.au/issues/march-2015-volume-25-issue-2/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-in-australia-the-future-is-prevention/

Ireland S (2015)

Paperbark and pinard: a cultural and historical exploration of female reproduction in one remote northern-Australian Aboriginal town.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Lowell A, Kildea S, Liddle M, Cox B, Paterson B (2015)

Supporting Aboriginal knowledge and practice in health care: lessons from a qualitative evaluation of the strong women, strong babies, strong culture program.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15: 19

Retrieved 5 February 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0433-3

Northern Territory PHN (2015)

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health key performance indicator report for period July 01 2014 To June 30 2015.

Darwin: Northern Territory PHN

Passey M, Sanson-Fisher RW (2015)

Provision of antenatal smoking cessation support: a survey with pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 17(6): 746-749

Petersen L, Endo T, Johnston T (2015)

Identification of Indigenous status for measurement of perinatal risk factors and outcomes: mother or baby?.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

This report outlines the identification of Indigenous status of infant and maternal health outcomes in Queensland. On 1 July 2010, a variable capturing the baby's Indigenous status was introduced into the Perinatal Data Collection. This enables the mother to identify her child's Indigenous status independently of her own status. As a result, about two percent of babies born in Queensland are now recorded as having an Indigenous status different from that of their mother.

Abstract adapted from Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth & Peel edition.

7th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The seventh edition of the Western Australian (WA) Indigenous storybook is about harmony; a concept that can be related to Australian Indigenous culture. The previous WA Indigenous storybooks have showcased many stories that demonstrate how Australian Aboriginal people live in harmony with nature and how harmony and spirituality are so closely aligned. The current edition is no different. It features a number of stories that talk about harmony and connections to land and culture. As a metropolitan focused edition, this storybook also emphasises the harmonies and connections between people and services, and highlights the importance of keeping culture strong in the city. Topics covered include:

  • tobacco use - smoking cessation
  • youth programs
  • cultural ways
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • women's health
  • infant health - Sudden infant death syndrome
  • healing
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • family violence
  • health promotion
  • social determinants - employment and education
  • arts and culture.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Reeve C, Banfield S, Thomas A, Reeve D, Davis S (2015)

Community outreach midwifery-led model improves antenatal access in a disadvantaged population.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12249):

Reibel T, Morrison L, Griffin D, Chapman L, Woods H (2015)

Young Aboriginal women's voices on pregnancy care: factors encouraging antenatal engagement.

Women and Birth; 28(1): 47–53

Thackrah RD, Thompson SC, Durey A (2015)

Exploring undergraduate midwifery students' readiness to deliver culturally secure care for pregnant and birthing Aboriginal women.

BMC Medical Education; 17: 77

Retrieved 16 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-015-0360-z

Watkins RE, Payne JM, Reibel T, Jones HM, Wilkins A, Mutch R, Bower C (2015)

Development of a scale to evaluate midwives’ beliefs about assessing alcohol use during pregnancy.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15: 353

Retrieved 30 December 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0779-6

Wilkins A, Lobo RC, Griffin DM, Woods HA (2015)

Evaluation of health promotion training for the Western Australian Aboriginal maternal and child health sector.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 26(1): 57-63

2014

Clarke M, Boyle J (2014)

Antenatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Australian Family Physician; 43(1/2): 20-24

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (2014)

CATSINaM 2014 conference: outcomes of the ‘Birthing on Country’ Yarning Circles.

Gould GS, Bittoun R, Clarke MJ (2014)

A pragmatic guide for smoking cessation counselling and the initiation of nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; first view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2014.3):

This paper provides a pragmatic approach to addressing the complexities of smoking in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and informs clinicians about the initiation of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in pregnancy. It provides information on how to raise the issue of smoking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and also addresses some of the educational needs of health professionals to help them become more adept at tackling smoking in disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

In: Cherry AL, Dillon ME, eds. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. : Springer US: 191-203

This chapter from the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy provides information on adolescent pregnancy specific to Australia, including data for Indigenous young women. It considers the health, social and economic impact of adolescent pregnancy. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • characteristics of Australian adolescents who give birth
  • disadvantage as a result of low socioeconomic status
  • family characteristics
  • contraception
  • birth outcomes for adolescent women and their infants
  • recommendations for further research.

The authors acknowledge the importance of providing Indigenous young women with culturally appropriate and accessible contraceptive services to reduce the impact of the social inequities faced as a result of adolescent pregnancies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Maher CM, Spurling GK, Askew DA (2014)

Health and well-being of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at their first antenatal visit: a cross-sectional study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(1): 88–90

2013

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (2013)

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

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

beyondblue (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal mental health: a guide for primary care health professionals.

Melbourne: beyondblue

This information resource has been developed to provide mental health professionals with guidance on how to work in a culturally appropriate way with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, fathers, and families during the perinatal period. The topics contained in the resource include:

  • diversity within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • specific issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal mental health
  • working sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, fathers, and families in the perinatal period
  • working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • supporting yourself and your colleagues.

The guide also includes a practice checklist, as well as information resources and helplines appropriate for health professionals, and for women and their families. The guide was produced with help from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference group, people with experience of perinatal depression and anxiety, and St. John of God Outreach and Advocacy Services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Campbell SK, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2013)

Pre-pregnancy predictors of hypertension in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in north Queensland, Australia; a prospective cohort study.

BMC Public Health; 13: 138

Retrieved 15 February 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-138

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

Chamberlain C, McNamara B, Williams ED, Yore D, Oldenburg B, Oats J, Eades S (2013)

Diabetes in pregnancy among Indigenous women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic review of the evidence for screening in early pregnancy.

Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews; 29(4): 241–256

Davis B, McLean A, Sinha AK, Falhammar H (2013)

A threefold increase in gestational diabetes over two years: review of screening practices and pregnancy outcomes in Indigenous women of Cape York, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 53(4): 363–368

Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Panaretto K (2013)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 23-24

Fitzpatrick JP, Latimer J, Ferreira M, Martiniuk ALC, Peadon E, Carter M, Oscar J, Carter E, Kefford M, Shandley R, Yungabun H, Elliott EJ (2013)

Development of a reliable questionnaire to assist in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

BMC Pediatrics; 13: 33

Retrieved 7 March 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-13-33

Gould GS, Munn J, Watters T, McEwen A, Clough AR (2013)

Knowledge and views about maternal tobacco smoking and barriers for cessation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 15(5): 863-874

Mutch R, Watkins R, Jones H, Bower C (2013)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitudes and practice within the Western Australian justice system.

Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

O'Leary C, Halliday J, Bartu A, D'Antoine H, Bower C (2013)

Alcohol-use disorders during and within one year of pregnancy: a population-based cohort study 1985–2006.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; 120(6): 744–753

O'Leary C, Leonard H, Bourke J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C (2013)

Intellectual disability: population-based estimates of the proportion attributable to maternal alcohol use disorder during pregnancy.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; 55(3): 271–277

O'Leary CM, Slack-Smith LM (2013)

Dental hospital admissions in the children of mothers with an alcohol-related diagnosis: a population-based, data-linkage study.

The Journal of Pediatrics; 163(2): 515–520

Rae K, Weatherall L, Hollebone K, Apen K, McLean M, Blackwell C, Eades S, Boulton J, Lumbers E, Smith R (2013)

Developing research in partnership with Aboriginal communities – strategies for improving recruitment and retention.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2255

Retrieved 2 April 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2255

Watkins RE, Elliott EJ, Halliday J, O'Leary CM, D'Antoine H, Russell E, Hayes L, Peadon E, Wilkins A, Jones HM, McKenzie A, Miers S, Burns L, Mutch RC, Payne JM, Fitzpatrick JP, Carter M, Latimer J, Bower C (2013)

A modified Delphi study of screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia.

BMC Pediatrics; 13: 13

Retrieved 25 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-13-13

Wild K, Maypilama EL, Kildea S, Boyle J, Barclay L, Rumbold A (2013)

‘Give us the full story': overcoming the challenges to achieving informed choice about fetal anomaly screening in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Social Science & Medicine; 98: 351–360

2012

Asthma Foundation of WA (2012)

Newborn asthma and parental smoking project evaluation.

Perth, WA: Asthma Foundation of WA

This report outlines the evaluation results of the Newborns Asthma and Parental Smoking Project and the Indigenous Women's Project which encouraged pregnant women, new mothers and their families to protect children from exposure to harmful tobacco smoke.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian National Audit Office (2012)

Indigenous early childhood development. New Directions: mothers and babies services.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

The Indigenous early childhood development national partnership (IECD NP) focuses on improving access to, and the use of, maternal and child health services. The New directions: mothers and babies services is a program under this partnership, funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA).

Service delivery under the IECD NP includes:

  • antenatal and postnatal care
  • standard information about baby care
  • advice and assistance with breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting
  • monitoring developmental milestones, immunisation and infections
  • health checks and referrals prior to starting school.

This audit report examines how effective DoHA has been in administering the New directions: mother and babies services program.

The audit includes key findings on:

  • program development and planning for effective service delivery
  • program implementation
  • performance monitoring and reporting.

Recommendations and DoHA's response are also presented.

Abstract adapted from Australian National Audit Office summary

Bar-Zeev SJ, Barclay L, Farrington C, Kildea S (2012)

From hospital to home: the quality and safety of a postnatal discharge system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the top end of Australia.

Midwifery; 28(3): 366–373

Breen C, Burns L (2012)

Improving services to families affected by FASD: final report prepared for the Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education.

Sydney: Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education

Callinan S, Room R (2012)

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy: results from the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.

Canberra: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

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

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence (2012)

New South Wales mothers and babies 2010.

Sydney: NSW Health

Connors C, Maple-Brown L, Brown A, Whitbread C, Moore L (2012)

NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinical Register.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 29

Cromie EAS, Shepherd CCJ, Zubrick SR, Oddy WH (2012)

Breastfeeding duration and residential isolation amid Aboriginal children in Western Australia.

Nutrients; 4(12): 2020-2034

Crook L, Longbottom H, White K, Thompson M, Worner F, Waminda Board (2012)

Waminda: Mums and Bubs program.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(2): 17-19

Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D’Este C, Gilligan C, Stewart J (2012)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 42-46

Edwards L, Connors C, Whitbread C, Brown A, Maple-Brown L (2012)

NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership - models of care in the NT.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 27-28

Forbes M (2012)

Foetal origins of chronic disease - a key opportunity for prevention.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 6

Freemantle J, Heffernan B (2012)

The power of data: data, policy, practice.

Paper presented at the National Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Maternal Health Research. 8 March 2012, Melbourne

Gibson A, Mackell J (2012)

Nurturing Noongar Boodjari Yorgas through pregnancy.

Paper presented at the WA Sexual Health Forum 2012. 7-8 November 2012, Perth

Gould GS, McEwen A (2012)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 23

Grealy C, Kurti L, URBIS (2012)

Closing the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes initiative: evaluation progress report.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

This is the second progress report of the evaluation of the Closing the Gap in Health Outcomes Initiative in Victoria. The evaluation focuses on four key questions:

  • how effectively the initiative has been implemented in Victoria
  • the extent to which the targets have been achieved
  • whether current projects represent the most appropriate, effective and efficient means for achieving these goals
  • the extent to which a community driven approach has been adopted and effective in the regional implementation of the initiative.

Abstract adapted from Victorian Department of Health

Hayes LG (2012)

Aboriginal women, alcohol and the road to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 21-23

Homer CSE, Foureur MJ, Allendeb T, Pekin F, Caplice S, Catling-Paull C (2012)

‘It's more than just having a baby' women's experiences of a maternity service for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Midwifery; 28(4): E449–E455

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (2012)

FASD: the hidden harm: Inquiry into the prevention, diagnosis and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Josif C, Barclay L, Bar-Zeev S, Kildea S, Brittin M (2012)

How participatory action research supported improvements to the postnatal discharge summary system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of Australia.

Action Research; 10(4): 387-405

Joyce A, Hutchinson M (2012)

Western Australia's mothers and babies, 2010: twenty-eighth annual report of the Western Australian Midwives' Notification System.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Kildea S, Stapleton H, Murphy R, Low NB, Gibbons K (2012)

The Murri clinic: a comparative retrospective study of an antenatal clinic developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 159

Retrieved 21 December 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-12-159

Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2012)

Australia's mothers and babies 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Malla C, Williams L (2012)

Drinking for two? [ppt].

Paper presented at the The Lowitja Institute 2012 national conference on CQI in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: 'CQI for everyday and everybody'. 14-15 May 2012, Alice Springs

Maple-Brown L, Brown A, Lynn I, Connors C, Whitbread C, O’Dea K, Oats J, McIntyre D, Shaw J, Zimmet P (2012)

Pregnancy and Adverse Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) Study.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 29-31

McNamara BJ, Gubhaju L, Chamberlain C, Stanley F, Eades SJ (2012)

Early life influences on cardio-metabolic disease risk in aboriginal populations - what is the evidence? A systematic review of longitudinal and case–control studies.

International Journal of Epidemiology; 41(6): 1661-1682

Mullan K, Redmond G (2012)

A socio-economic profile of families in the first wave of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children.

Australian Economic Review; 45(2): 232-245

Murphy E, Best E (2012)

The Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service: a decade of achievement in the health of women and babies in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 68-72

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2012)

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

This report was produced by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee as a position paper on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The report contains an overview of FASD in Australia, including the health and social impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy. The report also contains recommendations to address the condition, which include:

  • implementing broad ranging social marketing campaigns to raise awareness of FASD, and the risks to the fetus or baby if the mother consumes alcohol while pregnant and breastfeeding
  • supporting health professionals and services through the development of national policy and clinical practice guidelines, as well as workforce development and training.

NIDAC officially released this position paper on the opening day of the NIDAC conference (6 June 2012).

Abstract adapted from National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

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

National Rural Health Alliance

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin (2012)

More Aboriginal mothers are attending their first antenatal visit before 14 or 20 weeks gestation in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 93

O'Byrne T (2012)

Healthy pregnancy healthy baby : a pregnancy book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

O'Leary CM, Watson L, D'Antoine H, Stanley F, Bower C (2012)

Heavy maternal alcohol consumption and cerebral palsy in the offspring.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; 54(3): 224–230

Passey M, D'Este CA, Stirling JM, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Factors associated with antenatal smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in two jurisdictions.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 608–616

Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 12: 165

Retrieved 7 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-165.pdf

Porter C, Skinner T, Ellis I (2012)

The current state of Indigenous and Aboriginal women with diabetes in pregnancy: a systematic review.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 98(2): 209–225

Prandl KJ, Rooney R, Bishop BJ (2012)

Mental health of Australian Aboriginal women during pregnancy: identifying the gaps.

Archives of Women's Mental Health; 15(3): 149-154

Ramsay N (2012)

Clear message – no grog while pregnant.

: Newslines Radio

This audio clip discusses what drinking alcohol during a pregnancy means for an unborn baby and the effects it has on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It includes comments made by:

  • Associate Professor Ted Wilkes
  • Scott Wilson, National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee
  • Anne Russell, Russell Family Foetal Alcohol Disorders Association and Training Connections Australia
  • Adele Gibson, Anyinginyi Health
  • Michelle Gray, Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Robinson P, Comino E, Forbes A, Webster V, Knight J (2012)

Timeliness of antenatal care for mothers of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants in an urban setting.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(1): 56-61

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

After Baby is Born (2012)

Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network

This booklet is a colourful pictorial information guide for mothers who have experienced gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

The booklet covers:

  • the heel blood test that baby will have after birth
  • the importance of breastfeeding
  • the six to eight week check for mother and baby
  • ways to reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in life
  • long term risks for your baby and how to protect baby from getting diabetes
  • the importance of planning future pregnancies.

Other booklets in the series:

  • Gestational diabetes: What is it? How do we treat it?
  • Eating for gestational diabetes
  • Starting insulin injections
  • About the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

This guide was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the Clinical Practice Improvement Centre (IPIC) Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource.

Abstract adapted from Diabetes Queensland

Eating for gestational diabetes (2012)

Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network

This booklet is a pictorial information guide for mothers with gestational diabetes on the types of food to eat during pregnancy. It has information on the diagnoses of gestational diabetes and explains the steps women can take to look after their health during pregnancy including; a healthy diet and drinks, physical activity, testing blood glucose levels and having regular health checks.

Other booklets in the series:

  • After baby is born
  • How your body works
  • Starting insulin injections
  • About the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
  • Gestational diabetes: What is it? How do we treat it?

This guide was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the Clinical Practice Improvement Centre (IPIC) Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gestational Diabetes: What is it? How do we treat it? (2012)

Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network

This booklet is a colourful pictorial information guide for mothers on what gestational diabetes is and how it is treated. It has information on the diagnoses of gestational diabetes and explains the steps women can take to look after their health during pregnancy including; a healthy diet and drinks, physical activity, testing blood glucose levels and having regular health checks.

Other booklets in the series:

  • How your body works
  • Eating for gestational diabetes
  • After baby is born
  • Starting insulin injections
  • About the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

This guide was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the Clinical Practice Improvement Centre (IPIC) Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Taylor L, Hutchinson D, Rapee R, Burns L, Stephens C, Haber PS (2012)

Clinical features and correlates of outcomes for high-risk, marginalized mothers and newborn infants engaged with a specialist perinatal and family drug health service.

Obstetrics and Gynecology International; 2012: 867265

Retrieved 22 November 2012 from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/2012/867265/

The Lowitja Institute (2012)

The Lowitja Institute national roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health research: priorities for interventions.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Thompson F, Zhang X, Dempsey KE (2012)

Northern Territory midwives' collection: mothers and babies 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This book provides information on the relationship between mental health and alcohol and other drug use for the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The book covers the following topics:

  • drugs and the body and mind connection
  • mental illness
  • the relationship between mental health, and alcohol and other drugs
  • stages of change
  • interventions
  • treatment options
  • resources and services.

This book is one of three key resources produced as part of the of the Our Healing Ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Walker R (2012)

An overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health research in Australia.

Paper presented at the National Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Maternal Health Research. 8 March 2012, Melbourne

Willix C, Rasmussen S, Walshe V (2012)

Tjindoo Ba Thoonee Thurra 'Sunshine for the pregnant belly': comparison of vitamin d levels in two Kalgoorlie antenatal populations.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Health Conference. 7-8 July 2012, Perth

Women NSW (2012)

Women in NSW 2012.

Sydney: Family and Community Services, Women NSW

Yap M, Biddle N (2012)

Indigenous fertility and family formation: CAEPR Indigenous population project: 2011 census papers.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

2011

Adams E, Tongs J (2011)

Starting a perinatal and infant mental health service at Winnunga Nimmityjah.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S20-S22

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Births, Australia, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification in Australia and New Zealand: supplement to the baseline report for monitoring.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Maternity data in Australia: a review of sources and gaps.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baker PRA, Shipp JJ, Wellings SH, Priest N, Francis DP (2011)

Assessment of applicability and transferability of evidence-based antenatal interventions to the Australian Indigenous setting.

Health Promotion International; 27(2): 208-219

Best E (2011)

Closing the gap through innovative maternity care (the Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service).

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S16

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

Brown S, Glover K (2011)

Guided by women's voice.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 32-33

Burns L, Black E, Powers JR, Loxton B, Elliot E, Shakeshaft A, Dunlop A (2011)

Geographical and maternal characteristics associated with alcohol use in pregnancy.

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; 35(7): 1230-1237

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

Centre for Epidemiology and Research (2011)

NSW mothers and babies 2009.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Chaubey SK, Davis B, Sinha AK (2011)

Diabetes in pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 34-36

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

Craig PL, Knight J, Comino E, Webster V, Pulver LJ, Harris E (2011)

Initiation and duration of breastfeeding in an Aboriginal community in south western Sydney.

Journal of Human Lactation; 27(3): 250-261

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

Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

The Western Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention Aboriginal consultation forum 2010: strong spirit strong future - promoting healthy women and pregnancies.

Perth, WA: Drug and Alcohol Office, Western Australia

Gould GS, McEwen A, Munn J (2011)

Jumping the hurdles for smoking cessation in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; 6(1): 33-36

Hughes D (2011)

Give smokes the flick – a qualitative evaluation of two quit smoking resources for Aboriginal pregnant women.

Lismore, NSW: Clinical Education and Training Institute Rural Directorate

The Give smokes the flick, it really makes cents (GSTF) resource was developed for workers with pregnant Aboriginal clients.

This evaluation aimed to determine if workers and clients found this resource effective and culturally appropriate. It also aimed to determine the impact the resource had on smoking behaviours of pregnant Aboriginal women and their families and the Aboriginal workers connected to them.

The evaluation found that GSTF is an effective smoking cessation strategy for Aboriginal people. By clearly linking quitting tobacco use to financial savings, it appears to resonate within the context of disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal people and motivate smokers to reduce or quit smoking. GSTF was considered culturally appropriate, however the study identified major skills gaps amongst workers providing cessation services to Aboriginal clients.

Abstract adapted from Clinical Education and Training Institute Rural Directorate

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

Johnston V, Thomas DP, McDonnell J, Andrews RM (2011)

Maternal smoking and smoking in the household during pregnancy and postpartum: findings from an Indigenous cohort in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 556-559

Johnstone KM (2011)

Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory of Australia : stalled demographic transition?.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Joyce A, Tran B (2011)

Induced abortions in Western Australia 2006–2009: report of the Western Australian abortion notification system.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

This report continues a series of reports on induced abortions in WA since the passage of the Acts
Amendment (Abortion) Act 1998. The focus of this report is on the four completed years, 2006-2009,
though some data from 1999 to 2009 are also used for trends analysis. The report presents
characteristics (age, place of residence and ethnic origin) of women having abortions, and details
about abortions such as method, gestational age and types of facilities where abortions were
performed. Comparisons are also made with the rest of Australia and some developed countries.

Abstract from Department of Health Western Australia

Larkins SL, Page RP, Panaretto KS, Mitchell M, Alberts V, McGinty S, Veitch PC (2011)

The transformative potential of young motherhood for disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville, Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 551-555

Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2011)

Australia's mothers and babies 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lockey R, Maidment L, O’Brien M (2011)

Plenary 9: Maternity monologues: stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory, Australia and their relationship to research and policy.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S27

Macaldowie A, Hilder L (2011)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Maidment L, Campbell R (2011)

A place for women.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 24-25

Maxwell S, Brameld K, Bower C, Dickinson JE, Goldblatt J, Hadlow N, Hewitt B, Murch A, Murphy A, Stock R, O’leary P (2011)

Socio-demographic disparities in the uptake of prenatal screening and diagnosis in Western Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(1): 9-16

McHugh AM, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Maternal and child health model of care in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector.

Perth, WA: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Mein J, Bullen R, Fiona M, Kirby M (2011)

Apunipima baby baskets.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 21-23

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Janssen PA, Fraser ML (2011)

Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: a population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 70

Retrieved 12 October 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-70

Mohsin M, Bauman AE, Forero R (2011)

Socioeconomic correlates and trends in smoking in pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 65(8): 727-732

Mulligan L (2011)

A bridge between worlds.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 54

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

Peadon E, Payne J, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Bower C, Elliott EJ (2011)

Attitudes and behaviour predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: the challenge for health professionals.

BMC Public Health; 11: 584

Retrieved 22 July 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-584

Queensland Health (2011)

Growing strong: feeding you and your baby: 2009 evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Slater P, Smith R (2011)

Gomeroi Gaaynggal - moving forward.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(6): 28-29

Rémond M, Maguire G (2011)

RHD : women and pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 47-50

Rumbold A, Wild K, Maypilama EL, Kildea S, Boyle J, Barclay L (2011)

Equitable access to fetal anomaly screening: views of Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory and their health care providers.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S17

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O'Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown ADH, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2011)

Delivery of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: baseline data for an ongoing quality improvement initiative.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 16

Retrieved 7 March 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-16

Singh GR (2011)

Neonatal problems.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 37-38

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2011)

Indigenous Australian health and cultures: an introduction for health professionals.

Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia

This edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on 'Culture, history and health' which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National apology.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • 'Culture, history and health' by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
  • 'New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing' by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
  • 'Aboriginal infants and young children: the challenges ahead' by Heather D'Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
  • 'Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities' by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
  • 'The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women' by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
  • 'Lives of Indigenous Australian men' by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
  • 'The elderly: care and responsibilities' by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
  • 'Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business' by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
  • 'The National apology: a new pathway forward?' By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy

Pearson Australia abstract

Thrift AP, Nancarrow H, Bauman AE (2011)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women in New South Wales is linked to social gradient.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 337-342

University of Queensland (2011)

Effects of chewing wild tobacco during pregnancy: study.

Retrieved 15 August 2011 from http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=23592

Van Herk K, Smith D, Andrew C (2011)

Identity matters: Aboriginal mothers' experiences of accessing care.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 57-68

Wannan J (2011)

Launching specific learning and support for midwives and their colleagues working with Aboriginal families across NSW; a unique multidisciplinary education model.

Women and Birth; 24(1): S6

Williams D (2011)

A smoother pathway to birth.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 26-27

Wong R, Herceg A, Patterson C, Freebairn L, Baker A, Sharp P, Pinnington P, Tongs J (2011)

Positive impact of a long-running urban Aboriginal medical service midwifery program.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(6): 518–522

 
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