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Our core funding only enables us to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health nationally, and does not allow us to comprehensively consolidate this information at state, territory or regional level. Information relating to Indigenous health in the Australian Capital Territory has been collected as a part of our national focus.

2013

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Capital Territory: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Freebairn L, Jenkins L (2013)

The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the ACT 2006 - 2011.

Canberra: ACT Government Health Directorate

Hickie M, Douglas K, Ciszek K (2013)

The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Indigenous kindergarten children : a cross sectional population based study.

Australian Family Physician; 42(7): 497-500

Jenner L, Lee N (2013)

Screening for substance use and related issues by specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment and support services in the ACT: discussion paper.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Saunders V, McArthur M (2013)

Children of prisoners: exploring the needs of children and young people who have a parent incarcerated in the Australian Capital Territory.

Sydney: Shine for Kids

2012

ACT Community Services Directorate (2012)

Blueprint for youth justice in the ACT 2012-22.

Canberra, ACT: ACT Community Services Directorate

ACT Government, ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement 2010 – 2013 report card.

Canberra: ACT Government

Aspin C, Brown N, Jowsey T, Yen L, Leeder S (2012)

Strategic approaches to enhanced health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic illness: a qualitative study.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 143

Retrieved 8 June 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/143

Cussen T, Lyneham M (2012)

ACT Family Violence Intervention Program review.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Epidemiology Branch (2012)

Australian Capital Territory Chief Health Officer's report 2012.

Canberra: ACT Health Directorate

Guthrie J (2012)

Estimating the magnitude of potentially avoidable hospitalisations of Indigenous children in the Australian Capital Territory: some methodological challenges.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2012(1): 92-97

Guthrie JA, Lokuge KM, Levy MH (2012)

Influenza control can be achieved in a custodial setting: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and 2011 in an Australian prison.

Public Health; 126(12): 1032–1037

Poroch N, Tongs J, Longford E, Keed S (2012)

Aboriginal health workers at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service caring for the needs of Aboriginal people in the new ACT prison and the needs of their families.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(1): 6-8, 17

2011

ACT Health (2011)

2010 ACT Inmate Health Survey summary results.

Canberra: ACT Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Poroch N, Boyd K, Tongs J, Sharp P, Longford E, Keed S (2011)

We're struggling in here! : the phase 2 study into the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the needs of their families.

Narrabundah, A.C.T: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

2010

ACT Health (2010)

Renal health services plan 2010-2015.

Canberra: ACT Health

Guthrie JA, Adcock F, Dance P (2010)

Exploring the feasibility of justice reinvestment in the Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Herceg A, Sharp PG, Arthur CG, Tongs JA (2010)

Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in an urban Aboriginal medical service.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 623

2009

ACT Victims of Crime Coordinator (2009)

We don't shoot our wounded: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence access to justice and access to services in the ACT.

Canberra: ACT Government

This report investigates the extent to which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence access the justice system in the ACT. Information is also provided on the accessibility, availability and use of family violence services by Indigenous victims in the ACT. The circumstances of, and the support available to, Indigenous crime victims is also examined and related Australian research is reviewed.

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ACT Victims of Crime Coordinator (2009)

We don't shoot our wounded: what Aboriginal victims of family violence say about the violence, their access to justice and access to services in the ACT: community report.

Canberra: ACT Government

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chamberlain C, MacKenzie D (2009)

Counting the homeless 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

2008

ACT Health (2008)

Adult corrections health services plan 2008-2012.

Canberra: ACT Health

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008)

Canberra: a social atlas, 2006.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Capital Territory Department of Health (2008)

ACT chronic disease strategy 2008-2011.

Canberra: Australian Capital Territory Department of Health

Australian Capital Territory Health (2008)

Diabetes services strategic plan: 2008-2012.

Canberra: Australian Capital Territory Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2008)

Stories on 'growing up' from Indigenous people in the ACT metro/Queanbeyan region.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Kehoe H, Lovett RW (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessments: barriers to improving uptake.

Australian Family Physician; 37(12): 1033-1038

Tellis B, Dunn R, Keeffe J, Taylor H (2008)

Trachoma surveillance report 2007.

Melbourne: National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia

 
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