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2014

Attwood L, Rodrigues S, Winsor J, Warren S, Biviano L, Gunasekera H (2014)

Improving delivery of health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12756):

Fisher NJ (2014)

Haemophilus influenzae serotype a septic arthritis in an immunized central Australian Indigenous child.

International Journal of Infectious Diseases; 21: 15–16

Harris MF, Webster V, Jalaludin B, Jackson Pulver LR, Comino EJ (2014)

Immunisation coverage among a birth cohort of Aboriginal infants in an urban community.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(4): 306–313

Heywood AE, Wang H, Macartney KK, McIntyre P (2014)

Varicella and herpes zoster hospitalizations before and after implementation of one-dose varicella vaccination in Australia: an ecological study.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 92(8): 593-604

Kirkwood CD, Roczo-Farkas S, Bishop RF, Barnes GL (2014)

Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program annual report, 2012.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(1): 1-7

Loo JD, Conklin L, Fleming-Dutra KE, Knoll MD, Park DE, Kirk J, Goldblatt D, O'Brien KL, Whitney CG (2014)

Systematic review of the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine dosing schedules on prevention of pneumonia.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 33(1,S2): S107-S187

Menzies R, Andrews R (2014)

Immunisation issues for Indigenous Australian children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(10): E21–E25

National Health Performance Authority (2014)

Healthy communities: immunisation rates for children in 2012–13.

Sydney: National Health Performance Authority

O’Kearney E, Edwards K (2014)

A project plan to increase influenza vaccine uptake in children who are at risk of complications following influenza in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(1): 5-7

2013

Abbott P, Menzies R, Davison J, Moore L, Wang H (2013)

Improving immunisation timeliness in Aboriginal children through personalised calendars.

BMC Public Health; 13: 598

Retrieved 20 June 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-598

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)

Bar-Zeev SJ (2013)

The quality of maternal and infant health services and their utilisation by remote dwelling Aboriginal families in the top end of Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Hull B, Dey A, Menzies R, McIntyre P (2013)

Annual immunisation coverage report, 2010.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(1): E21-E39

Mahajan D, Cook J, Dey A, Macartney K, Menzies R (2013)

Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than seven years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2012.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E130-E134

National Health Performance Authority (2013)

Healthy Communities: immunisation rates for children in 2011-12.

Sydney: National Health Performance Authority

New South Wales Ministry of Health (2013)

Year in review: health protection in NSW, 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 105-118

2012

Barry C, Krause VL, Cook HM, Menzies RI (2012)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia 2007 and 2008.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(2): E151-E165

Fitzgerald T, Masseya PD, Islama F (2012)

Changes in invasive pneumococcal disease serotypes in a regional area of Australia following three years of 7vPCV introduction.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 3(2): 1-6

Snelling TL, Markey P, Carapetis JR, Andrews RM (2012)

Rotavirus in the Northern Territory before and after vaccination.

Microbiology Australia; 33(2): 61-63

Sun W, Jacoby P, Riley TV, Bowman J, Leach AJ, Coates H, Weeks S, Cripps A, Lehmann D (2012)

Association between early bacterial carriage and otitis media in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in a semi-arid area of Western Australia: a cohort study.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 12: 366

Retrieved 21 December 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-12-366

2011

Allan N, Cashman PM (2011)

Aboriginal identification in Hunter New England infants.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 22(12): 221-222

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Headline indicators for children's health, development and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Jacups SP, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2011)

Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Indigenous children and children attending childcare centers in the Northern Territory, Australia, spanning pre- and post-vaccine eras.

Vaccine; 29(16): 3083-3088

Northern Territory Government (2011)

Change to Northern Territory (NT) Childhood Immunisation Schedule to introduce 13 valent pneumococcal vaccine 1 October 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 37-38

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 30 June 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 52-53

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 31 December 2011.

The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 30-31

Yip TW (2011)

Pertussis outbreak in Central Australia 2010.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 1-7

2010

Cook H, Krause V (2010)

A review of G2P[4] rotavirus outbreaks in Central Australia and how the introduction of Rotarix has affected the epidemiology.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(2): 14-21

Markey P (2010)

Nearing elimination of hepatitis A in the Northern Territory following immunisation of Indigenous infants.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(3): 1-6

O'Grady KA, Lee KJ, Carlin JB, Torzillo PJ, Chang AB, Mulholland EK, Lambert SB, Andrews RM (2010)

Increased risk of hospitalization for acute lower respiratory tract infection among Australian Indigenous infants 5-23 months of age following pneumococcal vaccination: a cohort study.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 50(7): 970-978

O’Grady KF, Carlin JB, Chang AB, Torzillo PJ, Nolan TM, Ruben A, Andrews RM (2010)

Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against radiologically diagnosed pneumonia in Indigenous infants in Australia.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 88(2): 139–146

2009

Mackenzie GA, Carapetis JR, Leach AJ, Morris PS (2009)

Pneumococcal vaccination and otitis media in Australian Aboriginal infants: comparison of two birth cohorts before and after introduction of vaccination.

BMC Pediatrics; 9(14)

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/9/14

MacRae A (2009)

Summary of Hib among Indigenous peoples.

Retrieved from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/infectious-conditions/hib/reviews/our-review

Menzies School of Health Research (2009)

PneuMum: a randomised controlled trial of pneumococcal polysaccharide immunisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers to protect their babies from ear disease.

Retrieved 16 April 2012 from http://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Research/Projects/Vaccination/PneuMum_a_randomised_controlled_trial_of_pneumococcal_polysaccharide_immunisation_for_Aboriginal_and_Torres_Strait_Islander_mothers_to_protect_their_babies_from_ear_disease/

O'Grady KA, Krause V, Andrews R (2009)

Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: time to move the goal posts.

Vaccine; 27(2): 307-312

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

Webby R, Nagy C, Krause V (2009)

Childhood immunisation coverage and timeliness in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(2): 12-15

2008

Hull BP, Deeks S, Menzies R, McIntyre PB (2008)

What do we know about 7vpcv coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children? A 2007 update.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(2): 257-260

Schultz R, Romanes F, Krause V (2008)

Hepatitis B prevalence and prevention: antenatal screening and protection of infants at risk in the Northern Territory [letters].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(6): 575–576

Thomas P, Joseph TL, Menzies RI (2008)

Evaluation of a targeted immunisation program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants in an urban setting.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 19(5-6): 96-99

 
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