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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)

Bareja C, Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group (2013)

Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group – quarterly surveillance report.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E175-E178

Chiu C, McIntyre P (2013)

Pneumococcal vaccines – past, present and future.

Australian Prescriber; 36(3): 88-93

Collins DA, Hoskins A, Bowman J, Jones J, Stemberger NA, Richmond PC, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2013)

High nasopharyngeal carriage of non-vaccine serotypes in Western Australian Aboriginal people following 10 years of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination.

PLoS ONE; 8: e82280

Retrieved 3 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082280

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2013)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2011: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Smith-Vaughan HC, Binks MJ, Marsh RL, Kaestli M, Ward L, Hare KM, Pizzutto SJ, Thornton RB, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2013)

Dominance of haemophilus influenzae in ear discharge from Indigenous Australian children with acute otitis media with tympanic membrane perforation.

BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders; 13: 12

Retrieved 8 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6815-13-12

2012

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (2012)

Vaccination uptake among people with chronic respiratory disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia 2007 and 2008.

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

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

NT notifications of diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January –31 December 2011 & 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

Pneumovax 23 revaccination guidelines 2012.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 6-7

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

Hare KM, Cheng AC, Smith-Vaughan H, Chang AC, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2012)

Concordance between nasopharyngeal cultures and pathogens in ear discharge and lower airway specimens from Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Kyd J (2012)

Microbial infection and otitis media.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Lahra MM, Enriquez RP (2012)

Annual report of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(3): E251–E262

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

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

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

New South Wales Ministry of Health Communicable Diseases Branch (2012)

Communicable diseases report, NSW, January and February 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 94-98

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

Thomsen R, Smyth W, Gardner A, Ketchell J (2012)

Centrelink: an innovative urban intervention for improving adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander access to vaccination.

Healthcare Infection; 17(4): 136-141

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2011

Flego KL, Truman G, Sheppeard V, Gilmour RE (2011)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in western Sydney, 2002–2010.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 22(12): 219-221

Harvey RM, Stroeher UH, Ogunniyi AD, Smith-Vaughan HC, Leach AJ, Paton JC (2011)

A variable region within the genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae contributes to strain-strain variation in virulence.

PLoS ONE; 6(5): e19650

Retrieved from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0019650

Hull B, Dey A, Mahajan D, Menzies R, McIntyre PB (2011)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2009.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 132-148

Massey PD, Kerry T, Osbourn M, Taylor K, Durrheim DN (2011)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in New South Wales, Australia: reporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status improves epidemiology: surveillance report.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response; 2(3): 1-4

NNDSS Writing Group (2011)

Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2009: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 61-131

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 31 December 2011.

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

Williams SR, Mernagh PJ, Lee MHT, Tan JT (2011)

Changing epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Australian children after introduction of a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(3): 116-120

2010

Centre for Disease Control (2010)

Notifications for diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January – 31 December 2009 & 2008.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 42

Centre for Epidemiology and Research (2010)

New South Wales population health survey: 2006–2009 report on adult Aboriginal health.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Chiu C, Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Deeks S, Mahajan D, Macartney K, Brotherton J, Jardine A, Quinn H, Jelfs J, Booy R, Lawrence G, Jayasinghe S, Roberts A, Senanayake S, Wood N, McIntyre P (2010)

Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Hanna JN, Humphreys JL, Jennison A, Penny M, Smith HV (2010)

Serotype 6C invasive pneumococcal disease in Indigenous people in north Queensland.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(2): 122-123

Holt DC, McCarthy JS, Carapetis JR (2010)

Parasitic diseases of remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

International Journal for Parasitology; 40(10): 1119–1126

Mackenzie GA, Leach AJ, Carapetis JR, Fisher J, Morris PS (2010)

Epidemiology of nasopharyngeal carriage of respiratory bacterial pathogens in children and adults: cross-sectional surveys in a population with high rates of pneumococcal disease.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 10: 304

Retrieved 23 October 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-10-304

Markey PG, Davis JS, Harnett GB, Williams SH, Speers DJ (2010)

Meningitis and a febrile vomiting illness caused by Echovirus Type 4, Northern Territory, Australia.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 16(1): 63-68

Moberley S, Krause V, Cook H, Mulholland K, Carapetis J, Torzillo P, Andrews R (2010)

Failure to vaccinate or failure of vaccine? Effectiveness of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine program in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Vaccine; 28(11): 2296-2301

Newman L, Stirzaker S, Knuckey D, Robinson K, Hood J, Knope K, Fitzsimmons G, Martin N, Siripol S, Gajanayake I, Kaczmarek M, Barr I, Hii A, Foxwell R, Owen R, Wright P, Fitzsimmons G, Sanders L, Barry C, Barker S, Ormond J, Liu C (2010)

Australia's notifiable disease status, 2008: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 157-224

Senanayake SN (2010)

Australia's health 2010: an overview of infectious diseases [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(5): 256-257

2009

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2009)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2009.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Bailie RS (2009)

A systems approach to improving timeliness of immunisation.

Vaccine; 27(27): 3669-3674

Centre for Disease Control (2009)

NT Notifications for diseases by onset date & district 2008 & 2007.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 27

Leach AJ, Morris PS, McCallum GB, Wilson CA, Stubbs L, Beissbarth J, Jacups S, Hare K, Smith-Vaughan HC (2009)

Emerging pneumococcal carriage serotypes in a high-risk population receiving 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine since 2001.

BMC Infectious Diseases; (9): 121

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/9/121

Menzies RI, Singleton RJ (2009)

Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination policy for indigenous populations.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1263-1283

Population Health Queensland (2009)

Strategic directions for communicable disease prevention and control 2009–2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Smith-Vaughan H, Marsh R, Mackenzie G, Fisher J, Morris PS, Hare K, McCallum G, Binks M, Murphy D, Lum G, Cook H, Krause V, Jacups S, Leach AJ (2009)

Age-specific cluster of cases of serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology; 16(2): 218-221

2008

Begg K, Roche P, Owen R, Liu C, Kaczmarek M, Hii A, Stirzaker S, McDonald A, Fitzsimmons G, McIntyre P, Menzies R, East I, Coleman D, O’Neil K (2008)

Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2006: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(2): 169

Massey P, Durrheim D (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at higher risk of invasive meningococcal disease in NSW.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 19(5-6): 100-103

Menzies R, Turnour C, Chiu C, McIntyre P (2008)

Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia, 2003 to 2006.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Parnell AE (2008)

Review of notifiable diseases, 2007.

Disease WAtch; 12(2): 4-10

Parnell AE (2008)

Review of notifiable diseases, January - June 2008.

Disease WAtch; 12(6): 1-7

Roche PW, Krause V, Cook H, Barralet J, Coleman D, Sweeny A, Fielding J, Giele C, Gilmour R, Holland R, Kampen R, Brown M, Gilbert L, Hogg G, Murphy D (2008)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia, 2006.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(1): 18-30

Smith-Vaughan H, Crichton F, Beissbarth J, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2008)

Survival of pneumococcus on hands and fomites.

BMC Research Notes; 1: 112

Retrieved 13 November 2008 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-1-112

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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