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Publications

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.

2015

Dorrington MS, Herceg A, Douglas K, Tongs J, Bookallil M (2015)

Increasing Pap smear rates at an urban Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service through translational research and continuous quality improvement.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY14088):

Stoové M, Treloar CJ, Maher L, Tyrrell H, Wallace J (2015)

Salvaging a prison needle and syringe program trial in Australia requires leadership and respect for evidence.

Medical Journal of Australia; 203(8): 319-320

van der Sterren A, Fowlie C (2015)

Reducing smoking in the ACT among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association

This report aims to support anyone who is seeking to reduce tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Some of the suggested actions will also be relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community more generally, to pregnant women generally, and indeed to the broader tobacco control context.

The report aims to:

  • scope the current health and social care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant and/or who have young children, and identify the current points at which smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support is given to this group
  • identify points at which appropriate smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support could be given, and suggest ways in which this could be delivered and achieved
  • review the published and unpublished literature to identify best practices in smoking cessation among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and to identify and describe existing activities and programs that may inform initiatives in the ACT
  • suggest initiatives to increase the provision of and access to smoking cessation advice and quit maintenance support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Abstract adapted from Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

2014

Lovett R, Dance P, Guthrie J, Brown R, Tongs J (2014)

Walan Girri: developing a culturally mediated case management model for problematic alcohol use among urban Indigenous people.

Australian Health Review; 38(4): 440-446

Tongs J, Poroch N (2014)

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal health service 1988-2014: breaking barriers in Aboriginal research and services.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2014(2): 94-100

Yi SX, Foley T (2014)

Implementing restorative justice to address Indigenous youth recidivism and over-incarceration in the act: navigating law reform dynamics.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 18(1): 138-152

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

 
Last updated: 10 November 2015
 
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