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- review the published and unpublished literature to identify best practices in smoking cessation among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and to identify and describe existing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
ACT Health (2013)
ACT chronic conditions strategy - improving care and support: 2013 - 2018.
Canberra: ACT Health
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