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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Publications

2014

Bailey T, Mileva M, Zardawi I (2014)

Necrotising fasciitis in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Pathology; 46(Supplement 1): S107-S108

Barker CL, Ross M (2014)

Paediatric aeromedical retrievals in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(1): 29-32

Brimblecombe J, Maypilama E, Colles S, Scarlett M, Dhurrkay JG, Ritchie J, O'Dea K (2014)

Factors influencing food choice in an Australian Aboriginal community.

Qualitative Health Research; 24(3): 387-400

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2014)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services final biannual report January 2014.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Crowe AL, Smith P, Ward L, Currie BJ, Baird R (2014)

Decreasing prevalence of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) in the Northern Territory from 2002 to 2012.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 286-289

Dyson A, Pizzutto SJ, Maclennan C, Stone M, Chang AB (2014)

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children in the Northern Territory.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(1): 47–50

Einsiedel L, Spelman T, Goeman E, Cassar O, Arundell M, Gessian A (2014)

Clinical associations of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection in an Indigenous Australian population.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 2014

Retrieved 16 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002643

Engelman D, Hofer A, Davis JS, Carapetis JR, Baird RW, Giffard PM, Holt DC, Tong StYC (2014)

Invasive staphylococcus aureus Infections in children in tropical Northern Australia.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piu013):

Gao Y, Gold L, Josif C, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Barclay L, Zhao Y, Tracy S, Kildea S (2014)

A cost-consequences analysis of a midwifery group practice for Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Midwifery; 30(4): 447–455

Iyngkaran P, Tinsley J, Smith D, Haste M, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Battersby M, Stewart S, Brown A (2014)

Northern Territory Heart Failure Initiative-Clinical Audit (NTHFI-CA) - a prospective database on the quality of care and outcomes for acute decompensated heart failure admission in the Northern Territory: study design and rationale.

BMJ Open; 4(1): 1-13

Josif CM, Barclay L, Kruske S, Kildea S (2014)

‘No more strangers': investigating the experiences of women, midwives and others during the establishment of a new model of maternity care for remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia.

Midwifery; 30(3): 317–323

Kangaharan N, Ilton M, Farquharson C, Iyngkaran M (2014)

Role of care co-ordination and case conferencing in managing pre and post operative challenges in the NT remote Indigenous patients with severe rheumatic heart disease.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 23(1): e34

Kapellas K, Skilton M, Maple-Brown L, Do L, Bartold P, O'Dea K, Brown A, Celermajer D, Jamieson L (2014)

Periodontal disease and dental caries among Indigenous Australians living in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(1): 93–99

Lange FD, Baunach E, McKenzie R, Taylor HR (2014)

Trachoma elimination in remote Indigenous Northern Territory communities: baseline health-promotion study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(1): 34-40

Lawrance M, Sayers SM, Singh GR (2014)

Challenges and strategies for cohort retention and data collection in an Indigenous population: Australian Aboriginal birth cohort.

BMC Medical Research Methodology; 14: 31

Retrieved 26 February 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-14-31

Littlejohn M, Davies J, Yuen L, Edwards R, Sozzi T, Jackson K, Cowie B, Tong S, Davies J, Locarnini S (2014)

Molecular virology of hepatitis B virus, sub-genotype C4 in northern Australian Indigenous populations.

Journal of Medical Virology; 86(4): 695–706

Lyngkaran P, Tinsley J, Smith D, Haste M, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Battesrby M, Stewart S, Brown A (2014)

Northern Territory heart failure Initiative - clinical audit (NTHFI–CA) - a prospective database on the quality of care and outcomes for acute decompensated heart failure admission in the Northern Territory: study design and rationale.

BMJ Open; 4(1): e004137

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004137

McDonald EL, Bailie RS, Morris PS (2014)

Participatory systems approach to health improvement in Australian Aboriginal children.

Health Promotion International; Advance Access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dau003):

Parsell C, Phillips R (2014)

Indigenous rough sleeping in Darwin, Australia: ‘out of place' in an urban setting.

Urban Studies; 51(1): 185 - 202

Phillips JH, Wigger C, Beissbarth J, McCallum GB, Leach A, Morris PS (2014)

Can mobile phone multimedia messages and text messages improve clinic attendance for Aboriginal children with chronic otitis media? A randomised controlled trial.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12496):

Rahman MS, Beever W, Skov S, Boffa J (2014)

Using urinary leucocyte esterase tests as an indicator of infection with gonorrhoea or chlamydia in asymptomatic males in a primary health care setting.

International Journal of STD & AIDS; 25(2): 138-144

Senior K, Helmer J, Chenhall R, Burbank V (2014)

'Young clean and safe?' Young people's perceptions of risk from sexually transmitted infections in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; Latest Articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2014.888096):

Webb L, Bambrick H, Tait P, Green D, Alexander L (2014)

Effect of ambient temperature on Australian Northern Territory public hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease among Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 11(2): 1942-1959

Wilson B (2014)

Review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory: draft report.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Education

Wilson T (2014)

New population and life expectancy estimates for the Northern Territory’s Indigenous population, 1966-2011.

2013

Adams MJ, Collins VR, Dunne MP, de Kretser DM, Holden CA (2013)

Male reproductive health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men: a hidden problem?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 33-38

Ah Chee D, Boffa J (2013)

Damming the 'rivers of grog' : a partnership between NDRI and Aboriginal community controlled health services in the Northern Territory.

CentreLines; (37): 2-3

Allen and Clarke (2013)

Evaluation of the Northern Territory continuous quality improvement (CQI) investment strategy: final report.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

Anthony T, Blagg H (2013)

STOP in the name of who's law? Driving and the regulation of contested space in Central Australia.

Social & Legal Studies; 22(1): 43-66

Borenstein M, Curran L, Fajardo E, Lubari E, Murid T (2013)

The Adolescent Sexuality Education Project – a NT innovation designed to improve the sexual health of young Aboriginal people.

NT Disease Control Bulletin; 20(2): 12-15

Boyd R, Markey P (2013)

Continued high incidence of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory.

NT Disease Control Bulletin; 20(2): 1-4

Brown D (2013)

Gender specific issues for people with End Stage Renal Failure.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 12-14

Carey TA (2013)

A qualitative study of a social and emotional well-being service for a remote Indigenous Australian community: implications for access, effectiveness, and sustainability.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 80

Retrieved 4 March 2013 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/13/80/abstract

Carson D, Carson D, Taylor A (2013)

Indigenous long grassers: itinerants or problem tourists?.

Annals of Tourism Research; 42: 1-21

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2013)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report April 2013 to October 2013.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2013)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report October 2012 to March 2013.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Davies J, Tong SYC, Davis JS (2013)

Hepatitis D is rare or non‐existent in hepatitis B virus‐infected Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(2): 188 - 189

Davies J, Tong SYC, Davis JS (2013)

Hepatitis D is rare or non-existent in hepatitis B virus-infected Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(2): 188-189

Davis JS, Kulatunga AC, Hajkowicz K (2013)

Outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients who access treatment for hepatitis C in the Top End of the Northern Territory [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 23

Davison B, Sue Sayers S, Gurmeet Singh G (2013)

Is the obesity epidemic reflected in our Aboriginal population?.

The Chronicle; 25(2): 14-15

d’Abbs P, Shaw G (2013)

Monitoring trends in prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Aboriginal communities: an interim report.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report: January to June 2012.

Canberra: Australian Government

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2012.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Dingwall KM, Pinkerton J, Lindeman MA (2013)

"People like numbers": a descriptive study of cognitive assessment methods in clinical practice for Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory.

BMC Psychiatry; 13: 42

Retrieved 31 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-13-42

Divaris K, Preisser JS, Slade GD (2013)

Surface-specific efficacy of fluoride varnish in caries prevention in the primary dentition: results of a community randomized clinical trial.

Caries Research; 47(1): 78-87

Einsiedel LJ, van Iersel E, Macnamara R, Spelman T, Heffernan M, Bray L, Morris H, Brenda Porter B, Davis A (2013)

Self-discharge by adult Aboriginal patients at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia: insights from a prospective cohort study.

Australian Health Review; 37(2): 239-245

This study was to determine rates and risk factors for self-discharge by Indigenous medical inpatients at Alice Springs Hospital, in the Northern Territory. Rates of self-discharge by Indigenous adults in Central Australia are the highest reported worldwide. Previous studies have been retrospective and focussed on patient demographics without addressing the environmental and cultural contexts in which self-discharge occurs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Giles A (2013)

Adam Giles, child protection: CAAMA radio.

: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Northern Territory (NT) Chief Minister Adam Giles provides information on child protection in this audiovisual resource. It includes information on carer arrangements among Indigenous communities and the role of the NT Government in securing appropriate carer arrangements.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Guo Y, Wang Z, Li S, Tong S, Barnett AG (2013)

Temperature sensitivity in Indigenous Australians.

Epidemiology; 24(3): 471-472

Hannam H (2013)

Child protection law and practice in the Northern Territory and implications for the court.

Journal of Judicial Administration; 22(3): 146-153

Harding D, Sharma S, McCormick R, John L, Mosel L, Chen J, Wigg A, Tse E (2013)

The use of tele-conferencing and a visiting hepatology clinic to improve management of hepatocellular carcinoma and advanced liver disease in the top end of the Northern Territory.

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 28(S2): 57

Hume A, O'Dea K, Brimblecombe J (2013)

“We need our own food, to grow our own veggies…” Remote Aboriginal food gardens in the top end of Australia's Northern Territory.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(5): 434–441

Jamieson LM, Steffens M, Paradies YC (2013)

Associations between discrimination and dental visiting behaviours in an Aboriginal Australian birth cohort.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(1): 92-93

Johnson B, Gunn J (2013)

A is for antibiotics: mass drug administration as a strategy to control trachoma in remote Indigenous communities.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 20(4): 23-28

Johnston V, Thomas D, Westphal D, Earnshaw C (2013)

Starting to smoke: experiences of Indigenous youth.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

This report documents the methodology, findings and conclusions of the Starting to smoke research project. The aim of the project was to explore the reasons young Indigenous people in the Northern Territory start smoking as well as the protective factors which prevent smoking. Young people aged 13-20 years of age were recruited from urban and remote communities to participate in one-on-one and group interviews.

A particular focus of the project was on the social and cultural processes that influence smoking uptake in this group. Based on the project's findings, the report makes recommendations regarding future smoking prevention initiatives. The project was carried out in the Northern Territory across two sites: one in Darwin and one in a remote community in Arnhem Land.

Abstract adapted from Lowitja Institute

Judd J, Keleher H (2013)

Building health promotion capacity in a primary health care workforce in the Northern Territory: some lessons from practice.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 24(3): 163-169

Kennedy AE (2013)

Values, voice and choice : Western Arrernte outstation engagement in the Northern Territory intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Southern Cross University: Lismore, NSW

Kuipers P, Appleton J, Pridmore S (2013)

Lexical analysis of coronial suicide reports: a useful foundation for theory building.

Advances in Mental Health; 11(2): 197-203

Lai JYR, Cook H, Yip T, Berthelsen J, Gourley S, Krause V, Smith H, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan H (2013)

Surveillance of pneumococcal serotype 1 carriage during an outbreak of serotype 1 invasive pneumococcal disease in central Australia 2010–2012.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 13: 409

Retrieved 3 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-409

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig JE (2013)

Incidence of visual impairment due to cataract, diabetic retinopathy and trachoma in Indigenous Australians within Central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 41(1): 50–55

Lowell A (2013)

“From your own thinking you can't help us”: intercultural collaboration to address inequities in services for Indigenous Australians in response to the World Report on Disability.

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; 15(1): 101-105

Lyngkaran P, Thomas M, Sanders P, Majoni W, Brady S, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Brown A (2013)

Do we need a wider therapeutic paradigm for heart failure with comorbidities? A remote Australian perspective.

Health Care: Current Reviews; 1(1):

Macoun A (2013)

Aboriginality and the Northern Territory intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Majoni SW, Abeyaratne A (2013)

Renal transplantation in Indigenous Australians of the Northern Territory: closing the gap.

Internal Medicine Journal; 43(10): 1059–1066

McCallum GB, Morris PS, Wilson CC, Versteegh LA, Ward LM, Chatfield MD, Chang AB (2013)

Severity scoring systems: are they internally valid, reliable and predictive of oxygen use in children with acute bronchiolitis?.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 48(8): 797–803

McGrath P, Rawson N (2013)

The experience of relocation for specialist treatment for Indigenous women diagnosed with vulvar cancer in East Arnhem Land.

Journal of Psychosocial Oncology; 31(5): 540-555

McGuinness K, Leckning B (2013)

Bicultural practice in the Northern Territory children and families sector: practitioners' reflections of working two-ways.

Darwin: Centre for Child Development and Education and Strong Aboriginal Families, Together, Menzies School of Health Research

This publication reports on a qualitative research project which aimed to describe how cultural models of service delivery are understood, and to identify key elements to inform the development of a two-way, bicultural practice framework for the children and families sector in the Northern Territory (NT).

While the research focused on practice in non-government organisations (NGOs) delivering services to children and families at risk of substance misuse, family violence, and mental health issues, the researchers anticipate that the findings in this report could lead to a sharper policy and practice focus on cultural safety in the broader Australian Indigenous context.

The study design included:

  • a selective literature review
  • interviews and focus groups with 74 participants (48% Aboriginal) from nine organisations delivering services in remote, regional and urban settings across both the Top End and Central Australia
  • thematic analysis.

The report presents eight themes derived from the thematic analysis:

  • two-way practice
  • governance
  • operational management
  • recruitment and training
  • cultural safety
  • reflective practice
  • quality assurance
  • adapting systems.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gurindji to English dictionary (2013)

Meakins F, McConvell P, Carola E, McNair N, Campbell L

Memmott P, Nash D, Baffour B, Greenop K (2013)

The women's refuge and the crowded house: Aboriginal homelessness hidden in Tennant Creek.

Brisbane: Institute for Social Science Research, the University of Queensland

Memmott P, Nash D, Birdsall-Jones C (2013)

Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia.

Brisbane: Institute for Social Science Research, the University of Queensland

This is the final report of a series of six research reports prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) over the last two years on Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia.

The overall aim of the research was to assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of regional service responses in responding to Indigenous homelessness. The research examined Indigenous homelessness in Australian regional cities and explored a range of service responses that have been developed for homeless and public-place dwelling Indigenous people in selected regional centres.

This report integrates and summarises all five of the earlier reports and discusses the policy, program and practice implications of the findings. The case studies include:

  • the Jimaylya Topsy Harry (homeless) Centre in Mt Isa, Queensland
  • a women's refuge in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
  • a comparative study of cross-agency approaches to Aboriginal homelessness services in the Mid-west region of Western Australia.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia

MJD Foundation (2013)

Disability audit – NE Arnhem Land/NT Gulf – A snapshot of Indigenous Australian disability in the very remote communities of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago (Angurugu, Umbakumba, Milyakburra), Elcho Island (Galiwin'ku), and Ngukurr (including Urapunga).

Alyangula, NT: MJD Foundation

This report provides a snapshot of disability in six remote Indigenous communities;

  • Angurugu, Groote Eylandt
  • Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt
  • Milyakburra, Bickerton Island
  • Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island
  • Ngukurr, mainland Roper River and
  • Urapunga, mainland Roper River/Wilton River.

This report examines the current informal care and service provision provided within the community. This report was written by the MJD Foundation as it was a recipient of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Practical Design Fund (PDF) grant.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Morse LP, Smith J, Mehta J, Ward L, Cheng AC, Currie BJ (2013)

Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis from infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei: a 20-year prospective melioidosis study from northern Australia.

Journal of Orthopaedics; 10(2): 86-91

Nagel T, Griffin C (2013)

Mental health made easy: brief, practical and effective tools for rural and remote settings.

: Menzies School of Health Research

This video is of a presentation delivered to workers that explores the context of mental health in Australia and describes the Australian integrated mental health initiative project (AIMHi). Some of the topics covered in the presentation include:

  • service context changes
  • impact of treatment dropout
  • rural and remote mental health
  • models of healthcare utilisation
  • client and family perspective
  • the AIMHi project.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ninti One Limited (2013)

Managing the impacts of feral camels across remote Australia: final report of the Australian feral camel management project.

Darwin: Ninti One Limited

Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Unit (2013)

Northern Territory Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Unit surveillance update [vol 13 no 2, Jul-Sep & Oct-Dec 2012].

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2013)

Annual report 2012-2013, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)

Northern Territory cancer plan 2013-2016.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2012.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory of Australia: alcohol mandatory treatment act (2013)

Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)

Remote Health Atlas.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Remote_Health_Atlas/

This website ('the Atlas') is a tool for Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health staff who work in remote areas. The Atlas is maintained by the Remote Health Branch of the NT Department of Health.

The Atlas contains protocols, standards, forms and information relevant to remote health work in the NT. Topics covered are:

  • community relationships
  • cultural considerations
  • medical records
  • recall
  • referrals
  • patient travel
  • quality assurance
  • health programs
  • emergencies, evacuations and retrievals
  • clinical protocols
  • births and deaths
  • pharmacy
  • stores and ordering
  • pathology
  • Medicare
  • information and communication technology
  • staff travel
  • vehicles
  • equipment and other assets
  • accommodation
  • visitors
  • occupational health and safety
  • infection control
  • employment matters
  • staff development.

In general, the website does not provide protocols for the management of clinical conditions. Protocols for the management of clinical conditions are covered by the CARPA standard treatment manual and the Women's business manual, both of which are endorsed by the NT Health Department. However, when clinical best practice changes, or where a new requirement for clinical guidance emerges, interim advice is contained in this Atlas.

Abstract adapted from NT Department of Health

Northern Territory volatile substance abuse prevention act (2013)

Northern Territory Government

O'Grady K-A F, Whiley DM, Torzillo PJ, Sloots TP, Lambert SB (2013)

Mailed versus frozen transport of nasal swabs for surveillance of respiratory bacteria in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 13(http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-543): 543

Retrieved 14 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-543

O'Kearney E, Coulston C, Edwards K (2013)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Australia and the Northern Territory.

The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 20(3): 11-14

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2013)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2012-2013.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Northern Territory Government

Panzironi F (2013)

Hand-in-Hand. Report on Aboriginal traditional medicine.

Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY): Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC)

This report investigates the status of Aboriginal traditional medicine in Australia and assesses the extent that Aboriginal traditional medicine is recognised and integrated in the health care system. It provides a systematic response to the issues and challenges identified and establishes the foundations for the recognition of Aboriginal traditional medicine in Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy.

It proposes a new South Australian statewide policy framework which builds on the strengths of current arrangements and untangles the identified barriers. The proposed policy framework establishes a two-way health care model to guarantee Aboriginal traditional healting is systematically provided hand-in-hand with western medicine.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this report contains references to people who have since passed away.

Abstract adapted from Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corportation

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (2013)

Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 and related legislation.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Phung DT, Wang Z (2013)

Risk of pneumonia in relation to body mass index in Australian Aboriginal people.

Epidemiology and Infection; 141(12): 2497-2502

Pizzutto SJ, Grimwood K, Bauert P, Schutz KL, Yerkovich ST, Upham JW, Chang AB (2013)

Bronchoscopy contributes to the clinical management of Indigenous children newly diagnosed with Bronchiectasis.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 48(1): 67–73

Pridmore S, Kuipers P, Appleton J (2013)

The ‘Operationalized Predicaments of Suicide' (OPS) applied to Northern Territory coroners' reports.

Asian Journal of Psychiatry; 6(3): 214–217

Social and environmental stressors are important triggers of suicide in the Northern Territory and are more often the suicide trigger in Indigenous community suicide compared to non-Indigenous community suicide. This article aims to apply the 'Operationalized Predicaments of Suicide' (OPS) to coroners' reports with a view to classifying the drivers and triggers of suicide in the Northern Territory (Australia) for the years July 2000 - December 2010, with attention to the total population, and to a comparison of suicide triggers for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Some highlights of the findings:

  • both mental disorder and social factors are independently capable of triggering suicide
  • for the whole sample 20% were triggered by mental disorder, 58% by social factors
  • non-Indigenous people were over represented in the mental disorder trigger category
  • Indigenous people were over represented in the social trigger category.

Abstract adapted from Asian Journal of Psychiatry

Robertson J, Conigrave K, Ivers R, Hindmarsh E, Clough A (2013)

Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities : new evidence for GPs.

Australian Family Physician; 42(7): 492-496

Robertson J, Pointing BS, Stevenson L, Clough AR (2013)

"We made the rule, we have to stick to it": towards effective management of environmental tobacco smoke in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(10): 4944-4966

Rowley M (2013)

The invisible client: people with cognitive impairments in the Northern Territory’s Court of Summary Jurisdiction.

Alice Springs: Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service

Sanders W (2013)

Policy change in remote Indigenous housing and employment: census evidence from the Northern Territory and elsewhere.

Sayers SM, Mott SA, Mann KD, Pearce MS, Singh GR (2013)

Birthweight and fasting glucose and insulin levels: results from the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(2): 112-116

This resource examines the relationships between birthweight, current size, and fasting glucose and fasting insulin levels in Indigenous adolescents to record the impact of birthweight on future risk of type 2 diabetes. The data relates to a longitudinal study of a Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous birth cohort of 686 Aboriginal babies born at the Royal Darwin Hospital between January 1987 and March 1990, and followed up between December 2006 and January 2008 in over 40 NT locations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Schultz R, Lockey R, Oats JJ (2013)

Birthing in the Barkly: births to Barkly women in 2010.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2396

Retrieved 19 September 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2396

Secombe PJ, Stewart PC, Brown A (2013)

Functional outcomes in high risk ICU patients in Central Australia: a prospective case series.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2128

Retrieved 11 February 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2128

Stevens MR (2013)

Reported gambling problems amongst the Indigenous population of Australia with a focus on the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Stevenson LC, Bohanna I, Robertson JA, Clough AR (2013)

Aboriginal people in remote communities in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) restrict their smoking in some environments: implications for developing and implementing interventions to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 627–630

Su J, Broadfoot J (2013)

Sero-prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody among prisoners in the Northern Territory, 2003-2006.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 20(3): 15-20

Taylor A, Barnes T (2013)

‘Closing the Gap' in Indigenous life expectancies: what if we succeed?.

Journal of Population Research; 30(2): 117-132

Terrill L (2013)

What price to pay? Home ownership on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(9): 12-16

The Kirby Institute (2013)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2012.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

This report contains trachoma screening and management data for 2012 from the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and Queensland (Qld). A total of 195 (96%) of 204 designated at-risk communities were screened for trachoma during 2012, and data were analysed by region.

Children from 0-14 years were assessed for clean faces and active trachoma and adults aged 40 years and older were screened for trichiasis. Health promotion activities were also recorded.

Important findings from this report include:

  • an increase in screening coverage of communities in WA, SA and NT
  • a decrease in the national prevalence of trachoma in the 5-9 year age group, from 7% in 2011 to 4% in 2012
  • no active trachoma was detected in Queensland.

Trachoma surveillance and management has been undertaken since 2006 guided by the Communicable Disease Network of Australia (CDNA) Guidelines for the public management of trachoma in Australia 2006.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Wallner F (2013)

Men's health roundup in the NT.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 9-11

Wang Z, Hoy WE (2013)

Age-dependent decline of association between obesity and coronary heart disease: a cohort study in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

BMJ Open; 3(11): e004042

Retrieved 25 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004042

Wang Z, Hoy WE (2013)

Lifetime risk of developing coronary heart disease in Aboriginal Australians: a cohort study.

BMJ Open; 3(1)

Retrieved 30 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002308

Ward J, McGregor S, Guy RJ, Rumbold AR, Garton L, Silver BJ, Taylor-Thomson D, Hengel B, Knox J, Dyda A, Law MG, Wand H, Donovan B, Fairley CK, Skov S, Ah Chee D, Boffa J, Glance D, McDermott R, Maher L, Kaldor JM (2013)

STI in remote communities: improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) study protocol: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing 'usual practice' STI care to enhanced care in remote primary health care services in Australia.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 13: 425

Retrieved 9 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-425

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

Annual report 2012-13 : Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation.

Yuendumu, NT: Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

Western Desert Dialysis – sharing our story.

: Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation

Williams MS (2013)

Why are there no adult community courts operating in the Northern Territory of Australia?.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(4): 7-11

Ychange?, NT Early Intervention Pilot Program (2013)

How young people access information about alcohol.

Darwin: Ychange?

Young J, Putt J, Dunnett D, Spicer D, Marshall C (2013)

Evaluation of the community engagement police officers trial : final report.

Canberra: Colmar Brunton Attorney-General's Department

Young M, Doran B, Markham F (2013)

Gambling spaces and the racial dialectics of social inclusion: a case study of a remote Australian casino.

Geographical Research; 51(2): 192–203

Zander KK, Petheram L, Garnett ST (2013)

Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia.

Natural Hazards; 67(2):

Zhao Y, You J, Wright J, Guthridge SL, Lee AH (2013)

Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 12: 79

Retrieved 13 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-79

Zhao Y, Wright J, Begg S, Guthridge S (2013)

Decomposing the Indigenous life expectancy gap by risk factors: a life table analysis.

Population Health Metrics; 11: 1

Retrieved 29 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-11-1

This study aims to explain the Indigenous life expectancy (LE) gap by common modifiable risk factors in the period from 1986 to 2005. The LE gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was 12 years for men and 10 years for women, whereas the Northern Territory Indigenous LE gap was at least 50% greater than the national figures.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Harris M, ed. (2012)

NT consultations report 2011: by quotations.

East Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Allison F, Cunneen C, Schwartz M, Behrendt L (2012)

Indigenous legal needs project: NT report.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Amega B (2012)

The journey may be longer than you think.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 15-17

Anthony T, Blagg H (2012)

Addressing the “crime problem” of the Northern Territory Intervention: alternate paths to regulating minor driving offences in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Criminology Research Grants

Aquino D (2012)

Early Childhood Nutrition and Anaemia Prevention Project.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 15-16

Aratchige PE, Markey P, Webby R, Krause V (2012)

Hepatitis B in the Northern Territory – an analysis of hepatitis B notifications.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 1-12

Arney F, Westby MA (2012)

Men's places literature review.

Darwin: The Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research

This literature review examined the prevention of and response to family violence, and focused on the engagement of Indigenous men in remote communities. This report included information on:

  • engagement
  • barriers to engaging men
  • service paradigms
  • social exclusion
  • changing the orientation of services to engage and support men
  • exploring the potential role of a men's space.

The report highlighted the:

  • need to work with Indigenous men
  • limitations of mainstream law and order approaches to family violence
  • lack of an evidence base for community-based approaches to family violence
  • need to use models which represent men's attitudes to violence, health, service delivery and changes to behavior.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Dental health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory: progress of the Closing the Gap Child Oral Health program up to December 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report, prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, provides information on the dental health and services available to eligible Indigenous children as part of the Closing the gap child oral health program in the Northern Territory. This report provides detailed information on:

  • dental service delivery for Indigenous children
  • preventive interventions and oral health promotion
  • Indigenous children's oral health problems.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Northern Territory emergency response child health check initiative - follow-up services for oral and ear health: final report 2007-2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the final in a series of seven reports on the dental, audiology and ear, nose and throat (ENT) services funded by the Australian Government under the Northern Territory emergency response child health check initiative (NTER CHCI) and the Closing the gap in the Northern Territory national partnership agreement (CtG NT). Although open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under 16 years living in prescribed communities, these programs specifically targeted those who received referrals from their Child health check (CHC).

Based on the data collected, this report provides information on the extent of services provided, and the oral, ear and hearing health of children who received these services. The information in this report relates to dental and audiology services provided from August 2007 to 30 June 2012, and funded ENT consultations provided from August 2007 to December 2010 and ENT surgeries performed from 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2010.

The report was produced jointly by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baum F, Freeman T, Lawless A, Jolley G (2012)

Community development: improving patient safety by enhancing the use of health services.

Australian Family Physician; 41(6): 424-428

Bhatia B, Dempsey K, Guthridge S (2012)

Implications of an ageing population on health services in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 6-8

Binks M (2012)

Novel approaches for the prevention of acute lower respiratory infections in Indigenous infants of the Northern Territory.

: Menzies School of Health Research

Bullock N (2012)

Creating local heroes at Ntaria Aged Care Centre.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 24-26

Burbank VK (2012)

Life history and real life: an example of neuroanthropology in Aboriginal Australia.

Annals of Anthropological Practice; 36(1): 149-166

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

Chang JH, Landers J, Henderson TRM, Craig JE (2012)

Prevalence of uveitis in Indigenous populations presenting to remote clinics of Central Australia: The Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(5): 448-453

Chenhall R, Senior K (2012)

Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life.

Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly; 30(2): 130-145

Commonwealth Ombudsman (2012)

Remote housing reforms in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Commonwealth Ombudsman

Condon JR, You J, McDonnell J (2012)

Performance of comorbidity indices in measuring outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients.

Internal Medicine Journal; 42(7): e165-e173

Cooke L, Piers-Blundell A (2012)

Working together for healthy families and children.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 9-10

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2012)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services report number five: October 2011 to March 2012.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

This is the fifth report delivered in accordance with the Coordinator-General for remote Indigenous services act 2009 relating to the National partnership agreement on remote service delivery, covering the period October 2011 to March 2012. The report focuses on:

  • delivery of the 12 national agreement outputs for remote delivery services
  • progress with accounting for the identified gaps in key services and infrastructure determined from baseline mapping through local implementation plans
  • community indicators which look at the availability of services, investment and outcomes at a community level.

The report concludes with a brief look at key jurisdictional issues for a number of state and territories.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2012)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report April 2012 to September 2012.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

This is the sixth report delivered in accordance with the Coordinator-General for remote Indigenous services act 2009 relating to the National partnership agreement on remote service delivery,  and covers the period April 2012 to September 2012. The report focuses on actions - built around the Closing the gap building blocks - which provide effective and sustainable services, improve governance processes and engagement, enhance accountability, and deliver local implementation plans.

With the objective of sustainable communities for the future, the report provides practical ideas to help with:

  • ensuring the sustainability of investments to deliver on government commitments
  • community involvement in the design of programs
  • ensuring the right services are available in each community
  • further improving the coordination and integration of services
  • promoting local employment
  • addressing longstanding infrastructure deficits and improving coordination
  • developing the capacity of local organisations and individuals to become more actively involved in being part of the solution
  • building the capacity of government staff for community development through the development of practice guidelines
  • getting a better understanding of the local operating context.

Adapted from Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Cowling CS, Popovic G, Liu BC, Ward JS, Snelling TL, Kaldor JM, Wilson DP (2012)

Australian trachoma surveillance annual report, 2010.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(3): E242–E250

Deloitte Access Economics (2012)

Economic and social contribution of Menzies School of Health Research to the NT, Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : July to December 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Final evaluation of youth in communities for the department of families, housing, community services and Indigenous affairs: final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Edwards K, Fry J (2012)

Nits the Pits - head lice advice launch 2012.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 14-17

Edwards L, Boyd J (2012)

NT Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy annual report 2011: Section A: Profile of chronic conditions and health determinants in the NT.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 45-47

Entwhistle P, Entwhistle D (2012)

First review of alcohol and drugs (AOD) Indigenous communities project (2011-2014) May 2012.

Darwin: Amity Community Services

Fittock M, Edwards K (2012)

Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program: overview for 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(3): 19-20

Fitz J (2012)

Challenges for an Indigenous researcher working with young people in Alice Springs.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(6): 12-13

Gordon CL, Hewagama S (2012)

Current knowledge about HTLV-1 in Central Australia: proceedings from the first workshop on HTLV-1 in Central Australia.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 14-15

Grace E, Edwards K (2012)

Hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy in the Northern Territory: the challenge ahead.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 18-21

Guthridge SL, Ryan P, Condon JR, Bromfield LM, Moss JR, Lynch JW (2012)

Trends in reports of child maltreatment in the Northern Territory, 1999–2010.

Medical Journal Of Australia; 197(11): 637-641

Harris M (2012)

A decision to discriminate : Aboriginal disempowerment in the Northern Territory.

East Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Hourigan T (2012)

Delivering child health services in the NT remote setting.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 7-9

Jayaraj R, Thomas M, Thomson V, Griffin C, Mayo L, Whitty M, d Abbs P, Nagel T (2012)

High risk alcohol-related trauma among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy; 7: 33

Retrieved 3 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1747-597X-7-33

Johnston CL, Boyle E, Maxwell LJ, Maguire GP, Alison JA (2012)

Improving chronic lung disease management in rural and remote Australia: the Breathe Easy Walk Easy program.

Respirology; 18(1): 161–169

Johnston V, Westphal DW, Earnshzaw C, Thomas DP (2012)

Starting to smoke: a qualitative study of the experiences of Australian Indigenous youth.

BMC Public Health; 12: 963

Retrieved 10 November 2012 from

Josif C, Barclay L, Bar-Zeev S, Kildea S, Brittin M (2012)

How participatory action research supported improvements to the postnatal discharge summary system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of Australia.

Action Research; 10(4): 387-405

Kelehan M (2012)

The healthy lifestyle capacity building project for the remote physical activity workforce in Aboriginal communities across the Northern Territory, Australia.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; 15(Supplement 1): S258

Kelly J, Dwyer J, Pekarsky B, Mackean T, Willis E, Battersby M, Glover J (2012)

Managing two worlds together: stage 2 - patient journey mapping tools.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

This paper describes the patient journey mapping tool and frameworks used in the Managing two worlds together (MTWT) project. Through interviews and focus groups with patients, their carer/family, and health care providers, the paper explores the barriers and enablers, gaps and strategies in relation to the journeys of country Aboriginal patients from rural and remote locations to city hospitals and their return. The primary aim of the MTWT project is to enhance existing knowledge of the strengths, and areas of improvement, in the care of Aboriginal patients from rural and remote areas of South Australia by exploring what happens when they come to Adelaide for hospital care. The project is comprised of two stages, with Stage 1 focusing on the problems, and Stage 2 focusing on solutions. The patient journey mapping tools are the first output of Stage 2.

Abstract adapted from Managing two worlds together: stage 2 - patient journey mapping tools

Kruske S, Belton S, Wardaguga M, Narjic C (2012)

Growing up our way: the first year of life in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Qualitative Health Research; 22(6): 777-787

Kuipers P, Appleton J, Pridmore S (2012)

Thematic analysis of key factors associated with Indigenous and non-Indigenous suicide in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2235

Retrieved 31 December 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2235

Given the impact of suicide on individuals, families and communities, particularly for rural, remote and Indigenous populations, the current study was undertaken to enhance understanding on this topic.

Thematic analysis was undertaken of 411 coroners' reports of completed suicides across a 10 year period, occurring in the Northern Territory, Australia. Data was extracted numerically and qualitatively, categorised and tallied.

Key factors associated with suicide in order of frequency of identification by coroners were:

  • alcohol and other drug abuse
  • conflict and relationship breakdown
  • mental illness and mental health concerns.

Considerable differences were noted between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cases.

An array of factors were associated with suicide and considerable variation was found between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cases. The relative importance of social and contextual factors is confirmed for people at risk of suicide in rural, remote and Indigenous populations. These findings suggest relative priorities for suicide prevention and postvention.

Abstract adapted from Rural and Remote Health

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig JE (2012)

Incidence of visual impairment and blindness in Indigenous Australians within Central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(7): 657–661

Law Report (2012)

Indefinite detention and mental impairment in NT [podcast].

: Radio National

This podcast was produced by the Law Report program on Radio National. The topic of the podcast is the criminal justice situation in the Northern Territory, in particular custodial supervision orders, legislation which allows some offenders who have an intellectual or mental impairment to be detained indefinitely in prisons. Mark O'Reilly, the principal legal officer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, is interviewed in this podcast.

Abstract adapted from Radio National

Leach A (2012)

Using pneumococcal vaccines (Prevenar13 & Synflorix) in combination for maximum protection from ear infections: Prev-Ix_Combo.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 24-25

Li L, Li SQ, Guthridge S (2012)

Leading causes of death of Territorians aged 25-54 years.

The Chronicle; 24(2): 11-12

Li SQ, Pircher SLM, Guthridge SL (2012)

Trends in alcohol-attributable hospitalisation in the Northern Territory, 1998–99 to 2008–09.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(6): 341-344

Lindeman MA, Taylor KA, Kuipers P, Stothers K, Piper K (2012)

'We don't have anyone with dementia here': A case for better intersectoral collaboration for remote Indigenous clients with dementia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(4): 190-194

Lokuge B (2012)

The East Arnhem Scabies Control Program: a community empowerment strategy to eliminate crusted scabies and scabies as public health issues in Australia: 12 month report from March 2011 (launch) to April 2012.

Darwin: One Disease At A Time

LopesJ, Lindeman M, Taylor K, Grant L (2012)

Cross cultural education in suicide prevention: development of a training resource for use in Central Australian Indigenous communities.

Advances in Mental Health; 10(3):

Manderson D (2012)

Crocodile tears.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(30): 8-11

Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Zinman B, Mamakeesick M, Harris SB, Connelly PW, Shaw J, O'Dea K, Hanley AJ (2012)

Cardiovascular disease risk profile and microvascular complications of diabetes: comparison of Indigenous cohorts with diabetes in Australia and Canada.

Cardiovascular Diabetology; 11: 30

Retrieved 28 March 2012 from http://www.cardiab.com/content/pdf/1475-2840-11-30.pdf

Mares S, Robinson G (2012)

Culture, context and therapeutic processes: delivering a parent-child intervention in a remote Aboriginal community.

Australasian Psychiatry; 20(2): 102-107

Marsh RL, Binks MJ, Beissbarth J, Christensen P, Morris PS, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan HC (2012)

Quantitative PCR of ear discharge from Indigenous Australian children with acute otitis media with perforation supports a role for alloiococcus otitidis as a secondary pathogen.

BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders; 12: 11

Retrieved 3 October 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6815/12/11

McGinn IM (2012)

Commonwealth Aboriginal policy in the Northern Territory: 1911-1939.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Monash University: Churchill, Vic

McGrady M, Krum H, Carrington MJ, Stewart S, Zeitz C, Lee GA, Marwick TH, Haluska BA, Brown A (2012)

Heart failure, ventricular dysfunction and risk factor prevalence in Australian Aboriginal peoples: the Heart of the Heart Study.

Heart; 98(21): 1562-1567

McMurray L (2012)

The Women's Development Project: Indigenous Australia Program: evaluation report.

Darwin, NT: The Fred Hollows Foundation

This evaluation report presents findings from the Women's development project (WDP) which began in 2008. The goal of the WDP was to increase self-determination of women in the Jawoyn region, with key objectives to increase: networking and communication; capacity building in communities; opportunities for livelihoods; and partnership building and sharing of knowledge.

The evaluation was conducted by an external consultant appointed by the Fred Hollows Foundation and covered four communities in the Jawoyn region including Manyallaluk, Barunga, Wugularr, and Bulman.

Findings from the evaluation were that significant progress had been made towards the WDP's goal for increased self-determination; and that the communities had the capacity to further strengthen their goals. The WDP was also found to be meeting stated objectives through best practice and contributing towards a sustainable environment.

The evaluation included recommendations for The Fred Hollows Foundation, the Jawoyn Association and Jawoyn Communities, and other stakeholders.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Milne C (2012)

Adverse outcomes following the use of azithromycin for trachoma treatment in babies.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(3): 21-27

Morton A (2012)

Role and expectations of rural-remote and Indigenous local government.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

This report has been prepared as part of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Rural-remote and Indigenous local government program. In 2011, ACELG released a report which found that the current demands and expectations placed on rural-remote and Indigenous local government councils could not be maintained, especially if they continued to grow unrestrained. The current report focuses on:

  • providing a profile of rural-remote and Indigenous councils from Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, and identifying factors that impact on local capacity
  • a review of background information from past research and inquiries to identify federal, state and community expectations and issues from discussions with these stakeholders
  • the identification of further actions and research which could contribute to the objectives of ACELG.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

NAILSMA Indigenous Water Policy Group (2012)

Indigenous people's right to the commercial use and management of water on their traditional territories: an Indigenous water policy position: The Strategic Indigenous Reserve.

Darwin: Charles Darwin University

Nethercote M (2012)

Sustaining tenancies in Australia's Indigenous town-camps.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, RMIT University: Melbourne

NicholsonA, Watson N, Vivian A, Longman C, Priest T, De Santolo J, Gibson P, Behrendt L, Cox E (2012)

Listening but not hearing: a response to the NTER Stronger Futures Consultations June to August 2011.

Sydney: Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning

This report reviews the consultation process, conducted in over 100 Aboriginal communities between June and August 2011, for the Stronger futures policy in the Northern Territory. The evaluation included all stages of consultation and focused on whether the process complied with Australia's obligations under international law to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to decisions that affect their lives. The report outlines the outcomes of the evaluation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Unit (2012)

Northern Territory Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Unit surveillance update [vol. 13 no 1, Jan-Mar & Apr-Jun 2012].

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

Annual Report 2011-2012, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Northern Territory Department of Health (2012)

Renal services framework 2012-2017.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Government (2012)

Enough is enough: alcohol reform report July 2011 to December 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government (2012)

Enough is enough: alcohol reform report July 2011 to end March 2012.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Liquor Act amendments 2012 fact sheet: closing the net on problem drinkers (2012)

Northern Territory Government

This factsheet summarises the outcomes of the Northern Territory Enough is enough alcohol reforms after the first six months of implementation.

The factsheet provides information on:

  • the banned drinker register
  • new laws about drinking in public places
  • alcohol-related offences
  • the Alcohol and Other Drugs Tribunal.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Northern Territory poisons and dangerous drugs act (2012)

Northern Territory Government

NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

Report on child and youth suicide in the NT.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

O'Byrne T (2012)

Healthy pregnancy healthy baby : a pregnancy book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

O'Neill G (2012)

Otitis media: silent epidemic.

Australian Life Scientist; 9(3): 42-44

O’Halloran L (2012)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis community screen in a Central Australian community in 2012.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 22-26

Odongo JB (2012)

Reducing tobacco-related harm in the Alice Springs region.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 23-24

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2012)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2011-2012.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Northern Territory Government

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

Paradies YC, Cunningham J (2012)

The DRUID study: racism and self-assessed health status in an Indigenous population.

BMC Public Health; 12: 131

Retrieved 14 February 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/131

Paradies YC, Cunninham J (2012)

The DRUID study: exploring mediating pathways between racism and depressive symptoms among Indigenous Australians.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 47(2): 165-173

Paradies YC, Cunningham J (2012)

The DRUID study - exploring mediating pathways between racism and depressive symptoms among Indigenous Australians.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 47(2): 165-173

Parameswaran U, Baird RW, Ward LM, Currie BJ (2012)

Melioidosis at Royal Darwin Hospital in the big 2009-2010 wet season: comparison with the preceding 20 year.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(5): 345-348

Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 12: 165

Retrieved 7 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-165.pdf

Pircher SLM, Li SQ, Guthridge SL (2012)

Trend analysis of hospital admissions attributable to tobacco smoking, Northern Territory Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, 1998 to 2009.

BMC Public Health; 12: 545

Retrieved 24 July 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/545

Pyne A (2012)

Ten proposals to reduce indigenous over-representation in Northern Territory prisons.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 16(2): 2-17

Research policy (2012)

Draft care and protection of children (therapeutic orders) Amendment Bill 2012: Northern Territory June 2012: submission by Jesuit Social Services.

Melbourne: Jesuit Social Services

Robertson J (2012)

Top End Tobacco Project - 2012 update.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 4-6

Robins-Browne KL, Cheng AC, Thomas KA, Palmer DJ, Currie BJ, Davis JS (2012)

The SMART-COP score performs well for pneumonia risk stratification in Australia's tropical Northern Territory: a prospective cohort study.

Tropical Medicine & International Health; 17(7): 914–919

Robinson G, Mares S, Jones Y, Stock C, Hallenstein B, Branchut V (2012)

Let's start: a program for Territory parents and children.

Darwin: Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research

Rumbold AR, Tan SE, Condon JR, Taylor-Thomson D, Nickels M, Tabrizi SN, Davy ML, O'Brien MM, Connors CM, Zardawi I, Stankovich J, Garland SM (2012)

Investigating a cluster of vulvar cancer in young women: a cross-sectional study of genital human papillomavirus prevalence.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 12: 243

Retrieved 5 October 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/243

Ryder N (2012)

Periodic presumptive (mass) treatment for sexually transmitted infections: Does it work? Does it do harm? Could there be a role for it in the Northern Territory?.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 27-29

Saunders J (2012)

Innovation in adolescent health education.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 11

Schokman B (2012)

"Stronger futures" is disempowering, damaging and doomed to fail.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(30): 17-21

Scott L (2012)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis community screen of large Top End community 21-29 February.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 8-12

Select Committee on Youth Suicides in the NT (2012)

Gone too soon: a report into youth suicide in the Northern Territory: committee report.

Darwin: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

This report details the findings of an inquiry by the Select Committee on Youth Suicides in the Northern Territory into the high rate of youth suicide in the Northern Territory when compared with other Australian states and territories. Through public consultation and a review of government policies and funding, programs and services, and data collection and research, the inquiry found young Indigenous men are the highest risk group for suicide, while suicides by young Indigenous females was also an emerging trend. The inquiry explored the many factors associated with suicide and identified those factors shown to increase the risk of suicide among youths in the Northern Territory. In an effort to appropriately address youth suicide in the Northern Territory, the report identifies four areas for further action and makes 23 recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs (2012)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Senior k, William I, Chenhall R, Cunningham T, Nagel T, Loyd R, McMahon R (2012)

Developing successful diversionary schemes for youth from remote Aboriginal communities.

Canberra: Criminology Research Advisory Council

Senior KA, Chenhall RD (2012)

Boyfriends, babies and basketball: present lives and future aspirations of young women in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Journal of Youth Studies; 15(3): 369-388

Sharma NS, Li MZ, Ooi JL (2012)

Dislocated crystalline lens in an Aboriginal patient.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(2): 97-98

Simmons K, Rotumah V, Cookson M, Grigg D (2012)

Child hearing health coordinators tackle ear and hearing health in the NT.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 22-23

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

Rotavirus in the Northern Territory before and after vaccination.

Microbiology Australia; 33(2): 61-63

Spurling GKP, Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Simpson F, Hayman NE (2012)

Conventionally accepted risk factors do not explain higher rates of middle ear disease in remote Indigenous children: an ecological study [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(5): 491-492

Steele J (2012)

BreastscreenNT.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 30

Steenkamp M, Kim Johnstone K, Bar-Zeev S (2012)

Can we count? Enumerating births in two remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 281-284

Steenkamp M, Rumbold AR, Kildea S, Bar-Zeev SJ, Kruske S, Dunbar T, Barclay L (2012)

Measuring what matters in delivering services to remote-dwelling Indigenous mothers and infants in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(4): 228-237

Steenkamp M, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2012)

A population-based investigation into inequalities amongst Indigenous mothers and newborns by place of residence in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 44

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-12-44.pdf

Stevens M, Bailie RS (2012)

Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 377

Retrieved 25 May 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/377/abstract

Taylor A (2012)

More than mobile: migration and mobility impacts from the ‘technologies of change' for Aboriginal communities in the remote Northern Territory of Australia.

Mobilities; 7(2): 269-294

Taylor HR, English DR, Field BA, Spicer PE, Graham DM (2012)

Prevalence of trachoma in a single community, 1975–2007.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(2): 121-126

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2011.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Thomas DP (2012)

Riding a wave of change in reducing Aboriginal smoking.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 6-8

Thompson F, Zhang X, Dempsey KE (2012)

Northern Territory midwives' collection: mothers and babies 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

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

Valery PC, Morris PS, Grimwood K, Torzillo PJ, Byrne CA, Masters BI, Bauert PA, McCallum GB, Mobberly C, Chang AB (2012)

Azithromycin for Indigenous children with bronchiectasis: study protocol for a multi-centre randomized controlled trial.

BMC Pediatrics; 12: 122

Retrieved 14 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-12-122

Vanderpoll T, Howard D (2012)

Massive prevalence of hearing loss among Aboriginal inmates in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(28): 3-7

Walker E (2012)

Stronger futures alcohol regulation in the NT.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(3): 20-23

Zhang X, Condon J, Douglas F, Bates D, Guthridge, Lindy Garling L, Enciso G, Chondur R (2012)

Women's cancers and cancer screening in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

This report presents statistical information on the ten most common cancers affecting women in the Northern Territory (NT), including participation rates for NT women in cervical and breast screening programs, and the outcomes from these programs. Cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, with comparisons of screening statistics for the NT and those for Australia as a whole are included. Data is also presented for specific age-groups, regional areas, and time periods.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2011

Aboriginal Health Worker Board of the Northern Territory (2011)

Aboriginal Health Worker code of ethics.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

This Code of Ethics was developed to guide the practise, attitudes and behaviours of Aboriginal Health Workers in the Northern Territory.

The document was developed by the Aboriginal Health Worker Board of the Northern Territory at the Aboriginal Health Worker conference in August 1981, and has been endorsed by previous and current boards since that time.

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Health

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailie R (2011)

The housing improvement and child health study – informing further development of community housing programs.

Beacroft L, Richards K, Andrevski H, Rosevear L (2011)

Community night patrols in the Northern Territory: toward an improved performance and reporting framework.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Boyle J (2011)

Polycystic ovary syndrome and associated metabolic features in Indigenous women in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Campbell D, Burgess CP, Garnett ST, Wakerman J (2011)

Potential primary health care savings for chronic disease care associated with Australian Aboriginal involvement in land management.

Health Policy; 99(1): 83–89

Carson D, McConnel F (2011)

Indigenous health and community services employment in remote Northern Territory: a baseline examination of 2006 and 2001 census data.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(5): 255-258

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated (2011)

Rebuilding family life in Alice Springs and Central Australia: the social and community dimensions of change for our people.

Alice Springs, NT: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated

Chandran G, Tatipata S, Farrow J (2011)

Parenting and family support needs in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander town communities of Darwin and Palmerston, NT.

Karama, NT: Danila Dilba Health Service

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report April 2011 - September 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report September 2010 - March 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Davis M (2011)

Aboriginal mental health workers and the impact of suicide in remote communities.

The Chronicle; 22(4): 24

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : July to December 2010.

Canberra: Australian Government

This report provides data and analysis of the Closing the gap in the Northern Territory (previously the Northern Territory emergency response [NTER]) for the period July to December 2010. Part one of the report includes: background information on the NTER and the Closing the gap in the Northern Territory national partnership agreement; an overview of the NTER redesign process; an outline of the evaluation and monitoring of the NTER; an outline of the NTER measures; and key points from the whole of government report.

Part two of the report assesses what achievements and progress have been made towards the targets and milestones set out for the NTER during the time period.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Northern Territory Emergency Response evaluation report 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: report on consultations.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report summarises the consultations which took place with Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory (NT) between June and August 2011. The aim of the consultations was to hear what Aboriginal people thought about the government's role in tackling the levels of disadvantage experienced, and what needed to be done to help build a stronger future for Aboriginal people living in the NT. The themes that emerged from the consultations included:

  • addressing school attendance
  • jobs
  • reducing alcohol-related harm
  • improving housing
  • taking more responsibility for their lives and communities
  • more effective and reliable services from all levels of government
  • more consultation with government
  • the implementation of the Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • the wish for a stronger future for young people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Einsiedel L, Fernandes L, Spelman T, Steinfort D, Gotuzzo E (2011)

Bronchiectasis is associated with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 infection in an Indigenous Australian population.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 54(1): 43-50

Entwistle P, Entwistle D, Piper K, Stothers K, Centre for Remote Health (2011)

AOD Indigenous Communities Project 2009-2011 : final evaluation report.

Darwin: Amity Community Services

Fleming J, Sarre R (2011)

Policing the NPY lands : the Cross-Border Justice Project.

Australasian Policing; 3(1): 21-23

Fredericks B, Legge D (2011)

Revitalizing health for all: international Indigenous representative group. Learning from the experience of comprehensive primary health care in Aboriginal Australia — a commentary on three project reports.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Frontier Services NT Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) (2011)

New dementia resource for remote Indigenous carers.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 25

Hansen-Knarhoi M (2011)

Towards GET 2020: trachoma in the Northern Territory 2010.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 24-32

Harris M (2011)

Opinion: NTER evaluation 2011.

Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Holmes C, McRae-Williams E (2011)

“Captains” and “Selly-welly”: Indigenous women and the role of transactional sex in homelessness.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Hudson S (2011)

One disease at a time: eradicating scabies in east Arnhem Land.

Policy; 27(2): 23-25

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

Johnstone KM (2011)

Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory of Australia : stalled demographic transition?.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

King CK (2011)

How understanding the Aboriginal kinship system can inform better policy and practice : social work research with the Larrakia and Warumungu peoples of the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian Catholic University: Canberra

Landers J, Henderson T, Abhary S, Craig J (2011)

Incidence of diabetic retinopathy in indigenous Australians within central Australia: the central Australian ocular health study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 40(1): 83-87

Li SQ, Pircher SLM, Guthridge SL, Condon JR, Wright AJ (2011)

Hospital admissions in the Northern Territory, 1976 to 2008.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Mansfield K, Gunn J, Wilson N, Scott L (2011)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and opportunistic trachoma screening in an Indigenous community in the Northern Territory, 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(4): 8-12

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2011)

Annual report 2010-2011, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Guidelines for road safety around schools: part C: remote communities (2011)

Northern Territory Department of Lands and Planning

Northern Territory Government (2011)

Enough is enough: alcohol reform report 20 October 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory tobacco control act (2011)

Northern Territory Government

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2011)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2010-2011.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Robinson G, Silburn S, Leckning B (2011)

Suicide of children and youth in the NT, 2006-2010: public release report for the Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education

Satya S, Barson RB (2011)

A contemporary snapshot of two issues upon which the RCIADIC report commented: youth justice and the over-incarceration of Aboriginal young people, and alcohol-related offences and offending.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 15(1): 87-93

Sayers S, Davison B, Fitz J, Singh G (2011)

Aboriginal birth cohort study–wave 3 selected results: the good news and the bad news.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 23-24

Stearne A, Schnmit S, Gray D, Wilkes ET, Boffa J, Corcoran T (2011)

A program and its evaluation: the Safe and Sober Support Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(Supplement S1): 84

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 31 December 2011.

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

The Kirby Institute (2011)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2010.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Trauer JM, Hajkowicz KM, Freeman KG, Krause VL (2011)

Feasibility of latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis by interferon-gamma release assay remote from testing facilities.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 168-171

Vanderpoll T, Howard D (2011)

Investigation into hearing impairment among Indigenous prisoners within the Northern Territory Correctional Services.

Darwin: Phoenix Consulting

This report investigates the implications of hearing impairment among the Indigenous prisoners in Northern Territory Correctional Services. It was conducted in response to the Hear us: enquiry into hearing health in Australia report by the Australian Government.

The results of the study found significant hearing loss among Indigenous prisoners, contributing to a breakdown of communication between inmates and prison officers. There is further discussion about the implications of hearing loss for correctional services and recommendations for the use of hearing amplification devices to reduce communication difficulties and improve rehabilitation outcomes.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Viswanathan R, Franklin E, Phillips J (2011)

A better way: building healthy, safe and sustainable communities in the Northern Territory through a community development approach.

Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)

Wesley LifeForce (2011)

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Program: select committee submission: youth suicides in the Northern Territory.

Ashfield, NSW: Wesley mission

2010

Harris M, ed. (2010)

This is what we said : Australian Aboriginal people give their views on the Northern Territory intervention.

East Melbourne, Vic: Concerned Australians

Allen Consulting Group (2010)

Independent review of policing in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Melbourne: Allen Consulting Group

Amega B, Bowen E (2010)

Together - no more them and us!.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 6-7

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Regional statistics, Northern Territory, Mar 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Barnes J, Marfan J, Brown D (2010)

The self-care dialysis program.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 10-11

Brent R (2010)

Review rights for income managed people in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Commonwealth Ombudsman, Australia

Brimblecombe J, McDonnell J, Dhurrkay JG, Thomas DP, Bailie RS (2010)

Impact of income management on store sales in the Northern Territory: after the intervention — research.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 549-554

Cancer survivor (2010)

My journey through breast cancer.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 24

Centre for Disease Control (2010)

Healthy Skin Program: guidelines for community control of scabies, skin sores and crusted scabies in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

These guidelines provide information and advice on the diagnosis, treatment and control of scabies, skin sores and crusted scabies. They allow for a community based approach to reduce the incidence of these skin infections. The guidelines were produced by the Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control.

Included in the appendices to the guidelines are:

  • details of education resources
  • fact sheets
  • medical equipment required for treatment
  • spreadsheets for record keeping
  • flowcharts to assist treatment and maintenance programs
  • guidelines for treating houses affected by scabies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Clough AR, Maclaren DJ, Robertson JA, Ivers RG, Conigrave KM (2010)

Can we measure daily tobacco consumption in remote Indigenous communities? Comparing self-reported tobacco consumption with community-level estimates in an Arnhem Land study.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(2): 166-172

Conn L (2010)

Cancer of the cervix is preventable.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 4-5

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2010)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report December 2009 – August 2010.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2010)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report January – June 2010.

Canberra: Australian Government

This Closing the gap in the Northern Territory (previously the Northern Territory Emergency Response) monitoring report provides an analysis of data captured between 1 January and 30 June 2010. However, in many instances information is
provided for the entire period 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010. 

Part one of the report includes:

  • Background information on the Northern Territory Emergency (NTER), national partnership agreement; Closing the gap in the NT.
  • Overview of the redesign process.
  • Outline of the evaluation and monitoring of the NTER.
  • Outline of the NTER measures.

Part two ties together information against each measure, including achievements and progress against each milestone and target. Part two also includes what has not been achieved and 'lessons learned'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Einsiedel LJ, Woodman RJ (2010)

Two nations: racial disparities in bloodstream infections recorded at Alice Springs Hospital, central Australia, 2001–2005.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 567-571

Ens E-J, Cooke P, Nadjamerrek R, Namundja S, Garlngarr V, Yibarbuk D (2010)

Combining Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal knowledge to assess and manage feral water buffalo impacts on perennial freshwater springs of the Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Plateau, Australia.

Environmental Management; 45(4): 751-758

Evolution Research (2010)

Enquiry into claims regarding leprosy testing on Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory between 1920 and 1960.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Fairbairn AP, Tyler H, Su JY, Tilley EL (2010)

Risk factors and associations for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal women presenting to the Alice Springs Hospital emergency department.

Emergency Medicine Australasia; 22(3): 216–223

Flint S (2010)

An analysis of injury patterns following road traffic collisions in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 18-24

Flint SM, Davis JS, Su J-Y, Oliver-Landry EP, Rogers BA, Goldstein A, Thomas JH, Parameswaran U, Bigham C, Freeman K, Goldrick P, Tong SYC (2010)

Disproportionate impact of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza on Indigenous people in the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 617-622

Gorham G (2010)

Renal Indigenous resources project.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 19

Gray DA (2010)

The Northern Territory Emergency Response and cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities: after the intervention — letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 555

Griffiths K, Zhang X, Condon J (2010)

Cancer outcomes for Indigenous Australians (COFIA): heatlh system performance and outcomes for Indigenous Australians with cancer: a national study.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 17

Hare KM, Grimwood K, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan H, Torzillo PJ, Morris PS, Chang AB (2010)

Respiratory bacterial pathogens in the nasopharynx and lower airways of Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis.

The Journal of Pediatrics; 157(6): 1001-1005

Holyoake (2010)

Report into the implementation of the social development program drumbeat: discovering relationships using Music, beliefs, emotions, attitudes & thoughts with prisoners from the Alice Springs facility.

Alice Springs, NT: Holyoake

Howard D, Barney JS (2010)

Submission to Child Protection Inquiry [Inquiry into the child protection system in the Northern Territory].

Darwin: Inquiry into the child protection system in the Northern Territory

Jamieson LM, Gunthorpe W, Cairney SJ, Sayers SM, Roberts-Thomson KF, Slade GD (2010)

Substance use and periodontal disease among Australian Aboriginal young adults.

Addiction; 105(4): 719-726

Johnson S, Jennings G, Mott K (2010)

'Diabetes: bad for the heart!'.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 26-27

Johnston R (2010)

Chronic kidney disease: a coordinated approach.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 5

Kearns TM, Schultz R, McDonald V, Andrews RM (2010)

Prophylactic penicillin by the full moon: a novel approach in Central Australia that may help to reduce the risk of rheumatic heart disease.

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1464

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1464.pdf

Landers J, Henderson T, Abhary S, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of diabetic retinopathy in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 393-397

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2010)

Central Australian Ocular Health Study: design and baseline description of participants.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 375-380

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of cataract in Indigenous Australians within central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 387-392

Landers J, Henderson T, Craig J (2010)

Prevalence and associations of blinding trachoma in Indigenous Australians within Central Australia: the Central Australian Ocular Health Study.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(4): 389-404

Lansingh VC, Mukesh BN, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2010)

Trachoma control in two Central Australian Aboriginal communities: a case study.

International Ophthalmology; 30(4): 367-375

Latham V, Schuster M (2010)

Wadeye women visit Breastscreen NT.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 23

Luke J, Rowley K, Brown A (2010)

Cardiovascular risk for Aboriginal people in Central Australia: evaluation of PBS lipid treatment guidelines.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 28

MacMahon J, Stewart S (2010)

Your future: advanced care planning for renal clients.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 17

Malyon R, Zhao Y, Guthridge S (2010)

Health workforce modelling, Northern Territory: technical report for the medical workforce model & technical report for the nursing workforce model.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Markey P, Su J, Krause V (2010)

Summary of influenza in 2009 in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 1-10

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

McMahon R (2010)

Quality of life at the end of life for palliative care clients living in remote areas of the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

McMellon G (2010)

Correlation of potential and actual scale formation from ground water in remote Indigenous communities, NT Australia.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

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

Murphy S (2010)

A journey home to country.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 16

Nagel T, Griffin C (2010)

Promoting self-management in Indigenous people with mental illness and substance misuse.

International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation; 15(2): 85 - 90

Nagel TM, Thompson C (2010)

The central role of Aboriginal families in motivational counselling: family support and family ‘humbug'.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 10(1):

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2010)

Clinical guidelines for the management of nicotine dependent inpatients.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

The Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Nicotine Dependent Inpatients form a part of the DHF Tobacco Smoking Cessation Support Framework Guidelines. They have been developed to give clear direction in the management of nicotine dependent inpatients for DHF medical, nursing and allied health staff. These guidelines are to be used by medical and nursing staff in hospitals, and while there is an emphasis on inpatients, these guidelines can be used as a guide in other settings, for example in remote community health centres (clinics).
These Guidelines have a strong alignment to the clinical guidelines developed and tested in other jurisdictions, and unless otherwise stated, have been derived from the North Coast Area Health Service, Clinical Guidelines of the Management of Nicotine Dependent Inpatients and the Western Australian Department of Health Clinical Guidelines and
Procedures for the Management of Nicotine Dependent Inpatients.

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2010)

I'm OK: improving care for people with advanced chronic kidney disease.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 1-4

O'Mara P (2010)

Health impacts of the Northern Territory intervention: after the intervention — editorial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 546-548

O’Grady K-AF, Taylor-Thomson DM, Chang AB, Torzillo PJ, Morris PS, Mackenzie GA, Wheaton GR, Bauert PA, De Campo MP, De Campo JF, Ruben AR (2010)

Rates of radiologically confirmed pneumonia as defined by the World Health Organization in Northern Territory Indigenous children.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 592-595

Race K, Nash F (2010)

NT Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI) project: primary care integration.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 8-9

Ramsey G, Cummins G, Hansen T, Wauchope L (2010)

New ownership, new responsibilities: review of education in the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island region.

Alyangula, NT: Anindilyakwa Land Council

Reid J, Aitken R, Entwistle P, Flaherty A, Lindeman M (2010)

Training of primary health care (PHC) staff in dealing with child abuse and neglect in the Northern Territory: evaluation findings.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Richardson LJ, Towers RJ, Cheng AC, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Giffard PM, McDonald MI (2010)

Diversity of emm sequence types in group A beta-haemolytic streptococci in two remote Northern Territory Indigenous communities: Implications for vaccine development.

Vaccine; 28(32): 5301-5305

Ritchie BK, Brewster DR, Tran CD, Davidson GP, McNeil Y, Butler RN (2010)

Efficacy of Lactobacillus GG in Aboriginal children With acute diarrhoeal disease: a randomised clinical trial.

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; 50(6): 619-624

Schubert K, Hodgson C, Archer L, Grant L (2010)

Working well guide: reflections on providing suicide prevention programs in remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia.

Alice Springs: Mental Health Association of Central Australia

This report was written for non-Indigenous workers to provide helpful information on addressing suicide in remote communities. The report describes the We know our strengths project - a suicide prevention project that targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in three remote communities in Central Australia. In addition to providing information about the project's aims, methods, and findings, the report also includes information on the subject of suicidal behaviour, suicide awareness and intervention training, and self-care.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Skov SJ, Chikritzhs TN, Li SQ, Pircher S, Whetton S (2010)

How much is too much? Alcohol consumption and related harm in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(Rapid online publication): 1-4

Sorensen R, Fowler C, Nash C, Bacon W (2010)

Addressing the gap in Indigenous health: government intervention or community governance? A qualitative review..

Health Sociology Review; 19(1): 3564

Retrieved from http://hsr.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/19/issue/1/article/3564

Stephenson L (2010)

Top End TB outbreak update - a household connection - what's been happening?.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 12-14

Stewart S (2010)

"Palliative care for sick kidneys" education resource.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 18

Stewart S (2010)

Palliative care for renal clients living in a remote setting.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 12-13

Sweet M (2010)

Interventions aimed at helping Indigenous people in Australia could worsen problems.

British Medical Journal; (340): c1492

Retrieved 17 March 2010 from http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/340/mar17_2/c1492?view=long&pmid=20236996

Tay E, Guthridge S, Zhan X (2010)

Preventable cancers in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 2-3

Tay EL (2010)

NT chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2010-2020.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 31

Taylor J (2010)

Demography as destiny: schooling, work and Aboriginal population change at Wadeye.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This paper explores the capacity of the Indigenous population of Wadeye, in the Northern Territory, to maximise income, savings and investments through the pending demographic transition where the majority of the Indigenous population will be of working age. Given current levels of Indigenous education, workforce participation and productivity, the danger is that the opportunity for Indigenous families and communities to capitalise on this population structural change may be foregone. This issue is examined by establishing interactions between population change, educational outcomes and workforce participation among the Indigenous residents of Wadeye. It stresses two principal challenges to achieve optimal outcomes, including: restoring participation in schooling to best prepare the younger generations; and providing work opportunities for the older population that have had limited exposure to formal education.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas D, Johnston V, Fitz J (2010)

Lessons for Aboriginal tobacco control in remote communities: an evaluation of the Northern Territory 'Tobacco Project'.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(1): 45-49

Veland S, Howitt R, Dominey-Howes D (2010)

Invisible institutions in emergencies: evacuating the remote Indigenous community of Warruwi, Northern Territory Australia, from Cyclone Monica.

Environmental Hazards; 9(2): 197-214

Wang Z, Hoy WE, Si D (2010)

Incidence of type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal Australians: an 11-year prospective cohort study.

BMC Public Health; 10: 487

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-487.pdf

Wright HR, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2010)

Barriers to the implementation of the SAFE strategy to combat hyperendemic trachoma in Australia.

Ophthalmic Epidemiology; 17(6): 349-359

Zhao Y, Condon JR, Guthridge S, You J (2010)

Living longer with a greater health burden – changes in the burden of disease and injury in the Northern Territory Indigenous population between 1994–1998 and 1999–2003.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S93-S98

Zimmet MD (2010)

Early impressions of paediatric health in Alice Springs: trying to see beyond the gaps.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 606-607

2009

Green D, Jackson S, Morrison J, eds. (2009)

Risks from climate change to Indigenous communities in the tropical north of Australia: a scoping study for the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change.

Canberra: Department of Climate Change

Alexander S (2009)

Cooking healthy and physical activity (CHAPA) project [December 2009 update].

The Chronicle; 15(4): 36

Alexander S (2009)

Cooking healthy and physical activity (CHAPA) project [March 2009 update].

The Chronicle; 12(1): 15

Alexander S (2009)

Family nutrition project.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 1-2

Alyawarr speakers from Ampilatwatja, Walsh F, Douglas J (2009)

Angka Akatyerr-akert: a desert raisin report.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Alzheimer's Australia (2009)

“Flying saucer” camp fire guard.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dementia News; July 2009(6): 1

Amnesty International Australia (2009)

Race discrimination, ‘special measures' and the Northern Territory Emergency Response.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (2009)

Caring for country with fire.

Alice Springs: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

Andreasyan K, Hoy WE (2009)

Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998–2003: are people living in more remote areas worse off?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(6): 307-311

Andrews R, Kearns T (2009)

East Arnhem regional healthy skin project: final report 2008.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

This report details the outcomes of the East Arnhem Regional Healthy Skin Project which was implemented into East Arnhem Land in September 2004 to develop community based control of skin infections in the region. The project involved screening children aged 15 years and younger for scabies, skin sores, and tinea, and also included treatment and follow up services. The results of the project are for a three year period from 2004 to 2007 and are discussed in terms of the prevalence of skin sores, scabies, and tinea over the study period.

Essentially the report highlights the success of the project in reducing skin sore prevalence and infected scabies. The project also led to the establishment of an outreach service model whereby all infants and children attending Baby Health Clinics are screened for skin infections and appropriately treated. Follow up home visits are also provided to those families with children with identified skin infections. The report concludes by remarking that plans exist to continue the project for a further 12 months to determine whether further gains can be made in reducing the prevalence of scabies, skin sores, and tinea.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2009)

Dog health programs.

Retrieved 2009 from http://www.amrric.org/2008/11/12/current-and-affiliated-dog-health-programs

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2009)

Minjalang Croker Island NT Report.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Aquino D (2009)

Early childhood anaemia prevention project.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 13

Armstrong W (2009)

The NT Sexual Health Advisory Group - two years on.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 6-8

Arney F, McGuinness K, Robinson G (2009)

In the best interests of the child? Determining the effects of the emergency intervention on child safety and wellbeing.

Law in Context; 27(2): 42-57

Asthma Foundation NT (2009)

Smoking and asthma.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 12

Asthma Foundation NT (2009)

The ConocoPhillips asthma swim program.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 11

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Northern Territory at a glance, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Government Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory January 2009 to June 2009 whole of government monitoring report. Part one: overview of measures.

Canberra: Australian Government

This Monitoring Report brings together performance information for each measure under the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) for the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009. The Report is comprised of two parts. This first part an overview of the monitoring data, as well as a background on the NTER, and the changes that have occurred since it began and includes all of the main achievements in dot point.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Government Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory January 2009 to June 2009 whole of government monitoring report. Part two: progress by measure.

Canberra: Australian Government

This Monitoring Report brings together performance information for each measure under the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) for the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009. The Report is comprised of two parts. This second part provides detailed information and analysis by sub measure. This includes the progress and associated issues in relation to each identified performance indicator, including the necessary caveats.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Report on the evaluation of income management in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailey EJ, Maclennan C, Morris PS, Kruske SG, Brown N, Chang AB (2009)

Risks of severity and readmission of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children hospitalised for bronchiolitis.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(10): 593–597

Bailie RS, Stevens M, Armfield JM, Ehsani JP, Beneforti M, Spencer J (2009)

Association of natural fluoride in community water supplies with dental health of children in remote Indigenous communities – implications for policy.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(3): 205-211

Baum F (2009)

Taking practical action on social determinants of health: closing the gap by 2040.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Boffa J, Ah Chee D (2009)

The way forward: a primary health care model for integrated AOD and mental health care treatment for Aboriginal people in the NT.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Bourke S (2009)

Dogs in remote Indigenous communities and the associated health and welfare risks.

Alice Springs: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Brimblecombe JK, O’Dea K (2009)

The role of energy cost in food choices for an Aboriginal population in northern Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 549-551

Browne R (2009)

Starving for ngarali: tobacco and culture in East Arnhem Land.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 4-5

Bryant C, Willis M (2009)

Pornography awareness: a process of engagement with Northern Territory Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Buchanan GJ, Altman JC, Arthur WS, Oades D, Bardi Jawi Rangers (2009)

‘Always part of us': the socioeconomics of Indigenous customary use and management of dugong and marine turtles – a view from Bardi Jawi sea country, Western Australia.

Darwin: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

Cancer Council Northern Territory (2009)

Health risks of passive smoking: position statement.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 18-20

Carson PJ (2009)

Providing specialist services in Australia across barriers of distance and culture.

World Journal of Surgery; 33(8): 1562-1567

Cavanagh G (2009)

Inquest into the death of Kunmanara Forbes.

Darwin: Northern Territory Coroner’s Office

Centre for Disease Control (2009)

Information about pertussis for GPs.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 9-10

This article is aimed at General Practitioners and highlights information about pertussis (whooping cough). It explains how and when to test for pertussis and the best course of treatment to follow. Information is set out in a table format and shows recommended antimicrobial therapy and chemoprophylaxis regimens best suited for the age of the infected patient.

Abstract adapted from The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin

Centre for Disease Control (2009)

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

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

Chamberlain C, MacKenzie D (2009)

Counting the homeless 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chang JH, Raju R, Henderson TR, McCluskey PJ (2009)

Incidence and pattern of acute anterior uveitis in Central Australia.

British Journal of Ophthalmology; 94(2): 154-156

Chesterman J, Douglas H (2009)

Law on Australia's northern frontier: the fall and rise of race.

Canadian Journal of Law and Society; 24(1): 69-83

Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2009)

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2008-2009.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Coleman K, Tew K, Zhang X (2009)

Smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 8-10

Commonwealth of Australia (2009)

Australian Government and Northern Territory Government response to the report of the NTER Review Board.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Condon JR, Rumbold AR, Thorn JC, O'Brien MM, Davy MJ, Zardawi I (2009)

A cluster of vulvar cancer and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia in young Australian Indigenous women.

Cancer Causes and Control; 20(1): 67-74

Conigrave K, Proude E, D’Abbs P (2009)

Alcohol as a privilege, not a right: evaluation of the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island alcohol management system.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2009)

CRC for Aboriginal Health annual report 0809.

Casuarina, NT: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2009)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report July-November 2009.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Cox J, Little J, Heffernan S, Bell A, Lines D (2009)

The Katherine West Health Board.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Croft C (2009)

Chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2009-2018.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Croft C (2009)

Chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2010-2020.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 31

Currie B (2009)

Melioidosis in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(4): 12-14

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Future directions for the Northern Territory Emergency Response: discussion paper.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program - review of programme performance.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2009)

The importance and challenges of assessing cognition in Indigenous Australians.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S47 - S50

Dollman J (2009)

Kids eat, kids play: children's national nutrition and physical activity survey.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Dwyer J, O’Donnell K, Lavoie J, Marlina U, Sullivan P (2009)

The overburden report: contracting for Indigenous health services.

Darwin: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

In this report 145 Aboriginal community controlled health services were identified across Australia as providing comprehensive primary health care (PHC) and financial data from a representative sample of 21 agencies were analysed. The average income from the sample, indicated an annual income of $5 million dollars. The number of separate funding grants averaged 22 per service provider. The purpose of the report is to broaden the understanding of the enablers and limitations to providing effective PHC delivery within the current funding and accountability frameworks and how these arrangements can be improved.

The report suggests a number of principles that provide options for good practice:
• Long-term contracting for core PHC is the basis for the funder-provider relationship
• Core PHC funding allows flexibility for local priority setting, in accordance with agreed plans
• Data collection and monitoring are simplified and information is shared, based on sound performance and health outcome indicators
• Transaction costs are reduced and complexity is managed through a single long term contract and good contract management
• Risks for both sides are managed.

NB: Overburden is a mining industry term to refer to the soil, rock and other materials that must be removed to get to the ore. It is used within this report to mean the administrative work that has to be done by providers to acquire, manage, report on and account for the funding used to deliver services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Elvin R (2009)

Who has the keys to the shed?.

Our Place; (35): 10-11

Fearnley E, Li SQ, Guthridge S (2009)

Trends in chronic disease mortality in the Northern Territory Aboriginal population, 1997-2004: using underlying and multiple causes of death.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(6): 551-555

Flint S, Su J-Y, Scott L, Krause V (2009)

The early experience of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(2): 1-8

Gabrys K, Vaarzon-Morel P (2009)

Aboriginal burning issues in the southern Tanami: towards understanding tradition-based fire knowledge in a contemporary context.

In: Edwards GP, Allan GE, eds. Desert Fire: fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia. Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre: Ch. 3, pgs. 80-186

Gar\Gulkpuy M, Christie M, Greatorex J, Grace J (2009)

The first language research project's findings on alcohol and living in the long-grass in Darwin.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Gibson P (2009)

Return to the ration days.

Sydney: Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning

Good Health Alliance of the Northern Territory (2009)

Smoking in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 16-17

Edwards GP, Allan GE, eds. (2009)

Desert fire: fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Green D, Jackson S, Morrison J (2009)

Risks from climate change to Indigenous communities in the tropical north of Australia.

Canberra: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Guse D, Dhimurru (2009)

Dhimurru Indigenous protected area cultural heritage management plan 2009 to 2015.

Nhulunbuy, NT: Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation

Heart Foundation Northern Territory (2009)

Northern Territory tobacco action plan 2009-2012.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 22

Hettiarachchi DS, Locher C, Longmore RB (2009)

Antibacterial compounds from the root of the indigenous Australian medicinal plant Carissa lanceolata R.Br..

Natural Product Research; 25(15): 1388-1395

Hunt J, Altman JC, May K (2009)

Social benefits of Aboriginal engagement in natural resource management.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Hunter E (2009)

'Radical hope' and rain: climate change and the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(6): 445-452

Indigenous Determinants and Outcomes Unit, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (2009)

Progress of the Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative: update on results from the Child Health Check and follow-up data collections [final report].

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The Indigenous family violence offender program: NT Community Corrections (2009)

Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program

Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources (2009)

Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs): landmark agreements conserve Indigenous treasures in northern Australia.

Retrieved from http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2092%3Alandmark-agreements-conserve-indigenous-treasures-in-northern-australia&catid=54%3Aaustralia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76&lang=en

Ireland S (2009)

Niyith Niyith Watmam: Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in a remote community in the Northern Territory.

B.Sc.(Hons.) thesis, Charles Darwin University: Casuarina, N.T.

Jacob O (2009)

The growing burden of trauma in the Indigenous population: towards a better and safer future.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 79(s1): A69

James L (2009)

Addressing substance misuse in Gunbalanya NT: reflections from an Indigenous alcohol and other drugs worker.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Jenkins M (2009)

Shall we dance?.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 5

Johnston V, Thomas D, Fitz J (2009)

Aboriginal stories about smoking.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 1-2

Keleher H (2009)

Turning the key on health literacy to achieve better health outcomes.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Keys T, O’Hara M (2009)

Providing eye care to remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory: a case study examining success factors and challenges from a collaborative approach between a NGO and AMS.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Kirby M (2009)

The third phase of HIV/AIDS.

Paper presented at the Annual Menzies School of Health Research Oration. 15 October 2009, The Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin

Krause VL, Cheng AC (2009)

H1N1 influenza 09 (human swine influenza) in remote Indigenous communities.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(4): 2

Li SQ, Gray N, Guthridge S, Pircher S, Wang Z, Zhao Y (2009)

Avoidable mortality trends in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in the Northern Territory, 1985-2004.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(6): 544-550

Li SQ, Gray NJ, Guthridge SL, Pircher SLM (2009)

Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 532-536

Living Black SBS (2009)

Gasping for breath.

: Special Broadcasting Service

This online presentation looks at the prevalence of respiratory diseases in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, in particular the impact on Aboriginal children's health and wellbeing from the lung infection bronchiectasis. The broadcast delivers the message that the early detection of respiratory diseases among Aboriginal children can reduce death and serious lung diseases.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (2009)

Waste management guidelines for small communities in the Northern Territory: working towards best practice.

Darwin: Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

The information presented in these guidelines aims to improve the delivery of waste management services for communities with less than 1,000 people. They are useful as an operational guide to be used on a daily basis as each remote community has its own needs and unique setting. These guidelines are intended to provide support to community managers and technical service operators so that waste management in small and remote communities is safe for staff, the community and the environment. The focus of the guidelines include:

  • minimising the hazards associated with waste in small communities
  • working towards improved environmental management of waste
  • allowing communities to review their current situation and provide feedback on how to improve waste management in their community
  • providing guidance on the service delivery standards that communities should try to follow under their shire structure

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Macdonald J (2009)

National policy agenda: the men's health example.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

MacKeith S, Gray D, Chikritzhs TN (2009)

Review of Moving beyond the restrictions: the evaluation of the Alice Springs Alcohol Management Plan : a report prepared for the Alice Springs People's Alcohol Action Coalition.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Barry RE, Leylsey L, O'Rourke MF, Celermajer DS, O'Dea K (2009)

Impact of dyslipidaemia on arterial structure and function in urban Indigenous Australians.

Atherosclerosis; 202(1): 248-254

McConnel F, McConnel R (2009)

E bin Tork, E bin Lern: Learning to Talk, Talking to Learn: The LiTTLe Program.

Paper presented at the Goldfields Ear Health Conference. 30th April – 1st May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

McCoy B (2009)

Indigenous men and chronic disease: can sport become more than a game and a preventative tool?.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

McGrath PD, Phillips EL (2009)

Insights from the Northern Territory on factors that facilitate effective palliative care for Aboriginal peoples.

Australian Health Review; 33(4): 636-644

McKay J, Miller G (2009)

Prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug use: engaging Indigenous people in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

McMahon F, Harrison N, Walker D (2009)

'Have cape will travel': Captain Starlight in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

McMahon J (2009)

How we did it: advance care planning for Indigenous renal clients in the Northern Territory [ppt].

Paper presented at the Together! Cultural connections for quality care at the end of life. 24-27 September 2012, Perth

McMillan N (2009)

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control (CEITC) tackling high Indigenous smoking rates.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 27

Meiklejohn B (2009)

Education and training - a social determinants of health approach - holistic health education and vocational training to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to manage and determine their future.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Mentha R, Wakerman J (2009)

An evaluation of the Australian Football League Central Australian Responsible Alcohol Strategy 2005-07.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 20(3): 208-213

Mitchell A, Vass A (2009)

Community health literacy: effective Indigenous health promotion.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 33

Morgan S, Smedts A, Campbell N, Sager R, Lowe M, Strasser S (2009)

From the bush to the big smoke – development of a hybrid urban community based medical education program in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; (9): 1175

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1175.pdf

Morrison H (2009)

Hearing booths out bush!.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 34

Mt Theo Program (2009)

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Mt Theo Program annual report 08/09.

Alice Springs: Mt Theo Program

Muller S, Power ER, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S, Lloyd K (2009)

"Quarantine matters!'': quotidian relationships around quarantine in Australia's northern borderlands.

Environment and Planning A; 41(4): 780-795

Nagel T, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T (2009)

Approach to treatment of mental illness and substance dependence in remote Indigenous communities: results of a mixed methods study.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(4): 174-182

Nagel TM, Thompson C, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T (2009)

Two-way approaches to Indigenous mental health literacy.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 15(1): 50-55

Naylor J (2009)

Oceania tobacco control conference 2009 overview.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 37-38

Ng JS, Holt DC, Lilliebridge RA, Stephens AJ, Huygens FTong SY, Currie BJ, Giffard PM (2009)

A phylogenetically distinct Staphylococcus aureus lineage prevalent among Indigenous communities in Northern Australia.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology; 47(7): 2295-2300

Nguyen H, Kurucz N, Whelan P (2009)

Groote Eylandt remains dengue fever free.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 14-19

Nicholson A, Behrendt L, Vivian A, Watson N, Harris M (2009)

Will they be heard? A response to the NTER Consultations June to August 2009.

Sydney: Research Unit, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce (2009)

Sustainable development in Northern Australia, a report to Government from the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce.

Canberra: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum (2009)

Pathways to community control: an agenda to further promote Aboriginal community control in the provision of primary health care services.

Darwin: Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2009)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report #1 - May to November 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Department of Chief Minister (2009)

Closing the gap of Indigenous disadvantage: progress report - 2007-08.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Department of Education and Training (2009)

Canteen, nutrition and healthy eating policy.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Education and Training

Northern Territory Department of Health & Families (2009)

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Men's Health.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Corporate plan, 2009-2012: healthy Territorians living in healthy communities.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Northern Territory chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2010 - 2020.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Northern Territory suicide prevention action plan 2009-2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families Mental Health Program

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: a comparison of chronic disease frameworks and models of care.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: background paper: preventable chronic diseases in Aboriginal populations.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Special counter disaster plan – human pandemic influenza.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Tobacco smoking cessation support framework.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Northern Territory of Australia liquor act (2009)

Northern Territory Department of Justice

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin (2009)

CDNA position statement on the use of antiviral medication for influenza (Pandemic (H1N1) 2009).

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(2): 9-11

Northern Territory Domestic and Family Violence Policy Team (2009)

New provisions to domestic and family violence laws.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 26-27

Northern Territory Government, Henderson P, Anderson A (2009)

A working future.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government, Henderson P, Anderson A (2009)

A working future: remote transport.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government (2009)

Department of Health and Families annual report 2008-2009.

Casuarina, NT: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government (2009)

Northern Territory of Australia Domestic and Family Violence Amendment Act 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government (2009)

Our home, our homeland: community engagement report.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

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

Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs) Australia (2009)

Performance audit of the School Nutrition Program.

Canberra: Department of Finance and Deregulation

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2009)

Annual report 2008-2009 Children's Commissioner Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Paradies Y, Cunningham J (2009)

Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: findings from the DRUID study.

Ethnic and Racial Studies; 32(3): 548-573

Pilkington J (2009)

Aboriginal communities and the police's Taskforce Themis: case studies in remote Aboriginal community policing in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Services

Porter R (2009)

From community housing to public housing in Northern Territory remote Aboriginal communities: the policy context.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Porter R (2009)

Towards a hybrid model of public housing in Northern Territory remote Aboriginal communities?.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Prasad V (2009)

Mandibular fractures in Indigenous Australians in Northern Territory.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 79(s1): A55

Pridmore S, Fujiyama H (2009)

Suicide in the Northern Territory, 2001-2006.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 43(12): 1126-1130

Ridoutt L, Pilbeam V, Lee K (2009)

Aboriginal health worker profession review: final report.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health & Families

This report is an important review of the Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) profession in the Northern Territory (NT). The review focuses on AHW workforce size and career structure, participation and progression.

The report was commissioned by the NT Department of Health and Families with agreement from the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union, as a result of discussions about the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement that covers Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs).

The report makes a number of recommendations. These are about:

  • work role and organisation
  • workforce size
  • recruitment
  • training
  • professional development and ongoing support
  • professional representation
  • retention issues
  • role clarifications
  • the role of AHWs in acute care settings
  • induction and cultural awareness training for nursing staff
  • management practices.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Robertson J, Clough A (2009)

Can doing research be a catalyst for changing tobacco smoking? An example from remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Robinson G, Zubrick SR, Silburn S, Tyler W, Jones Y, D’Aprano A, McGuinness K, Cubillo C, Bell M, Stock C (2009)

Let's Start: Exploring Together: an early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families: final evaluation report.

Darwin: School for Social and Policy Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University

Roper KG, Taylor HR (2009)

Comparison of clinical and photographic assessment of trachoma.

British Journal of Ophthalmology; (Epub ahead of print):

Saunders J (2009)

"Chop-chop" tobacco smoking.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 13

Sayers S, Singh G, Mackerras D, Lawrance M, Gunthorpe W, Jamieson L, Davison B, Schutz K, Fitz J (2009)

Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study: follow-up processes at 20 years.

BMC International Health and Human Rights; 9: 23

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/9/23/abstract

School Nutrition Program Office (2009)

Findings of the School Nutrition Program Stakeholder Survey - March to June 2009.

Darwin: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Schultz R (2009)

Tuberculosis transmission within a single household - a report of a cluster of 11 cases.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 1-4

Scrimgeour DJ (2009)

Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998–2003: are people living in remote areas worse off? (letter).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 545

Sellers EAC, Singh GR, Sayers SM (2009)

Apo-B/AI ratio identifies cardiovascular risk in childhood: the Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study.

Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research; 6(2): 94-99

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities (2009)

Select committee on regional and remote Indigenous communities: second report 2009.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Shaw G (2009)

The model and achievements of the Central Australian Youth Link Up Service.

Alice Springs, NT: Tangentyere Council

Shaw L, Turner P (2009)

Providing accredited brief interventions training using Indigenous specific resources.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Simpson J, Caffery J, McConvell P (2009)

Gaps in Australia's Indigenous language policy: dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Smith K, Flicker L, Dwyer A, Marsh G, Mahajani S, Almeida O, Lautenschlager N, Atkinson D, LoGiudice D (2009)

Assessing cognitive impairment in Indigenous Australians: re-evaluation of the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Australian Psychologist; 44(1): 54-61

Smith K (2009)

Assessment and prevalence of dementia in Indigenous Australians.

Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth

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

Smyth A, Brandle R, Brook A, Chewings V, Fleming M, Read J (2009)

Methods for assessing biodiversity indicators in desert Australia.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Snowdon W (2009)

Health, homelands and creativity [speech].

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Spillman T (2009)

Yaka Narali: East Arhnem Region update.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 8-9

Stephenson L (2009)

Top End TB outbreak update - a household connection.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 4-6

Sunrise Health Service (2009)

Sunrise Health Service annual report 2008/09.

Katherine, NT: Sunrise Health Service

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (2009)

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Paper presented at the Goldfields Ear Health Conference. 30 April-1 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (2009)

Sunrise Health Service submission to the Senate Select Committee: regional and remote Indigenous communities.

Katherine, NT: Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Tellis B, Fotis K, Dunn R, Keeffe J, Taylor H (2009)

Trachoma surveillance report 2008.

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

The SA Centre for Economic Studies (2009)

Harms from and costs of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory.

Adelaide, SA: Menzies School of Health Research

Thomas D (2009)

Improving indigenous tobacco control and reducing Indigenous smoking.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Thompson S (2009)

Aboriginal perspectives on physical activity in remote communities: meanings and ways forward.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

To T, Boughey M (2009)

Referral patterns to a palliative care service in rural Australia servicing Indigenous Australians.

Internal Medicine Journal; 40(11): 772-776

Tong SY, Bishop EJ, Lilliebridge RA, Cheng AC, Spasova-Penkova Z, Holt DC, Giffard PM, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Boutlis CS (2009)

Community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible s. aureus in Indigenous Northern Australia: epidemiology and outcomes.

Journal of Infectious Diseases; 199(10): 1461–1470

United Nations University - Traditional Knowledge Initiative (2009)

Climate change experiences in Northern Australia - health, adaptation, fire management and global relevance.

Paper presented at the International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change - The Tropical Australian Experience. 3 April 2008, Darwin

Velleman R (2009)

Alcohol, drugs and the family: results from a 35-year research programme within England, Mexico, Italy, and Northern Territory, Australia.

Paper presented at the National Drug Research Institute Seminar. 11 May 2009, Curtin University, Perth, WA

Warchot A, Whelan P (2009)

Lot 5646 Town of Darwin mosquito breeding in the upper tidal reaches of Ludmilla Creek.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(2): 20-23

Webby R, Nagy C, Krause V (2009)

Childhood immunisation coverage and timeliness in the NT.

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

White HA, Davis JS, Kittler P, Currie BJ (2009)

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy-treated bone and joint infections in a tropical setting.

Internal Medicine Journal; 41(9): 668–673

Wright HR, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2009)

Trachoma, cataracts and uncorrected refractive error are still important contributors to visual morbidity in two remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 37(6): 550-557

Wright J, McElligott S (2009)

Women's health becomes mobile.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 35

Wylie F (2009)

Feature: closing the gap.

Retrieved 8 October 2009 from http://www.lifescientist.com.au/article/321487/feature_closing_gap?fp=4194304&fpid=1

Yates R (2009)

Royal Darwin Hospital ‘ the missing link'.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

You J, Condon JR, Zhao Y, Guthridge S (2009)

Incidence and survival after acute myocardial infarction in Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, 1992–2004.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(6): 298-302

Zhao Y (2009)

Tobacco usage in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 14-15

2008

Centre for Disease Control (2008)

Guidelines for management of trachoma in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control

The Guidelines for management of trachoma in the Northern Territory 2008 were adapted from the Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA) Guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia 2006, to reflect the unique needs of the Northern Territory.

The guidelines differ from the CDNA guidelines in the following ways.

  1. Azithromycin antibiotic treatment is recommended for all cases and household contacts of trachoma including babies
  2. Children under 6 months of age who receive azithromycin should be actively followed up at 1 week and 4 weeks to observe for adverse effects
  3. In communities where the rate of trachoma is greater than 20%, re-treatment with azithromycin after 6 months is strongly encouraged.

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control

Hanssens L (2008)

Imitation and contagion contributing to suicide clustering in Indigenous communities: time-space-method cluster analysis.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(3): 28-35

Northern Territory Police (2008)

Working in partnership to reduce road trauma and increase safer road use: road safety strategy 2008-2013.

Darwin:

Roper K, Michel C-EC, Kelly PM, Taylor HR (2008)

Prevalence of trachoma in Aboriginal communities in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory in 2007 [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(7): 409

Urquhart B, Thomson N (2008)

Summary of Indigenous health: Kava use.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(4): 15-16

 
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