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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Publications

2016

Adegbija O, Hoy WE, Dong B, Wang Z (2016)

Body mass index and waist circumference as predictors of all-cause mortality in an Aboriginal Australian community.

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice; Articles in Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2016.06.003):

Ah Chee D, Boffa JD, Tilton E (2016)

Towards an integrated model for child and family services in central Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(1): 8

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, Brown A, Bartold M, O’Dea K, Celermajer D, Jamieson LM (2016)

Factors associated with routine dental attendance among Aboriginal Australians.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 67-80

Arnold LW, E Hoy WE, Wang Z (2016)

High C-reactive protein levels increase risk for chronic kidney disease hospitalisations in adults of a remote Indigenous Australian community - a prospective cohort study.

Nephrology; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nep.12841):

Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Marsh R, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2016)

Cord blood vitamin D and the risk of acute lower respiratory infection in Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 204(6): 238e1-238e7

Blake TL, Chang AB, Petsky HL, Rodwell LT, Brown MG, Hill DC, Thompson B, McElrea MS (2016)

Spirometry reference values in Indigenous Australians: a systematic review.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(1): 35-40

Boyd R, McGuinness S, Draper A, Neilson M, Krause V (2016)

Melioidosis awareness campaign ... Don't get melioidosis.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 1-4

Carey TA, Schouten K, Wakerman J, Humphreys JS, Miegel F, Murphy S, Arundell M (2016)

Improving the quality of life of palliative and chronic disease patients and carers in remote Australia with the establishment of a day respite facility.

BMC Palliative Care; 15: 62

Retrieved 18 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12904-016-0136-1

Coffey P, Condon J, Dempsey K, Guthridge S, Thompson F (2016)

A retrospective population-based study of induction of labour trends and associated factors among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers in the Northern Territory between 2001 and 2012.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 16: 126

Retrieved 31 May 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0899-7

Colles SL, Belton S, Brimblecombe J (2016)

Insights into nutritionists' practices and experiences in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S7–S13

Cunneen C, Rowe S (2016)

Re-considering the relationship between Indigenous people and violence.

In: Julie Stubbs J, Tomsen SA, eds. Australian violence: crime, criminal justice and beyond. Annandale, NSW: The Federation Press:

D'Aprano A, Silburn S, Johnston V, Bailie R, Mensah F, Oberklaid F, Robinson G (2016)

Challenges in monitoring the development of young children in remote Aboriginal health services: clinical audit findings and recommendations for improving practice.

Rural and Remote Health; 16: 3852

Retrieved 18 August 2016 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=3852

d’Abbs P, Shaw G (2016)

Monitoring trends in the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Australian Aboriginal communities 2011-2014: final report.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

This report presents findings from a study of petrol sniffing prevalence in a sample of 53 Australian Aboriginal communities. It investigates the impact of introducing low aromatic unleaded fuel (LAF) in Aboriginal communities where the sniffing of volatile substances was present. Sections of the report include:

  • executive summary
  • project design and research methods
  • prevalence and patterns of sniffing
  • the place of LAF in community responses to petrol sniffing
  • summaries of two previous studies of LAF
  • baseline data for twelve communities visited in 2013
  • tables of data
  • a community report template
  • instructions to fieldworkers.

The conclusion of this report identifies that the introduction and use of LAF on a regional, rural and remote basis is associated with a continuing decline in numbers of young people sniffing in remote communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Draper A (2016)

Enteric disease in the Northern Territory in 2015.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 17-25

Ferguson M, O'Dea K, Chatfield M, Moodie M, Altman J, Brimblecombe J (2016)

The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S21–S26

Gray S (2016)

Scoring the intervention: fail grades on closing the gap, human rights.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(23): 10-14

Greenstein CF (2016)

Improving physiotherapy services for Indigenous children with physical disability: a continuous quality improvement and qualitative approach.

Doctor of Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Guthridge S, Li L, Silburn S, Li SQ, McKenzie J, Lynch J (2016)

Early influences on developmental outcomes among children, at age 5, in Australia's Northern Territory.

Early Childhood Research Quarterly; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.12.008):

Ha DH, Xiangqun J, Cecilia MG, Jason A, Do LG, Jamieson LM (2016)

Social inequality in dental caries and changes over time among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12566):

Hand K, Katz I, Gray M, Bray JR (2016)

Welfare conditionality as a child protection tool.

Family Matters; 2016(97): 16-29

He VY, Condon JR, Ralph AP, Zhao Y, Roberts K, de Dassel JL, Currie BJ, Fittock M, Edwards KN, Carapetis JR (2016)

Long term outcomes from acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: a data-linkage and survival analysis approach.

Circulation; Published ahead of print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.020966):

Hefler M, Hopkins R, Thomas DP (2016)

Successes and unintended consequences of the Northern Territory’s smoke-free prisons policy: results from a process evaluation.

Public Health Research & Practice; 26(2): 1-8

Hosking K, Holt J, Garton L (2016)

Audit of the availability of condoms in remote communities of the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 26-29

Jayaratnam S, Burton A, Connan KF, de Costa C (2016)

Maternal 'near miss' at Royal Darwin Hospital – an analysis of severe maternal morbidity at an Australian regional tertiary maternity unit.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12436):

Juonala M, Singh GR, Davison B, van Schilfgaarde K, Skilton MR, Sabin MA, Cheung M, Sayers S, Burgner DP (2016)

Childhood metabolic syndrome, inflammation and carotid intima-media thickness. The Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study.

International Journal of Cardiology; 203: 32-36

Kapellas K, Jamieson LM (2016)

Historical consequences of colonialism, disempowerment, and reactionary government decisions in relation to imprisonment rates in Australia's Northern Territory: a potential solution.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 11-29

Kildea S, Gao Y, Rolfe M, Josif CM, Bar-Zeev SJ, Steenkamp M, Kruske S, Williams D, Dunbar T, Barclay LM (2016)

Remote links: redesigning maternity care for Aboriginal women from remote communities in Northern Australia; a comparative cohort study.

Midwifery; 34: 47-57

Kurucz N (2016)

Campaign to increase awareness of Murray Valley encephalitis in remote communities across the Northern Territory, Australia.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 39

Lack BM, Smith RM, Arundell MJ, Homer CSE (2016)

Narrowing the Gap? Describing women's outcomes in Midwifery Group Practice in remote Australia.

Women and Birth; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.03.003):

Leach AJ, Wigger C, Beissbarth J, Woltring D, Andrews R, Chatfield MD, Smith-Vaughan H, Morris PS (2016)

General health, otitis media, nasopharyngeal carriage and middle ear microbiology in Northern Territory Aboriginal children vaccinated during consecutive periods of 10-valent or 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 86: 224-232

Leckning BA, Li SQ, Cunningham T, Guthridge S, Robinson G, Nagel T, Silburn S (2016)

Trends in hospital admissions involving suicidal behaviour in the Northern Territory, 2001–2013.

Australasian Psychiatry; Online before print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856216629838):

Magnus A, Moodie ML, Ferguson M, Cobiac LJ, Liberato SC, Brimblecombe J (2016)

The economic feasibility of price discounts to improve diet in Australian Aboriginal remote communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S36–S41

Markey P, Scott L, Cook H (2016)

Influenza in the Northern Territory - highlights from laboratory-confirmed influenza in 2015 and 5 year trends.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(2): 1-7

Mofiz E, Seemann T, Bahlo M, Holt D, Currie BJ, Fischer K, Papenfuss AT (2016)

Mitochondrial genome sequence of the scabies mite provides insight into the genetic diversity of individual scabies infections.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 10(2): e0004384

Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004384

Moon C (2016)

Recent Illicit Drugs Reporting System results (IDRS) for the Northern Territory.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Moss B, Harper H, Silburn S (2016)

Strengthening Aboriginal child development in central Australia through a universal preschool readiness program.

Australasian Journal of Early Childhood; 40(4): 13-20

Onnis LL (2016)

What is a sustainable remote health workforce? People, practice and place.

Rural and Remote Health; 16: 3806

Retrieved 14 August 2016 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=3806

Patira E (2016)

Cuts both ways: tenants' rights and the double-sided consequences of 'secure tenure' in remote Aboriginal communities.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(23): 3-9

Ramanathan G, Abeyaratne A, Sundaram M, Fernandes DK, Pawar B, Perry GJ, Cherian S, Majoni SW (2016)

Analysis of clinical presentation, pathological spectra, treatment and outcomes of biopsy-proven acute post infectious glomerulonephritis in adult Indigenous people of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Nephrology; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nep.12797):

Robinson G, Leckning B, Midford R, Harper H, Silburn S, Gannaway J, Dolan K, Delphine T, Hayes C (2016)

Developing a school-based preventive life skills program for youth in a remote Indigenous community in North Australia.

Health Education; 116(5): 510-523

Robinson G, Moss B, Leckning B (2016)

Prevention of unintentional injury in childhood: a selective review of the evidence on unintentional injury, parental supervision and prevention.

Darwin: The Children's Commissioner, Northern Territory

Roffee JA (2016)

Rhetoric, Aboriginal Australians and the Northern Territory Intervention: a socio-legal investigation into pre-legislative argumentation.

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; 5(1): 131-147

Sarre R, Putt J (2016)

The Australian Cross-border Justice Scheme: an evaluation of a unique policing experiment.

Police Practice and Research; 17(2): 126-135

Spencer M, Christie M, Wallace R (2016)

Disaster resilience, management and preparedness in Aboriginal communities in Darwin and Palmerston: final report.

Canberra: Australian Red Cross

Tasani M, Tong SYC, Andrews R, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC (2016)

The importance of scabies coinfection in the treatment considerations for impetigo.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 35(4): 374-378

Tessmann K, Edwards K (2016)

Establishment of a paediatric injury surveillance system in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 1-10

The Kirby Institute (2016)

2015 Australian trachoma surveillance preliminary report.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

This preliminary report of the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU) provides information on trachoma screening coverage, trachoma prevalence and clean face prevalence in Australia in 2015. Trachoma prevalence is recorded for children aged 5-9 in at-risk communities.

This report was prepared for the annual meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 in April 2016.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thompson F, Dempsey K, Mishra G (2016)

Trends in Indigenous and non-Indigenous caesarean section births in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1986–2012: a total population-based study.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.13881):

Waran E, O'Connor N, Zubair MY, May P (2016)

'Finishing up' on country: challenges and compromises.

Internal Medicine Journal; 46(9): 1108-1111

Zhao Y, Condon J, Lawton P, He V, Cadilhac DA (2016)

Lifetime direct costs of stroke for Indigenous patients adjusted for comorbidities.

Neurology; 87(5): 458-465

2015

Scott R, Heiss A, eds. (2015)

The intervention : an anthology.

Sydney: Concerned Australians

Adegbija O, Hoy WE, Wang Z (2015)

Corresponding waist circumference and body mass index values based on 10-year absolute type 2 diabetes risk in an Australian Aboriginal community.

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care; 3(1): e000127

Retrieved 16 September 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjdrc-2015-000127

Adegbija O, Hoy WE, Wang Z (2015)

Waist circumference values equivalent to body mass index points for predicting absolute cardiovascular disease risks among adults in an Aboriginal community: a prospective cohort study.

BMJ Open; 5(11): e009185

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009185

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Skilton MR, Maple-Brown LJ, Brown A, O'Dea K, Celermajer DS, Jamieson LM (2015)

Associations with dental caries experience among a convenience sample of Aboriginal Australian adults.

Australian Dental Journal; 60(4): 471-478

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: fatal burden of disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents estimates of fatal burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for 2010 produced as part of the Indigenous component of the Australian burden of disease study.

Fatal burden is measured in years of life lost, which is the sum of the number of years of life lost due to premature death from disease and injury. Fatal burden estimates presented in this report are described for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for broad disease groups, by age and sex. Estimates of the 'gap' in fatal burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported, together with selected sub-national estimates (selected states and territories, remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage).

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will release a more comprehensive report on the burden of disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2016. It will update and extend this report with 2011 estimates of fatal and non-fatal burden for more specific causes, as well as the burden attributable to selected risk factors.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Banks E, Post V, Ellis J, Batelaan O, Cook P (2015)

Securing water supplies for the remote Aboriginal community of Milingimbi Island, NT.

Barber M (2015)

Rangers in place: the wider Indigenous community benefits of Yirrkala Rangers in Blue Mud Bay, northeast Arnhem Land: final report.

Darwin: Charles Darwin University

Barklay S, Hardie K, Skov S, Coffey P, Smith S, Edwards K, Krause V (2015)

Lead in the Northern Territory – beyond paint and petrol.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(4): 7-10

Beatson C (2015)

A collaborative public health response to cases of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis around Tennant Creek, 23-25 July 2014.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(1): 6-11

Binks MJ, Moberley SA, Balloch A, Leach AJ, Nelson S, Hare KM, Wilson C, Morris PS, Nelson J, Chatfield MD, Tang ML, Torzillo P, Carapetis JR, Mulholland EK, Andrews RM (2015)

PneuMum: impact from a randomised controlled trial of maternal 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination on middle ear disease amongst Indigenous infants, Northern Territory, Australia.

Vaccine; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.10.101):

Boyd R, Patel M, Currie BJ, Holt DC, Harris T, Krause V (2015)

High burden of invasive group A streptococcal disease in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Epidemiology and Infection; Firstview(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268815002010):

Bray JR, Gray M, Hand K, Katz I (2015)

Compulsory income management in the Northern Territory - evaluating its impact.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 50(4): 373-396

Breen MD (2015)

Discursive depletion : the fourth estate and Aboriginal opposition to the Northern Territory emergency response 2007.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Canberra: Canberra

Burgess CP, Sinclair G, Ramjan M, Coffey PJ, Connors CM, Katekar LV (2015)

Strengthening cardiovascular disease prevention in remote Indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 24(5): 450–457

Burleigh A, McMahon S, Kiely S (2015)

Owned dog and cat populations in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory: a retrospective study.

Australian Veterinary Journal; 93(5): 145-150

Cefai S (2015)

Policing Aboriginality in Aboriginal community policing: cultural labour and policing policy.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; (1): 12-29

Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programmes Unit (2015)

A place of health, hope and healing: Submission to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory ‘Ice’ Select Committee.

Darwin: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Scabies (2015)

Centre for Disease Control

This resource, produced by the Northern Territory Centre (NT) for Disease Control, aims to provide a brief overview of scabies for communities in the NT.

It provides information on:

  • What is scabies?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • Are there any complications?
  • How is it spread?
  • Who is most at risk?
  • How is scabies treated?
    • For the individual
    • For others in the house
    • For the household.
  • How is scabies prevented?
  • What is crusted (Norwegian) scabies?

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Chang A (2015)

The immunopathology of chronic suppurative lung disease in Northern Territory children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Children’s Commissioner (2015)

Own intitiative investigation report: services provided by the Department of Correctional Services at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Colquhoun SM, Condon JR, Steer AC, Li SQ, Guthridge S, Carapetis JR (2015)

Disparity in mortality from rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous Australians.

Journal of the American Heart Association; 4: e001282

Retrieved 28 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.114.001282

Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (2015)

CAAPS alcohol and other drug services: an evidence based approach to providing AOD treatment to Aboriginal people and their families.

Darwin: Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services

Cowling CS, Liu BC, Snelling TL, Ward JS, Kaldor JM, Wilson DP (2015)

National trachoma surveillance annual report, 2012.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Crabtree L, Moore N, Phibbs P, Blunden H, Sappideen C (2015)

Community Land Trusts and Indigenous communities: from strategies to outcomes.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Devitt J, Dwyer J, Martini A, Tilton E (2015)

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum: a historical review.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Di Palma M, Krause V (2015)

Notifiable diseases in Indigenous Australians in the NT: are we closing the gap?.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(4): 1-6

Dingwall KM, Delima JF, Gent D, Batey RG (2015)

Hypomagnesaemia and its potential impact on thiamine utilisation in patients with alcohol misuse at the Alice Springs Hospital.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 34(3): 323–328

Dockery AM, Hampton K (2015)

The dynamics of services, housing, jobs and mobility in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in central Australia.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Faulkner J (2015)

'Our own Hurricane Katrina': Aboriginal disadvantage and Australian national identity.

National Identities; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14608944.2015.1019205):

Gear RJ, Carter JC, Carapetis JR, Baird R, Davis JS (2015)

Changes in the clinical and epidemiological features of group A streptococcal bacteraemia in Australia's Northern Territory.

Tropical Medicine & International Health; 20(1): 40–47

Gowing CJ, McDermott KM, Ward LM, Martin BL (2015)

Ten years of trauma in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory, Australia: a retrospective analysis.

International Emergency Nursing; 23(1): 17–21

Green D, Bambrick H, Tait P, Goldie J, Schultz R, Webb L, Alexander L, Pitman A (2015)

Differential effects of temperature extremes on hospital admission rates for respiratory disease between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 12(12):

Hardie K, Krause V (2015)

Increased numbers and clustering of acute rheumatic fever in an Aboriginal community: spike in endemic disease or true outbreak?.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(2): 20

He VY, Condon JR, You J, Zhao Y, Burrow JN (2015)

Adverse outcome after incident stroke hospitalization for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory.

International Journal of Stroke; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijs.12600):

Helmer J, Senior K, Cunningham T (2015)

The need for a comprehensive survey of youth wellbeing in the Northern Territory.

Applied Research in Quality of Life; 10(3): 509-523

Hendrickx D, Stephen A, Lehmann D, Silva D, Boelaert M, Carapetis J, Walker R (2015)

A systematic review of the evidence that swimming pools improve health and wellbeing in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12433):

Hildebrand F, Pretty H, Saroukos C, Thompson S, Ganambarr R, Maymuru B, Bray M, Gunasekara D, Wills A, Prince S (2015)

One Disease update: tackling scabies and crusted scabies across the Top End.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(3): 15-17

Horman D, Paterson K, Brumby-Rendell O (2015)

Incidence, prevalence and challenges of managing CTEV in the Top End.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Hoy WE, White AV, Tipiloura B, Singh G, Sharma SK, Bloomfield H, Swanson CE, Dowling A, McCredie DA (2015)

The multideterminant model of renal disease in a remote Australian Aboriginal population in the context of early life risk factors: lower birth weight, childhood post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, and current body mass index influence levels of albumi.

Clinical Nephrology; 83(7(Supplement 1)): S75-S81

Hunyor J (2015)

Imprison me NT: paperless arrests and the rise of executive power in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(21): 3-9

Ireland S, Belton S, Saggers S (2015)

The logics of planned birthplace for remote Australian Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory: a discourse and content analysis of clinical practice manuals.

Midwifery; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.005):

Ireland S, Narjic CW, Belton S, Saggers S, McGrath A (2015)

'Jumping around': exploring young women's behaviour and knowledge in relation to sexual health in a remote Aboriginal Australian community.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; 17(1): 1-16

Iyngkaran G, Hunt J, Thambimuthu T, Bottolfsen M, Tse E, Sivanesan S, Liew D (2015)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is prevalent in Australia but rare in Indigenous Australians.

Journal of Crohn's and Colitis; 9(Suppl 1): S415-S416

Iyngkaran P, Majoni W, Cass A, Sanders P, Ronco C, Brady S, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Hare DL, Thomas MC (2015)

Northern Territory perspectives on heart failure with comorbidities - understanding trial validity and exploring collaborative opportunities to broaden the evidence base.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 24(6): 536–543

Jamieson L, Skilton M, Maple-Brown L, Kapellas K, Askie L, Hughes J, Arrow P, Cherian S, Fernandes D, Pawar B, Brown A, Boffa J, Hoy W, Harris D, Mueller N, Cass A (2015)

Periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease among Aboriginal adults; an RCT.

BMC Nephrology; 16: 181

Retrieved 31 October 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12882-015-0169-3

Jervis-Bardy J, Rogers GB, Morris PS, Smith-Vaughan HC, Nosworthy E, Leong LE, Smith RJ, Weyrich LS, De Haan J, Carney AS, Leach AJ, O'Leary S, Marsh RL (2015)

The microbiome of otitis media with effusion in Indigenous Australian children.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; In Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.07.013):

Johnston H, Pilkington C (2015)

Evolution of a remote paediatric disability program.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Keane T, Smith L (2015)

Models of Mental Health Services Rural Remote Areas program delivery across the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Kearns TM, Speare R, Cheng AC, McCarthy J, Carapetis JR, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Page W, Shield J, Gundjirryirr R, Bundhala L, Mulholland E, Chatfield M, Andrews RM (2015)

Impact of an ivermectin mass drug administration on scabies prevalence in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 9(10): e0004151

Retrieved 30 October 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004151

Kelly J, Dwyer J, Pekarsky B, Mackean T, Willis E, de Crespigny C, Perkins S, O’Donnell K, King R, Mackean L, Brown A, Lawrence M, Dixon K (2015)

Managing Two Worlds Together: stage 3: improving Aboriginal patient journeys - study report.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

This study report summarises the activities, findings and challenges of the Improving Aboriginal patient journeys (IAPJ) study, which was stage three of the Managing two worlds together project. The aim of the IAPJ study was to develop, refine and evaluate a set of Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools for use in quality improvement and education. A collaborative approach to knowledge exchange was used, with the research team working with staff and managers from a range of health settings in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Together they explored how the tools could be adapted and used to make real improvements in communication, coordination and collaboration within and across a diverse range of patient journeys. The study focused on improving the health care journey for Aboriginal people as they travelled from home to hospital to home across numerous geographical and health care sites.

The Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools described in this report were used:

  • to understand and identify the complexity of the patient journey
  • to make the complex patient journeys visible
  • to organise the journey for analysis and response
  • to highlight the critical steps, gaps and responses, thus providing a focus for targeted action by health care providers.

Abstract adapted from authors

Khuffash R, Brady S (2015)

Identifying rheumatic heart disease patients requiring secondary prophylaxis in the hospital setting.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(2): 14-19

Kok B, Tong B, Penm R, Kitchens R, Watson J (2015)

Hearing health outreach services to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012–13 and 2013–14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services provided to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory, on their hearing health, and on middle ear conditions that they experience.

These services include those provided by audiologists; ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists; and Child Hearing Health Coordinators. Services were funded by the Australian Government, mainly through the National partnership agreement on stronger futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) (for children aged under 16) and the Healthy ears better hearing, better listening program.

The report provides information on topics including:

  • How many occasions of service were delivered for each hearing health service, and to how many children and young people?
  • Were there differences by demographic variables such as age and sex?
  • What was the hearing health status (hearing loss and degree of hearing impairment) among children and young people who received audiology services?
  • What was the prevalence of middle ear conditions among children and young people who received audiology and/or ENT teleotology services?
  • Is there evidence to suggest the effectiveness of the hearing health programs in the Northern Territory in improving the ear and hearing health of the children and young people who received services?
  • Were performance benchmarks for the SFNT hearing health program reached in 2012-13 and 2013-14?

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Kok B, Tong B, Penm R, Watson J (2015)

Hearing health outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory: 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory from July 2012 to June 2015. It also provides information on the hearing health status and ear conditions experienced by these young people. Services include those provided by audiologists; ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists; and Child Hearing Health Coordinators (CHHCs). They are funded by the Australian Government, through the National partnership agreement on stronger futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) (for children and young people aged under 16) and the Healthy ears - better hearing, better listening program (for children and young people aged 21 and under). This is the third annual report in its series.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lawton P, Cunningham J, Hadlow N, Zhao Y, Jose M (2015)

Chronic kidney disease in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia, 2002-2011: a retrospective cohort study using existing laboratory data.

BMC Nephrology; 16: 168

Retrieved 22 October 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12882-015-0166-6

Leach AJ, Mulholland EK, Santosham M, Torzillo PJ, Brown NJ, McIntyre P, Smith-Vaughan H, Skull S, Balloch A, Andrews R, Carapetis J, McDonnell J, Krause V, MorrisPS (2015)

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines PREVenar13 and SynflorIX in sequence or alone in high-risk Indigenous infants (PREV-IX_COMBO): protocol of a randomised controlled trial.

BMJ Open; 5(1): e007247

Retrieved 16 January 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007247

Lee KSK, Sukavatvibul K, Conigrave KM (2015)

Cannabis use and violence in three remote Aboriginal Australian communities: analysis of clinic presentations.

Transcultural Psychiatry; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363461515589047):

Lowell A, Kildea S, Liddle M, Cox B, Paterson B (2015)

Supporting Aboriginal knowledge and practice in health care: lessons from a qualitative evaluation of the strong women, strong babies, strong culture program.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15: 19

Retrieved 5 February 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0433-3

Markham F, Doran B (2015)

Equity, discrimination and remote policy: investigating the centralization of remote service delivery in the Northern Territory.

Applied Geography; 58: 105-115

Mayers D, Rory A, Frendin J, Buckley L (2015)

What works with an Indigenous workforce: an evaluation of the remote AOD workforce.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

McCallum GB, Chatfield MD, Morris PS, Chang AB (2015)

Risk factors for adverse outcomes of Indigenous infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis.

Pediatric Pulmonology; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppul.23342):

McGrath P, Rawson N, Adidi L (2015)

Diagnosis and treatment for vulvar cancer for Indigenous women from east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory: bioethical reflections.

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry; 12(2): 343-352

Mckay CC, Chang AB, Versteegh LA, McCallum GB (2015)

Culturally appropriate flipcharts improve the knowledge of common respiratory conditions among Northern Territory Indigenous families.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 26(2): 150-153

MJD Foundation (2015)

MJDF clinical approach.

: MJD Foundation

This online video provides clinical education on Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) to health professionals.

The opening sequence has been described as a 'powerful way' to learn first-hand about symptoms of MJD from a person living with the disease. The video also presents the experiences of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and community workers who have extensive experience working alongside people with MJD.

The video describes symptoms of MJD, ranging from ataxia (the loss of full control of bodily movements) and vision disturbances through to fatigue and sleep issues.

It was produced by the MJD Foundation with funding from the Australian Department of Health.

Abstract adapted from MJD Foundation

Napper G, Arkapaw L, Anjou M, Morse A, Pollard M (2015)

Growing an optometry workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2015)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2012: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Neilson M, Skov S (2015)

More on drowning - including drowning deaths and efforts to reduce the drowning rates in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(1): 1-5

Northern Territory Council of Social Service (2015)

Vision for a coordinated service system to promote child and family wellbeing.

Darwin: Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Northern Territory PHN (2015)

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health key performance indicator report for period July 01 2014 To June 30 2015.

Darwin: Northern Territory PHN

O'Brien CM, Arbuckle S, Thomas S, Rode J, Turner R, Jeffery HE (2015)

Placental inflammation is associated with rural and remote residence in the Northern Territory, Australia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15: 32

Retrieved 14 February 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0458-7

O’Hara M, Withers D (2015)

Our people, our places and unpredictability.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory (2015)

A picture of NT's vulnerable children [infographic].

Darwin: Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory

Parkes H (2015)

Uptake of influenza vaccination by pregnant women in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(4): 11-14

Ramamoorthi R, Jayaraj R, Notaras L, Thomas M (2015)

Epidemiology, etiology, and motivation of alcohol misuse among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of the Northern Territory: a descriptive review.

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse; 14(1): 1-11

Roberts KV, Maguire GP, Brown A, Atkinson DN, Remenyi B, Wheaton G, Ilton M, Carapetis J (2015)

Rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous children in northern Australia: differences in prevalence and the challenges of screening.

Medical Journal of Australia; 203(5): 221e1-221e7

Schwab RG, Fogarty B (2015)

Land, learning and identity: toward a deeper understanding of Indigenous learning on country.

UNESCO Observatory Multi-disciplinary Journal in the Arts; 4(2)

Retrieved February 2015 from http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1378993/006_SCHWAB.pdf

Shield J, Aland K, Kearns T, Gongdjalk G, Holt D, Currie B, Prociv P (2015)

Intestinal parasites of children and adults in a remote Aboriginal community of the Northern Territory, Australia, 1994–1996.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 6(1): 44-51

Smith JA, Schmitt D, Fereday L, Bonson J (2015)

Ethics and health promotion within policy and practice contexts in a small jurisdiction: perspectives from the Northern Territory.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 26(3): 231-234

Su J, Decolongon D, Sidaway P (2015)

The Northern Territory Needle Syringe Program Minimum Data Set: annual report 2014.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(2): 21-26

Tasani M, Tong SY, Andrews RM, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC (2015)

The importance of scabies co-infection in the treatment considerations for impetigo.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; Published ahead of print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001013):

The Kirby Institute (2015)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2014.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

This annual report provides data on active trachoma in Australia in 2014. Trachoma screening and management data provided by the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW) are analysed by region. Results are reported for:

  • trachoma program coverage
  • screening coverage
  • clean face prevalence
  • trachoma prevalence
  • treatment delivery and coverage
  • trichiasis
  • health promotion activities.

Jurisdictions identified 160 remote Aboriginal communities as being at risk or potentially at risk of endemic trachoma. Since 2012, the number of 'at risk' communities has decreased marginally in the NT, and decreased substantially in SA and WA.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Tong SY, Varrone L, Chatfield MD, Beaman M, Giffard PM (2015)

Progressive increase in community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Indigenous populations in northern Australia from 1993 to 2012.

Epidemiology and Infection; 143(7): 1519-1523

Trauernicht C, Brook BW, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Bowman DM (2015)

Local and global pyrogeographic evidence that indigenous fire management creates pyrodiversity.

Ecology and Evolution; 5(9): 1908-1918

Treacy PJ, North JB, Rey-Conde T, Allen J, Ware RS (2015)

Outcomes from the Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality: Aboriginal deaths.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 85(1-2): 11–15

Turow A, Palapitige B, Kim SW, Jaarsma RL, Bramwell D, Krishnan J (2015)

Hand infection patients presenting to an orthopaedic unit: an audit of incidence and demographics at a rural hospital.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12197):

Tuttle CS, Van Dantzig T, Brady S, Ward J, Maguire G (2015)

The epidemiology of gonococcal arthritis in an Indigenous Australian population.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 91(7): 497-501

Tuttle CSL, Carrington MJ, Stewart S, Brown A (2015)

Overcoming the tyranny of distance: an analysis of outreach visits to optimise secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals living in Central Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12222):

Urquhart C, Martin J, Ross M (2015)

Outcomes following cardiac arrest in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Webby R (2015)

New immunisation schedules, future National Immunisation Program vaccines and new national whole-of-life register.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(2): 11-13

Willcocks B, McAuliffe GN, Baird RW (2015)

Dwarf tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana): characteristics in the Northern Territory 2002–2013.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12885):

Wilson AM, Mehta K, Miller J, Yaxley A, Thomas J, Jackson K, Wray A, Miller MD (2015)

Review of Indigenous health curriculum in nutrition and dietetics at one Australian university: an action research study.

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 44(1): 106-120

Yang DY (2015)

Policing Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory: implications of the 'paperless arrest'.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(18): 21-25

Yashadhana A, Stanley R, Hayes F, Blitner G (2015)

Understanding eye care through the experiences of Aboriginal people in the NT.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

You J, Condon JR, Zhao Y, Guthridge SL (2015)

Stroke incidence and case-fatality among Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1999-2011.

International Journal of Stroke; 10(5): 716–722

Young L, Riley A (2015)

Adapting service delivery to reflect updated smoking cessation guidelines in remote settings.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Zhao Y, Condon J, You J, Guthridge S, He V (2015)

Assessing improvements in survival for stroke patients in the Northern Territory 1992–2013: a marginal structural analysis.

Australian Health Review; Online Early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH14146):

2014

Allison N, Norton I (2014)

Emergency weight estimation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory: are the current methods accurate?.

Emergency Medicine Australasia; 26(5): 487–493

Amarasena N, Kapellas K, Skilton M, Maple-Brown L, Brown A, Bartold PM, O'Dea K, Celermajer D, Slade G, Jamieson LM (2014)

Oral health behaviours and perceptions reported by Indigenous Australians living in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Community Dental Health; 31(1): 57-61

Animal Management Worker Program: lessons and stories from animal management workers across the NT (2014)

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Asher AJ, Holt DC, Andrews RM, Power ML (2014)

Distribution of Giardia duodenalis assemblages A and B among children living in a remote Indigenous community of the Northern Territory, Australia.

PLOS ONE; 9(11): e112058

Atkinson JR, Boudville AI, Stanford EE, Lange FD, Anjou MD (2014)

Australian Football League clinics promoting health, hygiene and trachoma elimination: the Northern Territory experience.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(4): 334-338

Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (2014)

Green paper on developing northern Australia.

Canberra: Northern Territory Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Assessment of the coding of ESKD in deaths and hospitalisation data: a working paper.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: hearing health services 2012 - 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on Indigenous children who were a part of the Child Hearing Health Coordinator (CHHC) program which ran in the Northern Territory in 2012 and 2013. During that time, 1,541 children were provided with 1,807 audiology services. The report outlines the results for 174 of the children, who participated in the CHHC program and presented for 181 visits. Of the children who received audiology services, 72% were diagnosed with at least one type of middle ear condition and about 10% had moderate, severe or profound hearing impairment.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Oral Health Program: July 2012 to December 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides information on the services delivered under the National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Health Implementation Plan Oral Health Program between July 2012 and December 2013. This report includes data on the children who participated in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program, the services they received, and their oral health status. The report includes:

  • an overview of oral health in Australia
  • information about the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program and the clinical and preventative services delivered as part of this program
  • information on services provided to Indigenous children as part of this program
  • detailed information on the oral health of Indigenous children who participated in this program.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailey T, Mileva M, Zardawi I (2014)

Necrotising fasciitis in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Pathology; 46(Supplement 1): S107-S108

Barclay L, Kruske S, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Josif C, Narjic CW, Wardaguga M, Belton S, Gao Y, Dunbar T, Kildea S (2014)

Improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health services in the 'Top End' of Australia; synthesis of the findings of a health services research program aimed at engaging stakeholders, developing research capacity and embedding change.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 241

Retrieved 2 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-241

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

Behrendt L(ed) (2014)

Journal of Indigenous Policy: What works - and why the budget measures don't.

Journal of Indigenous Policy; (16):

Bell D, Lindeman MA, Reid JB (2014)

The (mis)matching of resources and assessed need in remote Aboriginal community aged care.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12164):

Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Bar-Zeev N, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2014)

Vitamin D insufficiency among hospitalised children in the Northern Territory.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(7): 512–518

Binks MJ (2014)

Prevention of acute respiratory infections among Indigenous infants of the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Buckley T (2014)

A criminal shift: alcohol regulation in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(12): 20-23

Colles SL, Maypilama E, Brimblecombe J (2014)

Food, food choice and nutrition promotion in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(4): 365-372

concerned Australians (2014)

Survey of Aboriginal Adults residing outside the Northern Territory on the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation, constitutional change and treaties.

Melbourne: concerned Australians

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

Cunneen C, Allison F, Schwartz M (2014)

Access to justice for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 49(2): 219-240

Currie B, Bowen A, Tong S, Andrews M, O’Meara I, McDonald M, Chatfield M, Carapetis J (2014)

Short-course oral co-trimoxazole versus intramuscular benzathine benzylpenicillin for impetigo in a highly endemic region: an open-label, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial.

The Lancet; 384(9960): 2132–2140

Currie B (2014)

Melioidosis: the 2014 revised RDH guideline.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 4-8

Davies J, Bukulatjpi S, Sharma S, Davis J, Johnston V (2014)

"Only your blood can tell the story" - a qualitative research study using semi- structured interviews to explore the hepatitis B related knowledge, perceptions and experiences of remote dwelling Indigenous Australians and their health care providers in northern Australia.

BMC Public Health; 14: 1233

Retrieved 28 November 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1233

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Alcohol management plan: Tapatjatjaka Wangka Kantilya Kanyintjaku Titjikala Strong Voices.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Durr S, Ward MP (2014)

Roaming behaviour and home range estimation of domestic dogs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern Australia using four different methods.

Preventive Veterinary Medicine; 117(2): 340–357

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

Edwards L, Connors C, Whitbread C, Brown A, Maple-Brown L (2014)

Improving health service delivery for women with diabetes in pregnancy in remote Australia: survey of care in the Northern Territory diabetes in pregnancy partnership.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(6): 534–540

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

Einsiedel LJ, Pepperill C, Wilson K (2014)

Crusted scabies: a clinical marker of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection in central Australia [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 633-634

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; 3(4): 304-311

Frommer DJ, Fernandes D, Pawar G, Goud R (2014)

Gastrointestinal amyloidosis in Australian Indigenous patients.

Internal Medicine Journal; 44(6): 605-609

Frost M (2014)

The three rules of being Aboriginal: anxiety and violence in central Australia.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2014(1): 88-96

Gador-Whyte AP, Wakerman J, Campbell D, Lenthall S, Struber J, Hope A, Watson C (2014)

Cost of best-practice primary care management of chronic disease in a remote Aboriginal community.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 663-666

Gaffney V, Douglas C, Krause V (2014)

TB in Katherine region 2011-2013.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 9-12

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

Goldflam R (2014)

The (non-)role of Aboriginal customary law in sentencing in the Northern Territory.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 17(1): 71-80

Gray G (2014)

‘We know the Aborigines are dying out’: Aboriginal people and the quest to ensure their survival, Wave Hill station, 1944.

Health and History; 16(1): 1-24

Griffith University and CSIRO (2014)

Climate change in northern Australia: information on climate change for Aboriginal people living in the north.

Brisbane: Griffith University and CSIRO

This booklet provides information about climate change and its potential impacts for Aboriginal people living in northern Australia.

The booklet is based on knowledge collected by scientists from the Commonwealth

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Guthridge SL, Ryan P, Condon JR, Moss JR, Lynch J (2014)

Trends in hospital admissions for conditions associated with child maltreatment, Northern Territory, 1999–2010.

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(3): 162-166

Guthridge SL (2014)

Trends in child maltreatment in the Northern Territory, using child protection reports and hospital admissions, 1999 to 2010.

Master of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Hare KM (2014)

The bacteriology of bronchiectasis and impact of azithromycin on upper and lower airway bacteria and resistance in Australian Indigenous children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Haste M, Ilton M, Auckram H, Iyngkaran P, Kangaharan N (2014)

Development of nurse led heart failure program for Indigenous and non Indigenous clients in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Global Heart; 9(1 Supplement): e335

Helmer J, Harper H, Lea T, Wolgemuth JR, Chalkit K (2014)

Challenges of conducting systematic research in Australia's Northern Territory.

Asia Pacific Journal of Education; 34(1): 36-48

Henderson A, Salmon J, Taylor A (2014)

Closing the technology gap? Changing rates of Internet connections in the Northern Territory from 2006 to 2011.

Demography and Growth Planning Research Brief Series; 2014(7):

Hoy WE, White AV, Tipiloura B, Singh GR, Sharma S, Bloomfield H, Swanson CE, Dowling A, McCredie DA (2014)

The influence of birthweight, past poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and current body mass index on levels of albuminuria in young adults: the multideterminant model of renal disease in a remote Australian Aboriginal population with high rates of renal disease and renal failure.

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation; Advance Access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfu241):

Hoy WE (2014)

Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians: a perspective from the Northern Territory.

Clinical Kidney Journal; 7(6): 524-530

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

Jeffrey CA, Mitchell ML, Henderson A, Lenthall S, Knight S, Glover P, Kelly M, Nulty D, Groves M (2014)

The value of best-practice guidelines for OSCEs in a postgraduate program in an Australian remote area setting.

Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2469

Retrieved 27 July 2014 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2469

Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia (2014)

Pivot North: inquiry into the development of Northern Australia: final report.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

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

Kearns TM, Andrews R, Speare R, Cheng R, McCarthy J, Carapetis J, Currie B, Page W, Shield J (2014)

Prevalence of scabies and strongyloidiasis before and after MDA in a remote Aboriginal community in Northern Territory, Australia.

International Journal of Infectious Diseases; 21(Supplement 1): 252

Kelly J (2014)

The intersection of Aboriginal customary law with the NT criminal justice system: the road not taken?.

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

LangstaffR, Kopczynski A, Alvoen F, Marika W, Ganambarr R, Maymuru B, Wald L, Jenkins J, GalliersJ, Saroukos C, Thompson S, Foster T, Bray M, Gunasekara D, Vick S, Prince S (2014)

One Disease: tackling scabies and crusted scabies across the Top End.

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

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

Lindeman M, Dingwall K, Bell D (2014)

Towards better preparation and support for health and social care practitioners conducting specialised assessments in remote Indigenous contexts.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 49(4): 445-465

Littlejohn M, Davies J, Yuen L, Edwards R, Sozzi T, Jackson K, Cowie B, Tong S, Davis 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

Lokuge B, Burke T (2014)

A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End.

Sydney: Allen &​ Unwin

Lokuge B, Kopczynski A, Woltmann A, Alvoen F, Connors C, Guyula T, Mulholland E, Cran S, Foster T, Lokuge K, Burke T, Prince S (2014)

Crusted scabies in remote Australia, a new way forward: lessons and outcomes from the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 644-648

Lubari E, Light J, Muridzi T, Ryder N, Fajardo E, Bilal P (2014)

The Adolescent Sexuality Education Project - community driven approach to improve sexual and reproductive health outcome of all Aboriginal young people across the NT - a further update.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 20-23

Majoni SW, Ellis JA, Hall H, Abeyaratne A, Lawton PD (2014)

Inflammation, high ferritin, and erythropoietin resistance in Indigenous maintenance hemodialysis patients from the Top End of Northern Australia.

Hemodialysis International; 18(4): 740–750

Maple-Brown LJ, Hughes JT, Lu ZX, Jeyaraman K, Lawton P, Jones GRD, Ellis A, Sinha A, Maclsaac RJ, Jerums G, O'Dea K (2014)

Serum vitamin D levels, diabetes and cardio-metabolic risk factors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome; 6: 78

Retrieved 16 July 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1758-5996-6-78

Marum J (2014)

Network governance in community development : structures and dynamics in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

McCallum GB (2014)

Improving the management of children (especially Indigenous children) hospitalised with bronchiolitis.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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):

McGrath P, Rawson N (2014)

Causation factors in relation to vulvar cancer for Indigenous women in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory: qualitative insights from the community.

Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer; 13(3): 99-106

McLeod C, Morris PS, Snelling TL, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC (2014)

Nitazoxanide for the treatment of infectious diarrhoea in the Northern Territory, Australia 2007-2012.

Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2759

Retrieved 12 June 2014 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2759

Micklem JM (2014)

Health-related quality of life after head and neck cancer: Aboriginal patients' experiences in South and Central Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelalaide

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (2014)

Ngarali: The tobacco story of Arnhem Land.

: Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

This video resource aims to educate Aboriginal people in East Arnhem Land about the history and traditions of tobacco use and the health risks of smoking on their people and culture. It was created to address the high rates of smoking amongst the Yolŋgu of East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and brings together new knowledge in health communications and behavioural concepts, underpinned by an ethnographic understanding of the Yolŋgu people.

The documentary showcases the cultural position Yolŋgu people take towards tobacco and the role of the health workforce.

Abstract adapted from Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Morse A, Ismail S, Waddell C, Arkapaw L (2014)

Primary health care training for efficient optometry services.

Paper presented at the 2014 National SARRAH Conference. 17-20 September 2014, Kingscliff, NSW

Morse A, Waddell C, Arkapaw L (2014)

Eyes on the prize – use of clinical file audit data to set eye care goals and priorities at the local and regional health service level for Aboriginal community controlled health services in NSW and NT.

Paper presented at the Lowitja Institute CQI Conference 2014. 17-18 March 2014, Melbourne

Ng C (2014)

Invisible female indigenous offenders in the youth justice system: what's the problem? An illustration from the northern territory perspective.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 18(2): 19-28

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee (2014)

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee annual report 2014.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

O’Kearney E, Edwards K (2014)

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

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

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2014)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2013-2014.

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

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2014)

Update on assault hospitalisation figures relating to the NT.

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

Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory (2014)

Annual report 2013-2014, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Parker C, Tong SYC, Dempsey K, Condon J, Sharma SK, Chen JWC, Sievert W, Davis JS (2014)

Hepatocellular carcinoma in Australia's Northern Territory: high incidence and poor outcome.

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(8): 470-474

Parsell C, Phillips R (2014)

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

Urban Studies; 51(1): 185 - 202

Partridge E (2014)

Words and silences: the discursive politics of problem representation in the Northern Territory Intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Pearce MS, Mann KD, Singh G, Davison B, Sayers SM (2014)

Prevalence and validity of self-reported smoking in Indigenous and non-Indigenous young adults in the Australian Northern Territory.

BMC Public Health; 14: 861

Retrieved 21 August 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-861

Percival NA (2014)

Improving health promotion in Indigenous primary health care : is a continuing quality improvement approach feasible?.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Peterson N, Merlan F (2014)

Two takes on social problems in Central Australia.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2014(1): 88-89

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; 50(5): 362–367

Qin Li SQ, Guthridge S, Aratchige PE, Lowe MP, Wang Z, Zhao Y, Krause V (2014)

Dementia prevalence and incidence among the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations of the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(8): 465-469

Quilty S, Valler D, Attia J (2014)

Rural general physicians: improving access and reducing costs of health care in the bush.

Australian Health Review; 38(4): 420-424

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

Ramamoorthi R, Jayaraj R, Notaras L, Thomas M (2014)

Alcohol-related violence among the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of the Northern Territory: prioritizing an agenda for prevention-narrative review article.

Iranian Journal of Public Health; 43(5): 539-544

Regina Hill Effective Consulting (2014)

Animal Management Worker Program evaluation.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Scott JA (2014)

Chronic disease profiles in one high risk Indigenous community: a comparison of chronic disease profiles after a 10 year follow up and the relationship between birth weight and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Queensland: Brisbane

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; 16(4): 453-466

Skov S, Neilson M (2014)

Water-related injury hospitalisations in the Northern Territory 2001 to 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(4): 1-11

Steenkamp M (2014)

Clustering in Northern Territory perinatal data for 2003-2005: implications for analysis and interpretation.

Health Information Management Journal; 43(1): 37-41

Take Heart (2014)

Maningrida public service announcement - rheumatic heart.

Retrieved 2014 from

This 4.29-minute video was developed to be a 'public health announcement' for the people of Maningrida in the Northern Territory, which had recently seen a number of outbreaks of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). The film was produced to respond to that emergency, and carry important preventative health warnings.

The resource features a voice over in the the local language of Barada, which discusses topics such as:

  • signs and symptoms of ARF and rheumatic heart disease (RHD)
  • what to do if you notice any symptoms
  • what causes ARF
  • treatment for ARF.

The video was produced as part of the Take heart initiative, which aims to put RHD on the global media and public health agendas through visual media.

Abstract adapted from Take heart

The Kirby Institute (2014)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Thomas SL, Zhao Y, Guthridge SL, Wakeman J (2014)

The cost-effectiveness of primary care for Indigenous Australians with diabetes living in remote Northern Territory communities.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 658-662

Thomas SL (2014)

The cost-effectiveness of primary care for Indigenous Australians with diabetes living in remote Northern Territory communities [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(8): 450

Wang Z, Hoy WE (2014)

Lifetime risk of hospital diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in remote Aboriginal people: a cohort study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(4): 340-343

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

Whyatt DJ, Vickery A, Yap M (2014)

The cost-effectiveness of primary care for Indigenous Australians with diabetes living in remote Northern Territory communities [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(8): 224-450

Wilson B (2014)

A share in the future: the review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Education

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.

Wolgemuth JR, Abrami PC, Helmer J, Savage R, Harper H, Lea T (2014)

Examining the Impact of ABRACADABRA on early literacy in northern Australia: an implementation fidelity analysis.

The Journal of Educational Research; 107(4): 299-311

Yunupingu D, Dulvarie N, Rory A, Henry S, James L (2014)

What works with an Indigenous workforce: an evaluation of the Remote AOD Workforce Program.

Paper presented at the National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference. 4-6 June 2014, Melbourne

Zander K, Taylor A, Brokensha H (2014)

Impacts of service and infrastructure provision on Indigenous temporary mobility in the Northern Territory: insights from the 2011 census.

Demography and Growth Planning Research Brief Series; 2014(4):

Zander KK, Dunnet DR, Brown C, Campion O, Daniels C, Daniels G, Nelson E, Blitner G, Carson D (2014)

Indigenous cultural and natural resources management and mobility in Arnhem land, northern Australia.

Human Ecology; 42(3): 443-453

Zemits B, Maypilama L, Wild K, Mitchell A, Rumbold A (2014)

Moving beyond "health education": participatory filmmaking for cross-cultural health communication.

Health Communication; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2014.924792):

Zhang X, Condon J, Dempsey K, Garling L (2014)

Cancer in the Northern Territory 1991–2010: incidence, mortality and survival.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Zhao Y, Thomas SL, Guthridge SL, Wakerman J (2014)

Better health outcomes at lower costs: the benefits of primary care utilisation for chronic disease management in remote Indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 463

Retrieved 4 October 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-463

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 and Legal Studies; 22(1): 43-66

Anthony T, Crawford W (2013)

Northern Territory Indigenous community sentencing mechanisms: an order for substantive equality.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 17(2): 79-99

Bar-Zeev N (2013)

The contribution of influenza and other respiratory viruses to the burden of pneumonia among Indigenous children in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Bird D, Govan J, Murphy H, Harwood S, Haynes K, Carson D, Russell S, King D, Wensing E, Tsakissiris N, Larkin S (2013)

Future change in ancient worlds: Indigenous adaptation in northern Australia: final report.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

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

Brokensha H, Taylor A, Carson D (2013)

The Northern Territory’s non-resident workforce - one census on.

Demography and Growth Planning Research Brief Series; 2013(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, Berger V, Taylor A (2013)

Where are the babies? The spatial distribution and mobility of Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory.

Demography and Growth Planning; 2013(6):

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

Cowley D, Donato CM, Roczo-Farkas S, Kirkwood CD (2013)

Novel G10P[14] rotavirus strain, Northern Territory, Australia.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 19(8): 1324-1327

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

Fogarty MA (2013)

From card games to poker machines : gambling in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Horne R, Martel A, Arcari P, Foster D, McCormack A (2013)

Living change: adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs: final report.

Melbourne: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

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

Kearns T (2013)

Scabies and strongyloidiasis prevalence before and after a mass drug administration in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Kowanko I, Kasteel L, Battersby M, Connors C, Nagel T, Trowbridge C, Young J, Liddle H, Scope H, Allan D (2013)

The Flinders AIMhi NT Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program: evaluation report 2013.

Adelaide: Flinders Closing the Gap Program

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

Land M (2013)

Not seen, not heard : the invisibility of child and family health nurses in their role of safeguarding children in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Lawrance ML (2013)

Legitimacy, positioning and paradigm: behind the Northern Territory's whole of government approach to suicide prevention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Nutton GD (2013)

The effectiveness of mobile preschool (Northern Territory) in improving school readiness for very remote Indigenous children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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.

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 healing 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

Petheram L, Fleming A, Stacey N, Perry A (2013)

Indigenous women's preference for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development: final report.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

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

Ralph AP, Fittock M, Schultz R, Thompson D, Dowden M, Clemens T, Parnaby MG, Clark M, McDonald MI, Edwards KN, Carapetis JR, Bailie RS (2013)

Improvement in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease management and prevention using a health centre-based continuous quality improvement approach.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 525

Retrieved 18 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-525

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

Shaw G (2013)

Feedback from stakeholders on support provided by CAYLUS to youth programs in Central Australia.

Alice Springs: Central Australian Youth Link Up Service

Slee V (2013)

'The first thing is survival' : sexual health, blood borne virus and service delivery in the long grass in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.

Master of Public Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Towers RJ, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Davies MR, Walker MJ (2013)

Extensive diversity of streptococcus pyogenes in a remote human population reflects global-scale transmission rather than localised diversification.

PLOS ONE; 8(9): e73851

Retrieved 16 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073851

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)

Decreasing rates of natural deaths in a remote Australian Aboriginal community, 1996–2010.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 365–370

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

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

Ben H, Steve R, Sue S, Phil W (2012)

Australia: Dhimurru, looking after our land and sea.

In: Dudley N, Stolton S, eds. Protected Landscapes and Wild Biodiversity. Gland, Switzerland: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and GIZ: 61-70

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

Brown D (2012)

Frequently asked question [renal services development officer].

The Chronicle; 24(3): 26-27

This journal article addresses questions that are frequently asked of a renal service development officer concerning the options for dialysis treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease in remote communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2012)

Unwelcome strangers: weeds on Aboriginal country.

: Rebel films

Unwelcome strangers focuses on weed issues faced by the Arrernte people in central Australia and highlights how groups at other locations are confronted by invading plants that threaten cultural, environmental, economic and social values.

The 14-minute video shows the commitment and approaches taken by Indigenous people, notably the critical work of Indigenous rangers.

The video was created during a collaborative project between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Indigenous rangers, organisations and community people.

Abstract adapted from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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

Healing Foundation (2012)

Our healing our way: Alice Springs healing forum report May 2012.

Canberra: Healing Foundation

Hourigan T (2012)

Delivering child health services in the NT remote setting.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 7-9

Jackson S, Finn M, Featherston P (2012)

Aquatic resource use by Indigenous Australians in two tropical river catchments: the Fitzroy River and Daly River.

Human Ecology; 40(6): 893-908

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):

Lovell M (2012)

Liberalism, settler colonialism and the Northern Territory Intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

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 policyin 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

Early childhood oral health (2012)

Northern Territory Department of Health

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

Northern Territory Department of Health (2012)

The Northern Territory chronic conditions self-management framework 2012-2020.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

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

Onnis LL (2012)

Emerging trends for mental health in-patient care in the Northern Territory's Top End.

Master of Public Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Royal Life Saving Society Australia (2012)

Northern Territory 9 year drowning report: a call for change.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving Society Australia

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

Woodward E, Jackson S, Finn M, McTaggart PM (2012)

Utilising Indigenous seasonal knowledge to understand aquatic resource use and inform water resource management in northern Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 58-64

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 JS, Cheng AC, McMillan M, Humphrey AB, Stephens DP, Anstey NM (2011)

Sepsis in the tropical Top End of Australia's Northern Territory: disease burden and impact on Indigenous Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 519-524

Davis JS (2011)

Sepsis in tropical Australia : epidemiology, pathophysiology and adjunctive therapy.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

Dwyer J, Kelly J, Willis E, Glover J, Mackean T, Pekarsky B, Battersby M (2011)

Managing Two Worlds Together: city hospital care for country Aboriginal people - community summary.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Dwyer J, Kelly J, Willis E, Glover J, Mackean T, Pekarsky B, Battersby M (2011)

Managing Two Worlds Together: city hospital care for country Aboriginal people - project report.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Dwyer J, Kelly J, Willis E, Mackean T, Battersby M, Pekarsky B, Glover J (2011)

Managing Two Worlds Together: study 2 - staff perspectives on care for country Aboriginal patients.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

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

Glover J, Freeman M (2011)

Managing Two Worlds Together: study 1 - report on admissions and costs.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

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

Kelly J, Dwyer J, Mackean T, Willis E, O’Donnell K, Battersby M, Pekarsky B (2011)

Managing Two Worlds Together: study 3 - the experiences of patients and their carers.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Kelly J, Pekarsky B, Dwyer J, Mackean T, Willis E, Glover J, Battersby M (2011)

Managing Two Worlds Together: study 4 - complex country Aboriginal patient journeys.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

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

Snelling TL (2011)

The effect of rotavirus vaccination on hospitalisations for gastroenteritis in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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.

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

Tilton E, Thomas D (2011)

Core functions of primary health care: a framework for the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Tipnis R, Curnow S, Creamer G, Jacob J (2011)

Incidence of gall bladder cancer in central Australian populations.

Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer; 10(2): 79-80

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)

Walker J (2011)

Processes for effective management: learning from agencies and Warlpiri people involved in managing the Northern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area, Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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)

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

Menzies School of Health Research (2010)

The SISTER study: Survey of Indigenous Women'S HPV prevalence in Top End Remote communities.

: Menzies School of Health Research

This video shows a presentation given on the human papillomavirus (HPV) in Top End remote communities in the Northern Territory (NT). The specific topics covered during the presentation include:

  • vulvar cancer - background information and incidence
  • HPV - background information, incidence, and vaccination
  • current disease control strategies in the NT
  • Survey of Indigenous women's human papillomavirus prevalence in Top End remote communities (SISTER study).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Tong SYC (2010)

The clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in northern Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

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

 
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