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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Publications

Our core funding only enables us to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health nationally, and does not allow us to comprehensively consolidate this information at state, territory or regional level. Information relating to Indigenous health in South Australia has been collected as a part of our national focus.

2014

Baghurst P, Robson S, Antoniou G, Scheil W, Bryce R (2014)

The association between increasing maternal age at first birth and decreased rates of spontaneous vaginal birth in South Australia from 1991 to 2009.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(3): 237–243

Clarke MF, Rasiah K, Copland J, Watson M, Koehler AP, Dowling K, Marshall HS (2014)

The pertussis epidemic: informing strategies for prevention of severe disease.

Epidemiology and Infection; 141(3): 463-471

Collins TE, Ottens R, Ballantyne KN, Nagle N, Henry J, Taylor D, Gardner MG, Fitch AJ, Goodman A, van Oorschot RA, Mitchell RJ, Linacre A (2014)

Characterisation of novel and rare Y-chromosome short tandem repeat alleles in self-declared South Australian Aboriginal database.

International Journal of Legal Medicine; 128(1): 27-31

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

Delany T, Harris P, Williams C, Harris E, Baum F, Lawless A, Wildgoose D, Haigh F, MacDougall C, Broderick D, Kickbusch I (2014)

Health impact assessment in New South Wales & health in all policies in South Australia: differences, similarities and connections.

BMC Public Health; 14: 699

Retrieved 9 July 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-699

Harrod ME, Couzos S, Delaney-Thiele D, Dore GJ, Hammond B, Saunders M, Belfrage M, Williams S, Kaldor JM, Ward J (2014)

Markers of hepatitis B infection and immunity in patients attending Aboriginal community controlled health services.

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(6): 339-342

Hodyl NA, Grzeskowiak LE, Stark MJ, Scheil W, Clifton VL (2014)

The impact of Aboriginal status, cigarette smoking and smoking cessation on perinatal outcomes in South Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(5): 274-278

Jones K, Parker EJ, Jamieson LM (2014)

Access, literacy and behavioural correlates of poor self-rated oral health amongst an Indigenous South Australian population.

Community Dental Health; 31(3): 167-171

Katz I, Bates S (2014)

Voluntary income management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

Keech W, Tavella R, Brown K, Zeitz C, Beltrame J, Brown A (2014)

Investigating the extent and explanations of in-hospital disparities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people admitted for acute coronary syndrome in South Australia.

Global Heart; 9(1 Supplement): e2

Posselt M, Galletly C, de Crespigny C, Cairney I, Moss J, Liu D, Francis H, Kelly J, Procter N, Banders A (2014)

Ethics overload: impact of excessive ethical review on comorbidity research.

Mental Health and Substance Use; 7(3): 184-194

Sawyer MG, Pfeiffer S, Sawyer A, Bowering K, Jeffs D, Lynch J (2014)

Effectiveness of nurse home visiting for families in rural South Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(12): 1013–1022

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

Sharplin G, Bannister S, Eckert M, Roder D, Wilson B (2014)

A South Australian cancer atlas shows important variations in cancer risk and outcomes, but can better use be made of Australian data to support the work of cancer councils?.

Cancer Forum; 38(2): 143-149

The Kirby Institute (2014)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Thomas K, Ellis B, Kirkham R, Parry L (2014)

Remote Indigenous students: raising their aspirations and awareness of tertiary pathways.

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education; 24(2): 24-35

Ward PR, Coffey C, Javanparast S, Wilson C, Meyer SB (2014)

Institutional (mis)trust in colorectal cancer screening: a qualitative study with Greek, Iranian, Anglo-Australian and Indigenous groups.

Health Expectations; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12276):

2013

Abbott T, Fisher S, Josif P, Allen L (2013)

Community perspectives on income management from Ceduna, Koonibba, Scotdecsco, Yalata and Oak Valley; final report.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2013)

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia: annual report 2011 - 2012.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

South Australia: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bushlight (2013)

Demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

Bushlight (2013)

Safe and smart power program: demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This report from Bushlight, Centre for Appropriate Technology on the Demand management community education program is designed for the communities that participated in the program and local community and land councils.

The Demand management community education program aimed to:

  • research how electrical power is used by Indigenous households in remote communities in South Australia
  • deliver community education about power safety and power-saving to these communities.

This report is a shorter version of the report delivered to the government, and includes information on the posters and booklets Bushlight used and their findings from the program. It is hoped that the report will act as an aid for people in communities to make decisions about how they use power, and will assist the government in making decisions about how they supply power into the future.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cancer healing messages in Pitjantjatjata for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island people visiting medical services in South Australia (2013)

Cancer Council SA

This brochure, written in the Pitjantjatjata language, is designed for use by health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to support them with information about cancer treatments and the healing process patients may go through.

The brochure highlights:

  • what happens if diagnosed with cancer
  • how cancer is treated
  • how treatments will make you feel
  • who can help
  • appointments
  • hospital visits
  • what to take with you from home
  • taking care of yourself while being treated.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

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

Cusack L, de Crespigny C, Wilson C (2013)

Over-the-counter analgesic use by urban Aboriginal people in South Australia.

Health & Social Care in the Community; 21(4): 373–380

Dawson AP, Cargo M, Stewart H, Chong A, Daniel M (2013)

Identifying multi-level culturally appropriate smoking cessation strategies for Aboriginal health staff: a concept mapping approach.

Health Education Research; 28(1): 31-45

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

Dwyer J, O’Donnell K (2013)

Learning from working life: report of a learning set for Aboriginal managers in SA Health.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Flinders Closing the Gap Program (2013)

Success stories for managing chronic conditions – Heather's story.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Flinders Closing the Gap Program (2013)

Success stories for managing chronic conditions – Jack's story.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Flinders Closing the Gap Program (2013)

Success stories for managing chronic conditions – Jim's story.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Flinders Closing the Gap Program (2013)

Success stories for managing chronic conditions – Leanne's story.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Flinders Closing the Gap Program (2013)

Success stories for managing chronic conditions – Paul's story.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Flinders Closing the Gap Program (2013)

Success stories for managing chronic conditions – respiratory health.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Goodwin-Smith I, Hicks N, Hawke M, Alver G, Raftery P (2013)

Living beyond Aboriginal suicide: developing a culturally appropriate and accessible suicide postvention service for Aboriginal communities in South Australia.

Advances in Mental Health; 11(3):

Harvey PW, Petkov J, Kowanko I, Helps Y, Battersby M (2013)

Chronic condition management and self-management in Aboriginal communities in South Australia: outcomes of a longitudinal study.

Australian Health Review; 37(2): 246-250

This paper describes the longitudinal component of a larger mixed methods study into the processes and outcomes of chronic condition management and self-management strategies implemented in three Indigenous communities in South Australia. The study was designed to document the connection between the application of structured systems of care for Indigenous people and their longer-term health status.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Review

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

Lorig K, Ritter PL, Plant K, Laurent DD, Kelly P, Rowe S (2013)

The South Australia health chronic disease self-management Internet trial.

Health Education and Behavior; 40(1): 67-77

Maksimovic L, Paquet C, Daniel M, Stewart H, Chong A, Lekkas P, Cargo M (2013)

Characterising the smoking status and quit smoking behaviour of Aboriginal health workers in South Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(12): 7193-7206

Marin TS (2013)

Participation in custodial rights and responsibilities on South Australian Aboriginal traditional lands : is this associated with positive health outcomes?.

Master of Public Health thesis, Flinders University of South Australia: Adelaide

Newham J, Scrimgeour D, Ward P, Petty H, Bailie R (2013)

A partnership approach to understanding barriers and enablers to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) within Indigenous primary health care services in South Australia.

Paper presented at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference. 10-12 July 2013, Sydney

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

Nursey-Bray M, Fergie D, Arbon V, Rigney L-I, Palmer R, Tibby J, Harvey N, Hackworth L (2013)

Community based adaptation to climate change: The Arabana, South Australia: final report.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

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

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

Pham C, Gill TK, Hoon E, Rahman MA, Whitford D, Lynch J, Beilby J (2013)

Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: the Port Lincoln health study.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 504-512

SA Health (2013)

Report of the Chief Public Officer: the state of public health for South Australia 2012.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health Aboriginal culture and history handbook (2013)

SA Health

SA Health (2013)

SA Health guide for engaging with Aboriginal people.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health (2013)

South Australia: a better place to live.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health (2013)

South Australia: a better place to live: summary.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health (2013)

South Australian Aboriginal History Timeline.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

Shearer M, Parker EJ, Jamieson LM (2013)

National Indigenous Oral Health workshop: Adelaide, 13 – 14 September 2012: workshop report.

Adelaide: University of Adelaide Indigenous Oral Health Unit

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

2012

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2012)

Our way forward – our strategic direction: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

Anderson M, Bilney J, Bycroft N, Cockatoo-Collins D, Creighton G, Else J, Faulkner C, French J, Liddle T, Miller A, Miller J, Quinnell L, Stewart B, Sutton P, Thomas C, Trindall C, Wilson J, Malin M, Moller J (2012)

Closing the gap: support for Indigenous loss.

Australian Nursing Journal; 19(10): 24-27

Appleby G, Caruso D, Grenfell L, Reilly A, Stubbs M (2012)

Submission in support of recognition of Aboriginal peoples in the South Australian constitution.

Adelaide: Adelaide Law School

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

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

Cosh S, Maksimovic L, Ettridge K, Copley D, Bowden J (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander utilisation of the Quitline service for smoking cessation in South Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(2): 113-118

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

Dawson AP, Cargo M, Stewart H, Chong A, Daniel M (2012)

"I know it's bad for me and yet I do it": exploring the factors that perpetuate smoking in Aboriginal health workers - a qualitative study.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 102

Retrieved 25 April 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/102/abstract

Government of South Australia (2012)

Outback Bushfire Management Committee: interim bushfire management area plan.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

The State of South Australia (SA) is divided into nine bushfire management areas. Each of these areas has a corresponding bushfire management plan, which is a strategic document that identifies community assets at risk from bushfire and sets out a program of treatments to reduce the risk to these assets.

The 'Outback' bushfire management area incorporates a number of Indigenous communities and homelands, including the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The management plan for this area includes information about:

  • topography, land use, climate and population
  • fire bans and fire danger season
  • history of bushfire in the area
  • likelihood of bushfire
  • consequence of bushfire
  • assets and risk treatments.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (2012)

Government of South Australia

Hay PJ, Carriage C (2012)

Eating disorder features in Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian peoples.

BMC Public Health; 12: 233

Retrieved 23 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-233.pdf

Javanparast S, Ward PR, Carter SM, Wilson CJ (2012)

Barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in different population subgroups in Adelaide, South Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(8): 521-523

This article aims to identify barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening participation among different cultural subgroups in South Australia, and to describe how these might be shared or be distinct across these groups.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Jeffries S, Bond C (2012)

Indigenous disparity in lower court imprisonment decisions: a study of two Australian jurisdictions, 1998 to 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Kainz T, Schmallegger D, Carson D (2012)

Temporary Indigenous mobility in remote South Australia: understanding the challenges for urban based health and social service delivery.

Journal of Rural and Community Development; 7(1): 16-35

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

Kowanko I, Helps Y, Harvey P, Battersby M, McCurry B, Carbine R, Boyd J, Abdulla O (2012)

Chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities: final report 2011.

Adelaide: Flinders University and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

The main aim of the Chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities project was to evaluate the effectiveness of tailoring mainstream chronic care management strategies to suit Indigenous clients and settings. This was achieved through assessing the health outcomes and impacts, and the sustainability of the strategies. The strategies included:

  • structured care planning focused on clients' problems and goals
  • training in chronic disease self management and management support for health staff and peer leaders
  • coordinated holistic team care.

Data collection involved the analysis of health service records of 36 clients involved in chronic care management over 1-10 years, and semi-structured interviews with 18 clients and 12 staff.

The research was conducted by a team from Flinders University and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, in collaboration with Aboriginal clients and community members from Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc. and Riverland Commuity Health Service.

The authors conclude that people involved in structured chronic condition management strategies (eg care plans) improve their health and wellbeing over time. A range of barriers and enablers of chronic condition management strategies were identified and the authors highlight the importance of tailoring new initiatives to suit individual needs and local circumstances.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lewis S (2012)

Wudinna Health Centre: improving access to primary care in a remote community.

Australian Family Physician; 41(11): 907-908

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Division (2012)

The framework for recovery-oriented rehabilitation in mental health care.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Merrick J, Chong A, Parker E, Roberts-Thomson K, Misan G, Spencer J, Broughton J, Lawrence H, Jamieson L (2012)

Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention.

BMC Public Health; 12: 323

Retrieved 2 May 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-323.pdf

Parker EJ, Misan G, Shearer M, Richards L, Russell A, Mills H, Jamieson LM (2012)

Planning, implementing, and evaluating a program to address the oral health needs of Aboriginal children in Port Augusta, Australia.

International Journal of Pediatrics; 2012: 496236

Retrieved 18 January 2012 from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijped/2012/496236/abs/

Parker EJ, Misan G, Chong A, Mills H, Roberts-Thomson K, Horowitz AM, Jamieson LM (2012)

An oral health literacy intervention for Indigenous adults in a rural setting in Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 461

Retrieved 20 June 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/461/abstract

Robinson G, Cleary J, Carson D, Carson D, Robinson S (2012)

Homeless away from home.

Whyalla, SA: Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, University of SA

Roe YL, Zeitz CJ, Fredericks B (2012)

Study Protocol: establishing good relationships between patients and health care providers while providing cardiac care. Exploring how patient-clinician engagement contributes to health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in South Australia.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 397

Retrieved 14 November 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-397

Sanchez L, Carney S, Estermann A, Sparrow K, Turner D (2012)

An evaluation of the benefits of swimming pools for the hearing and ear health status of young Indigenous Australians: a whole-of-population study across multiple remote Indigenous communities.

Adelaide: School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University

This document reports on a study to investigate whether the use of swimming pools by school-age Indigenous children in remote semi-arid communities in central Australia results in the reduction and possible prevention of conductive hearing loss related to otitis media (OM) in these children.

Between 2009 - 2011, multiple clinical assessments of ear health and hearing - including Ear, nose and throat (ENT) diagnoses - were conducted on 813 school age children, which allow comparison of the results for children living in the four Anangu communities with a swimming pool compared to those living in the six communities without a pool. Many children were assessed on multiple occasions with 46% of the children being assessed on at least three of the possible six occasions over the three year study period (2107 child assessments in total).

The study's results demonstrate that access to swimming pools does not result in improvement in any of three principal measured indices of hearing or ear health. Additionally, in relation to the policy of 'no school, no pool', there is no evidence that access to a swimming pool results in improved school attendance. Further, results show previously undescribed seasonal differences in the prevalence of eardrum perforations in these Indigenous populations. Other results show significant associations between dry eardrum perforation and hearing loss and age.

This research report was funded by the Hearing Loss Prevention Program of the Department of Health and Ageing and conducted by Flinders University and its collaborating partner, the Anangu Education Service of the South Australian (SA) Department of Education and Child Development.

Abstract adapted from Flinders University

Facilities for children and young people with Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) (2012)

South Australian Department for Education and Child Development

This factsheet provides guidance for designing facilities and classroom environments to meet the complex needs of students with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It provides information on:

  • characteristics of students with FASD and learning difficulties
  • how to manage the classroom environment.

This resource is not Indigenous specific.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian suicide prevention strategy 2012-2016.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (2012)

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australia Deptartment of Health

Spurrier NJ, Volkmer RE, Abdallah CA, Chong A (2012)

South Australian four-year-old Aboriginal children: residence and socioeconomic status influence weight.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 285-290

Taylor DA, Henry JM (2012)

Haplotype data for 16 Y-chromosome STR loci in Aboriginal and Caucasian populations in South Australia.

Forensic Science International: Genetics; 6(6): e187–e188

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2011.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

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

Todd A, Meade A, Carroll R, O’Dea SM (2012)

Differences between Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous maintenance hemodialysis patients.

Kidney Research and Clinical Practice; 31(2): A81

2011

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult health checks made easy.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

This manual was designed to support Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) who perform health checks in South Australia for Aboriginal people with chronic diseases.

It was developed to increase the number of health checks being performed, help AHWs while performing adult health checks, and increase the number of community members who will benefit from these checks.

It includes information on:

  • Medicare item 715 - Aboriginal health checks
  • pre-check and medical history
  • examination of patient
  • investigations
  • assessment of patient
  • equipment required.

The resource was developed by the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia in collaboration with the South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Flinders Far North Division of General Practice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Charles C (2011)

The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the duty of care owed to prisoners in South Australia.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 15(1): 110-115

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

Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia (2011)

Draft South Australian tobacco control strategy 2011-2016.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

Drug and Alcohol Services SA has produced a draft for public consultation of their new tobacco control strategy. South Australian tobacco control work is guided by several overarching documents that include obligations and strategies for further regulation of smoking in public areas and reducing the harms of second-hand smoke. The primary target within the South Australian tobacco control strategy 2011-2016 is to reduce the percentage of young cigarette smokers by 5.4% from 21.3% in 2009 to 15.9% in 2016. This extends South Australia's Strategic Plan Target 2.1 by two years and requires the same reduction of at least 1% per year starting from 2009.

Abstract adapted from Drug and Alcohol Services SA

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (2011)

South Australian alcohol and other drug strategy 2011-2016.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (2011)

South Australian tobacco control strategy 2011-2016.

Adelaide: Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

Fleming J, Sarre R (2011)

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

Australasian Policing; 3(1): 21-23

Helps Y, Kowanko I (2011)

Riverland Aboriginal chronic disease support group community storybook 2011.

Melbourne: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

This community storybook showcases the Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group (RACDSG). The storybook demonstrates how, in partnership with health professionals, Aboriginal people from the Riverland area in rural South Australia are taking an active part in managing their chronic conditions. The storybook tells how and why RACDSG was formed, and how the Riverland Community Health Service is involved with RACDSG. Also described are:

  • achievements and benefits of RACDSG to date
  • several stories and tips from individual members
  • some related activities in the region
  • how this work fits into a larger research project about chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities.

Abstract adapted from Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group

Jeffries S, Bond C (2011)

The sentencing of Indigenous offenders in the lower courts: a study of three Australian jurisdictions.

Canberra: Criminology Research Advisory Council

Mid North Health Advisory Council, Mid North Health Service, Country Health SA Local Health Network (2011)

Mid North 10 year local health service plan 2011-2020.

Adelaide: Country Health South Australia

Mills H (2011)

Developing an oral health literacy intervention for Aboriginal adults in a regional community.

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) thesis, University of South Australia: Adelaide

South Australia Department of Health (2011)

A framework for comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal people.

Adelaide: South Australia Department of Health

Stewart HS, Bowden JA, Bayly MC, Sharplin GR, Durkin SJ, Miller CL, Givans SE, Warne CD, Wakefield MA (2011)

Potential effectiveness of specific anti-smoking mass media advertisements among Australian Indigenous smokers.

Health Education Research; 26(6): 961-975

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee of the SA Cancer Clinical Network (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander companion document to the Statewide Cancer Control Plan (2011–2015) and Cancer Care Pathway.

Adelaide: SA Health

The Kirby Institute (2011)

Australian trachoma surveillance report 2010.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Ward PR, Javanparast S, Wilson C (2011)

Equity of colorectal cancer screening: which groups have inequitable participation and what can we do about it?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 17(4): 334-346

2010

Allen H (2010)

Australia : William Blandowski's illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal life.

1st ed. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press

An Indigenous workforce development checklist for the AOD field (2010)

Bates N, Weetra D, Roche AM

This document is part of a suite of resources that aim to enhance Indigenous worker wellbeing and reduce work related stress. It was designed for Indigenous alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers and explores a number of issues relevant to them. This document contains:

  • two checklists
    • one for Indigenous AOD workers employed in an Indigenous organisations
    • one for Indigenous AOD workers employed in non-Indigenous organisations
  • a guide that outlines how to use the checklists.

The checklists contain questions which may assist in the development of staff cultural competency and are a useful workforce development training tool.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Care plan health promotion poster: a way of reading and learning chronic condition self management in Aboriginal communities (2010)

Gahanao P, Van Pelt P, Kowanko I, Helps Y

This poster was developed as part of the Chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities program in South Australia. It describes the process by which health promotion posters were developed with the permission from three 'self management stars', Wally, Jackie and Isabel. It also describes the strategies that were successful in encouraging clients to successfully manage their chronic condition including the development of meaningful charts to plot their progress.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Helps Y, Moodie D, Warman G (2010)

Aboriginal people travelling well: community report.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Jeffries S, Bond CEW (2010)

Narratives of mitigation: sentencing Indigenous criminal defendants in South Australia's higher courts.

Journal of Sociology; 46(3): 219-237

Nettelbeck A, Foster R (2010)

Colonial judiciaries, Aboriginal protection and South Australia's policy of punishing 'with exemplary severity'.

Australian Historical Studies; 41(3): 319–336

Parenting and child health (2010)

Aboriginal - smoking close to children.

Retrieved from http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=99&id=2269

This resource identifies the health impacts for the unborn child of smoking while pregnant, as well as, the health impacts for children of second-hand tobacco smoke. Tips are provided on how to reduce the likelihood of these health impacts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Pearce M, Willis E, Wadham B, Binks B (2010)

Attitudes to drought in outback communities in South Australia.

Geographical Research; 48(4): 359-369

Rahman K (2010)

Indigenous student success in secondary schooling : factors impacting on student attendance, retention, learning and attainment in South Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of South Australia: Adelaide

Social Inclusion Initiative South Australia (2010)

Activating citizenship: a social inclusion approach for disability in South Australia: discussion paper.

Adelaide: Social Inclusion Initiative, South Australia

South Australian Department for Transport Energy and Infrastructure (2010)

South Australian level crossing safety strategy and action plan 2010-2012.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

South Australian Department for Water (2010)

Water for good: a plan to ensure our water future to 2050.

Adelaide: Department for Water, South Australia

South Australian Department of Health (2010)

Adult community mental health services: model of care.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

The Adult community mental health services: model of care was developed as part of the need to review policy and advise on the redesign and improvement of South Australia's mental health system.

The model of care describes the service level principles and processes that inform, underpin, and direct the provision of community mental health services to adults aged 18-64 years across the Adelaide metropolitan health regions. The document is not Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander specific but does include information on Indigenous mental health.

The Adult community mental health services: model of care is intended for use in conjunction with the South Australian mental health and wellbeing policy 2010-2015 and may be of use as a reference for mental health workers.

Abstract adapted from South Australian Department of Health

South Australian Department of Health (2010)

Strategic health research program: projects 2007/2008.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

South Australian Food Centre (2010)

South Australian food strategy 2010-2015.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

South Australian Mental Health Policy Unit (2010)

South Australia's mental health and wellbeing policy 2010-2015.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

South Australian Regional Operations Centre (2010)

Tjungula munu tjunguringkula palyala : planning together for Mimili's future : APY Lands remote service delivery local implementation plan.

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

2009

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2009)

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia annual report 08-09.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

Anangu Lands Paper Tracker (2009)

APY Lands: monitoring the use of marijuana.

Adelaide: Anangu Lands Paper Tracker

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chamberlain C, MacKenzie D (2009)

Counting the homeless 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chan A, Scott J, Nguyen A-M, Sage L (2009)

Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2008.

Adelaide: Pregnancy Outcome Unit, South Australia

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2009)

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

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

D’Onise K (2009)

The role of GPs in environmental health: working with homeless people.

Public Health Bulletin SA; 6(2): 35-37

De Munari A, Capao DPS, Richards BS, Schafer AI (2009)

Application of solar-powered desalination in a remote town in South Australia.

Desalination; 248(1): 72-82

Fielke K, Cord-Udy N, Buckskin J, Lattanzio A (2009)

The development of an 'Indigenous team' in a mainstream mental health service in South Australia.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S75 - S78

Gallaher G, Ziersch A, Baum F, Bentley M, Palmer C, Edmondson W, Winslow L (2009)

In our own backyard: urban health inequities and Aboriginal experiences of neighbourhood life, social capital and racism.

Adelaide: Flinders University

This report looks at the Adelaide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (AATSIH) study and aims to contribute to filling the gap in literature and knowledge about the health and everyday life experience of urban Indigenous peoples. The report aims to improve Indigenous urban health and empower Aboriginal individuals and their communities, by setting out the necessary changes to improve health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the long term. The report highlights that although Aboriginal people feel positive about their neighbourhood and community life, racism is a common experience. The findings suggest that improved access to education, employment and housing is needed to enhance the everyday life experience of urban Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gibbs P, Foster S (2009)

Yarning with a purpose - the pathways and outlook for Nungas giving up the grog and gunja: the Aboriginal Substance Misuse Connection Program (ASMCP).

Paper presented at the Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia 2009 Conference and Workshops. 24-26 June 2009, Gold Coast, Queensland

Healthcare Planning and Evaluation (2009)

Evaluation of the sustainability and benefits of swimming pools in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (APY lands) in South Australia : final report – de-identified.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Hugo G, Luszcz M, Carson E, Hinsliff J, Edwards P, Barton C, King P (2009)

State of ageing in South Australia.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia, Department for Families and Communities

Jeffries S, Bond C (2009)

Does Indigeneity matter? Sentencing Indigenous offenders in South Australia's Higher Courts.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 42(1): 47-71

Kelly J (2009)

Moving forward together in Aboriginal women's health: a participatory action research exploring knowledge sharing, working together and addressing issues collaboratively in urban primary health care settings.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Flinders University: Adelaide

The thesis explored how the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women within an urban Adelaide health care system could be improved. It utilised a collaborative qualitative research method. The research focused on how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health professionals could work within the parameters of the current health system to facilitate these improvements. The research highlighted the importance of finding practical ways of working together, respecting each other's knowledge and dealing with difficult issues together.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Ah Kit J, Prideaux C, Miller H, Mills D, Emden C (2009)

Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems: progress report on an ongoing collaborative action research project.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 15(4): 341-347

Kowanko I, Rutherford S, Robinson V (2009)

The ‘Signature Yarning' Aboriginal cultural awareness program for the Richmond Fellowship of New South Wales: external evaluation report, 26 May 2009.

Adelaide: Flinders Aboriginal Health Research Unit

Kowanko I, Stewart T, Power C, Fraser R, Love I, Bromley T (2009)

An Aboriginal family and community healing program in metropolitan Adelaide: description and evaluation.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 9(4)

Retrieved 12 October 2009 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/an-aboriginal-family-and-community-healing-program-in-metropolitan-adelaide-description-and-evaluation/

Kowanko I, Power C, Stewart T, Fraser R, Love I (2009)

An Aboriginal family and community healing program in metropolitan Adelaide: abstract (Paper No 76).

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

Krieg A (2009)

The experience of collective trauma in Australian Indigenous communities.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S28-S32

Luzzi L, Spencer AJ, Roberts-Thomson KF, Jones K (2009)

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health relative needs index study, South Australia and New South Wales.

Adelaide: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee South Australia (2009)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2008.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

Middleton PF, Strategic Health Research Program Team (2009)

Preventing infant deaths among Aboriginal and teenage women in South Australia.

Adelaide: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies

Miller ER, Bi P, Ryan P (2009)

Hepatitis C virus infection in South Australian prisoners: seroprevalence, seroconversion, and risk factors.

International Society for Infectious Diseases; 13(2): 201-208

Perry J, Miller W (2009)

Makin' Tracks – a mobile substance misuse program for rural and remote communities.

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

SA Health (2009)

SA Health Aboriginal workforce reform strategy 2009-2013.

Adelaide: SA Health

Shephard MD, Mazzachi BC, Watkinson L, Shephard AK, Laurence C, Gialamas A, Bubner T (2009)

Evaluation of a training program for device operators in the Australian Government's Point of Care Testing in General Practice Trial: issues and implications for rural and remote practices.

Rural and Remote Health; (9): 1189

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1189.pdf

South Australia Police (2009)

Alcohol and crime: late night liquor trading and the real cost of a big night out in the Adelaide CBD.

Adelaide: South Australia Police

South Australian Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division (2009)

Building and demolition waste: information bulletin.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet

South Australian Department of Health (2009)

Hepatitis C action plan 2009-2012.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

South Australian Department of Health (2009)

HIV action plan 2009-2012.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

South Australian Department of Planning and Local Government (2009)

Housing on designated Aboriginal lands: Minister's Specification SA 78A: Development Act 1993.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Planning and Local Government

Statewide Service Strategy Division (2009)

Health service framework for older people 2009-2016.

Adelaide: South Australia Deptartment of Health

Tellis B, Fotis K, Dunn R, Keeffe J, Taylor H (2009)

Trachoma surveillance report 2008.

Melbourne, Vic: National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia

Yates R (2009)

Protecting the health of the public: the role of the local government environmental health officer.

Public Health Bulletin SA; 6(3): 44-46

2008

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2008)

Annual report 07-08: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc (2008)

AHCSA and Oxfam brief the SA Parliament.

AHCSA News; (August 2008): 10-13

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008)

Adelaide: a social atlas, 2006.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Battersby MW, Ah Kit J, Prideaux C, Harvey PW, Collins JP, Mills PD (2008)

Implementing the Flinders Model of self-management support with Aboriginal people who have diabetes: findings from a pilot study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 14(1): 66-74

Bentley M (2008)

Evaluation of the Peer Education component of the Young Nungas Yarning Together program.

Adelaide: Australian Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc

Bolton T (2008)

Indigenous demography and the regional and remote nursing workforce [viewpoint].

Australian Nursing Journal; 15(11): 1

Champion S, Franks C, Taylor J (2008)

Increasing community participation in an Aboriginal health service.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(5): 297-301

Chur-Hansen A, Herbert P, Caruso J, Barrett R (2008)

Indigenous students entering a course in the health professions: a qualitative study of their aspirations and expectations.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(5): 19-24

D'Onise K, Raupach JCA (2008)

The burden of influenza in healthy children in South Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(9): 510-513

Eickelkamp U (2008)

Play, imagination and early experience: sand storytelling and continuity of being among Anangu Pitjantjatjara girls.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and Intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 138-152

Ellis R, Bottroff V, Kowanko I, Hodgson V (2008)

Developing training pathways to meet the needs of Aboriginal people with disabilities: final report 2008.

Adelaide: Flinders Aboriginal Health Research

Freak-Poli R, Chan A, Tucker G, Street J (2008)

Previous abortion and risk of pre-term birth: a population study.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine; 22(1): 1-7

Gent C (2008)

Flinders examines pool chlorine boost to indigenous kids' hearing.

Flinders Journal; 19(7): 1-2

Helps Y (2008)

Travelling well: driver licensing, social capital and Aboriginal health in South Australia.

Paper presented at the Population Health Congress 2008. 6-9 July 2008, Brisbane

Huang R-L, Torzillo PJ, Hammond VA, Coulter ST, Kirby AC (2008)

Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands: results of a comprehensive control program.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(8): 442-445

Huang R-L, Torzillo PJ, Kirby AC (2008)

Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands: results of a comprehensive control program - a postscript.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(8): 446

Johns MF (2008)

Inquest into the death of Kunmanara Gibson.

Yalata, SA: South Australia Coroner

Kowanko I, Power C (2008)

Central Northern Adelaide Health Service family and community healing program: final external evaluation report.

Adelaide: Flinders University

Lappin C, Taylor V, Pumpa M (2008)

The Nunga Nutrition Lunch Program.

Paper presented at the National Nutrition Networks Conference 08: good tucker good health. 11-14 March 2008, Alice Springs, NT

Luke C, Koczwara B, Karapetis C, Pittman K, Price T, Kotasek D, Beckman K, Brown MP, Roder D (2008)

Exploring the epidemiological characteristics of cancers of unknown primary site in an Australian population: implications for research and clinical care.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(4): 383-389

Mullighan EP (2008)

Children in state care: commission of inquiry.

Adelaide: Commission of Inquiry, South Australia

Mullighan EP (2008)

Children on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands commission of inquiry: a report into sexual abuse.

Adelaide: Children on APY Lands Inquiry

This report relates to the incidence of child sexual abuse on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, its nature, extent and consequences on the health and well-being of individuals and the community. It highlights the need to address problems that are rooted in the administrative and council bodies. It promotes the need for prevention and education programs, proposes measures to be implemented in order to prevent child sexual abuse and to enhance child welfare and protection. It includes 46 policy implementation recommendations and provides an assessment of its related effects on the community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Parenting and Child Health (2008)

Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib).

Retrieved from http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=303&id=1816

Hib is Haemophilus influenza type B it is a bacterial infection which can cause severe illness especially in young children. Before the introduction of Hib immunisation in 1993, the bacterial infection Haemophilus influenza type B was one of the most common causes of meningitis in young children (generally under the age of 2 years), and it was also the cause of epiglottitis which causes breathing problems. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at much greater risk of Hib diseases than non-Aboriginal children.

Abstract adapted from the Parent and Child Health website

Rudnik E, Thomas K, Champion S, Thomas K (2008)

Aboriginal researchers forum - building research capacity in rural South Australia.

Paper presented at the 2008 GP & PHC Research Conference: Health for All?. 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Tasmania

SA Health (2008)

Aboriginal nursing and midwifery strategy 2008 - 2011.

Adelaide: South Australia Department of Health

SA Health (2008)

South Australia: our health and health services.

Adelaide: Department of Health, South Australia

Schwartzkoff J, Wilczynski A, Reed-Gilbert K, Jones L (2008)

Review of the first phase of the petrol sniffing strategy.

Canberra: Urbis

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) released the 'Review of first phase of the petrol sniffing strategy' prepared by Urbis. The Petrol Sniffing Strategy (PSS) involves an eight point plan that includes both supply reduction and demand reduction strategies which aims to:

  • reduce both incidence and impact of petrol sniffing in a defined area of Central Australia by addressing the social determinants of health and wellbeing
  • evaluate the effectiveness of a regional and comprehensive response to petrol sniffing to establish the utility of expanding the strategy to other regions.

Overall, stakeholders regard the eight point plan of the PSS as a realistic effort to address the petrol sniffing problem. The Opal fuel has succeeded in substantially reducing the level of petrol sniffing, though more needs to be done in relation to strengthening and supporting communities, and engaging young people. It is believed that improved consultation and sharing of information is needed, and that maintaining a focus on petrol sniffing is important until such time as it is sufficiently reduced, and then issues around sniffing can be seen in the broader context of alcohol and other drugs problems and their associated policy responses.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

South Australia Department of Health (2008)

South Australia's country health care plan: the South Australian Government's plan for country health care over the next ten years.

Adelaide: SA Health

South Australia Department of Health (2008)

South Australian men's health strategic framework : 2008-2012.

Adelaide: South Australia Department of Health

South Australia Deptartment of Health (2008)

SA Health strategic plan: 2008-2010: extended to June 2014.

Adelaide: South Australia Deptartment of Health

South Australian Department for Families and Communities (2008)

Keeping them safe: The South Australian Government's child protection reform program.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Families and Communities

South Australian Department for Transport Energy and Infrastructure (2008)

South Australian road safety action plan 2008-2010.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

South Australian Department of Health (2008)

SA Health disability action plan 2008-2013.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

Stamp GE, Champion S, Anderson G, Warren B, Stuart-Butler D, Doolan J, Boles C, Callaghan L, Foale A, Muyambi C (2008)

Aboriginal maternal and infant care workers: partners in caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies.

Rural and Remote Health; 8: 883

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=883

Taylor DA, Henry JM, Walsh SJ (2008)

South Australian Aboriginal sub-population data for the nine AMPFlSTR((R)) Profiler Plustrade mark short tandem repeat (STR) loci.

Forensic Science International: Genetics; 2(2): e27–e30

Tellis B, Dunn R, Keeffe J, Taylor H (2008)

Trachoma surveillance report 2007.

Melbourne: National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia

Tellis B, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2008)

Trachoma surveillance annual report, 2007: a report by the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(4): 388-399

Thiyagarajan R (2008)

A longitudinal study of dental arch dimensions in Australian Aboriginals using 2D and 3D digital imaging methods.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Willis E, Pearce M, McCarthy C, Ryan F, Wadham B (2008)

Indigenous responses to water policymaking in Australia.

Development; 51(3): 418-424

Wilson J (2008)

Remote area Aboriginal health services managers: key practice challenges.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 9(3): 138-140

 
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