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Health - Library Resource Guides at Deakin University

Health - Library Resource Guides at Deakin University | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
Under each tab you will find quality online academic journals, e-books, subject databases and websites available via the Library homepage.

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Harvard School of Public Health » The Obesity Prevention Source

Harvard School of Public Health » The Obesity Prevention Source | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

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Prescription for healthy food in remote Indigenous communities - Medical Xpress

Prescription for healthy food in remote Indigenous communities - Medical Xpress | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
Prescription for healthy food in remote Indigenous communities
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Doctors should be able to provide subsidised "prescriptions" for healthy food to people in remote Aboriginal communities, says an Indigenous nutrition expert.

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Anne Ryan's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:33 PM

This acknowledges food as a social determinant of health also draws in the social gradient. 

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Culture is an important determinant of health: Professor Ngiare Brown at NACCHO Summit –

Culture is an important determinant of health: Professor Ngiare Brown at NACCHO Summit – | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
It’s time to move away from the deficit model that is implicit in much discussion about the social determinants of health, and instead take a strengths-based cultural determinants approach to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Julian Assange on what the WikiLeaks Party will mean to Aboriginal ...

Julian Assange on what the WikiLeaks Party will mean to Aboriginal ... | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
Mr Assange said that the WikiLeaks Party stands alongside all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their struggle and right to self-determination. The party has an eleven member National Council, with one of its ...

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Improving the health of First Nations children in Australia | Medical Journal of Australia

Improving the health of First Nations children in Australia | Medical Journal of Australia | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

Health and wellbeing of children and young people are the keys to human capability of future generations. Human capability includes the capacity to participate in economic, social and civil activities and be a valued contributor to society;1 it means that not only can you usefully live, work and vote, but you can be a good parent to your children. Thus there is no better investment that the state can make than to influence factors that will enhance the health and wellbeing of children and youth.

There were an estimated 200 245 First Nations2 children aged 0–14 years in Australia in 2011, comprising 4.9% of the total child population and 35% of the total First Nations population.3 With such a high proportion of children compared with the non-Aboriginal population, the First Nations population is much younger, with fewer adults per child to care for them. An Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth report adds to evidence from the most recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on the health of Australia’s children to document the growing divide between the health of First Nations and other Australian children.


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Healthy for life - Aboriginal community controlled health services: report card

Healthy for life - Aboriginal community controlled health services: report card | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

Healthy for Life (HfL) is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH)–funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI). It collects and reports on health outcome data that go beyond service activity reporting. The formal objectives of the program are to:
• improve services on child and maternal health care
• improve men’s health
• improve prevention, early detection and management of chronic disease and
• increase the capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce for improving longterm health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.


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Future initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples | Medical Journal of Australia

Future initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples | Medical Journal of Australia | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

Continuing to close the health gap will require innovation; long-term, systematic approaches that improve the quality and integrity of data; collaborations and partnerships that reflect an ecological approach to health, and recognition of the proper place and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian society


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Impact of climate change on health and wellbeing in remote Australian communities: a review of literature and scoping of adaptation options

Impact of climate change on health and wellbeing in remote Australian communities: a review of literature and scoping of adaptation options | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

This report explores the relationship between climate change and liveability in remote Australia. The term ‘liveability’ here describes the state of wellbeing realised by the sum of interactions between the physical and social environment, with health and infrastructure as the primary focus.


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Source 'gold standard' articles wherever possible.

Source  'gold standard' articles wherever possible. | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

Not all scholarly articles are the same.  Look for those that report on orginal research:  studies, experiments, surveys etc.  Other articles such as literature reviews and meta analyses can provide useful references to original research.

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Call for focus on Aboriginal strengths - Medical Xpress

Call for focus on Aboriginal strengths - Medical Xpress | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
ScienceAlert Call for focus on Aboriginal strengths Medical Xpress Australia needs a new way to view the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a focus on their strengths, empowerment, resilience and...

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Anne Ryan's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:36 PM

Relevant in terms of the Ottawa charter and the social determinants of health.

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A pilot study of Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective

A pilot study of Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

For health promotion to be effective in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, interventions (and their evaluation) need to work within a complex social environment and respect Indigenous knowledge, culture and social systems.

 

From BMC Public Health 2011, Vol.11, p.749


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Alcohol policy should be "based on evidence, not politics" (NT)

The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency says the Federal Government has expressed support to engage Indigenous communities to develop alcohol management plans.


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Aboriginal Australians: The first explorers

Aboriginal Australians: The first explorers | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
In an exciting development, researchers have, for the first time, pieced together the human genome from an Aboriginal Australian. The results re-interpret the prehistory of our species.

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The Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet: a new web resource for chronic disease prevention, identification and management

The Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet: a new web resource for chronic disease prevention, identification and management | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it

The Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet (www.clinicalinfonet.net.au) is a new Internet resource for primary health care workers.  The ClinicalInfoNet presents, in a single resource, existing tools, guidelines and online information to promote best practice in the prevention, identification and management of chronic disease in Indigenous people. It enables users to access evidence-based, current and culturally appropriate information.


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National Heart Foundation: Resources

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New: Information sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 

A new set of information sheets on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors have been developed by the Heart Foundation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Designed for patients and families, these information sheets are easy-to-read and cover a range of topics including:

 

Blood pressure

Cholesterol

Coronary heart disease

Heart attack

Nutrition

Obesity

Physical activity

Smoking 


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Aboriginal Health in Central Australia | Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal Health in Central Australia | Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
An insight into the status of Aboriginal health in Alice Springs and Central Australia, where Central Australian Aboriginal Congress is working to Close the Gap on Indigenous life expectancy.

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Chrissy Freestone's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:18 PM

Includes:

Aboriginal Health Timeline

Social Determinants of Health

Closing the Gap

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Diabetes: a deadly threat to Indigenous Australians - Bush Telegraph - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Diabetes: a deadly threat to Indigenous Australians - Bush Telegraph - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Aboriginal Health | Scoop.it
The death rate from diabetes among Indigenous Australians is almost 12 times that of non-Indigenous people.

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