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Chronic disease workforce portal « Chronic conditions « Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Chronic disease workforce portal « Chronic conditions « Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
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The portal provides information about chronic conditions that are a problem for all Australians but particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including: heart disease, diabetes, respiratory (lung) diseases, cancers and kidney disease. It also covers physical activity and nutrition as these factors influence many chronic conditions.

" The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report noted that chronic disease accounts for two-thirds of the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. The majority ( 70%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in 2008-12 were due to chronic diseases (e.g. circulatory disease, cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease, and kidney disease). Our new portal will save busy health practitioners considerable time by providing them with up to date information and resources about chronic disease " HealthInfoNet Director Professor Neil Drew,
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Diabetes Australia

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Diabetes Australia has collated diabetes-related information for health professionals, including best-practice guidelines , tools and eLearning. Access to recent reports into the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes are in the publications section.
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Interactive body map: what really gives you cancer?

Interactive body map: what really gives you cancer? | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
This body map brings together evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
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There’s abundant advice out there on what you should or shouldn’t eat, drink, swallow, or stand next to, to avoid cancer. But it’s often lacking in evidence and the jumble of messages can be confusing. This body map brings together the evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
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NUR329PublicHealth - YouTube

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This link takes you to the NUR329 YouTube Channel where you can find all the YouTubes used in the unit
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United Nations

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The UN Web TV features videos on a wide range of global topics including current news, peace and security, social and economic development, human rights, cli...
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There is an amazing selection of videos to watch at the UN YouTube Channel: albinos in Tanzania, Leonardo DiCaprio in his role as UN Messenger of Peace and much more

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life throu...
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This takes you to the CDC YouTube Channel. Here you will find a collection of videos featuring the CDC- ranging from topics such as HIV/Aids, preventing pregnancy in teenagers, smoking 7 tobacco use and lots more

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Australia's health 2014 (AIHW)

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Australia's health 2014 is the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots in the ...
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This is your set text for the unit- so get your self a copy- you can download it for free. Check out the other publications also available for sale or download from the AIHW

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Victorian Government confirms support for abortion clinic buffer zone laws - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Victorian Government confirms support for abortion clinic buffer zone laws - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
The establishment of buffer zones to keep protesters away from Victorian abortion clinics looks certain to become law, after the State Government confirmed it will support the move.
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The establishment of buffer zones to keep protesters away from Victorian abortion clinics looks certain to become law, after the State Government confirmed it will support the move.

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Indigenous communities closure: West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says 'no person will be forced from their land' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indigenous communities closure: West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says 'no person will be forced from their land' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
The West Australian Government softens its language about its plan to shut down scores of remote Aboriginal communities, saying none will be forced to close.
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In late 2014 the Western Australian Government announced that it planned to close up to 150 Aboriginal remote communities. Economic factors were key to this decision without taking into consideration some key social implications. There was an instant and forceful outcry from Australians that this was unfair and would lead to further dispossession, homelessness and increased social and emotion wellbeing issues. Read More Here

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France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities | World news | The Guardian

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities | World news | The Guardian | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty
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French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. Find out more and visit this article

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Lowitja Institute | Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research

Lowitja Institute | Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
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This is an excellent organisation which will provide you with many of your indigenous health data and health promotion information.  Take the time to become familiar with how the web site is set up and where you can find all their research publications

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Malnutrition, not HIV, main trigger of tuberculosis in India: Study

Malnutrition, not HIV, main trigger of tuberculosis in India: Study | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: The search for a TB vaccine has proved elusive despite decades of research. However, there is one vaccine that has been found to cut TB disease incidence in India by half -food.Chronic lack of adequate food is the reason for more than half of the TB infections here progressing to become a full blown disease.


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Australian Dental Association

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The Australian Dental Association is an organisation of dentists which has as its aim the encouragement of the health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry. There are Branches of the Association in all States and Territories. Membership is voluntary and over 90% of dentists in Australia are members. This membership implies an obligation for members to practise their profession in accordance with the high standards laid down by the Association.
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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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RHDAustralia is the National Coordination Unit supporting the control of rheumatic heart disease in Australia. Funded under the Australian Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy, RHDAustralia is based at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.
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NACCHO | National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

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The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination. NACCHO is the national peak body representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues. It has a history stretching back to a meeting in Albury in 1974.
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Global Health

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Global Health gives researchers and students unparalleled access to all the world's relevant public health research and practice - providing knowledge without borders
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The CDU Library has agreed to a trial of the Global Health database in first semester, 2016. Global Health is a public health database covering a range of biomedical life sciences. This can provide a great resource for you in this unit.

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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A collection of archived videos and events from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Want to find out more about the office of health protection, this is their web/youtube site which provides some great examples of what they do 

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Welcome - Public Health Association of Australia Inc

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PHAA is an excellent association to join and there is a discount for student memberships. If you are interested in looking for public health jobs and finding out more about the public health movements around Australia- this is the place

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Ice use and access on the rise: report

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A report into methamphetamine availability and trends suggests ice has become a lot easier to access and users are becoming heavier in their consumption.
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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report into methamphetamine availability and trends examined drug use over 10 years in Australia and found ice use was on the rise.   In 2007, just 26 per cent of new methamphetamine users chose the ice form of the drug but in 2013 that number had increased to 43 per cent, AIHW spokesperson Geoff Neideck said.  Find out more here

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Facts and figures - Cancer Council Australia

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Current Cancer facts for Australia:

An estimated 128,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year, with that number set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – more than 43,000 people died from cancer in 2012. Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia.Around 19,000 more people die each year from cancer than 30 years ago, this is due mainly to population growth and aging.  However, the death rate (number of deaths per 100,000 people) has fallen by more than 16%.

 

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Home | PCC4U

Home | PCC4U | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
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PCC4U is an excellent example of a government initiative to invest in improving the knowledge and outcomes for those who are involved in palliative care.  There are learning modules you may have completed in other units in the nursing curriculum.  This also provides another example of professional development - once you have completed the learning modules you can add this to your professional portfolio

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Health planning and evaluation tools « Resources « Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health Practitioners « Health infrastructure « Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Health planning and evaluation tools « Resources « Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health Practitioners « Health infrastructure « Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet | NUR329 Public Health | Scoop.it
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The 10 Steps | 10-Step Promotion Program Toolkit

The 10-Step Promotion Program Toolkit provides a comprehensive 10-Step guide to the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a promotion program for water, sanitation and/or hygiene.
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This American website provides a number of different resources for creating a health promotion.

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