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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications addressing hepatitis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2017

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet

This is the sixth report against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The HPF monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health. This report includes updates for all administrative data collections and also the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey results for 2014-15. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes. Data quality limitations and the small size of many estimates affect the ability to effectively monitor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the performance of the health system.

The 2017 HPF report is supported by detailed analyses including dynamic data displays with interactive charts and online tables published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent indicators of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information focuses on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

Two new sections are featured in this edition of the Overview. With the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them home report a section has been dedicated to Healing which highlights the contribution of healing workers and organisations to supporting people, families and communities impacted by the Stolen Generations. Environmental health with its important link to the social determinants of health is also included for the first time in the Overview 2016.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework.

Retrieved 30 May 2017 from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/indigenous-health-welfare/health-performance-framework/contents/summary

Bryant J, Rance J, Lafferty L, Treloar C (2017)

Annual report of trends in behaviour 2017: viral hepatitis in Australia.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health

Peach E, Cogger S, Byron K, Francis P, O'Keefe D, Higgs P, Stoove M, Elmore K, Dietze P, Hellard M (2017)

Blood-borne virus transmission in an urban, culturally diverse neighbourhood: results from a cross-sectional bio-behavioural survey using innovative outreach methods in a hard-to-reach population.

Sexual Health; Online early(https://doi.org/10.1071/SH16219):

The Kirby Institute (2017)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: annual surveillance report 2017.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

This report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia. The report is published by the Kirby Institute for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways to minimise the risk of transmission of these infections as well as the personal and social consequences within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This report is published annually as an accompanying document to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report. It provides the main findings for HIV infection, hepatitis B and C and STIs. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all data provided in this report are to the end of 2015, as reported by 31 March 2016.

Abstract The Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute (2017)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual surveillance report 2017.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Wand H, Bryant J, Pitts M, Delaney-Thiele D, Kaldor JM, Worth H, Ward J (2017)

Development of a risk algorithm to better target STI testing and treatment among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Archives of Sexual Behavior; 46(7): 2145-2156

Wright E, Grulich A, Roy R, Boyd M, Cornelisse V, Russell D, O‘Donnell D, Whittaker B, Crooks C, Zablotska I (2017)

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: clinical guidelines.

Journal of Virus Eradication; 3(3): 168-184

2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australia's health 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Biggs K, Walsh J, Ooi C (2016)

Deadly Liver Mob: opening the door - improving sexual health pathways for Aboriginal people in Western Sydney.

Sexual Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15176):

Brener L, Wilson H, Jackson LC, Johnson P, Saunders V, Treloar C (2016)

Experiences of diagnosis, care and treatment among Aboriginal people living with hepatitis C.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S59–S64

Dey A, Knox S, Wang H, Beard FH, McIntyre PB (2016)

Summary of national surveillance data on vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2008-2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(Supplement): S1-S70

Gibney KB, Cheng AC, Hall R, Leder K (2016)

An overview of the epidemiology of notifiable infectious diseases in Australia, 1991–2011.

Epidemiology and Infection; Firstview(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268816001072):

Kerr A (2016)

Viral hepatitis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 23(8): 33

Mao L, Adam P, Treloar C, de Wit J(Eds) (2016)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2016.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health

McGregor S, McManus H, Gray R (2016)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual surveillance report 2016.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2016)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2014: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Sorenson A, Owens L, Caltabiano M, Cadet-James Y, Hall R, Govan B, Clancy P (2016)

The impact of prior flavivirus infections on the development of type 2 diabetes among the Indigenous Australians.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.15-0727):

The Kirby Institute (2016)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2016.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

This report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses (BBVS) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia. The report is published by the Kirby Institute for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways to minimise the risk of transmission of these infections as well as the personal and social consequences within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This report is published annually as an accompanying document to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report. It provides the main findings for HIV infection, hepatitis B&C and STIs. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all data provided in this report are to the end of 2015, as reported by 31 March 2016.

Abstract adapted from The Kirby Institute

Wand H, Ward J, Bryant J, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Pitts M, Kaldor JM (2016)

Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results from the GOANNA survey.

BMC Public Health; 16: 600

Retrieved 19 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3195-6

2015

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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

McGregor S, McManus H (2015)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2015.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The purpose of the report is to discuss ways forward in minimising the transmission risks, as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The report is produced in a format that is recognised as appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and communities, and is overseen by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Advisory Committee.

Abstract adapted from the Kirby Institute

2014

Arabena K, Howell-Meurs S, CoombeL, Shipp M, ShanahanN, Hanley J, Bourke P, Thatcher R, Coutts S (2014)

Talking up strong - voices of our mob: report for the Salvation Army on the characteristics and needs of Aboriginal clients at Access Health, St Kilda, Victoria.

Melbourne: Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2014)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2013.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2013. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cunningham T (2014)

HIV, hepatitis viruses and viral STIs: intertwined fates?.

Microbiology Australia; 35(2): 83-87

Grish RG, Gutierrez JA, Navarro-Cazarez N, Tran B, Locarnini S, Hammond R, Bowden S (2014)

A simple and inexpensive point-of-care test for hepatitis B surface antigen detection: serological and molecular evaluation.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis; 21(12): 905–908

NSW Ministry of Health (2014)

NSW hepatitis B strategy 2014-2020.

North Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health

2013

Alter HJ (2013)

The road not taken or how I learned to love the liver: a personal perspective on hepatitis history.

Hepatology; 59(1): 4 - 12

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012: Detailed Analyses Report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Shipp M, Wilkes E, Kaldor K, Gray D (2013)

Celebrating strength: the role of resilience in responding to blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous communities.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 27-29

Ward J, Bryant J, Worth H, Hull P, Solar S, Bailey S (2013)

Use of health services for sexually transmitted and blood-borne viral infections by young Aboriginal people in New South Wales.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(1): 81-86

2012

Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (2012)

Stigma and discrimination around HIV and HCV in healthcare settings: research report.

Sydney: Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Kwan KSH, Giele CM, Combs B, Mak DB (2012)

Improvement in antenatal testing for sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australian hospitals, 2007 to 2010.

Sexual Health; 9(4): 349-354

Shephard M, Leibie A, Dimech W, Condie D, Nolan M (2012)

Guidelines and recommendations for the quality-assured conduct of point-of-care testing for infectious diseases and drugs of abuse in Australia.

Australian Journal of Medical Science; 33(4): 143-154

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

The Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health program was established at the Kirby Institute in 2007, with an aim to close the gap in the health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The key focus of the Institute's work is sexual health and blood borne viruses, working in collaboration with other key health sectors involved in substance use, offender health, and social and emotional wellbeing research.

This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:

  • description of the project
  • Aboriginal community involvement
  • expected benefits to the community
  • investigators
  • collaborating organisations
  • funding body
  • contacts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas SL, Kalsi H, Graham S (2012)

Sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 92

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This national statistical publication reports on the health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-24 years of age. This reporting is vital for the development of evidence-based youth policies. Part VII provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and looks at key issues including:

  • health status
  • determinants of health
  • families and communities
  • socioeconomic factors
  • housing
  • health system performance.

The report also highlights areas where work is still needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Watkins RE, Mak DB, Connelly C (2011)

Identifying high risk groups for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses upon admission to prison in Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1621

Retrieved 16 March 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1621.pdf

 
Last updated: 15 November 2017
 
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