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Publications

2017

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2016

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

Lahra M, Enriquez R (2016)

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2014.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(2): E221-E228

Lahra M, Enriquez R (2016)

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2015.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(4): E503-E511

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

2015

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)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

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This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2014. 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

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

Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) (2015)

Invasive meningococcal disease: CDNA national guidelines for public health units.

Canberra: Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)

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

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

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

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

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2013: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Royle J, Lambert SB (2015)

Fifty years of immunisation in Australia (1964-2014): the increasing opportunity to prevent diseases.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(1): 16-20

2014

Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E291-E312

Lim FJ, Lehmann D, McLoughlin A, Harrison C, Willis J, Giele C, Keil AD, Moore HC (2014)

Risk factors and comorbidities for invasive pneumococcal disease in Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Pneumonia; 4(2014): 24-34

2013

Abbott P, Menzies R, Davison J, Moore L, Wang H (2013)

Improving immunisation timeliness in Aboriginal children through personalised calendars.

BMC Public Health; 13: 598

Retrieved 20 June 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-598

Australian Department of Health Immunise Australian Program (2013)

National immunisation strategy for Australia 2013-2018.

Canberra: Australia Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Bareja C, Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group (2013)

Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group – quarterly surveillance report.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E175-E178

Chiu C, McIntyre P (2013)

Pneumococcal vaccines – past, present and future.

Australian Prescriber; 36(3): 88-93

Collins DA, Hoskins A, Bowman J, Jones J, Stemberger NA, Richmond PC, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2013)

High nasopharyngeal carriage of non-vaccine serotypes in Western Australian Aboriginal people following 10 years of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination.

PLOS ONE; 8: e82280

Retrieved 3 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082280

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2013)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2011: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Smith-Vaughan HC, Binks MJ, Marsh RL, Kaestli M, Ward L, Hare KM, Pizzutto SJ, Thornton RB, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2013)

Dominance of haemophilus influenzae in ear discharge from Indigenous Australian children with acute otitis media with tympanic membrane perforation.

BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders; 13: 12

Retrieved 8 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6815-13-12

2012

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (2012)

Vaccination uptake among people with chronic respiratory disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Barry C, Krause VL, Cook HM, Menzies RI (2012)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia 2007 and 2008.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(2): E151-E165

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

NT notifications of diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January –31 December 2011 & 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

Pneumovax 23 revaccination guidelines 2012.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 6-7

Fitzgerald T, Masseya PD, Islama F (2012)

Changes in invasive pneumococcal disease serotypes in a regional area of Australia following three years of 7vPCV introduction.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 3(2): 1-6

Hare KM, Cheng AC, Smith-Vaughan H, Chang AC, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2012)

Concordance between nasopharyngeal cultures and pathogens in ear discharge and lower airway specimens from Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Kyd J (2012)

Microbial infection and otitis media.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Lahra MM, Enriquez RP (2012)

Annual report of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(3): E251–E262

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

New South Wales Ministry of Health Communicable Diseases Branch (2012)

Communicable diseases report, NSW, January and February 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 94-98

Sun W, Jacoby P, Riley TV, Bowman J, Leach AJ, Coates H, Weeks S, Cripps A, Lehmann D (2012)

Association between early bacterial carriage and otitis media in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in a semi-arid area of Western Australia: a cohort study.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 12: 366

Retrieved 21 December 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-12-366

Thomsen R, Smyth W, Gardner A, Ketchell J (2012)

Centrelink: an innovative urban intervention for improving adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander access to vaccination.

Healthcare Infection; 17(4): 136-141

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

2011

Flego KL, Truman G, Sheppeard V, Gilmour RE (2011)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in western Sydney, 2002–2010.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 22(12): 219-221

Harvey RM, Stroeher UH, Ogunniyi AD, Smith-Vaughan HC, Leach AJ, Paton JC (2011)

A variable region within the genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae contributes to strain-strain variation in virulence.

PLOS ONE; 6(5): e19650

Retrieved from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0019650

Hull B, Dey A, Mahajan D, Menzies R, McIntyre PB (2011)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2009.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 132-148

Massey PD, Kerry T, Osbourn M, Taylor K, Durrheim DN (2011)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in New South Wales, Australia: reporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status improves epidemiology: surveillance report.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 2(3): 1-4

Massey PD (2011)

Controlling communicable diseases in rural New South Wales: epidemiological research for directing health policy and practice.

Doctor of Public Health thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

NNDSS Writing Group (2011)

Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2009: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 61-131

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 31 December 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 30-31

Williams SR, Mernagh PJ, Lee MHT, Tan JT (2011)

Changing epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Australian children after introduction of a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(3): 116-120

 
Last updated: 12 October 2017
 
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