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2017

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This latest Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status provides an up-to-date, plain language summary of the health of Indigenous people. It includes Indigenous-specific information on:

  • population
  • births
  • deaths
  • common health problems
  • health risk and protective factors.

The Summary has been prepared by the HealthInfoNet as part of its effort to help 'close the gap' by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The Summary aims to make this information available to all people, including those without a specialised knowledge of the health field. The HealthInfoNet makes relevant high quality knowledge and information readily accessible to policy makers, health service providers, program managers, clinicians, researchers and the general community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) 2016 key findings.

Retrieved 1 June 2017 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/alcohol-and-other-drugs/data-sources/ndshs-2016/key-findings/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Thomas DP, Davey ME, Panaretto KS, van der Sterren AE (2017)

Cannabis use among two national samples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco smokers.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12609):

2016

Indig D, Frewen A, Moore E (2016)

Predictors and correlates of re-incarceration among Australian young people in custody.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 49(1): 73-89

2015

Australian Crime Commission (2015)

Illicit drug data report 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Crime Commission

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2013 - 14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information about publicly funded alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in Australia for 2013-14. It includes data on:

  • the number of treatment episodes
  • characteristics of clients
  • drugs of concern
  • types of treatment.

Information on the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients seeking treatment is included.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bryant J, Ward J, Wand H, Byron K, Bamblett A, Waples-Crowe P, Betts S, Coburn T, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Kaldor J, Pitts M (2015)

Illicit and injecting drug use among Indigenous young people in urban, regional and remote Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12320):

Coghlan S, Gannoni A, Goldsmid S, Patterson E, Willis M (2015)

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2013–14 report on drug use among police detainees.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Doyle MF, Butler TG, Shakeshaft A, Guthrie J, Reekie J, Schofield PW (2015)

Alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men entering prison in New South Wales.

Health & Justice; 3: 15

Retrieved 11 August 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40352-015-0027-1

Lawrence CG (2015)

Influences on food and lifestyle choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: an Aboriginal perspective.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Lee KSK, Sukavatvibul K, Conigrave KM (2015)

Cannabis use and violence in three remote Aboriginal Australian communities: analysis of clinic presentations.

Transcultural Psychiatry; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363461515589047):

2014

Australian Crime Commission (2014)

Illicit drug data report 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Crime Commission

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Maher CM, Spurling GK, Askew DA (2014)

Health and well-being of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at their first antenatal visit: a cross-sectional study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(1): 88–90

Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este CA, Stirling JM (2014)

Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use during pregnancy: clustering of risks.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 134(1): 44–50

2013

Victorian Department of Health (2013)

Closing the Gap – Koolin Balit: Aboriginal health: 2011 update: regional data.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

2012

Australian Crime Commission (2012)

Illicit drug data report 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Crime Commission

Bohanna I, Clough AR (2012)

Cannabis use in Cape York Indigenous communities: high prevalence, mental health impacts and the desire to quit.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(4): 580–584

Clough AR, Jacups S, Robertson J, Rogerson B, Graham V (2012)

Listening to what Indigenous people in remote communities say about alcohol restrictions and cannabis use: “Good thing that the alcohol's gone, but the gunja has kept going” [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(5):

Heffernan E, Anderson K, Dev A (2012)

Inside Out: the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Howard J, Alperstein D, Cox S, Zorz H, – LINC Owen Smith (2012)

Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

This edition of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) bulletin provides information on the Young men and yarndi program, a camp run in New South Wales that provides young Indigenous men with information about cannabis. This report provides information on:

  • the rationale for the program
  • the theoretical underpinnings of the program
  • the aims of the program
  • how the program is operated
  • lessons learned from the program.

This report also includes the slides of a Power point presentation about the Young men and yarndi program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Howard J, Butt J, Wright T, Norberg M, Copeland J, Wilkes T (2012)

Raising awareness about cannabis, its use and impact on health and wellbeing among Indigenous Australians.

Randwick, NSW: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

White V, Bariola E (2012)

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011.

Canberra: Drug Strategy Branch, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

 
Last updated: 14 February 2018
 
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