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2017

Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH) (2017)

Seven actions to achieve a tobacco free Western Australia by 2025.

Perth, WA: Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH)

This document, produced by the Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH) outlines seven actions to achieve a Tobacco Free Western Australia by 2025, which are:

  • funding for comprehensive public education campaigns
  • reduce smoking among Indigenous Australians and disadvantaged groups
  • stronger legislation to prohibit sales to minors
  • reduce tobacco retail licences and increase fees
  • eliminate community exposure to secondhand smoke
  • prohibit remaining forms of advertising and promotion
  • hold the tobacco industry accountable.

The document also outlines a number of steps to assist these actions.

Abstract adapted from ACOSH

Wright A, Lovett R, Roe Y, Richardson A (2017)

Enhancing national data to align with policy objectives: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking prevalence at finer geographic levels.

Australian Health Review; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH16269):

2016

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2016)

Tobacco indicators: measuring midpoint progress: reporting under the National Tobacco Strategy 2012-2018.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

This report presents progress against the outcome indicators listed under part seven of the National tobacco strategy 2012-2018, and an additional six indicators agreed to during the development of the reporting framework.

The indicators are organised across five smoking phases: exposure; uptake; transition; established smoker and cessation. The report also collects data for smoking patterns across population groups, which includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The report aims to assist the Australian Government, states and territories in monitoring progress towards achieving the objectives and targets of the NTS and the National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) benchmarks.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Vujcich D, Rayner M, Allender S, Fitzpatrick R (2016)

When there is not enough evidence and when evidence is not enough: an Australian Indigenous smoking policy study.

Frontiers in Public Health; 4: 228

Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffpubh.2016.00228

This article outlines research which examines how the Rudd Government used evidence in Indigenous tobacco control policy making and explores the facilitators of and barriers to the use of evidence-based policy making.

A Framework Analysis method was used to analyse data collected through a review of primary documents and interviews with senior politicians, senior bureaucrats, government advisors, Indigenous health advocates, and academics.

Research found that government policy design was heavily influenced by the recommendations presented in government authored/commissioned literature reviews. However, many of the cited studies had methodological limitations. In the absence of high-quality evidence, policy makers adopted an approach that recognised a need for action with combining innovative strategies to incorporate evaluation of outcomes.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2015

Brown S, Claydon C (2015)

Tobacco indicators baseline data: reporting under the National Tobacco Strategy 2012–2018.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cancer Australia (2015)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework.

Sydney: Cancer Australia

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework provides guidance for individuals, communities, organisations and governments to address disparities and improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The framework is designed to support national, jurisdictional, regional and local efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer outcomes, including cancer plans and related policies, frameworks and action plans. It sets out priority areas for action with a flexible approach that allows for local context and needs.

The framework covers the full range of cancer control, including cancer prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, palliative care and survivorship; and the policy, systems, research and infrastructure that surround these service areas.

Abstract adapted from Cancer Australia

Davey ME, Hunt JM, Foster R, Couzos S, van der Sterren AE, Sarin J, Thomas DP (2015)

Tobacco control policies and activities in Aboriginal community-controlled health services.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S63-S66

Thomas DP, Briggs VL, Couzos S, Davey ME, Hunt JM, Panaretto KS, van der Sterren AE, Stevens M, Nicholson AK, Borland R (2015)

Research methods of Talking About the Smokes: an international tobacco control policy evaluation project study with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S5-S12

2014

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee (2014)

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee annual report 2014.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

2013

Australian Medical Association (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health report card 2012-2013: the healthy early years - getting the right start in life.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card for 2012-13 focuses on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children. It outlines the current research and evidence on the factors in the early life of Indigenous children may determine health outcomes later in life. It also provides evidence for policies, programs and measures that work to protect them against adverse social and physical conditions in early life. On the basis of that evidence, the 2012-13 report card makes a range of recommendations to governments to improve health and wellbeing in the early years, in the following areas:

  • development of a comprehensive plan for maternal and child services
  • support for families at risk
  • measures to keep children at school
  • strengthening community capacity
  • improving the living environment
  • ensuring better data, research and evaluation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

A priority-driven research agenda for tobacco control in Australia: final report.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Edwards L (2013)

NT chronic conditions prevention and management strategy annual report 2011.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 29-30

Maddox R, Davey R, Cochrane T, Lovett R, van der Sterren A (2013)

Study protocol - Indigenous Australian social networks and the impact on smoking policy and programs in Australia: protocol for a mixed-method prospective study.

BMC Public Health; 13: 879

Retrieved 24 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-879

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2013)

Report on consultations to inform the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy 2013-2018.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Nicholas R, Adams V, Roche A, White M, Battams S (2013)

A literature review to support the development of Australia's alcohol and other drug workforce development strategy.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Nicholas R, Adams V, Roche A, White M, Battams S (2013)

The development of Australia's alcohol and other drug workforce development strategy: a discussion paper.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

SA Health (2013)

Report of the Chief Public Officer: the state of public health for South Australia 2012.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health (2013)

South Australia: a better place to live.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health (2013)

South Australia: a better place to live: summary.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

2012

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2012)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2010-11.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Brady M (2012)

The National Drug Strategy and Indigenous Australians: missed opportunities and future challenges [the James Rankin Oration 2011].

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(6): 747–753

Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate (2012)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2012–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report outlines Western Australia's health priorities for meeting its obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). It builds on the previous Framework (2007 - 2011), and plans to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments over the next five years.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee (2012)

Shadow report 2012 : on Australian governments' progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Melbourne: Oxfam Australia

This report presents the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee's assessment of the Australian Government's progress towards achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality under the Closing the gap strategy. The report is divided into two parts; the first assesses progress against the Council of Australian Government's Closing the gap targets and the implementation of the commitments in the Close the gap statement of intent. The second part of the report describes how the states and territories that are parties to the Close the gap statement of intent are implementing it in their jurisdictions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Grealy C, Kurti L, URBIS (2012)

Closing the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes initiative: evaluation progress report.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

This is the second progress report of the evaluation of the Closing the Gap in Health Outcomes Initiative in Victoria. The evaluation focuses on four key questions:

  • how effectively the initiative has been implemented in Victoria
  • the extent to which the targets have been achieved
  • whether current projects represent the most appropriate, effective and efficient means for achieving these goals
  • the extent to which a community driven approach has been adopted and effective in the regional implementation of the initiative.

Abstract adapted from Victorian Department of Health

Robertson JA, Conigrave KM, Ivers R, Usher K, Clough AR (2012)

Translation of tobacco policy into practice in disadvantaged and marginalized subpopulations: a study of challenges and opportunities in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Health Research Policy and Systems; 10: 23

Retrieved 28 July 2012 from http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/10/1/23/abstract

2011

Cancer Council Victoria (2011)

Plain packaging of tobacco products: a review of the evidence.

Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Northern Territory Emergency Response evaluation report 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Fredericks B, Finlay SM, Briggs L, Adams K, Fletcher G, Andy S, Briggs L, Hall R (2011)

Working up a smoking policy.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(3): 7-9

Aboriginal health progress sheet - Tackling smoking (2011)

Victorian Department of Health

This factsheet was produced by the Victorian Department of Health. It provides a summary of what the Department is doing to tackle smoking in the Victorian Aboriginal community.

Abstract adapted from Victorian Department of Health

2010

National action to reduce Indigenous smoking rates (2010)

Closing the Gap – Indigenous Chronic Disease Department of Health and Ageing

This factsheet provides information on the Tackling Indigenous smoking measure, a national action to reduce Indigenous smoking rates in Australia. The factsheet focuses on:

  • what the Australian Government is doing
  • how the measure will work
  • how this measure will benefit Indigenous Australians
  • who will implement the new approach.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Finance and Deregulation (2010)

Strategic review of Indigenous expenditure.

Canberra: Australian Government

Gray D, Stearne A, Wilson M, Doyle M (2010)

Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions: continuities, changes and areas of greatest need.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Johnston V, Thomas DP (2010)

What works in Indigenous tobacco control? The perceptions of remote Indigenous community members and health staff.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 21(1): 45-50

NSW Health (2010)

Strategic directions for tobacco control in NSW 2011-2016: discussion paper.

Sydney: NSW Health

Snowdon W (2010)

$10.7 million to combat Indigenous smoking.

Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr10-ws-ws015.htm

2009

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (2009)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2008-09.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development

Heart Foundation Northern Territory (2009)

Northern Territory tobacco action plan 2009-2012.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 22

National Drug Strategy (2009)

Australia's National Drug Strategy beyond 2009: consultation paper.

Canberra: National Drug Strategy

Robertson JA, MacLaren DJ, Clough AR (2009)

Should the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee extend the range of free nicotine replacement therapies available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(5): 293

Siggins Miller (2009)

Evaluation and monitoring of the National Drug Strategy 2004-2009.

Canberra: National Drug Strategy

Urbis (2009)

Evaluation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan 2003-2009 (CAP): final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Urbis (2009)

Evaluation of the National Drug Strategy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan 2003-2009: background paper.

Canberra: Drug Strategy Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

2008

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control (2008)

Targeting Indigenous Australians' smoking rates [policy brief].

Melbourne: Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (2008)

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Drug Strategic Framework annual report 2006–07 to the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy.

Canberra: Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy

Sanders JM, Rissel C (2008)

Good progress in tobacco control in NSW.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 19(3-4): 45-46

Tobacco Working Group (2008)

Tobacco control in Australia: making smoking history.

Canberra: National Preventative Health Taskforce, Australia

 
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