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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

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

Chamberlain C, O'Mara-Eves A, Porter J, Coleman T, Perlen SM, Thomas J, McKenzie JE (2017)

Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 2017(2): CD001055

Retrieved 14 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub5

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2017)

Closing the Gap Prime Minister's report 2017.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This publication is the ninth Closing the Gap report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. Over the long-term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of the outcomes set by COAG. While many successes are being achieved locally, at a national level, only one of the seven closing the gap targets is on track to be achieved this year. The report highlights that it is a shared responsibility of all governments to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in order to meet the Closing the Gap targets. The report covers:

  • appreciating our national culture
  • infancy and early childhood
  • education
  • employment
  • economic development
  • healthy lives
  • safe and strong communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Nicholson A, Borland R, Bennet P, Davey M, Sarin J, Van der Sterren A, Stevens M, Thomas D (2017)

The effect of pack warning labels on quitting and related thoughts and behaviours in a national cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; Advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw396):

2016

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2016)

Tackling smoking: standing together to raise awareness and support tackling smoking initiatives within our community.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

This report details the progress of the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia's (SA) progress in tackling smoking initiatives throughout 2016. The report is a celebration of accomplishments and it includes personal stories and photographs from various community initiatives. There is also a focus on what needs to be done to tackle smoking in SA's Aboriginal communities in the future. Some of the specific items reported on include:

  • Puyu Blaster campaign
  • international developments in tackling smoking
  • mothers and babies and smoking
  • harms of smoking
  • where to get help.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Arjunan P, Poder N, Welsh K, Bellear L, Heathcote J, Wright D, Millen E, Spinks M, Williams M, Wen LM (2016)

Smoking among Aboriginal adults in Sydney, Australia.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 27(1): 66-69

Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Clausen D, Blackwell CC, Pringle KG, Attia J, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Rae KM (2016)

A cohort of Indigenous Australian women and their children through pregnancy and beyond: the Gomeroi gaaynggal study.

Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; FirstView(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S204017441600009X): 1-12

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication presents results of the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The survey was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides broad, self-reported information across key areas of social interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primarily at the national level and by remoteness. Topics include language and culture, social networks and support, health, education, work, access to services, crime and justice, housing and financial stress. Supporting summary tables provide an overview for different population groups and selected themes.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

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 Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australia's health 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Children's headline indicators [interactive data portal].

Retrieved 2016 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/chi/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Chronic disease risk factors.

Retrieved 19 April 2016 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/chronic-diseases/risk-factors/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Healthy Communities: tobacco smoking rates across Australia, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Boucher J, Konkle ATM (2016)

Understanding inequalities of maternal smoking - bridging the gap with adapted intervention strategies.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 13(3): 1-16

Castles S, Wainer Z, Jayasekara H (2016)

Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 22(3): 190-197

Chapple K, Kowanko I, Harvey P, Chong A, Battersby M (2016)

'Imagine if I gave up smoking ...': a qualitative exploration of Aboriginal participants' perspectives of a self-management pilot training intervention.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 22(2): 147-152

Fredericks B, Longbottom M, McPhail-Bell K, Worner F (2016)

Dead or deadly report: Waminda Aboriginal Women's Health Service.

Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University

This report discusses the health and wellbeing issues experienced by Indigenous women living in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales and examines the Dead or Deadly program made available to local Indigenous women by the Waminda South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation.

The report covers the following topics:

  • introduction to the study area of Shoalhaven
  • introduction to the Dead or Deadly program
  • research - methodology and data anaylsis
  • strengths of Shoalhaven Indigenous women
  • impacts of Dead or Deadly
  • limitations, conclusion and recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gould GS, Stevenson LC, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2016)

Cultural challenges when developing anti-tobacco messages for Indigenous Australians.

Health Promotion International; Advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daw072):

Gould GS, Watt K, West R, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2016)

Can smoking initiation contexts predict how adult Aboriginal smokers assess their smoking risks? A cross-sectional study using the 'Smoking Risk Assessment Target'.

BMJ Open; 6(7): e010722

Retrieved 7 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010722

Hefler M, Hopkins R, Thomas DP (2016)

Successes and unintended consequences of the Northern Territory’s smoke-free prisons policy: results from a process evaluation.

Public Health Research & Practice; 26(2): 1-8

Joubert BR, Felix JF, Yousefi P, Bakulski KM, Just AC, Breton C, Reese SE, Markunas CA, Richmond RC, Xu C-J, Küpers LK, Oh SS, Hoyo C, Gruzieva O, Söderhäll C, Salas LA, Baïz N, Zhang H, Lepeule J, Ruiz C, Ligthart S, Wang T, Taylor JA, Duijts L, Sharp GC, Jankipersadsing SA, Nilsen RM, Vaez A, Fallin MD, Hu D, Litonjua AA, Fuemmeler BF, Huen K, Kere J, Kull I, Munthe-Kaas MC, Gehring U, Bustamante M, Saurel-Coubizolles MJ, Quraishi BM, Ren J, Tost J, Gonzalez JR, Peters MJ, Håberg SE, Xu Z, van Meurs JB, Gaunt TR, Kerkhof M, Corpeleijn E, Feinberg AP, Eng C, Baccarelli AA, Neelon SEB, Bradman A, Merid SK, Bergström A, Herceg Z, Hernandez-Vargas H, Brunekreef B, Pinart M, Heude B, Ewart S, Yao J, Lemonnier N, Franco OH, Wu MC, Hofman A, McArdle W, Van der Vlies P, Falahi F, Gillman MW, Barcellos LF, Kumar A, Wickman M, Guerra S, Charles M-A, Holloway J, Auffray C, Tiemeier HW, Smith GD, Postma D, Hivert M-F, Eskenazi B, Vrijheid M, Arshad H, Antó JM, Dehghan A, Karmaus W, Annesi-Maesano I, Sunyer J, Ghantous A, Pershagen G, Holland N, Murphy SK, DeMeo DL, Burchard EG, Ladd-Acosta C, Snieder H, Nystad W, Koppelman GH, Relton CL, Jaddoe VWV, Wilcox A, Melén E, London SJ (2016)

DNA methylation in newborns and maternal smoking in pregnancy: genome-wide consortium meta-analysis.

American Journal of Human Genetics; Online Now(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.02.019): 1-65

KidsQuit (2016)

KidsQuit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Sydney: Kids Health Children's Hospital at Westmead

Minichiello A, Lefkowitz ARF, Firestone M, Smylie JK, Schwartz R (2016)

Effective strategies to reduce commercial tobacco use in Indigenous communities globally: a systematic review.

BMC Public Health; 16: 21

Retrieved 11 January 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2645-x

Moghbel N, Ryu B, Cabot PJ, Ratsch A, Steadman KJ (2016)

In vitro cytotoxicity of Nicotiana gossei leaves, used in the Australian Aboriginal smokeless tobacco known as pituri or mingkulpa.

Toxicology Letters; 254(July 2016): 45-51

Morrissey H, Ball P, Boland M, Hefler M, Thomas DP (2016)

Constituents of smoke from cigarettes made from diverted nicotine replacement therapy patches.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 35(2): 206-211

Pateman K, Ford P, Fitzgerald L, Mutch A, Yuke K, Bonevski B, Gartner C (2016)

Stuck in the catch 22: attitudes towards smoking cessation among populations vulnerable to social disadvantage.

Addiction; 111(6): 1048-1056

Paul C, Bonevski B, Twyman L, D'Este C, Siahpush M, Guillaumier A, Bryant J, Fradgley E, Palazzi K (2016)

The 'price signal' for health care is loud and clear: a cross-sectional study of self-reported access to health care by disadvantaged Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(2): 132-137

Skinner A, Havard A, Tran DT, Jorm LR (2016)

Access to subsidized smoking cessation medications by Australian smokers aged 45 years and older: a population-based cohort study.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; Advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw202):

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016: overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides an overview of the full report on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. The report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

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

World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016 (2016)

World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016 presentations.

Paper presented at the World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016. 12-14 April 2016, Brisbane

2015

Australian Council on Smoking and Health (2015)

Indigenous smoking pre-conference meeting report 19th October 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Council on Smoking and Health

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This is the fifth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It includes 68 key measures under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including environmental factors, socioeconomic factors, community capacity, health behaviours and person-related behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses, is the fifth in a series of reports against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework which are published every two years. This report provides information on a range of measures of health status, determinants of health and the health system performance relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Detailed tables to support the analysis presented in this report are provided.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014: data tables.

Retrieved 11 June 2015 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous-data/health-performance-framework/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the health and welfare of Australia's Indigenous population, presenting the latest information on a range of topics including key demographic and economic characteristics, factors that influence health, main conditions causing ill health and mortality, life expectancy and mortality patterns, service use, and health and welfare expenditure. Some of the links between education, employment and health are also explored, as are links between selected risk factors and health. The report places a particular emphasis on describing differences among Indigenous Australians that are associated with living in very remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brown S, Claydon C (2015)

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

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

Charles J (2015)

An evaluation and comprehensive guide to successful Aboriginal health promotion.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 16(1)

Retrieved 15 February 2016 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/an-evaluation-and-comprehensive-guide-to-successful-aboriginal-health-promotion/

Couzos S, Nicholson AK, Hunt JM, Davey ME, May JK, Bennet PT, Westphal DW, Thomas DP (2015)

Talking About The Smokes: a large-scale, community-based participatory research project.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S13-S19

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

Glover M, Kira A, Johnston V, Walker N, Brown N, Thomas D (2015)

Australian and New Zealand Indigenous mothers' report respect for smoking bans in homes.

Women and Birth; 28(1): 1-7

Gould GS, Watt K, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2015)

Using the risk behaviour diagnosis scale to understand Australian Aboriginal smoking – a cross-sectional validation survey in regional New South Wales.

Preventive Medicine Reports; 2: 4-9

Nicholson AK, Borland R, Sarin J, Wallace S, van der Sterren AE, Stevens M, Thomas DP (2015)

Recall of anti-tobacco advertising and information, warning labels and news stories in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S67-S72

Noble NE, Paul CL, Turner N, Blunden SV, Oldmeadow C, Turon HE (2015)

A cross-sectional survey and latent class analysis of the prevalence and clustering of health risk factors among people attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

BMC Public Health; 15: 666

Retrieved 15 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2015-8

Northern Territory PHN (2015)

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health key performance indicator report for period July 01 2014 To June 30 2015.

Darwin: Northern Territory PHN

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth & Peel edition.

7th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The seventh edition of the Western Australian (WA) Indigenous storybook is about harmony; a concept that can be related to Australian Indigenous culture. The previous WA Indigenous storybooks have showcased many stories that demonstrate how Australian Aboriginal people live in harmony with nature and how harmony and spirituality are so closely aligned. The current edition is no different. It features a number of stories that talk about harmony and connections to land and culture. As a metropolitan focused edition, this storybook also emphasises the harmonies and connections between people and services, and highlights the importance of keeping culture strong in the city. Topics covered include:

  • tobacco use - smoking cessation
  • youth programs
  • cultural ways
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • women's health
  • infant health - Sudden infant death syndrome
  • healing
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • family violence
  • health promotion
  • social determinants - employment and education
  • arts and culture.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Reeve C, Humphreys J, Wakerman J, Carter M, Carroll V, Reeve D (2015)

Strengthening primary health care: achieving health gains in a remote region of Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(9): 483-487

Robertson J, Stevenson L, Usher K, Devine S, Clough A (2015)

A review of trends in Indigenous Australian tobacco research (from 2004 to 2013), its associated outputs and evidence of research translation.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 17(8): 1039-1048

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015, volume E: Health.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Taplin S, Richmond G, McArthur M (2015)

Identifying alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: outcomes for women, their partners and their children.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Thomas D (2015)

Talking About The Smokes.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202 Supplement(10):

Talking About The Smokes (TATS) was a large national research project that aimed to better understand the pathways to smoking and quitting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to evaluate what works in assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to quit smoking.The project was a collaboration between research institutions and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs).

This supplement published in the Medical Journal of Australia brings together the results of the project in one publication.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas DP, Bennet PT, Briggs VL, Couzos S, Hunt JM, Panaretto KS, Stevens M, Borland R (2015)

Smoking cessation advice and non-pharmacological support in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers and ex-smokers.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S73-S77

Thomas DP, Davey ME, Panaretto KS, Hunt JM, Stevens M, van der Sterren AE (2015)

Smoking among a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service staff.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S85-S89

Thomas DP, Panaretto KS, Stevens M, Bennet PT, Borland R (2015)

Smoke-free homes and workplaces of a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S33-S38

Tsourtos G, Ward PR, Lawn S, Winefield AH, Hersh D, Coveney J (2015)

Is resilience relevant to smoking abstinence for Indigenous Australians?.

Health Promotion International; 30(1): 64-76

2014

Stewart B, Wild CP, eds. (2014)

World cancer report 2014.

Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2014)

The ATRAC Framework: a strategic framework for Aboriginal tobacco resistance and control in NSW.

Sydney: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy (2014)

Australian Drug Foundation

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

Campbell MA, Finlay S, Lucas K, Neal N, Williams R (2014)

Kick the habit: a social marketing campaign by Aboriginal communities in NSW.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(4): 327-333

Cancer Australia (2014)

Cancer Australia strategic plan 2014-2019.

Sydney: Cancer Australia

Cancer Institute NSW (2014)

Aboriginal Smoking and Health Survey: key findings.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

Cancer Institute NSW (2014)

Lung cancer in NSW: the facts.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

COAG Reform Council (2014)

Indigenous reform 2012-13: five years of performance.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

The National Indigenous reform agreement signed in 2009 set out six outcome based reform targets to address Indigenous disadvantage and 'close the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This publication reports on the six Closing the gap targets which include:

  • closing the life expectancy within a generation (by 2031)
  • halving the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade (by 2018)
  • ensuring all Indigenous four year olds in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years (by 2013)
  • halving the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade (by 2018)
  • halving the gap for Indigenous people aged 20-24 in year 12 or equivalent attainment rates (by 2020)
  • halving the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade (by 2018).

Data for this report comes from surveys and administrative collections. The report considers if Indigenous outcomes have improved over the five years since 2008, the areas of concern and recommendations.

Abstract adapted from COAG Reform Council

Cosh S, Hawkins K, Skaczkowski G, Copley D, Bowden J (2014)

Tobacco use among urban Aboriginal Australian young people: a qualitative study of reasons for smoking, barriers to cessation and motivators for smoking cessation.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY13157):

Gould GS, Watt K, McEwen A, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2014)

Validation of risk assessment scales and predictors of intentions to quit smoking in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a cross-sectional survey protocol.

BMJ Open; 4(6): e004887

Retrieved 5 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004887

Gould GS, Watt K, Stevenson L, McEwen A, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2014)

Developing anti-tobacco messages for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: evidence from a national cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 14: 250

Retrieved 13 March 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-250

Gould GS (2014)

Exploring the barriers and enablers to smoking cessation in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with the behaviour change wheel.

Australasian Epidemiologist; 21(2): 31-35

Gould GS (2014)

Making salient messages for Indigenous tobacco control.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University:

Gray D, Stearne A, Bonson M, Wilkes ET, Butt J, Wilson M (2014)

Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol, tobacco and other drugs treatment service sector: harnessing good intentions.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

Guillaumier A, Bonevski C, Paul C, D'Este C, Doran C, Siahpush M (2014)

Paying the price: a cross-sectional survey of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' responses to hypothetical cigarette price rises.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 33(2): 177–185

Harvard A, Jorm LR, Lujic S (2014)

Risk adjustment for smoking Identified through tobacco use diagnoses in hospital data: a validation study.

PLOS ONE; 9(4): e95029

Retrieved 15 April 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0095029

Hoekzema L, Buning AW, Bonevsk B, Wolke L, Wong S, Drinkwater P, Stewart K, George J (2014)

Smoking rates and smoking cessation preferences of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of two large Australian maternity hospitals.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(1): 53-58

Hutchinson M, Joyce A (2014)

Western Australia’s mothers and babies, 2011: twenty-ninth annual report of the Western Australian midwives’ notification system.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Maddox R, Comfort J (2014)

Smoke-free policy catalysts, development, implementation and maintenance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community settings.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2014(2): 85-93

Marley JV, Atkinson D, Kitaura T, Nelson C, Gray D, Metcalf S, Maguire GP (2014)

The Be our ally beat smoking (BOABS) study, a randomised controlled trial of an intensive smoking cessation intervention in a remote Aboriginal Australian health care setting.

BMC Public Health; 14: 32

Retrieved 13 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-32

Noble NE, Paul CL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Blunden SV, Stewart JM, Conigrave KM (2014)

A cross-sectional survey assessing the acceptability and feasibility of self-report electronic data collection about health risks from patients attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; 14: 34

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6947-14-34

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee (2014)

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee annual report 2014.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Orima Research (2014)

National tobacco campaign – more targeted approach & break the chain: campaign evaluation.

Canberra: Quit Now, Australian Department of Health

The aim of this study was to reduce smoking prevalence among high-need and hard to reach tobacco use cohorts. The study involved:

  • media campaigns
  • evaluation
  • survey.

The study concluded that ongoing opportunities for social communication and advertising can achieve behavioural change in cohorts that smoke. The study sampled a number of cohorts including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is an initiative of Quit Now, Australian Department of Health and Orima Research.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (2014)

QAIHC external report 3 : Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services Clinical Excellence (ACE program).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Smoking cessation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources (2014)

Queensland Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network

The Smoking cessation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources are designed to send a message to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander about the dangers of smoking, and also of the positive health impacts on the lives of those who stop smoking. The resources include:

  • a non-smoking poster for adults
  • a cultural non-smoking painting/poster for females
  • a cultural non-smoking painting/poster for males
  • and a cultural non-smoking painting/poster for children.

The resources are collated by the Queensland Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network

Robertson J (2014)

Steps towards reducing high rates of tobacco use in remote Aboriginal communities.

Professional Doctorate (Research) thesis, James Cook University:

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Thursfield V, Giles G, Farrugia H (2014)

Cancer in Victoria: statistics & trends 2013.

Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria

Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J (2014)

Perceived barriers to smoking cessation in selected vulnerable groups: a systematic review of the qualitative and quantitative literature.

BMJ Open; 4(12): e006414

Retrieved 22 December 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006414

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a multicriteria decision analysis.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a rapid review of the literature.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: executive summary.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: stakeholder consultation.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

2013

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Smoking and quitting smoking among prisoners in Australia: 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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)

National preventive health research strategy: 2013-2018.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

State of preventive health 2013.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Budden L (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders tobacco smoking: tackling the challenge.

Australian Nursing Journal; 21(1): 43

Dawson AP, Cargo M, Stewart H, Chong A, Daniel M (2013)

Identifying multi-level culturally appropriate smoking cessation strategies for Aboriginal health staff: a concept mapping approach.

Health Education Research; 28(1): 31-45

Dawson GM, Noller JM, Skinner JC (2013)

Models of smoking cessation brief interventions in oral health.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 131-134

Gould G (2013)

Making ‘Blow Away the Smokes' DVD for Indigenous smokers - the journey and lessons learnt.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health Conference: Strong Commitment. Bright Future.. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide Convention Centre

Gould GS, McEwen A, Watters T, Clough AR, van der Zwan R (2013)

Should anti-tobacco media messages be culturally targeted for Indigenous populations? A systematic review and narrative synthesis.

Tobacco Control; 22(4): e7

Gould GS (2013)

A snapshot of the development of anti-tobacco messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – report from an Australian national survey.

Cairns: James Cook University

This publication reports on a national survey to determine current practices used in the development of tobacco control messages by organisations in Australia providing anti-tobacco programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Forty-seven people from 44 different organisations including Aboriginal medical services, government and non-government organisations, and universities were interviewed about their programs.

This study aimed to fill an important knowledge gap in the way messages and accompanying resources are being produced and disseminated. Analysis of the data gained from the survey will enable contributions towards making future recommendations for best practice. The authors recommend refinement of evaluation, pre-empting cultural challenges, and synergy by partnerships to achieve the goal of closing the gap on Indigenous health caused by tobacco smoking.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Jenner L, Lee N (2013)

Screening for substance use and related issues by specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment and support services in the ACT: discussion paper.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Johnston L, Doyle J, Morgan B, Atkinson-Briggs S, Firebrace B, Marika M, Reilly R, Cargo M, Riley T, Rowley K (2013)

A review of programs that targeted environmental determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(8): 3518-3542

Johnston V, Thomas D, Westphal D, Earnshaw C (2013)

Starting to smoke: experiences of Indigenous youth.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

This report documents the methodology, findings and conclusions of the Starting to smoke research project. The aim of the project was to explore the reasons young Indigenous people in the Northern Territory start smoking as well as the protective factors which prevent smoking. Young people aged 13-20 years of age were recruited from urban and remote communities to participate in one-on-one and group interviews.

A particular focus of the project was on the social and cultural processes that influence smoking uptake in this group. Based on the project's findings, the report makes recommendations regarding future smoking prevention initiatives. The project was carried out in the Northern Territory across two sites: one in Darwin and one in a remote community in Arnhem Land.

Abstract adapted from Lowitja Institute

Malseed C (2013)

Deadly Choices health promotion initiative evaluation report: January 1 - December 31, 2013.

Brisbane: Deadly Choices

Mendelsohn CP, Gould GS (2013)

Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008 [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(9): 479

Paul CL, Turon H, Bonevski B, Bryant J, McElduff P (2013)

A cross-sectional survey of experts' opinions about the relative effectiveness of tobacco control strategies for the general population versus disadvantaged groups: what do we choose in the absence of evidence?.

BMC Public Health; 13: 1144

Retrieved 8 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1144

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Mid-West / Pilbara edition.

3rd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia's third edition of the WA Indigenous storybook has compiled a collection of positive stories that celebrate the achievements of Indigenous people in the Midwest and Pilbara regions of Western Australia (WA). The 13 diverse stories in the third edition highlight and address issues affecting Indigenous people and communities across the two regions and discuss topics about leadership, environmental health, community gardens and employment, the importance of language and personal journeys.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Lung cancer: know how to stay strong (2013)

Queensland Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network, Lung Foundation Australia, Cancer Australia

The resource provides information on lung cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The flipchart's main aim is to describe:

  • what is cancer
  • lung cancer
  • risks for lung cancer
  • side effects of lung cancer
  • lung cancer tests and diagnosis
  • staging of lung cancer
  • lung cancer treatment
  • benefits of treatment
  • possible side effects of treatment, surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy 
  • health of the family.

Abstract from Queensland Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network, Lung Foundation Australia, Cancer Australia

Richmond RL, Indig D, Butler TG, Wilhelm KA, Archer VA, Wodak AD (2013)

Smoking and other drug characteristics of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal prisoners in Australia.

Journal of Addiction; 2013: 516342

Retrieved 10 March 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/516342

Robertson J, Pointing BS, Stevenson L, Clough AR (2013)

"We made the rule, we have to stick to it": towards effective management of environmental tobacco smoke in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(10): 4944-4966

Rodgers M (2013)

Creating successful anti-tobacco programs for Aboriginal communities.

intouch; 30(2): 1-2

Stevenson LC, Bohanna I, Robertson JA, Clough AR (2013)

Aboriginal people in remote communities in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) restrict their smoking in some environments: implications for developing and implementing interventions to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 627–630

Thomas DP, Ferguson M, Johnston V, Brimblecombe J (2013)

Impact and perceptions of tobacco tax increase in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 15(6): 1099-1106

Thomas DP (2013)

Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008 [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(9): 479

Thompson M (2013)

The health worker smoking study: Indigenous health workers' personal use of tobacco and its impact on their ability to provide smoking cessation interventions.

Master of Science thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

2012

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2012)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2010-11.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

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

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the fourth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Bell J (2012)

No smokes project: summative evaluation report: findings from qualitative focus groups.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

Bonevski B, Baker A (2012)

Tobacco smoking as a social justice issue: advances in research [editorial].

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 599-601

Cancer Institute NSW (2012)

Aboriginal Quitline Enhancement Project: qualitative research report.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

Carson KV, Brinn MP, Peters M, Veale A, Esterman AJ, Smith BJ (2012)

Interventions for smoking cessation in Indigenous populations.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 2012(1): CD009046

Retrieved 18 January 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009046.pub2

Smoking in Indigenous communities around the world (2012)

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

This factsheet provides information on smoking rates among Indigenous people in Canada, New Zealand, United States of America and Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

What do we know about the success of social marketing in tobacco control? (2012)

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

This resource includes information on:

  • social marketing
  • effectiveness of social marketing in tobacco control
  • mainstream social marketing campaigns effectiveness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • what is likely to work in anti-tobacco social marketing for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Cosh S, Maksimovic L, Ettridge K, Copley D, Bowden J (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander utilisation of the Quitline service for smoking cessation in South Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(2): 113-118

Dawson AP, Cargo M, Stewart H, Chong A, Daniel M (2012)

Aboriginal Health Workers experience multilevel barriers to quitting smoking: a qualitative study.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 11(27): 1-21

Degenhardt L, Hall W (2012)

Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, and their contribution to the global burden of disease.

The Lancet; 379(9810): 55-70

Hoad V, Hayward C (2012)

Student Aboriginal health worker smoking: findings from a training college in Western Australia [letters].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 296-297

Johnston V, Westphal DW, Earnshzaw C, Thomas DP (2012)

Starting to smoke: a qualitative study of the experiences of Australian Indigenous youth.

BMC Public Health; 12: 963

Retrieved 10 November 2012 from

Joyce A, Hutchinson M (2012)

Western Australia's mothers and babies, 2010: twenty-eighth annual report of the Western Australian Midwives' Notification System.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Li M, McDermott R, D'Onise K, Leonard D (2012)

Folate status and health behaviours in two Australian Indigenous populations in north Queensland.

Public Health Nutrition; 15(10): 1959-1965

Mental Health Drugs and Regions Division (2012)

The Victorian drug statistics handbook: patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2009 to June 2010.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2012)

NACCHO Talking about the smokes project Dr Mark Wenitong: why your health service should be involved.

: NACCHOTV

Dr Mark Wenitong from the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (NACCHO) discusses the new project, Talking about the smokes. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services are encouraged to be involved and contribute to good policy and program development on reducing tobacco use among for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Newslines Radio (2012)

stop smoking: newslines radio.

Retrieved 23 April 2012 from http://www.indigenous.gov.au/radio/newslines-radio-stop-smoking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=newslines-radio-stop-smoking

This webpage contains the audio program and transcript of an April 2012 Newslines Radio episode, on the topic of smoking among Indigenous people. The episode focuses on the nationwide push to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to stop smoking or to not take up smoking in the first place. The National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Tom Calma, is interviewed on the issue, along with regional tobacco coordinators and health workers.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous.gov.au

Paul CL, Bonevski B, Turon HE, Bryant J (2012)

The balancing act: experts' opinions about the relative resourcing of tobacco control efforts for the general population versus disadvantaged populations.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 602–607

Pinto P (2012)

No smokes: it's deadly.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 2-3

Queensland Health (2012)

The health of Queenslanders 2012: advancing good health. Fourth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Ross L (2012)

Tobacco.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 105-126

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on tobacco, including:

  • tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • tobacco's effect on the body
  • how to recognise nicotine dependence
  • how to recognise nicotine withdrawal
  • how to assess a client who smokes tobacco
  • how to help a client quit smoking tobacco
  • medicines that may help with quitting
  • using a carbon monoxide monitor when helping clients to quit smoking
  • how to reduce the harms of passive smoking.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Scollo MM, Winstanley MH (2012)

Tobacco in Australia: facts and issues (4th ed.).

Retrieved 2012 from http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Teesson M, Newton NC, Barrett EL (2012)

Australian school-based prevention programs for alcohol and other drugs: a systematic review.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(6): 731–736

Thomas DP, Bond L (2012)

The tobacco industry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 24-26

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

Trzesinski A (2012)

The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet's tobacco use web resource.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 8-9

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

2011

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey was conducted between late-April and early-September 2010. This was the 10th survey in a series which began in 1985, and was the fifth to be managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). More than 26,000 people aged 12 years or older participated in the survey, in which they were asked about their knowledge of and attitudes towards drugs, their drug consumption histories, and related behaviours. Most of the analysis presented is of people aged 14 years or older, so that results can be compared with previous reports.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Drugs in Australia 2010: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Headline indicators for children's health, development and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Review of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Cadilhac DA, Magnus A, Sheppard L, Cumming TB, Pearce DC, Carter R (2011)

The societal benefits of reducing six behavioural risk factors: an economic modelling study from Australia.

BMC Public Health; 11: 483

Retrieved 21 June 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/483

Cancer Council Victoria (2011)

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

Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria

Child and Adolescent Community Health (2011)

Health and wellbeing profile of young Western Australians.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Doyle M, Butler T, Stevens C (2011)

The National Summit on Tobacco Smoking in Prison: Australian National University, Canberra, August 2010 - an Aboriginal perspective.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(3): 10-12

Hearn S, Nancarrow H, Rose M, Massi L, Wise M, Conigrave K, Barnes I, Bauman A (2011)

Evaluating NSW SmokeCheck: a culturally specific smoking cessation training program for health professionals working in Aboriginal health.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 22(3): 189-195

Mental Health Drugs and Regions Division (2011)

The Victorian drug statistics handbook: patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2008 to June 2009.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Northern Territory tobacco control act (2011)

Northern Territory Government

Passey ME, Gale JT, Sanson-Fisher RW (2011)

"Its almost expected": rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: a qualitative study.

BMC Women's Health; 11: 55

Retrieved 9 December 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6874-11-55.pdf

Platt L (2011)

Exploring the disparity in tobacco use between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Stanford Service in Global Health; 3(1): 31-34

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2011)

Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals [updated July 2014].

Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

This health practice resource is as an evidence-based resource for health professionals working in a variety of contexts.

The resource links the most current and informed smoking cessation advice to the various services offered by quitlines in each Australian state and territory. It also aims to build on the momentum of public health policies, such as the introduction of tobacco-related taxes, restrictions of smoking in public places and guidelines for plain packaging.

Topics include:

  • the 5 As structure for smoking cessation
  • pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
  • behavioural and advice-based support for smoking cessation
  • recommendations specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers
  • other issues around smoking, including pregnancy mental illness and incarcerated smokers.

The resource is not specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, although it contains significant content related to the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians, through tobacco cessation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Report on government services 2011: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Thomas DP, Fitz JW, Johnston V, Townsend J, Kneebone W (2011)

Wholesale data for surveillance of Australian Aboriginal tobacco consumption in the Northern Territory.

Tobacco Control; 20(4): 291-295

Thompson M, Robertson J, Clough A (2011)

A review of the barriers preventing Indigenous Health Workers delivering tobacco interventions to their communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 47–53

 
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