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National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition

Posted on: 6 June, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 2, April 2012 – June 2012
Related to Cardiovascular health Ear health Eye health Immunisation Infectious conditions Injury Oral health Respiratory health Health promotion Adolescents Infants and young children Older people Physical activity Illicit drug use

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2012)
National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition
South Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition provides an up-to-date, evidence-based national resource created to help all health professionals delivering primary health care to Indigenous people. The use of this guide my help to prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote health. This guide contains Indigenous-specific information on:

  • lifestyle factors (including smoking, overweight/obesity, physical activity, and alcohol)
  • health among specific populations (child health, adolescent health, and the health of older people)
  • chronic conditions (cardiovascular health, rheumatic heart disease, respiratory health, kidney health, diabetes, and cancer)
  • infections conditions (sexual health and bloodborne viruses)
  • other health conditions (oral health, eye health, ear health, and mental health).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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