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This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Socio-demographic factors drive regional differences in participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – an ecological analysis

13 November, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 4, October 2017 – December 2017  Cancer  

Sun J, March S, Ireland MJ, Crawford-Williams F, Goodwin B, Hyde MK, Chambers SK, Aitken JF, Dunn J (2017) Socio-demographic factors drive regional differences in participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – an ecological analysis Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view


Bowel Screening: Don’t Delay

This website aims to raise awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities about the bowel screening test. A simple test can help find changes in the bowel long before any symptoms occur. People aged between 50 and 74 are sent a free bowel screening test in the mail under the National Bowel Cancer […]


Aboriginal health in South Australia: 2017 case study

Health Performance Council (2017) Aboriginal health in South Australia: 2017 case study Adelaide: Government of South Australia


Identifying research priorities to improve cancer control for Indigenous Australians

23 October, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 4, October 2017 – December 2017  Cancer  

Morris BA, Anderson K, Cunningham J, Garvey G (2017) Identifying research priorities to improve cancer control for Indigenous Australians Public Health Research & Practice; 27(4): e2741735 Retrieved October 2017 from https://doi.org/10.17061/phrp2741735


BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2014-2015

16 October, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 4, October 2017 – December 2017  Cancer  Women  

Tanevska B, Budd A, Rompotis C, Harvey J (2017) BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2014-2015 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Perspectives of Aboriginal women on participation in mammographic screening: a step towards improving services

Pilkington L, Haigh MM, Durey A, Katzenellenbogen JM, Thompson SC (2017) Perspectives of Aboriginal women on participation in mammographic screening: a step towards improving services BMC Public Health; 17: 697 Retrieved 11 September 2017 from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4701-1


Culture is healing: the making of a possum skin cloak

Breast Cancer Network Australia (2017) Culture is healing: the making of a possum skin cloak Camberwell, Victoria: Breast Cancer Network Australia This resource details a project undertaken by Aboriginal women in Victoria. The project involved the making of a possum skin cloak to be used by Aboriginal people undergoing cancer treatment at the Peter MacCallum […]


Disparities in cancer stage at diagnosis and survival of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians

Banham D, Roder D, Keefe D, Farshid G, Eckert M, Cargo M, Brown A (2017) Disparities in cancer stage at diagnosis and survival of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians Cancer Epidemiology; 48: (131-139)


National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN)

3 July, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 3, July 2017 – September 2017  Cancer  

The National Indigenous Cancer Network has a new website to raise awareness of cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from June 2016. National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary

Wright K, Miller D, Howle T, Seebus I (2017) National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from June 2016. National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care series no. 4 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


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