Topics: Closing the gap

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.

Hospital utilisation in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous infants under 12 months of age in Western Australia, prospective population based data linkage study

McAuley K, McAullay D, Strobel NA, Marriott R, Atkinson DN, Marley JV, Stanley FJ, Edmond KM (2016) Hospital utilisation in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous infants under 12 months of age in Western Australia, prospective population based data linkage study PLOS ONE; 11(4): e0154171 Retrieved 27 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154171


Building better research partnerships by understanding how Aboriginal health communities perceive and use data: a semistructured interview study

Young C, Tong A, Sherriff S, Kalucy D, Fernando P, Muthayya S, Craig JC (2016) Building better research partnerships by understanding how Aboriginal health communities perceive and use data: a semistructured interview study BMJ Open; 6: e010792 Retrieved 25 April 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010792


Narrowing the Gap? Describing women’s outcomes in Midwifery Group Practice in remote Australia

Lack BM, Smith RM, Arundell MJ, Homer CSE (2016) Narrowing the Gap? Describing women’s outcomes in Midwifery Group Practice in remote Australia Women and Birth; In press: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.03.003)


Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016) Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


The state of reconciliation in Australia

Reconciliation Australia (2016) The state of reconciliation in Australia Alice Springs: Reconciliation Australia


New Closing the gap annual reports show limited progress in meeting targets

Two critical reports were released last week; the Closing the gap: Prime Minister’s report 2016, and the Closing the gap – progress and priorities report prepared by the Close the Gap Steering Committee.


Close the Gap: progress and priorities report 2016

Holland C (2016) Close the Gap: progress and priorities report 2016 Canberra: Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee


Closing the gap Prime Minister’s report 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2016) Closing the gap Prime Minister’s report 2016 Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial

Ralph AP, Read C, Johnston V, de Dassel JL, Bycroft K, Mitchell A, Bailie RS, Maguire GP, Edwards K, Currie BJ, Kirby A, Carapetis JR (2016) Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial Trials; 17: 51 Retrieved 27 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1166-y


Remote links: redesigning maternity care for Aboriginal women from remote communities in Northern Australia; a comparative cohort study

Kildea S, Gao Y, Rolfe M, Josif CM, Bar-Zeev SJ, Steenkamp M, Kruske S, Williams D, Dunbar T, Barclay LM (2016) Remote links: redesigning maternity care for Aboriginal women from remote communities in Northern Australia; a comparative cohort study Midwifery; In press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.01.009


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