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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.

Beyond Sandy Blight: five Aboriginal workers’ experiences on the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program, 1976-1978 and beyond

9 January, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 1, January 2009 - March 2009  Eye health  

Jones J, Buzzacott T, Briscoe G, Murray R, Murray R  (2007) Beyond Sandy Blight: five Aboriginal workers’ experiences on the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program, 1976-1978 and beyond. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies


Implementation of Indigenous mental health training in Victoria

Duke M, Ewen S (2008) Implementation of Indigenous mental health training in Victoria. Australasian Psychiatry;


Aboriginal blood-borne virus scoping project literature review

Drug and Alcohol Office (WA) (2008) Aboriginal blood-borne virus scoping project literature review. Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)


Aboriginal entertainer Jimmy Little awarded for health promotion work

9 December, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008  Health  Kidney health  Research  

One of Australia’s top Aboriginal entertainers, singer-songwriter Jimmy Little, has been awarded for his contributions to improving Indigenous health.


Council of Australian Governments promise $4.6 billion for Indigenous issues

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) announced a commitment of $4.6 billion for Indigenous issues at its meeting in Canberra on 29 November 2008. 


“If the land is healthy … it makes the people healthy”: the relationship between caring for country and health for the Yorta Yorta Nation, Boonwurrung and Bangerang Tribes

Kingsley JY, Townsend M, Phillips R, Aldous D (2008) “If the land is healthy … it makes the people healthy”: the relationship between caring for country and health for the Yorta Yorta Nation, Boonwurrung and Bangerang Tribes. Health and Place;15(1):291-299


Infection rates after tympanostomy tube insertion, comparing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory, Australia: a retrospective, comparative study

Jassar P, Sibtain A, Marco D, Jose J, Hunter G (2008) Infection rates after tympanostomy tube insertion, comparing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory, Australia: a retrospective, comparative study. Journal of Laryngology and Otology;1-5


The oral health status and treatment needs of Indigenous adults in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

Kruger E, Smith K, Atkinson D, Tennant M (2008) The oral health status and treatment needs of Indigenous adults in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health;16(5):283-289


Perceptual consequences of conductive hearing loss: speech perception in Indigenous students learning English as a ‘school’ language

Aithal S, Yonovitz A, Aithal V (2008) Perceptual consequences of conductive hearing loss: speech perception in Indigenous students learning English as a ‘school’ language. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology;30(1):1-18


The stigma of wearing hearing aids in an adolescent Aboriginal population

Strange A, Johnson A, Ryan B-J, Yonovitz A (2008) The stigma of wearing hearing aids in an adolescent Aboriginal population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology;30(1):19-37


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