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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.

Genome-wide analysis of genetic risk factors for rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal Australians provides support for pathogenic molecular mimicry

Gray Lesley-A, D’Antoine HA, Tong SYC, McKinnon M, Bessarab D, Brown N, Reményi B, Steer A, Syn G, Blackwell JM, Inouye M, Carapetis JR (2017) Genome-wide analysis of genetic risk factors for rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal Australians provides support for pathogenic molecular mimicry Journal of Infectious Diseases; Accepted articles


Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme

Ninti One Limited (2017) Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health


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 […]


Visual outcomes following vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in South Australia and the Northern Territory

Kaidonis G, Hassall MM, Phillips R, Raymond G, Saha N, Wong GH, Gilhotra JS, Liu E, Burdon KP, Henderson T, Newland H, Lake SR, Craig JE (2017) Visual outcomes following vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in South Australia and the Northern Territory Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; Accepted articles


2017 annual update on the implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision

Indigenous Eye Health (2017) 2017 annual update on the implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health, the University of Melbourne


Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2017: conference report and presentations

Indigenous Eye Health (2017) Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2017: conference report and presentations Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health


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


Still waiting to be heard… report on the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia

6 November, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 4, October 2017 – December 2017  Ear health  Policies  

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health Aged Care and Sport (2017) Still waiting to be heard… report on the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia Canberra: Parliament of Australia


In pursuit of culturally relevant indicators of Indigenous wellbeing

Yap ML (2017) In pursuit of culturally relevant indicators of Indigenous wellbeing Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra


Sharing a heartbeat: a short film about RHD in pregnancy

RHDAustralia (2017) Sharing a heartbeat: a short film about RHD in pregnancy Darwin, NT: RHDAustralia This 12-minute film is a health promotion resource providing information about how rheumatic heart disease (RHD) can impact on fertility, pregnancy and raising a family.


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