Topics: Protective and risk factors

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.

Sandie’s story: Why I quit smoking

Lung Foundation Australia (2016) Sandie’s story: Why I quit smoking Brisbane: Lung Foundation Australia This resource aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking on lung health.


National core maternity indicators – stage 3 and 4: results from 2010-2013

Prendergast L, Bowles D, Sedgwick K, Kielbasa J, Liu C (2016) National core maternity indicators – stage 3 and 4: results from 2010-2013 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities: a qualitative study of the perceptions of their effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community leaders in Queensland (Australia)

Clough AR, Margolis SA, Miller A, Shakeshaft A, Doran CM, Mcdermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Towle S, Martin D, Ypinazar V, Robertson JA, Fitts MS, Bird K, Honorato B, West C (2016) Alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities: a qualitative study of the perceptions of their effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community leaders in Queensland […]


Sports drinks are gammin!

Cancer Council Victoria (2016) Sports drinks are gammin! Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria The Rethink Sugary Drinks, the Sports Drinks are Gammin! campaign draws on the experiences of five Aboriginal athletes to encourage Aboriginal community members in Victoria (Vic) to drink water instead of sugary drinks.


Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

MacRae A, Hoareau J (2016) Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Retrieved [access date] from  http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/review-of-illicit-drug-use-among-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people Introduction Context of illicit drug use in Australia Factors contributing to illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Extent of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]


Beginning the trajectory to ESKD in adult life: albuminuria in Australian aboriginal children and adolescents

Kim S, Macaskill P, Hodson EM, Daylight J, Williams R, Kearns R, Vukasin N, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2016) Beginning the trajectory to ESKD in adult life: albuminuria in Australian aboriginal children and adolescents Pediatric Nephrology; Online First: (1-11) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-016-3429-y Further information: View article: Beginning the trajectory to ESKD in adult life: albuminuria in Australian aboriginal […]


World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016

The World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) was held in Brisbane, Queensland from 12 – 14 April 2016. The theme of the inaugural conference was Connecting, communicating and collaborating across the globe. The aim of the conference was to provide opportunities to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally. […]


Improving the health of Aboriginal babies

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016) Improving the health of Aboriginal babies Melbourne: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


The differential effect of socioeconomic status, birth weight and gender on body mass index in Australian Aboriginal children

Kim S, Macaskill P, Baur LA, Hodson EM, Daylight J, Williams R, Kearns R, Vukasin N, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2016) The differential effect of socioeconomic status, birth weight and gender on body mass index in Australian Aboriginal children International Journal of Obesity; Accepted Article: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.71)


The ATRAC Yarning Tool: Where are we in tackling tobacco in our Service and for our mob?

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2016) The ATRAC Yarning Tool: Where are we in tackling tobacco in our Service and for our mob? Sydney: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW This tool was developed to support a range of staff members and managers working in Aboriginal community controlled health services […]


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