Topics: Substance use

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.

Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second national report 2016

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016) Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second national report 2016 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Making FASD history in the Fitzroy Valley

Telethon Kids Institute (2016) Making FASD history in the Fitzroy Valley Perth, WA: Telethon Kids Institute This video shows how Dr James Fitzpatrick and his travelling health team from Paediatric Child Health and Education Services (PATCHES), visit the remote community school in Muludja in Western Australia’s Fitzroy Valley, to screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2016

The Kirby Institute (2016) Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2016 Sydney: The Kirby Institute


Tackling smoking: standing together to raise awareness and support tackling smoking initiatives within our community

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (2016) Tackling smoking: standing together to raise awareness and support tackling smoking initiatives within our community Adelaide: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia


Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016) Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report Canberra: Productivity Commission


Examination of the burden of disease of intimate partner violence against women in 2011: final report

Ayre J, On ML, Webster K, Gourley M, Moon L (2016) Examination of the burden of disease of intimate partner violence against women in 2011: final report Sydney: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety


When there is not enough evidence and when evidence is not enough: an Australian Indigenous smoking policy study

Vujcich D, Rayner M, Allender S, Fitzpatrick R (2016) When there is not enough evidence and when evidence is not enough: an Australian Indigenous smoking policy study Frontiers in Public Health; 4: 228 Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffpubh.2016.00228


Yarning about quitting

NSW Health (2016) Yarning about quitting Sydney: NSW Health This video demonstrates how Aboriginal people in New South Wales (NSW) can have a yarn with people, in order to begin quitting tobacco.


Public Health Association Australia 44th Annual Conference & 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference

The Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) 44th Annual Conference & 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference was held in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, in September 2016. The theme of the 2016 conference was Protection, prevention, promotion, Healthy futures: chronic conditions and public health. The three-day conference included an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health stream.


Using Knowledge Translation to craft “sticky” social media health messages that provoke interest, raise awareness, impart knowledge, and inspire change

Shibasaki S, Gardner K, Sibthorpe B (2016) Using Knowledge Translation to craft “sticky” social media health messages that provoke interest, raise awareness, impart knowledge, and inspire change JMIR mHealth and uHealth; 4: (e115)


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