3,170 results match your criteria Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health[Journal]


A reduction in reported alcohol use in pregnancy in Australian Aboriginal communities: a prevention campaign showing promise.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.

Objective: Aboriginal leaders in remote Western Australian communities with high rates of prenatal alcohol exposure invited researchers to evaluate the community-led Marulu foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) Prevention Strategy initiated in 2010.

Methods: The proportion of women reporting alcohol use during pregnancy to midwives was compared between 2008, 2010 and 2015. Initial midwife appointments were calculated by weeks of gestation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13012DOI Listing

Australian first in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner health care in the Australian Capital Territory.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services, Australian Capital Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13007DOI Listing

COVID-19: we must not forget about Indigenous health and equity.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Eru Pōmare Māori Health Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13015DOI Listing

Hazardous materials emergency incidents: public health considerations and implications.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Metropolitan Fire Service, South Australia.

Objective: Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents, including the deliberate release of toxic chemicals, can cause a significant drain on resources as well as heightened anxiety in the community. Recent high-profile incidents, including the 2018 illegal waste storage fire in Victoria, Australia, have highlighted the complexity but also the value of multidisciplinary approaches to HAZMAT events. This brief report examines issues from a public health perspective and reflects on the experience of such events in South Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12981DOI Listing

A meta-analysis of case-control studies examining sporadic campylobacteriosis in Australia and New Zealand from 1990 to 2016.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland.

Objective: We conducted a meta-analysis of case-control studies to identify locally relevant risk factors for sporadic campylobacteriosis in Australia and New Zealand.

Methods: We searched Medline, Web of Science, ProQuest and Google Scholar using PRISMA guidelines. Reference lists and grey literature were hand-searched. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12998DOI Listing

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations are taking a leading role in COVID-19 health communication.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Apunupima Health Council, Australian Capital Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13010DOI Listing

Disability and public health research in Australia.

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Anne Kavanagh

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Disability and Health, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13003DOI Listing

Why is influenza vaccine uptake so low among Aboriginal adults?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW, New South Wales.

Objectives: Determine major barriers to, and facilitators of, influenza vaccination of Aboriginal adults, in order to improve coverage from the current level of 30%.

Methods: i) A focus group with 13 Aboriginal Immunisation Healthcare Workers; and ii) a cross-sectional survey of Aboriginal people aged ≥18 years at the 2017 New South Wales Koori Knockout (29 September-2 October).

Results: The focus group nominated poor identification of Aboriginality in general practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13004DOI Listing

RHD elimination: action needed beyond secondary prophylaxis.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Northern Territory Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program, Centre for Disease Control, NT Department of Health, Northern Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13002DOI Listing

How rates of perinatal mental health screening in Australia have changed over time and which women are missing out.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland.

Objectives: To report rates of perinatal mental health screening from 2000 to 2017 and investigate factors associated with not being screened both antenatally and postnatally more recently (2013-2017).

Methods: A longitudinal community-based study of self-reported perinatal mental health screening with a national sample of 7,566 mothers from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health reporting on 9,384 children. The main outcome measure was whether mothers were asked about their emotional wellbeing by a health professional, including completing a questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12999DOI Listing

Parents' and carers' views on factors contributing to the health and wellbeing of urban Aboriginal children.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales.

Objective: To identify and describe caregiver perspectives on factors important for the health and wellbeing of urban Aboriginal children.

Methods: Caregivers of Aboriginal children participating in the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) were asked to describe the single most important factor that would help their children to be healthy and well. Responses were analysed using thematic and content analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12992DOI Listing
June 2020
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Ageing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: numerical, structural, timing and spatial aspects.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria.

Objectives: To assess levels of numerical, structural, timing and spatial aspects of ageing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Methods: Population projections for 15 Australian regions were created by a multi-state cohort-component model.

Results: The older (45-plus) population grew from 29,815 in 1986 to 167,259 in 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13001DOI Listing

Majority support for access to abortion care including later abortion in South Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Objective: To measure public opinion about access to abortion in South Australia.

Methods: An online survey conducted in 2019. SPSS statistical package version 22 was used for data analysis, with data weighted by age, gender, and region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12997DOI Listing

Nothing beats taste or convenience: a national survey of where and why people buy sugary drinks in Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Health Policy Centre, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Objective: There is limited knowledge of what influences sugary drink purchasing decisions in the Australian population. This study aimed to identify the most common locations and reasons across different demographic groups for purchasing sugary drinks in Australia.

Methods: A total of 891 respondents (who purchased sugary drinks for personal consumption at least occasionally) from a broader national population telephone survey of Australian adults conducted in 2017 (n=3,430) were included in the analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13000DOI Listing

Disparity in distribution of inpatient hospital services in Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Department of Paediatrics, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12996DOI Listing

Parent reports of sun safety communication and behaviour for students in a randomised trial on a school policy implementation intervention.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 27;44(3):208-214. Epub 2020 May 27.

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Oregon, US.

Objective: Schools are an important setting for skin cancer prevention. An intervention for implementation of school sun safety policy, Sun Safety Schools (SSS), was evaluated.

Methods: Primary schools (n=118) in California school districts that had already adopted a sun safety policy were enrolled in a study with a randomised controlled design. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12987DOI Listing

Do stress, life satisfaction, depression and alcohol use predict quitting among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 27;44(3):186-192. Epub 2020 May 27.

CSIRO, Victoria.

Objective: To examine whether baseline measures of stress, life satisfaction, depression and alcohol use predict making or sustaining quit attempts in a national cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Methods: We analysed data from the nationally representative quota sample of 1,549 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults who reported smoking at least weekly in the Talking About The Smokes baseline survey (April 2012-October 2013) and the 759 who completed a follow-up survey a year later (August 2013-August 2014).

Results: More smokers who reported negative life satisfaction, feeling depressed, higher stress or drinking heavily less often than once a week at baseline made a quit attempt between the baseline and follow-up surveys. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12993DOI Listing

Preventing and controlling Cryptosporidium spp. in aquatic facilities: environmental health practitioners' experiences in Victoria, Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 27;44(3):233-239. Epub 2020 May 27.

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria.

Objective: To identify barriers and enablers to preventing and controlling Cryptosporidium spp. in aquatic facilities as perceived by environmental health practitioners (EHPs).

Methods: A qualitative, constructivist study with a purposive sample of seven EHPs from Victoria, Australia, was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12984DOI Listing

More than words - ANZJPH declares an urgent call for manuscripts that address Indigenous health.

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Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 06 5;44(3):175-176. Epub 2020 May 5.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12995DOI Listing

Policies influencing the provision of healthy food and drinks in local government-owned sport and recreation facilities in Victoria, Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 4;44(3):240-244. Epub 2020 May 4.

Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), Institute for Health Transformation, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria.

Objective: Sporting facilities owned or managed by local governments (LGs) can promote health by selling healthy food and drinks. This study assessed the policies, attitudes and practices of LGs in Victoria, Australia, relating to obesity prevention and the provision of healthy food in their sporting facilities.

Methods: An online survey was e-mailed to all Victorian LGs (n=79) in July 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12988DOI Listing

Recent high school graduates support mandatory cardiopulmonary resuscitation education in Australian high schools.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 4;44(3):215-218. Epub 2020 May 4.

School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University Joondalup, Western Australia.

Objective: To evaluate recent high school graduates' opinions on mandatory cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in the high school curriculum as a solution to improving bystander CPR rates.

Methods: Participants completed questionnaires assessing their CPR training history during their high school education, their willingness to learn CPR during their high school years and their opinion on making CPR training mandatory for high school curricula.

Results: Of the 178 participants in this study, 60% had undertaken CPR training during their high school education. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12990DOI Listing

Harmful drinking is associated with mental health conditions and other risk behaviours in Australian young people.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 4;44(3):201-207. Epub 2020 May 4.

Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia.

Objective: To investigate factors associated with alcohol use in adolescents, with the focus on analysing the comorbidities between single-occasion harmful-drinking episodes with mental health issues and risk behaviours.

Methods: This study used data from the Young Minds Matter survey, designed to inform on the prevalence of the seven most common mental health disorders of children and adolescents. Logistic regression modelling was used to assess the odds of harmful drinking behaviour in young people aged 13-17 years in Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12978DOI Listing

The case for a Torres Strait Islander-driven, long-term research agenda for environment, health and wellbeing.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 06 20;44(3):177-179. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

The Cairns Institute and the College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12979DOI Listing

Coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition in the Koori Mail.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 20;44(3):180-185. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Victoria.

Objective: To examine the extent and nature of coverage of nutrition in the Koori Mail.

Methods: Content and framing analysis were used to examine articles in the Koori Mail published between 2013 and 2017 that included the terms 'nutrition∗', 'diet∗', 'food', 'eating', 'weight', 'tucker' or 'sugary drinks'. The analysis focused on the portrayal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/communities, inclusion of First Peoples' voices and the framing of nutrition issues. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12980DOI Listing

The financial impact of a breast cancer detected within and outside of screening: lessons from the Australian Lifepool cohort.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 20;44(3):219-226. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University, Victoria.

Objective: To determine the government and out-of-pocket community costs (out-of-hospital medical services and prescription medicines) associated with screen-detected and community-detected cancers (i.e. cancers detected outside of Australia's organised screening program [BreastScreen]). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12976DOI Listing

The Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: data, data gaps, and policy implications.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 20;44(3):227-232. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

Objective: To develop a framework and indicators to monitor inequalities in health and the social determinants of health for Australians with disability.

Methods: The development drew on existing frameworks and input from people with lived experience of disability.

Results: The Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework has 19 domains. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12983DOI Listing

Experiences of Māori of Aotearoa New Zealand's public health system: a systematic review of two decades of published qualitative research.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Jun 20;44(3):193-200. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

School of Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Objective: This paper aims to synthesise the broader perspectives of Māori patients and their whānau (extended family, family group) of their treatment within the public health system. Our research question was 'What are the experiences of Māori in the public health and/or hospital system in Aotearoa New Zealand?'

Methods: A systematic search using PRISMA protocols and reflexive typology organised around the categories of Māori, public healthcare and qualitative research identified 14 papers that covered all three categories. We undertook a qualitative metasynthesis on these papers using a critical community psychology approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12971DOI Listing

Authors' response to Sepsis in cancer: a question of definition.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 06 20;44(3):246. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Cancer Strategy & Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12986DOI Listing

Sepsis in cancer: a question of definition.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 06 20;44(3):245. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12985DOI Listing

Trade and investment agreements as structural drivers for NCDs: the new public health frontier.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr;44(2):92-94

Menzies Centre for Health Governance, School of Regulation and Global Governance, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12982DOI Listing

Early detection of melanoma: a consensus report from the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre Melanoma Screening Summit.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 19;44(2):111-115. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland.

Introduction: A Melanoma Screening Summit was held in Brisbane, Australia, to review evidence regarding current approaches for early detection of melanomas and explore new opportunities.

Results: Formal population-based melanoma screening is not carried out in Australia, but there is evidence of considerable opportunistic screening as well as early detection. Biopsy rates are rising and most melanomas are now diagnosed when in situ. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12972DOI Listing

The case for action on socioeconomic differences in overweight and obesity among Australian adults: modelling the disease burden and healthcare costs.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 19;44(2):121-128. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), Deakin University, Victoria.

Objective: We aimed to quantify the extent to which socioeconomic differences in body mass index (BMI) drive avoidable deaths, incident disease cases and healthcare costs.

Methods: We used population attributable fractions to quantify the annual burden of disease attributable to socioeconomic differences in BMI for Australian adults aged 20 to <85 years in 2016, stratified by quintiles of an area-level indicator of socioeconomic disadvantage (SocioEconomic Index For Areas Indicator of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage; SEIFA) and BMI (normal weight, overweight, obese). We estimated direct healthcare costs using annual estimates per person per BMI category. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12970DOI Listing

Is it or is it not? Lessons learned from a case of suspected vaccine strain measles.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 19;44(2):160-162. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Public Health Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District, New South Wales.

Objective: Measles continues to be a threat to Australia. While post-eradication risks are low, imported measles cases from overseas travellers who are non-immune can cause small outbreaks. This case report discusses the challenge of identifying wild-type measles in an individual who was recently vaccinated with measles-containing vaccine (MCV). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12969DOI Listing

Food insecurity, food crimes and structural violence: an Australian perspective.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 19;44(2):87-88. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12977DOI Listing

Syphilis testing performance: continuous quality improvement (CQI) works for some but not for all.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 19;44(2):169-170. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia, Western Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12973DOI Listing

Understanding an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child's journey through paediatric care in Western Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 26;44(2):95-101. Epub 2020 Feb 26.

Medical School, University of Western Australia.

Objective: To explore caregiver perspectives of their children's journey through the specialist paediatric service, the Aboriginal Ambulatory Care Coordination Program (AACC), and non-AACC services at the Perth Children's Hospital.

Methods: Eighteen semi-structured interviews with families of Aboriginal children were completed. Indigenous research methodology and a phenomenological approach guided data collection and analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12974DOI Listing

South West Food Community: how government and community initiatives are supporting systemic change towards enhanced food security.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 26;44(2):129-136. Epub 2020 Feb 26.

School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Objective: Food security refers to adequate physical, social and economic access to food and is regarded as a complex, 'wicked' issue. This research aimed to understand the perspectives of initiative leaders (stakeholders), regarding their project relating to food security and its possession of characteristics associated with system change to enhance food security.

Methods: Stakeholders (n=51) participated in semi-structured interviews that evaluated initiatives (n=52) against 36 desirable characteristics for system change. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12975DOI Listing

Factors influencing the uptake of influenza vaccine vary among different groups in the hard-to-reach population.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 26;44(2):163-168. Epub 2020 Feb 26.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.

Objective: This report describes a mobile outreach influenza immunisation program for vulnerable populations in a resource-rich setting. It explores vaccine recipients' demographics, comorbidities and vaccination histories, and the factors influencing their decision to receive vaccine during outreach.

Methods: Teams of nurse immunisers visited and provided influenza vaccines to clients from 21 sites (18 community centres for migrants, refugees and the homeless; and three outpatient clinics). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12964DOI Listing

The role of Australian local governments in creating a healthy food environment: an analysis of policy documents from six Sydney local governments.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 26;44(2):137-144. Epub 2020 Feb 26.

The University of Sydney Law School, New South Wales.

Objective: This paper examines policies from six local governments (LGs) relevant to promoting a healthy food supply and consumer food environment.

Methods: We analysed the six LGs' food and nutrition policies against a framework based on Australian literature and international policy frameworks. Policy content was collected by searching LG websites and analysed with reference to recommended policy actions in the framework. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12968DOI Listing

Regional primary health care organisations and migrant and refugee health: the importance of prioritisation, funding, collaboration and engagement.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 12;44(2):152-159. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, South Australia.

Objective: This paper examines whether Australian regional primary health care organisations - in this case, Medicare Locals (MLs) and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) - have engaged with migrant and refugee health, and what factors encourage work in this area.

Methods: The study used mixed methods with surveys of ML (N=210) and PHN staff (N=66), interviews with ML (N=50) and PHN (N=55) staff, national consultations with migrant and refugee organisations (N=8 groups with 62 participants), and analysis of ML and PHN documents.

Results: Needs assessment documents identified migrant and refugee health issues in 46% of MLs and 74% of PHNs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12965DOI Listing

Alcohol and fast food sponsorship in sporting clubs with junior teams participating in the 'Good Sports' program: a cross-sectional study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 12;44(2):145-151. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Objective: To examine: alcohol and fast food sponsorship of junior community sporting clubs; the association between sponsorship and club characteristics; and parent and club representative attitudes toward sponsorship.

Methods: A cross-sectional telephone survey of representatives from junior community football clubs across New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, and parents/carers of junior club members. Participants were from junior teams with Level 3 accreditation in the 'Good Sports' program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12954DOI Listing

Factors influencing the willingness of community service organisation staff to provide smoking cessation support: a qualitative study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 12;44(2):116-120. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

The George Institute of Global Health, New South Wales.

Objective: This study aimed to explore factors influencing community service organisation (CSO) staff members' willingness to provide tobacco cessation support to clients experiencing disadvantage.

Methods: Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted with 29 staff members from seven services in the alcohol and other drugs, homelessness, and mental health sectors in Western Australia.

Results: The primary barriers to providing cessation support were believing that addressing smoking was not a priority relative to other issues, being a current smoker, and the lack of a formal tobacco cessation program within the organisation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12967DOI Listing
April 2020
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Self-reported injury in Australian young adults: demographic and lifestyle predictors.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 12;44(2):106-110. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

School of Psychology and Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University, Victoria.

Objectives: Injury is the major cause of mortality and morbidity among adolescents and young adults. This study examined the use of injury self-reports and various causes of injury among adolescents.

Methods: A cohort recruited in 2002 as a representative sample of students from the State of Victoria in south-east Australia was followed and resurveyed in young adulthood in 2010 (mean age 21. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12966DOI Listing

From demonstration project to changes in health systems for child obesity prevention: the legacy of 'Good for Kids, Good for Life'.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Feb;44(1):3-4

School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12962DOI Listing
February 2020

Consumer alcohol exposure in supermarkets: legislatively adherent, but a societal problem.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Feb;44(1):22-27

Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective: The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 came into force to promote the safe and responsible sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol in New Zealand. The Act was intended to minimise harm caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and reduce exposure to alcohol promotion. This study assessed supermarket adherence to sections 112-114 of the Act related to the display and advertisement of alcohol. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12963DOI Listing
February 2020

Closing the gap between rhetoric and practice in strengths-based approaches to Indigenous public health: a qualitative study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Apr 8;44(2):102-105. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, The University of Queensland.

Objective: To understand strengths-based practice as articulated by urban Indigenous community workers and to consider its application for public health approaches to Australian Indigenous health advancement.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews with community workers from an urban Indigenous community. Interviews were video and audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12953DOI Listing

How would the tobacco retail landscape change if tobacco was only sold through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Feb 8;44(1):34-39. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

Department of Public Health, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Objective: To examine the potential impact of tobacco being available only from pharmacies, only from liquor stores or only from petrol stations on the New Zealand tobacco retail landscape.

Methods: Tobacco retailers and pharmacies were mapped using GIS. Comparisons were made between tobacco retailers and pharmacies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12957DOI Listing
February 2020

Addressing female genital mutilation in the Asia Pacific: the neglected sustainable development target.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Feb 11;44(1):8-10. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, New South Wales.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12956DOI Listing
February 2020