Gardens of discontent: health and horticulture in remote Aboriginal Australia

Hunter, Ernest, Onnis, Leigh-ann, and Pritchard, John (2014) Gardens of discontent: health and horticulture in remote Aboriginal Australia. AIATSIS Research Publications, 34. pp. 1-36.

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Abstract

In his 2007 report, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner framed a human rights based approach to addressing persistent health inequalities between Indigenous and other Australians. While the focus of the report relates to services, the social determinants of health status are emphasised, and it is noted that 'poor infant diet is associated with poverty and chronic disease in later life' (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner 2007: 15). For Indigenous Australians there has been a shift in vulnerability over the past four decades — in a sense, an accelerated and offtrack 'epidemiological transition' (Omran 1971) — from an excess burden of mortality and morbidity from communicable diseases and conditions that reflected nutritional insufficiency to high levels of behaviourally mediated chronic diseases, prominently including those that result from smoking and poor nutrition.

Item ID: 38220
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Indigenous health, nutrition, horticulture, Aboriginal health, Cape York
ISBN: 9781922102225
ISSN: 1323-9422
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 02:54
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified @ 20%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070699 Horticultural Production not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920411 Nutrition @ 20%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 20%
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