Health of Indigenous Australians and health promotion

McCalman, Janya, Tsey, Komla, Gibson, T, and Baird, B (2009) Health of Indigenous Australians and health promotion. In: Jirojwong, Sansnee, and Liamputtong, Pranee, (eds.) Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 69-91.

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In 1995, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) completed a comprehensive review and analysis of past and current Australian health promotion initiatives. They concluded that there had been progress towards an effective health promotion workforce and infrastructure. But, there was still a strong focus on the prevention of disease and reduction in individual behavioural risk factors, rather than the physical, socio-economic and environmental determinants of health and their implications for equity and social justice. The review acknowledged that programs did endeavour to take account of marginalised groups such as Indigenous people, but the effort fell short of expectations that national effort should be focused on improving health and reducing inequalities in access and outcomes (NH&MRC, 1997).

Item ID: 8181
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-556055-8
Keywords: Indigenous Australians, health promotion, wellbeing, challenges, learning opportunities, programs, cultural health, equity in health,
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 00:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
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