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Assessing cost-effectiveness in prevention : (ACE-Prevention) : final report /

by Vos, Theo | University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Centre for the Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness | Carter, Rob | Barendregt, Jan | Mihalopoulos, Cathrine | Veerman, Lennert | Magnus, Anne | Cobiac, Linda.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. and Melbourne, Vic. University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Centre for the Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness and Deakin University, Deakin Health Economics, Strategic Research Centre-Population Health 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 NHMRC Grant No. 351558 This report was produced jointly by the Centre for the Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane and Deakin Health Economics, Strategic Research Centre-Population Health, Deakin University, Melbourne. The work was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Bibliography : p. 65-70Summary: This report has evaluated the cost-effectiveness of 150 preventive health interventions, addressing areas such as mental health, diabetes, tobacco use, alcohol use, nutrition, body weight, physical activity, blood pressure, blood cholesterol and bone mineral density. It challenges us to learn more from intervention experiences in tobacco control and sun safety, which have demonstrated enormous benefit in the past from well-targeted and sustained activity. Similar success is possible in areas such as alcohol use and obesity, which have received low levels of investment in past decades. Additional investment, however, should not be at the expense of continuing effort in the areas in which we are making inroads.Availability: (1)

Australia's health 2008 : the eleventh biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Produced every two years, this is a key reference for the latest statistical data on health and health services, ranging from the incidence of common diseases to the level of government funding of health. This issue also includes a special chapter on the health of older Australians. The report is a well-indexed, handy source of background information for submissions and proposals.Availability: (1)

Australia's health 2010 : the twelfth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Produced every two years, this is a key reference for the latest statistical data on health and health services, ranging from the incidence of common diseases to the level of government funding of health. Australia's health 2010 is the 12th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It's the nation's premier source of statistics and informed commentary on: determinants of health and keys to prevention; diseases and injury; how health varies across population groups; health across the life stages; health services, expenditure and workforce; the health sector's performance.Availability: (1)

Australia's health 2012 : the thirteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: 'Australia's health 2012' is the thirteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on health in Australia. It provides answers to questions such as: - How healthy are Australians? and what major milestones affect health over the life course? ; How can we protect and promote good health? - What are the major causes of illness? - How do we treat people who are sick? - Where do our health dollars come fromand where do they go? - Who works in health? - What is being done to find out more about our health?Availability: (1)

Australia's health 2014 : the fourteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Index : p. 529-562Summary: Australia's health 2014 is the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots in the following areas: Understanding health and illness; The Australian health system; How healthy are we?; Leading types of ill health; Health behaviours and risks; Health through your life; Indigenous health; Preventing and treating ill health; Indicators of Australia?s health.Availability: (1)

Bridging the equity gap : driving community health outcomes through the Green Jobs Movement /

by Green for All.

Publisher: Oakland, CA Green for All 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 prepared for The California Endowment by Green For AllSummary: In this report Green For All makes the case that the Green Jobs Movement : a broad, progressive coalition of environmental and health advocates, social justice and civil rights organizations, labor and community-based groups, and business : can bring about a systems change to improve economic, environmental and health conditions for low-income communities.Availability: (1)

Community health and wellness : a socioecological approach. /

by McMurray, Anne.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Mosby 1999Description: 408 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Tertiary studentsSummary: Discusses contemporary issues such as developing a health focus for communities; community assessment; occupational health and safety issues; specific women's and men's health concerns and factors affecting rural and remote communities, migrant populations and indigenous populationsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation of the Community Arts Development Scheme : improving health and wellbeing through social connection and the arts : final report /

by Kelaher, Margaret | VicHeath | Dunt, David | Curry, Steve | Berman, Naomi | Joubert, Lindy | Johnson, Victoria.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. VicHealth 2009Description: 60 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009 Bibliography : p. 34-44Summary: Funded by VicHealth, this three-year project involved research partners the University of Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts and the Brotherhood of St Laurence,. It was an evaluation of three arts organisations : Somebody's Daughter, The Torch Project, and the Women's Circus, which undertake programs to improve community capacity, maintain social inclusion and civic engagement, and promote diversity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evidence-based oral health promotion resource /

by Rogers, John G | Victoria. Department of Health. Prevention and Population ealth Branch.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Health 2011Description: 122 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 104-122Summary: The resource summarises the most effective health promotion strategies for prevention of oral health problems. It will assist health professionals, policy makers, planners and health promotion practitioners to further promote oral health in Victoria.Availability: (1)

Food and nutrition `Policy into Action' Forum : newsletter number 2. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services | Health Strategies Deakin | Victorian Food and Nutrition Program | National Heart Division (Victoria).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 1996Description: 42 p.Notes: September 1996.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing them strong, together : promoting the safety and wellbeing of the Northern Territory's children : Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010 /

by Bamblett, Muriel (ed.) | Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister | Roseby, Bob (ed.) | Bath, Howard (ed.).

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Northern Territory Government 2010Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2 volumes + summary 'A remote community witness to the Inquiry was concerned that too many children in the Northern Territory were 'growing themselves up'. The title chosen for the report reflects the central message that all of us together, parents, community members, government workers and NGO service providers, are responsible not only for 'growing them up' but for 'growing them strong'. In Aboriginal society, the word 'strong' connotes a sense of wellbeing that includes physical, emotional and spiritual health, strength and safety.'Summary: The foremost finding of the Inquiry is that there needs to be organisational reform in child protection in the Northern Territory which includes a re-orientation towards a more collaborative approach to the task, as well as an immediate investment in more staffing resources for statutory child protection and out of home care (OOHC) services. This said, unless there is a robust concomitant commitment to developing culturally appropriate, early intervention and preventive services, the statutory service will never be able to keep up with demand. If change is to occur, we need to invest as much, if not more, into preventing the need for vulnerable children to be placed into care as we do to investigating and monitoring families and placing their children elsewhere. Finally, the Report strongly emphasises our shared responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. This reflects a growing understanding across the country that, in isolation, statutory child protection systems cannot hope to address the needs of so many vulnerable children and families. We therefore focus on the child safety and wellbeing roles of all government agencies, the non government service sector, community members, families and members of the public to emphasise the understanding that protecting children is truly 'everyone's business'. The child protection system in the Northern Territory must provide for the safety and wellbeing of all children regardless of ethnicity or location and the Report endeavours to describe how this can be done. However, because of the demographics of the Northern Territory and the particular vulnerabilities of Aboriginal children, there is a strong emphasis throughout the Report on responses to the needs of Aboriginal children, their families and their communities.Availability: (1)

Health Insite. /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: 08/16/2005 10:00:03http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/ Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/16/2005 10:00:03 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: HealthInsite is an Australian Government initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. It aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about human health. ; HealthInsite allows health information to be provided to all Australians either directly or through health professionals and service providers. It is a single entry point to quality information from leading health information providers, including peak health organisations, government agencies and educational and research institutions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health promotion priorities for Victoria : Brotherhood of St Laurence's response to the consultation questions. /

by Hillier, Michael.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2006 Alternative title: Brotherhood of St Laurence's response to the proposed health priorities 2007-2012.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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How is learning enhanced through improved health and nutrition? Are there key health issues impacting differently on the learning of children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous backgrounds? /

by Williams, Irene | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 48-54Summary: This literature review addresses the question 'How is learning enhanced through improved health and nutrition?' Are there key health issues impacting differently on the learning of children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous backgrounds?Availability: (1)

Identifying indicators and tools for measuring social and emotional healthy living : Children ages 5-12 years /

by Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly | University of British Columbia. Department of Educational nd Counseling Psychology, and Special Education | Stewart Lawlor, Molly | Oberle, Eva | Thomson, Kimberly.

Publisher: Vancouver, Canada University of British Columbia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Apirl 2009 Spring Final ReportSummary: Understanding the factors that predict children's successful adaptation is a fundamental interest of parents, teachers, and those societal agencies that wish to find ways in which to guide children on a positive developmental path. Such knowledge affords these individuals who influence children's development a deep understanding of the mechanisms and processes that may propel children away from or toward maladaptation and poor mental health and hence enables the creation and implementation of preventive efforts that promote positive development and prevent detrimental outcomes in childhood. Despite much progress in the field, however, the extant research during the past several decades has been almost exclusively devoted to identifying the predictors of negative facets of development, such as aggression and other antisocial outcomes, with scant attention paid to the discovery of factors that are associated with positive aspects of development and social and emotional health characteristics such as optimism, happiness, hope, compassion, and altruism. Most recently, there is an emerging paradigm shift occurring in psychology, education, and related fields - the prevailing focus on the negative factors that lead to poor outcomes is giving way to a focus on the positive factors that lead toward mental health and well-being.Availability: (1)

Promoting mental health : concepts, emerging evidence, practice. /

by Herrman, Helen (ed.) | Saxena, Shekhar (ed) | Moodie, Rob (ed).

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Helath Organization 2005Description: xx, 288 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-283)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Public Health Association of Australia. /

by Public Health Association of Australia.

Publisher: 09/27/2004 14:13:24http://www.phaa.net.au/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 09/27/2004 14:13:24 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on public health. The Association is also involved in advocacy for public health policy, development, research and training.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social gerontology : a multidisciplinary perspective /

by Hooyman, Nancy | Kiyak, H. Asuman.

Edition: 9th editionPublisher: Boston, MA Pearson Education 2010Description: xxv, 787 p. : ill.Notes: International Edition Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining "productive aging" by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sustainable development : the key to tackling health inequalities /

by Arnold, Maria | Sustainable Development Commission.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sustainable Development Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 Bibliography : p. 57-67Summary: Health inequalities are a symptom of other forms of inequity and unfairness in our society, and achieving health equity is therefore a matter of social justice. Sustainable development provides a logical starting point and an essential analytical framework for finding ways to reduce health inequalities. This report explains what sustainable development is, why it matters for health inequalities, and how it can lead to practical implications for policy-making.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The new public health : an Australian perspective. /

by Baum, Fran.

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 1998Description: xiv, 570 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Bibliography: p. 519-553 Reprinted: 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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