We estimate more than 200 communities across Australia do not have community drinking water fountains. That must change.
For remote Indigenous communities, reductions in alcohol use are linked with the strength of culture, empowerment and community.
If we are to reduce the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoking we need to consider a whole suite or approaches.
We used yarning and photoyarning to gather insights from staff and residents about the changes five decades of housing stability and support can bring about.
Alcohol and drug addiction impacts families as well as the people afflicted. Some First Nations-led centres involve families in their patients’s treatment, with beneficial outcomes.
Here’s where we could lift our game to ensure reliable, equitable and culturally safe telehealth for First Nations people in Australia, whether living remotely or in our cities.
Despite Australia spending so much money on prisons, incarcerated women’s reproductive health care is lacking to the point of being degrading.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder can cause problems with movement, behaviour or learning or a mix of these. In communities where alcohol use is high, a focus on FASD is warranted.
While statistics tell us the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer who die is increasing, the reality is likely worse.
Cultural load is the invisible workload Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people take on in addition to their regular work. It’s often not formally recognised or remunerated.
Higher levels of parental wellbeing while children were young was linked with children being more physically active as they got older.
Health and service workers are not asking women about a potential traumatic brain injury, there’s a lack of referral options, and often no diagnosis.
Sometimes you just can’t wait to see a doctor. With the addition of more virtual services during COVID, these days you have more options.
The budget gets on with the job of implementing the health policies already promised. But there’s still more to do to get the new government’s policy settings right.
Government health organisations need to provide better support for Indigenous people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions.
A recent report has found First Nations children in Victoria have better health outcomes, however culturally appropriate research can better highlight what’s going well for First Nations kids’ health.
Caregivers of children with ear disease said they’d noticed them talking loudly, turning up the TV or devices, being distracted, talking in class, ‘not listening’ or not responding.
Reports of barriers facing Indigenous people with disability in remote communities are not new. Let’s stop relying on old excuses.
In parts of Australia that are already very hot, we show how climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
Saskatchewan leads the country in preventable, opportunistic illnesses enabled by poverty. With recent changes to income support programs and increased housing instability, things are getting worse.