||Better access to services, exercise, change in
diet, reduction of accidents, and addressing social problems, can markedly reduce death
and illness. Indigenous populations may also be assisted by special programs to combat the
effects of dispossession.
ROA is active throughout this broad area, identifying community needs and developing
programs to address social, environmental, and behavioural factors.
Service delivery models for parents with mental
health issues who are failing to provide adequate care for their children. For
the Bendigo Health Care Group.
The feasibility of using administrative data and key informants to assess Aboriginal
health and social service need. For the National Centre for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Alcohol and gambling. A review of the relationship between alcohol and
gambling, for Alcohol Concern Limited.
Getting Aboriginal Health Right: Correcting Environmental, Social, and Behavioural
Factors. Identification of priority programs for action in Aboriginal health,
incorporating a review of the major forms of disease among Aboriginal people and the roles
of housing, health services, and socio-behavioural factors. Report for the Evaluation of
the National Aboriginal Health Strategy, Commonwealth of Australia.
Development of the Environmental Health Effects Scale. An instrument
based on expert judgement for rating the effect of environmental factors on the health of
Aboriginal households. The scale analyses key factors, provides weightings to reveal
importance, and prioritises action to improve programs. For the Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Commission.
Implementation Issues Associated with the Delivery of the National Program for the
Early Detection of Breast Cancer (NPEDBC) across the Remote North of
Australia. Report to the National Program for the Early Detection of Breast
Cancer (NPEDBC) on issues that need to be addressed in delivering health programs in
remote areas. Commonwealth of Australia.
The Development of Models for Allocating ATSIC Housing and Infrastructure Funds. Exploration
of the issues entailed in developing a needs-based model for allocating ATSIC Housing and
Infrastructure funds to promote environmental / public health. For the Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Commission.
Identification of Aboriginal Women's Health Programs that Maximise Community
Acceptance and Effectiveness. The Development and Costing of Options for the
Provision of Breast Cancer Screening in the Northern Territory: Part A. Conducted for the
National Program for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer (NPEDBC), Commonwealth of
Review of the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC).
Review of the current operations and ongoing role of the SCMSAC. For the Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Commission.
An Analysis of Health Service needs for Older People in the North East.
An examination of the need and availability of institutional and community directed
services geriatric services. Prepared for the Eastern Suburbs Geriatric Centre.
Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention, Detection, and Reduction. An examination
of the elements necessary for the development of a comprehensive and integrated program to
combat child sexual abuse in Victoria, and the preparation of a development and
implementation plan. Report prepared for the NHMRC National Centre for Health Program
Behavioural Research in HIV Transmission: Sources of Invalidity in self-report
surveys. An examination of difficulties in, and methods relevant to, the
gathering of accurate information regarding intra-venous drug use and sexual behaviour.
Prepared for the Epidemiology Research Unit of the MacFarlane Burnet Centre for Medical
Very Special Kids: Future Directions. A strategic plan for the
development of a Victorian paediatric palliative care service.
An Evaluation Framework for the National Better Health Program. Prepared
with Dr D Dunt for the NHMRC National Centre for Health Program Evaluation.
An Evaluation Framework for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Prepared with
Dunt, Richardson, Pyett, Daly, Temple-Smith, and Day, for the NHMRC National Centre for
Health Program Evaluation.
Violence: Its Aetiology and the Potential for Reduction through Mass Media
Campaigns. Identification of methods for the reduction of community violence
through mass media intervention. Prepared for the Australian National Association for
Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation of Australia.
The Reduction of Aggressive Behaviour in Children. Establishment of a
program to reduce aggressive behaviour in children. Design, development and initiation of
a collaborative program between The Melbourne City Mission and La Trobe University Dept.
of Behavioural Science.
Survey of Community, Patients and Provider Views regarding Monash Medical Centre. Survey
of past patients and catchment residents to identify strengths and shortcomings of the MMC
as perceived by the community. Prepared in collaboration with staff of Health Solutions
Comfort, Respect and Independence While Alive. A feasibility study to
establish the first State government-initiated community based palliative care service in
Australia, in the municipalities of Box Hill, Doncaster and Templestowe, Nunawading and
Waverley. Victorian Department of Health.
Models of Care. Characteristics of Homeless persons and Implications for
residential care models. Review prepared in exploring a proposal for an aged
persons hostel. For Hanover Welfare Services. Prepared in collaboration with staff of
Health Solutions P/L.
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