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Health and wellbeing

A picture of Australia's children 2009

This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key indicators of child health, development and wellbeing.

A picture of Australia's children 2012

This report provides the latest information on the health and wellbeing of Australia’s children aged 0–14, outlining scope for further gains, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and those living in areas with the lowest socio

A pilot program of physical activity promotion among clients receiving home and community care

This is a pilot study of physical activity promotion as part of home and community care (HACC) service delivery.

A practical guide for working with carers of people with a mental illness

A practical guide for practitioners working with carers, recognising the role of personal and family relationships in promoting wellbeing.

A preliminary study of perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self-report and informant ratings

This article sought to explore perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self‐report and informant ratings.

A study of the dental treatment needs of children with disabilities in Melbourne, Australia

A selected population of children with disabilities in Melbourne, Australia, was studied with reference to their oral disease and treatment needs. The results are presented in this paper.

A survey of the satisfaction of upper limb amputees with their prostheses, their lifestyles, and their abilities

In this study, seventy Australian upper limb amputees responded to a detailed postal questionnaire asking how often they wore their prostheses and their level of satisfaction with both their prostheses and their functional abilities.

A systematic review of issues around antenatal screening and prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disorders: women of Asian origin in western countries

This paper presents a review of literature on issues around antenatal screening and prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disorders among women of Asian descent in western countries. Ethnic background affects understanding of screening and decisions relating to prenatal screening,

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Outcomes Project: Report on national and international child protection frameworks for Indigenous children

This report provides an overview of the delivery of child welfare services to Indigenous communities in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2010: detailed analyses

This report contains detailed analyses underlying the summary data presented in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2010.

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Research to Action Guides

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