How would the tobacco retail landscape change if tobacco was only sold through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies?
CONCLUSIONS: The policy options examined in this study would considerably reduce the overall availability of tobacco, decrease cues to smoke and reduce the density of tobacco sales around schools. However, inequities in availability would exist with access to tobacco in rural areas disproportionately reduced, and a positive sociodemographic gradient remaining. Implications for public health: Substantially reducing tobacco availability has been identified as a crucial tobacco control strategy. This study provides information on the impact of different policy options to support Smokefree 2025. PMID: 31913549 [PubMed - a...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marsh L, Doscher C, Cameron C, Robertson L, Petrović-van der Deen FS Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Closing the gap between rhetoric and practice in strengths-based approaches to Indigenous public health: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our participants had a sophisticated experiential understanding that a strengths-based practice is not simply a 'culturally acceptable' way for non-Indigenous peoples to work for Indigenous peoples, but rather it is the only way of working with Indigenous people. Implications for public health: Strengths-based practice requires a reconfiguring of relationships of power, of attending to structure over stereotypes, and privileging Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. This reconfiguration is an ethical prerequisite for an approach that is genuinely strengths-based. PMID: 31914233 [PubMed - as supplie...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Askew DA, Brady K, Mukandi B, Singh D, Sinha T, Brough M, Bond CJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Lamb as a potential source of Toxoplasma gondii infection for Australians.
CONCLUSIONS: Australian lamb is commonly contaminated with T. gondii. Future studies should be directed at testing a range of red meats and meat cuts. Implications for public health: Consuming undercooked Australian lamb has potential to result in toxoplasmosis. There may be value in health education around this risk. PMID: 31825558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dawson AC, Ashander LM, Appukuttan B, Woodman RJ, Dubey JP, Whiley H, Smith JR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Stars versus warnings: Comparison of the Australasian Health Star Rating nutrition labelling system with Chilean Warning Labels.
CN Abstract OBJECTIVE: The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling system that rates products from ½ to 5 stars (five being healthiest). The Chilean Warning Label system displays warnings on foods high in sugar, saturated fat, sodium, or energy. We aimed to evaluate alignment between the systems. METHODS: New Zealand packaged products (n=13,868) were classified according to the two systems. Alignment was assessed by cross-checking the number of products meeting the criteria for warnings against star ratings. Products with no warnings but an HSR 1 warning but an HSR of...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Söderlund F, Eyles H, Mhurchu CN Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Closing the Gap and the Sustainable Development Goals: listening to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
PMID: 31825566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Schultz R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Addressing female genital mutilation in the Asia Pacific: the neglected sustainable development target.
PMID: 31825567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dawson A, Rashid A, Shuib R, Wickramage K, Budiharsana M, Hidayana IM, Marranci G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Grace under fire.
PMID: 31799760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robinson P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Health Star Rating via presentation modifications.
CONCLUSIONS: Increasing the interpretive nature of the HSR could enhance its effectiveness. Implications for public health: Policy makers should consider the evolution of the HSR towards a more interpretive presentation that includes colour and excludes the nutrient icons. PMID: 31777119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pettigrew S, Dana L, Talati Z Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A public health advocacy approach for preventing and reducing gambling related harm.
This study proposes a gambling-specific framework to guide future public health advocacy efforts to prevent and reduce gambling harm. PMID: 31777133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David JL, Thomas SL, Randle M, Daube M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pathways to responding and preventing alcohol-related violence against women: why a gendered approach matters.
PMID: 31777149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Taft A, Wilson I, Laslett AM, Kuntsche S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Leopold Kirschner, Edward Sayers, and Neil Bru ère: the initial descriptions of leptospirosis in New Zealand.
Leopold Kirschner, Edward Sayers, and Neil Bruère: the initial descriptions of leptospirosis in New Zealand. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2019 Oct 30;: Authors: Whitcombe E, Maze MJ, Crump JA PMID: 31667900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Whitcombe E, Maze MJ, Crump JA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Holistic primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners: exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
CONCLUSION: A holistic model of care underpinned by a reliable funding model (including access to certain Medicare items) and consistent access to prisoners could strengthen ACCHOs' role in primary health care delivery to people inside or leaving prison. Implications for public health: ACCHOs have an important role to play in the delivery of primary health care to prisoners. Existing models of care for prisoners should be examined to explore how this can occur. PMID: 31667912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pettit S, Simpson P, Jones J, Williams M, Islam MM, Parkinson A, Calabria B, Butler T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Supporting healthy drink choices in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a community-led supportive environment approach.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To create supportive environments to reduce sugary drink consumption and increase water consumption by partnering with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Cape York. METHODS: This paper applied qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate a co-designed multi-strategy health promotion initiative, implemented over 12 months from 2017 to 2018. Outcome measures included changes in community readiness, awareness of the social marketing campaign and changes in drink availability. Changes in store drink sales were measured in one community and compared to sales in a co...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fehring E, Ferguson M, Brown C, Murtha K, Laws C, Cuthbert K, Thompson K, Williams T, Hammond M, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of hearing impairment on Aboriginal children's school attendance in remote Northern Territory: a data linkage study.
CONCLUSIONS: Aboriginal children with any level of HI are likely to have lower school attendance rates in Year 1 than their peers with normal hearing. Implications for public health: In this population, where the prevalence of otitis media and accompanying HI remains extremely high, the early detection and management of hearing loss on entry into primary school should be included in the measures to improve school attendance. PMID: 31667969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Su JY, He VY, Guthridge S, Howard D, Leach A, Silburn S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Adolescent abortion in 11 high-income countries including Australia: towards the establishment of a minimum data set.
CONCLUSION: A minimum data set of standardised abortion information will enable appropriate adolescent abortion policies and services to be developed that are informed by high quality, up-to-date intelligence. Implications for public health: Availability of data affects government's ability to adequately monitor national adolescent health outcomes and plan and evaluate appropriate reproductive health policy and services. PMID: 31667975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Assifi AR, Sullivan EA, Kang M, Dawson AJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The real divide: the use of algorithm-derived Indigenous status to measure disparities in sudden unexpected deaths in infancy in Queensland.
CONCLUSIONS: Applying an algorithm to both numerator and denominator data reduced numerator-denominator incompatibility, to more accurately report rates of Indigenous SUDI and measure the gap in Indigenous infant mortality. Implications for public health: Estimation of the true magnitude of the disparity is restricted by under-identification of Indigenous status in death records. Data linkage improved the reporting of Indigenous infant mortality. Accuracy in reporting of measures is integral to determining genuine progress towards Closing the Gap. PMID: 31667984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shipstone RA, Young J, Thompson JMD Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public Health in an Open Society: how society and language shape prevention: Gordon Oration, Public Health Prevention Conference, 2019 Delivered in Melbourne on Wednesday 12 June, 2019.
PMID: 31617638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Weeramanthri T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Factors associated with adverse outcomes during influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore factors associated with adverse outcomes during influenza outbreaks in residential aged care facilities. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all outbreaks reported to three Sydney metropolitan Public Health Units during 2017. RESULTS: A total of 123 outbreaks affected 1,787 residents and 543 staff. Early notification to a Public Health Unit was associated with shorter outbreak duration (p
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tennant E, Fletcher S, Kakar S, Najjar Z, Lord H, Clark P, Gupta L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hospital characteristics, rather than surgical volume, predict length of stay following colorectal cancer surgery.
CONCLUSION: No evidence was found that higher annual surgery volume was associated with lower LOS for patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. Our model showed strong evidence that differences in LOS efficiency between hospitals was driven by hospital contextual effects that were not predicted by provider volume. Further study is required to elucidate these inherent differences between hospitals. Implications for public health: Our model indicated improved efficiency would benefit the patient and medical system by lowering LOS and reducing expenditure by more than $3 million per year. PMID: 31617657 [PubMed - as...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vicendese D, Marvelde LT, McNair PD, Whitfield K, English DR, Taieb SB, Hyndman RJ, Thomas R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What isn't measured isn't done - eight years with no progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination.
CONCLUSIONS: Indigenous adult vaccination coverage for influenza and pneumococcal disease remains unacceptably low. Between 2004-05 and 2012-13, declines occurred in pneumococcal vaccination coverage across all age groups ≥18 years. Despite national funding of influenza vaccine in 2010, there was no increase in influenza coverage, except for the 18-49-year age group. Implications for public health: Current approaches to promote, deliver and monitor vaccination of Indigenous adults are inadequate. PMID: 31617660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Webster F, Gidding H, Matthews V, Taylor R, Menzies R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Anti-smoking advertisements are perceived differently by smokers and individuals with health or advertising knowledge.
CONCLUSIONS: Smokers and experts perceived the characteristics of anti-smoking advertisements differently. Implications for public health: Differences between smokers and experts may need to be taken into account where studies use either of these groups to code advertisements for campaign development or evaluation purposes. PMID: 31617670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lizama N, Slevin T, Pettigrew S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Discretionary food advertising on television in 2017: a descriptive study.
CONCLUSIONS: Children continue to be exposed to food advertising. Implications for public health: Voluntary food and grocery industry codes have not prevented children from being exposed to discretionary food advertising on television. From June 2019, all food and beverage advertising is subject to either food industry or advertising industry codes. The data presented here will form the baseline for future evaluation of whether the new arrangements reduce children's exposure to food advertising. PMID: 31617675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Smithers LG, Wang X, Haag D, Agnew B, Lynch J, Sorell M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Case study of a decolonising Aboriginal community controlled comprehensive primary health care response to alcohol-related harm.
CONCLUSIONS: This case study provides an example of implementation of the full continuum of comprehensive primary health care activities. It shows how community control can challenge colonialism and ongoing power imbalances to promote evidence-based policy and practice that support self-determination as a positive determinant for health. Implications for public health: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services are a good model for comprehensive primary health care approaches to alcohol control. PMID: 31577862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Freeman T, Baum F, Mackean T, Ziersch A, Sherwood J, Edwards T, Boffa J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Predictors of young people's healthcare access in the digital age.
CONCLUSIONS: Barriers to healthcare reported by young people are multi-dimensional and have changed over time. Structural barriers, especially cost, are the most prominent among young people. Approaches to overcome structural barriers need to be addressed to better support marginalised young people's healthcare access. Implications for public health: Understanding predictors of different barrier types can inform more targeted approaches to improving access. Equitable access to healthcare is a priority for early diagnosis and treatment in young people, especially reducing out of pocket costs. PMID: 31577863 [PubMed - a...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robards F, Kang M, Luscombe G, Sanci L, Steinbeck K, Jan S, Hawke C, Kong M, Usherwood T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemiology of sepsis in cancer patients in Victoria, Australia: a population-based study using linked data.
CONCLUSIONS: Sepsis in patients with cancer has high mortality and occurs most frequently in the first year after cancer diagnosis. Implications for public health: The number of cancer patients diagnosed with sepsis is expected to increase, causing a substantial burden on patients and the healthcare system. PMID: 31535416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Te Marvelde L, Whitfield A, Shepheard J, Read C, Milne RL, Whitfield K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers to vaccination service delivery within general practice: opportunity to make a sustainable difference in Aboriginal child health?
CONCLUSION: Inadequate awareness of the current rates, in association with a lack of cultural safety training, follow-up and opportunistic practice, may be preventing greater vaccination uptake in Aboriginal children in Perth. Cultural safety is a critical component of the acceptability and accessibility of services; lack of awareness may restrict the development of strategies designed to equitably address low coverage. IMPLICATIONS: The findings of this study provide an opportunity to raise awareness among clinicians in general practice and inform future strategies to equitably deliver targeted vaccination services t...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carman R, Andrew L, Devine A, Oosthuizen J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Process trumps potential public good: better vaccine safety through linked cross-jurisdictional immunisation data in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Integration of immunisation registers with other data collections is achievable in Australia but infeasible for routine and rapid identification of vaccine safety concerns. Lengthy authorisation requirements, convoluted disparate application processes and inconsistencies in data supplied all contribute to delayed data availability. Implications for public health: Delayed data access for safety surveillance prevents timely epidemiological reviews. Poor responsiveness to safety concerns may erode public confidence, compromising effectiveness of vaccination programs through reduced participation. PMID: 31535...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Duszynski KM, Pratt NL, Lynch JW, Braunack-Mayer A, Taylor LK, Berry JG, Xafis V, Buttery J, Gold MS, Vaccine Assessment Using Linked Data (VALiD) Working Group Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The health impacts of waste incineration: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Older incinerator technology and infrequent maintenance schedules have been strongly linked with adverse health effects. More recent incinerators have fewer reported ill effects, perhaps because of inadequate time for adverse effects to emerge. A precautionary approach is required. Waste minimisation is essential. Implications for public health: Public health practitioners can offer clearer advice about adverse health effects from incinerators. We suggest improved research design and methods to make future studies more robust and comparable. We offer ideas for better policy and regulation. PMID: 31535434 [...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tait PW, Brew J, Che A, Costanzo A, Danyluk A, Davis M, Khalaf A, McMahon K, Watson A, Rowcliff K, Bowles D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health job advertisements in Australia and New Zealand: a changing landscape.
CONCLUSIONS: There is not one specific public health job. Instead, such jobs are diverse in role, sector, qualification level required and the salary they confer. Implications for public health: There is a demand for skilled workers to perform increasingly complex public health functions, but this may eventually be outpaced by graduate supply. Furthermore, while salaries are considerable, long-term positions are not, and this has implications for the sustainability of the public health workforce. PMID: 31535436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Watts RD, Bowles DC, Fisher C, Li IW Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemiology of chronic hepatitis B and C in Victoria, Australia: insights and impacts from enhanced surveillance.
CONCLUSIONS: Improved data completeness highlighted the underlying epidemiology of chronic viral hepatitis, demonstrating the increased burden of infection among specific priority populations. Implications for public health: Enhanced surveillance provides greater insight into the epidemiology of chronic viral hepatitis, identifying groups at risk and opportunities for public health action. PMID: 31535439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: MacLachlan JH, Romero N, Higgins N, Coutts R, Chan R, Stephens N, Cowie BC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The economic cost of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review of estimates and methods.
CONCLUSIONS: Substantial economic burden is caused by lifestyle-related risk factors. Implications for public health: The significant economic burden associated with preventable disease provides an economic rationale for action to reduce the prevalence of lifestyle-related risk factors. New analysis of the economic burden of multiple risk factors concurrently is needed. PMID: 31390112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crosland P, Ananthapavan J, Davison J, Lambert M, Carter R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The research commercialisation agenda: a concerning development for public health research.
PMID: 31390120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wardle JL, Baum FE, Fisher M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Parental opinions about the responsibility for assessing children's weight status - a survey of Rockhampton parents.
CONCLUSIONS: Parents must be better supported in identifying and addressing their child's obesity. Health professionals should use contact with families to provide education on the benefits of early identification of overweight and the steps involved in weight status assessment, and to undertake this check, offer advice and refer families to weight management services. Implications for public health: Increased awareness of parental opinions about the responsibility for assessing children's weight status may lead to change in health professionals' practice and improved health services for the identification and means of add...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Davidson K, Vidgen H, Denney-Wilson E Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Country of birth differences in lifestyle-related chronic disease among middle-aged and older adults of Lebanese ethnicity.
CONCLUSIONS: Country of birth differences in health exist among those of Lebanese ethnicity. Implications for public health: Country of birth is an important factor that could assist in explaining differences in health among ethnic groups of the same origin. PMID: 31339603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: El Masri A, Kolt GS, George ES Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A follow-up of sunscreen use and sun-protection practices in Darwin: a cross-sectional survey.
PMID: 31339610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ma JHY, Chatfield MD, Campbell K, Tilakaratne D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Limited progress in closing the mortality gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of the Northern Territory.
CONCLUSIONS: Although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy has increased in the long run, the gap with all-Australian life expectancy has not narrowed. The gap in under-five mortality rates is much lower than it was in the 1960s and 1970s, but progress has been limited over the past decade. Implications for public health: The 'Closing the Gap' target of halving the gap in under-five mortality by 2018 will not be met in the Northern Territory, and there is no evidence yet of progress on the target to eliminate the gap in life expectancy by 2031. PMID: 31339611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sourc...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson T, Zhao Y, Condon J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Challenges for sport organisations developing and delivering non-traditional social sport products for insufficiently active populations.
CONCLUSIONS: Key ingredients to successfully developing and delivering non-traditional sport opportunities for insufficiently active populations are: recruiting appropriate product deliverers; building the capacity of delivery organisations and systems; and developing products relevant to the delivery context that align with the needs and characteristics of the target population. Implications for public health: A system-wide response is required to address the challenges associated with sport organisations developing, scaling and delivering innovative social sport products for insufficiently active populations. PMID: ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Staley K, Donaldson A, Randle E, Nicholson M, O'Halloran P, Nelson R, Cameron M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Traffic pollution near childcare centres in Melbourne.
PMID: 31339618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Walter C, Schneider-Futschik E, Irving L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The important role of charity in the welfare system for those who are food insecure.
PMID: 31287925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McKay FH, Lindberg R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Unhealthy sport sponsorship at the 2017 AFL Grand Final: a case study of its frequency, duration and nature.
CONCLUSIONS: The 2017 AFL Grand Final broadcast featured a high frequency and extensive duration of unhealthy marketing, especially for unhealthy food and sugary drink brands. Implications for public health: Findings strengthen evidence supporting calls to increase regulation of sport sponsorship by unhealthy brands. PMID: 31287936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nuss T, Scully M, Wakefield M, Dixon H Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Listen, understand, collaborate: developing innovative strategies to improve health service utilisation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
PMID: 31287939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Canuto K, Harfield S, Wittert G, Brown A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Migrants and disability following injury: findings from a prospective study in New Zealand.
CONCLUSIONS: Disability was persistent for migrants and non-migrants to 24 months post-injury. The disability risk at three months was higher for migrants. Certain predictors associated with disability were identified. Implications for public health: Despite having accessed healthcare services for their injury, migrants (compared with non-migrants) had higher risks of disability at least in the first three months post-injury. Interventions should be focused during this critical period on identified key predictors to promote faster recovery and reduce disability. PMID: 31287940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sour...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baker W, Samaranayaka A, Wyeth E, Ameratunga S, Derrett S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Characteristics of recently arrived Asian men who have sex with men diagnosed with HIV through sexual health services in Melbourne and Sydney.
This study compared the characteristics of these two groups. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of MSM diagnosed with HIV between January 2014 and October 2017 in Melbourne and Sydney public sexual health clinics. Asian MSM were those who had arrived in Australia within 4 years of diagnosis. RESULTS: Among 111 Asian men, 75% spoke a language other than English, 88% did not have Medicare and 61% were international students. Compared with Australian men (n=209), Asian men reported fewer male sexual partners within 12 months (median 4 versus 10, p
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Blackshaw LCD, Chow EPF, Varma R, Healey L, Templeton DJ, Basu A, Turner D, Medland NA, Rix S, Fairley CK, Chen MY Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Testing the effectiveness of a general practice intervention to improve uptake of colorectal cancer screening: a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A multicomponent intervention delivered in general practice significantly increased self-reported FOBT uptake in those at average risk of CRC. Implications for public health: General practice interventions could serve as an important adjunct to the Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program to boost plateauing screening rates. PMID: 31268211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dodd N, Carey M, Mansfield E, Oldmeadow C, Evans TJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Participant profile and impacts of an Aboriginal healthy lifestyle and weight loss challenge over four years 2012-2015.
CONCLUSION: The KHC has increasing and sustained appeal among Aboriginal communities, attracting those at risk from lifestyle-associated chronic disease and effectively reducing weight and promoting healthy lifestyles in the short term. Implications for public health: Community-led programs generated by, and responsive to, Aboriginal Australians' needs can demonstrate consistent community reach and sustained program-level lifestyle improvements. PMID: 31268219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grunseit AC, Bohn-Goldbaum E, Crane M, Milat A, Cashmore A, Fonua R, Gow A, Havrlant R, Reid K, Hennessey K, Firth W, Bauman A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

How do health practitioners in a large Australian public hospital identify and respond to reproductive abuse? A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Practitioners relied on intuition developed through experience to identify reproductive abuse. Once identified, most practitioners described a woman-led response promoting safety; however, there were inconsistencies in how this was enacted across different professions. Lack of clarity around the level of response required was also a barrier. Implications for public health: Our findings highlight the pressing need for evidence-based guidelines for health practitioners and a 'best practice' model specific to reproductive abuse. PMID: 31268221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Z...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tarzia L, Wellington M, Marino J, Hegarty K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

New and old hotspots for rickettsial spotted fever acquired in Tasmania, 2012-2017.
CONCLUSIONS: This study extends our knowledge of the epidemiology of rickettsial disease in Tasmania. This is the first account including confirmed cases acquired in the Midlands of Tasmania. Implications for public health: Increased knowledge and awareness of epidemiology of rickettsial infection in Tasmania is essential for timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. These findings bear wider relevance outside Tasmania because visitors may also be at risk. PMID: 31268225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Willis G, Lodo K, McGregor A, Howes F, Williams S, Veitch M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Breast screening attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory of Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Factors associated with fewer visits to screening were similar for both groups of women, except for language which was significant only for Indigenous women, and remoteness which was significant only for non-Indigenous women. Implications for public health: Health communication in Indigenous languages may be key in encouraging participation and retaining Indigenous women in BreastScreen; improving access for remote-living non-Indigenous women should also be addressed. PMID: 31268228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tapia KA, Garvey G, McEntee MF, Rickard M, Lydiard L, Brennan PC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The Public Health Association of Australia's advocacy to prevent suicide.
PMID: 31206962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Battams S, Robards F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor in response to "When to apply sunscreen: a consensus statement for Australia and New Zealand".
Letter to the Editor in response to "When to apply sunscreen: a consensus statement for Australia and New Zealand". Aust N Z J Public Health. 2019 Jun 10;: Authors: Baldwin L, Olsen CM, Gordon L, Green AC, Aitken J, Neale R, Whiteman D, Janda M PMID: 31180599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baldwin L, Olsen CM, Gordon L, Green AC, Aitken J, Neale R, Whiteman D, Janda M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research