Towards an advocacy evaluation framework: measuring the impact of submission writing.
PMID: 33528046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cullerton K, Debia S, Ferguson M, Johnston I Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An audit of health student immunisation at a University Department of Rural Health reveals the imperative for a coordinated approach.
CONCLUSIONS: This audit highlighted gaps in healthcare student immunisation assurance processes at both local and national levels, and we recommend key elements that would be required for a more consistent, streamlined and coordinated approach. Implications for public health: As a pillar of communicable disease control, immunisation compliance continues to pose important public health challenges. Without further work towards coordination of healthcare students' immunisation assurances, there is a risk of preventable morbidity and mortality in vulnerable communities, as well as suboptimal student and worker safety in an env...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crossley C, Thompson S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Lessons from a successful public health response to COVID-19 in a New South Wales residential aged care facility, 2020.
PMID: 33522665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zheng A, Govindasamy LS, Thomas J, Branley J, Craig AT, Douglas M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Rapid review of five years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research in Australia - persisting under-representation of urban populations.
CONCLUSIONS: Indigenous health research publications have more than doubled since 2010. However, research focusing on the health needs of urban Indigenous people remains low relative to disease burden and population. Implications for public health: More research to address the health needs of Indigenous people living in urban areas is required although this should not be at the expense of research for rural and remote areas. Increased funding quarantined for Indigenous health research, coupled with self-determination of the research agenda and reporting on the geographic representativeness of research, may help address geo...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennings W, Spurling G, Shannon B, Hayman N, Askew D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Climate change and infectious diseases in Australia's Torres Strait Islands.
CONCLUSIONS: The Indigenous Torres Strait Islander peoples intend to remain living on their traditional country long-term, yet climate change brings risks of both direct and indirect human health impacts. Implications for public health: Climate-sensitive infections pose a disproportionate burden and ongoing risk to Torres Strait Islander peoples. Addressing the causes of climate change is the responsibility of various agencies in parallel with direct action to minimise or prevent infections. All efforts should privilege Torres Strait Islander peoples' voices to self-determine response actions. PMID: 33522674 [PubMed -...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hall NL, Barnes S, Canuto C, Nona F, Redmond AM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Opportunities to prevent fatalities due to injury: a cross-sectional comparison of prehospital and in-hospital fatal injury deaths in New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: Prehospital deaths account for four out of five fatal injuries in New Zealand. Of the fatally injured population, the probability of prehospital death differed by age, sex, injury mechanism and intent. Implications for public health: This study highlights the importance of strengthening prevention efforts to reduce the substantive burden of prehospital fatalities in New Zealand. PMID: 33522676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lilley R, Kool B, Davie G, de Graaf B, Dicker B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Using Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme data to understand the use of smoking cessation medicines by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.
CONCLUSIONS: Fewer smoking cessation medicines are being prescribed and then dispensed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers than to non-Indigenous smokers. Implications for public health: CTG and RAAHS data may be useful to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to improve the use of smoking cessation medicines by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers. However, there are limitations and current obstacles to accessing RAAHS data would need to be removed. PMID: 33522685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Keitaanpaa S, Cass A, Hefler M, Thomas DP Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Program.
CONCLUSION: This course holds promise in improving mental health literacy in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health. Implications for public health: Few courses are available that address issues relating to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. This study illustrates how community engagement with primary health and specialist mental health services might be strengthened. PMID: 33460196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Day A, Casey S, Baird M, Geia L, Wanganeen R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Social and emotional learning in early childhood education and care: a public health perspective.
PMID: 33460217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Blewitt C, Morris H, O'Connor A, Ifanti A, Greenwood D, Skouteris H Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health challenges facing Environmental Health Officers during COVID-19: methamphetamine contamination of properties.
PMID: 33460218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kuhn EJ, Walker GS, Wright J, Whiley H, Ross KE Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Communications in the time of a pandemic: the readability of documents for public consumption.
CONCLUSIONS: Government departments need to consider their audience and monitor readability of the documents they produce to ensure that readers can understand them. Implications for public health: Health communications need to be written at a level appropriate for the targeted population in order to be fit for purpose. PMID: 33460234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ferguson C, Merga M, Winn S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Indigenous knowledge and leadership: (Re)centring public health curricula to address inequities.
PMID: 33460238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Severinsen C, Ware F, Came H, Murray L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Understanding the healthfulness of outlets providing lunch and dinner meals: a census of a rural food retail environment in Victoria, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: This census of a rural food retail environment showed low access to healthy menu options along with minimal provision of nutrition information and promotion of healthy food in food venues. This environment has the potential to affect the dietary intake of more than 21,000 rural-dwelling Australians and action to improve rural food environments is desperately needed. Implications for public health: If unhealthful rural food environments are not addressed, inequalities in the diet-related disease burden for rural Australians will continue to persist. This study shows that interventions are needed for independent...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alston L, Versace V, Brown E, Nichols M, Whelan J, Bolton KA, Sacks G, Needham C, Orellana L, Allender S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Are there systematic barriers to participation in cancer treatment trials by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients in Australia?
CONCLUSION: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients appear to have a reduced opportunity to participate in trials because of where they live, their type of cancer and their general health status, as well as for less transparent reasons relating to investigator judgment. Implications for public health: Greater transparency and greater scrutiny of barriers to trial participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are needed to ensure equitable access. PMID: 33347687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cunningham J, Garvey G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health opportunities in the Australian air quality standards review.
PMID: 33347689 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ewald B, Knibbs LD, Campbell R, Marks GB Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Addressing self-harm among detained asylum seekers in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 33347736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hedrick K, Borschmann R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

How COVID-safe Santa can save Christmas.
PMID: 33289949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vally H, Grills N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hepatitis C and treatment uptake in regional Victoria.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of HCV in this regional Victorian study (1.1%) was similar to the Australian modelled prevalence estimates. Most participants were amenable to treatment. Implications for public health: The unique opportunity to eliminate HCV requires a reorientation of the public health response toward systematic implementation of treatment to address barriers and reduce stigma and discrimination for marginalised populations. This should include targeting regional areas where the HCV prevalence of undiagnosed cases may be higher than metropolitan areas. PMID: 33252814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Glenister K, Kemp W, Tomic D, Simmons D, Roberts S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Young people's perceptions of substance use norms and attitudes in the LGBT community.
CONCLUSION: Young people's perceptions of substance use within the LGBT community are not associated with community participation/connectedness or personal substance use. Implications for public health: Further research is needed to better understand what factors lead to elevated levels of substance use in SMYP. This may assist in the development of adequate public health responses. Targeting problematic beliefs may have little impact on substance use in SMYP. PMID: 33252815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Demant D, Hides LM, Kavanagh DJ, White KM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Translating evidence into policy action: which diet-related practices are essential to achieve healthy and sustainable food system transformation?
PMID: 33252819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Barbour LR, Woods JL, Brimblecombe JK Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Wellbeing recovery inequity following the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence: repeated cross-sectional studies.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To track population mental wellbeing following the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes and after-shocks. METHODS: The Canterbury Wellbeing Survey, a cross-sectional survey of randomly selected adults aged ≥18 years resident in Christchurch, was repeated biannually from April 2013 until June 2017 and annually thereafter. The self-reported 5-item World Health Organization Well-Being Index (WHO-5) has been elicited from April 2013. Regression analysis was employed to model WHO-5 score patterns over time and between important socio-demographic groups. RESULTS: Between 1,137 and 1,482 ad...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Begg A, D'Aeth L, Kenagy E, Ambrose C, Dong H, Schluter PJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Charlotte's accessible web: how West Australian children and adolescents can access e-cigarettes online.
PMID: 33252825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wood N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australia's public health response to COVID-19: what have we done, and where to from here?
PMID: 33197090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnston I, PHAA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Giardiasis notifications are associated with socioeconomic status in Sydney, Australia: a spatial analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Lower reporting in disadvantaged areas may represent true differences in incidence across SES groups or may result from differential use of health services and reporting. Implications for public health: If the disparities result from differential use of health services, research should be directed toward identifying barriers and facilitators of use. If disparities result from a true difference in incidence, then the behavioural mediators between SES and giardiasis should be identified and addressed. PMID: 33197099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mazumdar S, Fletcher-Lartey SM, Zajaczkowski P, Jalaludin B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian childcare centres are too close to car parks exposing children with developing lungs to high levels of traffic pollution.
CONCLUSION: Australian childcare centres are located too close to car parks exposing children to pollution and likely impacting the development of chronic respiratory disease. Traffic pollution is an avoidable risk that must be considered when planning childcare centre location. Implications for public health: The co-location of childcare centres with large-scale car parks may have long-term impacts on the respiratory health of Australian children under the age of five. PMID: 33197113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Birch H, Walter C, Irving L, Dharmage SC, Smallwood N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Population patterns in Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores in the Australian population; 2007-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite an overall decline in AUDIT scores, nearly one-quarter of Australians reported hazardous drinking. Implications for public health: The marked declines in hazardous drinking among young people are positive, but trends observed among those aged 40-59 and 60+ years suggests targeted interventions for older Australians are needed. PMID: 33104260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: O'Brien H, Callinan S, Livingston M, Doyle JS, Dietze PM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian news media reporting of methamphetamine: an analysis of print media 2014-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: The coverage of methamphetamine in the Australian print media mostly serves to construct methamphetamine use as an urgent social problem, often framed from a legal perspective and associated with violent, dangerous, deviant and aggressive users. Implications for public health: Such reporting and stigmatisation of methamphetamine use can undermine public health policy responses and strategies, including early intervention and treatment and focused efforts directed at those most at risk of harm. PMID: 33104272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rawstorne P, O'Connor R, Cohn A, Fredrickson A, Jayasinha R, Hayen A, Lancaster K, Nathan S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Awareness and use of telephone-based behaviour change support services among clients of a community mental health service.
CONCLUSIONS: Opportunities exist for increasing awareness and use of both services, particularly the Get Healthy Service, among clients of community mental health services. Implications for public health: Strategies to optimise reach for this population group are recommended. PMID: 33104282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fehily C, Latter J, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Bradley T, Rissel C, Reakes K, Reid K, Browning E, Bowman J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Health services in northern Australia depend on student placements post COVID-19.
PMID: 33104283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Campbell N, Stothers K, Swain L, Cairns A, Dunsford E, Rissel C, Barker R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The failure of health promotion for marginalised populations.
PMID: 33104285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roguski M, McBride-Henry K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Deadly news: the downward trend continues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking 2004-2019.
PMID: 33104287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maddox R, Thurber KA, Calma T, Banks E, Lovett R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The effect of alcohol consumption on clinical outcomes in regional patients with chronic disease: a retrospective chart audit.
CONCLUSION: Higher-risk alcohol consumption is associated with reduced attainment of chronic disease management targets and worse chronic disease outcomes. Implications for public health: Alcohol consumption should be assessed frequently in people with chronic disease, especially when there is difficulty acquiring management targets or worsening of disease outcomes without a clear explanation. Better education about the potential associations between alcohol use and chronic disease would benefit those managing these complex conditions, both clinicians and patients. PMID: 33044774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mudd J, Larkins S, Watt K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of excess alcohol consumption on health care utilisation in regional patients with chronic disease - a retrospective chart audit.
CONCLUSION: Excess alcohol consumption decreases engagement in primary care and results in increased emergency department attendance, but not admissions to hospital. In those who are admitted to hospital, alcohol is associated with a decreased length of stay. Implications for public health: Alcohol consumption should be considered as a potential cause of decreased engagement in primary care. Follow-up and recall of patients may reduce shifting of care to the hospital environment. PMID: 33044787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mudd J, Larkins S, Watt K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A national fight against COVID-19: lessons and experiences from China.
CONCLUSIONS: The success in fighting against COVID-19 in China can be attributed to: 1) adaptable governance to changing situations; 2) culture of moral compliance with rules; 3) trusted collaboration between government and people; 4) an advanced technical framework ABCD+5G (A-Artificial intelligence; B-Block chain; C-Cloud computing; D-Big data). Implications for public health: This paper constructs a conceptual model for pandemic management based on the lessons and experiences of fighting COVID-19 in China. It provides insights for pandemic control and public emergency management in similar context. PMID: 33044796 [...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wang L, Yan B, Boasson V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

South West Food Community: understanding systemic change, and its associated challenges and successes, among food security projects.
CONCLUSION: The Australian-first SWFC project has the capacity to support region-to-region comparisons; this evaluation increases evidence for scaling to other regions. Implications for public health: This approach can be used to increase collaboration between initiatives, support resource-sharing between organisations and enhance policies (at local government level) to support food security. PMID: 33044798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rewa J, Devine A, Godrich S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pandemic and promise: progress towards finding an effective treatment for Novel Coronavirus 19.
PMID: 33044799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Merone L, Finlay S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Affording health during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn.
PMID: 33047419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lewis M, Lee AJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

'It's a tradition to go down to the pokies on your 18th birthday' - the normalisation of gambling for young women in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: This study found several factors that influenced and encouraged young women to gamble, such as the feminisation of gambling products and environments, and determined that gambling is becoming a socio-culturally accepted activity for young women. Implications for public health: Researchers and policymakers should be increasingly focused on how different forms of gambling may be normalised for young women. Attention should be given to how young women may become a target market for the gambling industry, and how to implement strategies aimed at preventing any future potential harm posed by these industries and th...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McCarthy S, Thomas S, Pitt H, Daube M, Cassidy R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Long-term sustainability of a physical activity and nutrition intervention for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Maintenance and ongoing improvement of health behaviours in the longer-term is challenging. Future studies must look for ways to embed interventions into communities so they are sustainable and investigate new approaches to reduce the risk of chronic disease. Implications for public health: Metabolic syndrome is a major health issue in Australia and worldwide. Early identification and management are required to prevent the progression to chronic disease. This 18-month follow-up showed that outcomes measures remained relatively stable; however, there is a need to investigate opportunities for embedded community ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jancey J, Lee AH, James AP, Howat P, Hills AP, Anderson AS, Tran VD, Blackford K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Homelessness: the imperative for a public health response: Douglas Gordon Oration, PHAA Prevention Conference, 19 May 2020.
PMID: 32955765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wood LJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Long-term effects of homelessness on mortality: a 15-year Australian cohort study.
CONCLUSION: At least one recorded episode of primary, secondary, or tertiary homelessness was associated with premature mortality and younger age at death over a 15-year period. Implications for public health: Accurately identifying individuals experiencing primary, secondary or tertiary homelessness at the emergency department may enable targeted interventions that could potentially reduce their risk of premature mortality. PMID: 32955766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Seastres RJ, Hutton J, Zordan R, Moore G, Mackelprang J, Kiburg KV, Sundararajan V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 in the public housing towers of Melbourne: upholding social justice when invoking precaution.
PMID: 32955775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silva DS Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends in soft drink and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among South Australians, focusing  on distribution of intake by subpopulation.
CONCLUSIONS: Population trends mask increasing inequity. There is a societal trend away from the consumption of SSBs across all subgroups, but at-risk groups who engage in clusters of unhealthy behaviours remain high consumers. Implications for public health: The identification of at-risk populations allows research to focus more precisely on the structural barriers, beliefs, attitudes and facilitators of ongoing consumption of SSB in order to inform future health promotion efforts. PMID: 32955794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dawes E, D'Onise K, Spurrier N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The necessity of detailed epidemiological investigation in the early stage of an outbreak: lessons from a six-case cluster of COVID-19 in Guangzhou, China.
PMID: 32865836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gu Y, Lu J, Yuan J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Dementia case ascertainment using aged care assessment data.
PMID: 32865838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cations M, Lang C, Ward SA, Crotty M, Inacio MC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Integration of a contraception clinic into an opioid treatment setting to improve contraception knowledge, accessibility and uptake: a pilot study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and acceptability of integrating a contraception clinic within an opioid agonist treatment (OAT) service to improve access to contraception, especially long-acting reversible methods of contraception (LARC), for women receiving OAT, who have increased risk of unplanned pregnancies and adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A contraception clinic was established at a Sydney OAT service. Forty-eight female OAT clients were surveyed regarding their contraception knowledge and needs. Interested and eligible women were referred to the contraception clinic. RESULTS: ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Day CA, White B, Reid SE, Fowler M, Black KI Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Factors associated with patterns of psychological distress, alcohol use and social network among Australian mineworkers.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the challenges the mining sector faces regarding the welfare of its employees. Implications for public health: Modifiable work factors associated with lower social networks and higher psychological distress need addressing at an individual and industry level through targeted and specifically tailored multi-component interventions. PMID: 32865849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James C, Rahman M, Bezzina A, Kelly B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What does the future hold for chronic disease prevention research?
PMID: 32865859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Howse E, Rychetnik L, Marks L, Wilson A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Disparities in characteristics in accessing public Australian sexual health services between Medicare-eligible and Medicare-ineligible men who have sex with men.
This study aimed to examine whether there were any differences in accessing sexual health services between Medicare-eligible and Medicare-ineligible men who have sex with men (MSM) in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study of MSM attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between 2016 and 2019. Demographic characteristics, sexual practices, HIV testing practices and STI diagnoses were compared between Medicare-eligible and Medicare-ineligible MSM. RESULTS: We included 5,085 Medicare-eligible and 2,786 Medicare-ineligible MSM. Condomless anal sex in the past 12 months was ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Walia AM, Fairley CK, Bradshaw CS, Chen MY, Chow EPF Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 environmental transmission and preventive public health measures.
PMID: 32833313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vardoulakis S, Sheel M, Lal A, Gray D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research