A systematic review of the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health.
CONCLUSION: The Canterbury earthquakes were associated with widespread but not universal adverse effects on mental health. Disaster research quality is assisted by representative samples, repeated measures, and the use of appropriate controls to allow accurate assessments of psychological consequences to be made. Implications for public health: The presence of widespread adverse effects as a result of the earthquakes suggests broad-ranging community initiatives are essential to mitigate the negative consequences of disasters. PMID: 30958618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Beaglehole B, Mulder RT, Boden JM, Bell CJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Justice targets in Closing the Gap: let's get them right.
PMID: 30958619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnston I, Williams M, Butler T, Kinner SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Increasing incidence and mortality related to liver cancer in Australia: time to turn the tide.
CONCLUSION: Incidence and mortality associated with liver cancer have increased substantially in the past three decades, in contrast to the improved outcomes observed for many other cancers. Jurisdictional incidence rates reflect higher prevalence of hepatitis B and C. Implications for public health: In the context of Australian cancer prevention and care programs, liver cancer is an outlier. Strategies to mitigate risk factors and improve surveillance of liver health for at-risk groups are urgently required. PMID: 30958629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cocker F, Chien Yee K, Palmer AJ, de Graaff B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety.
CONCLUSIONS: Information about housing defects appears insufficient to encourage people to make improvements to their homes to meet a specified health and safety standard. Implications for public health: Better understanding of how particular housing defects pose a risk for health and safety, and provision of funding support in some cases, may encourage people to invest in safer, healthier homes. PMID: 30958630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chisholm E, Keall M, Bennett J, Marshall A, Telfar-Barnard L, Thornley L, Howden-Chapman P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Children overdue for immunisation: a question of coverage or reporting? An audit of the Australian Immunisation Register.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite incentives to record childhood vaccinations on AIR, under-reporting continues to be an important contributor to underestimation of true coverage in NSW. Implications for public health: More reliable transmission of encounters to AIR at provider level and removal of duplicates would improve accuracy of reported coverage. PMID: 30959563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Law C, McGuire R, Ferson MJ, Reid S, Gately C, Stephenson J, Campbell-Lloyd S, Gabriel S, Housen T, Sheppeard V, Corben P, Durrheim DN, NSW Public Health Network AIR Study Group Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Mismatches between health service delivery and community expectations in the provision of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic fever in New Zealand.
Conclusions and Public health implications: Successful RRF prevention requires interventions to address structural causes of inequity, appropriate clinical guidelines and quality health services. Service-delivery models should provide regular prophylaxis in an accessible manner through culturally-safe, community-based, age-appropriate care. PMID: 30908804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anderson A, Peat B, Ryland J, Ofanoa M, Burgess H, Malungahu G, Wade J, Spray J, Leversha A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Optimising Hepatitis C care in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care clinic.
CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights the opportunities for enhancing treatment of patients with HCV infection. Opportunities to improve treatment rates in an Indigenous primary healthcare include optimising diagnostic pathways, improving patient engagement, and general practitioner and peer worker participation. Implications for public health: HCV poses a serious threat to public health in Australia and IPHCs are key sites to addressing this for Indigenous people. Optimising care of patients with HCV attending IPHC requires recognition of the complex health needs and social context, to reduce the incidence and consequences of...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lakhan P, Askew D, Hayman N, Pokino LA, Sendall C, Clark PJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A systematic review of evaluations of prison-based alcohol and other drug use behavioural treatment for men.
CONCLUSIONS: Although there is relatively little methodologically strong evidence of the impact of prison-based AoD treatment, and no Australian papers studies, current best-evidence practice is Cognitive behavioural therapy delivered in Therapeutic Community (TC) settings. Implications for public health: Prison-based TC treatment should be available to people in prison who have a history of AoD use. PMID: 30908856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Doyle MF, Shakeshaft A, Guthrie J, Snijder M, Butler T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Child obesity prevalence across communities in New Zealand: 2010-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Child obesity varies between NZ communities, but most territorial authorities have experienced a decrease in obesity over the period 2010/11-2015/16. Implications for public health: Addressing deprivation and ethnic inequalities in obesity could substantially reduce community-level differences in obesity in NZ. PMID: 30830709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gibb S, Shackleton N, Audas R, Taylor B, Swinburn B, Zhu T, Taylor R, Derraik JGB, Cutfield W, Milne B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A longitudinal investigation of Western Australian families impacted by parental cancer with adolescent and young adult offspring.
CONCLUSION: A considerable number of adolescent and young adult offspring are impacted by parental cancer at a potentially vulnerable age. This research provides knowledge to better understand who is affected by parental cancer in Australia. Implications for public health: These results may be useful for planning and implementation of Australian supportive services. PMID: 30830710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Morris JN, Zajac I, Turnbull D, Preen D, Patterson P, Martini A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The health burden of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Although the methods used to estimate preventable health burden varied greatly between studies, all found that a substantial amount of death and disability was attributable to lifestyle-related risk factors. Implications for public health: There is a large health burden in Australia caused by modifiable risk factors and further action is warranted to address this burden. PMID: 30830711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 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

What does Australia's investment in genomics mean for public health?
PMID: 30830712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Belcher A, Mangelsdorf M, McDonald F, Curtis C, Waddell N, Hussey K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemiology of hospitalised traumatic brain injury in the state of New South Wales, Australia: a population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall TBI incidence in NSW is lower than international estimates. Nevertheless, groups with higher incidence rates and/or poor in-hospital outcomes were identified, highlighting directions for prevention and future research. Implications for public health: There is a need for identifying risk factors/barriers and assessing the impact of recent policies on these population groups. PMID: 30830715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pozzato I, Tate RL, Rosenkoetter U, Cameron ID Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Relative risk of suicide following exposure to recent stressors, Victoria, Australia.
Conclusions and Implications for public health: Males experiencing mental illness and alcohol and other drug problems should be a particular priority for suicide prevention initiatives but people exposed to other stressors such as contact with the police and divorce/relationship separation also warrant attention. PMID: 30830716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clapperton A, Newstead S, Bugeja L, Pirkis J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Lifestyle determinants of behavioural outcomes triggered by direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings raise concerns regarding the misuse or overuse of medications for diseases that may otherwise be improved by a healthier lifestyle. Implications for public health: To improve public health and wellbeing of society, we call for regulatory changes regarding advertising of medicines. Where applicable, lifestyle changes should be advertised as potential substitutes for the advertised medicines. Interprofessional collaboration is also recommended to educate individuals and convey the value of health behaviour changes. PMID: 30830719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Z...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zadeh NK, Robertson K, Green JA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Differences by age and sex in adolescent suicide.
CONCLUSION: Suicide in younger adolescents and females appear to share characteristics, and differ from older and male adolescents. Negative interpersonal relationships and previous self-harm with possible co-existenting mental illness appear to be key differentiating features. Implications for public health: Understanding completed suicide is an important step towards prevention, and our results suggest a need for developmentally and sex-specific suicide prevention strategies. PMID: 30786107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lee S, Dwyer J, Paul E, Clarke D, Treleaven S, Roseby R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of an intervention to train health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide smoking cessation advice.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and cultural relevance of Quitskills training tailored for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who smoke. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted with data collected from 860 participants (54% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants) in tailored Quitskills training from 2012 to 2016. Course participants took part in a survey at pre-training, post-training and four-six weeks post-training to assess confidence in skills to address tobacco, and perceptions of the strengths, areas for improvement and...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin K, Dono J, Stewart HB, Sparrow A, Miller C, Roder D, Bowden J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Enable, mediate … but don't advocate!
Enable, mediate … but don't advocate! Aust N Z J Public Health. 2019 Feb 20;: Authors: Stoneham M, Symons J PMID: 30786132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stoneham M, Symons J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Challenges in recruitment to an epidemiological study of young Australian women: the Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation Young Women's Health Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Recruitment, by predominantly electronic means, has achieved a large, representative study sample of young women recruited from the eastern states of Australia. Implications for public health: Recruitment of a representative study sample can be achieved in the absence of a high response rate. PMID: 30727023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Skiba MA, Bell RJ, Islam RM, Davis SR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Dual use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco in New Zealand from a nationally representative sample.
CONCLUSION: The current study found evidence for substantial dual use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco cigarettes among adult e-cigarette users, particularly among users aged 45 years and over. Implications for public health: Public health initiatives should provide clear advice that e-cigarettes should be used as a smoking cessation tool and not as a way to allow the consumption of combustible tobacco to continue. PMID: 30727031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Oakly A, Martin G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities.
CONCLUSIONS: Early life infections drive high antibiotic prescribing rates in remote Aboriginal communities. Implications for public health: Eliminating skin disease could reduce antibiotic use by almost 20% in children under five years of age in this population. PMID: 30727032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cuningham W, McVernon J, Lydeamore MJ, Andrews RM, Carapetis J, Kearns T, Clucas D, Dhurrkay RG, Tong SYC, Campbell PT Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

"You've got to breathe, you know" - asthma patients and carers' perceptions around purchase and use of asthma preventer medicines.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient barriers to adherence with asthma preventer medicines including cost are ongoing. Healthcare professionals need to encourage empathic discussion with patients about cost issues. Implications for public health: Asthma patients and carers could benefit from greater involvement and respect within shared decision-making. Healthcare professionals should be aware that cost may be a barrier for patient adherence, and provided with information about the relative costs of guideline-recommended asthma medicines. Patients and healthcare professionals need education around the efficacy of ICS-alone treatment and t...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Davis SR, Tudball J, Flynn A, Lembke K, Zwar N, Reddel HK Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Factors associated with induced abortion over time: secondary data analysis of five waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: A trend analysis of associations with induced abortion. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the 1973/78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health of women responding to two or more consecutive surveys out of five (N=9,042), using generalised estimating equations. RESULTS: New abortions dropped from 7% to 2% at surveys 4 and 5. By survey 5, 16% of respondents reported abortions, only 2% of them new. Women aged in their twenties were more likely to terminate a pregnancy if they reported less-effective contraceptives (aOR2.18 CI 1.65-2.89); increased risky drinking (aOR1.6...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Taft AJ, Powell RL, Watson LF, Lucke JC, Mazza D, McNamee K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The health of older New Zealanders in relation to housing tenure: analysis of pooled data from three consecutive, annual New Zealand Health Surveys.
CONCLUSIONS: Rental tenure is associated with poorer health. Implications for public health: Older renters tend to be economically disadvantaged and in poorer health than owner-occupiers. Over time, the proportion of older renters has been increasing. This will have implications for policy and for services in meeting the diverse care and support needs of older people. Higher rates of renting among Māori and Pacific people and older females means that these groups are particularly vulnerable to any negative impact of renting on health. PMID: 30727047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zeal...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pledger M, McDonald J, Dunn P, Cumming J, Saville-Smith K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Are we closing the Aboriginal child injury gap? A cohort study.
Conclusions and Implications for public health: Our findings suggest that current injury prevention measures have not been successful in reducing either rates of unintentional injury in Aboriginal children, or injury inequalities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. We recommend the implementation of targeted Aboriginal led injury prevention measures. PMID: 30720921 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Möller H, Ivers R, Clapham K, Jorm L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Educating for Indigenous public health competence - how do we stack up in Australia?
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight the need for inclusion of the Indigenous public health competencies to be made obligatory in MPH programs. Implications for public health: Significant gaps remain in public health curricula enabling students to develop competencies that enable them to become judgement safe practitioners when working with Indigenous peoples and communities. A revised curriculum framework document provides a range of useful strategies and resources to remedy these omissions. PMID: 30690820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Coombe L, Lee V, Robinson P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends in hepatitis B prevalence and associated risk factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous prison entrants in Australia, 2004 to 2013.
This study describes and compares prevalence trends of markers for hepatitis B (HBV) from 2004 to 2013 and HBV risk factors between Indigenous and non-Indigenous prison entrants. Methods A cross-sectional survey carried out over two weeks in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 in reception prisons in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. Results The study included 2,223 prison entrants; 544 were Indigenous. Indigenous prison entrants had significantly higher hepatitis C core antibody (anti-HBc) prevalence than non-Indigenous prisoners in 2004 (29% vs. 18%, P=0.026), 2007 (40% vs. 15%, P
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Coles T, Simpson P, Saulo D, Kaldo J, Richards A, Levy M, Wake C, Siddall DA, Harrod ME, Kariminia A, Butler T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What happens once a program has been implemented? A call for research investigating strategies to enhance public health program sustainability.
PMID: 30690829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wolfenden L, Chai LK, Jones J, McFadyen T, Hodder R, Kingsland M, Milat AJ, Nathan N, Wiggers J, Yoong SL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A national profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, 2006-2016.
CONCLUSION: There are pressing concerns regarding the lack of growth and the ageing workforce of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers. We remain concerned that little is being done to increase the retention and recruitment of this workforce. Implications for public health: Greater effort is needed to improve the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, particularly for younger age groups and males. A National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategy needs to be implemented. PMID: 30690842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Austr...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wright A, Briscoe K, Lovett R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

When to apply sunscreen: a consensus statement for Australia and New Zealand.
CONCLUSIONS: People living in Australia and New Zealand are now advised to apply sunscreen every day when the UV index is predicted to reach 3 or above. Implications for public health: Increased use of sunscreen as part of the daily routine to reduce incidental sun exposure will lead to decreased incidence of skin cancer in the future. PMID: 30681231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Whiteman DC, Neale RE, Aitken J, Gordon L, Green AC, Janda M, Olsen CM, Soyer HP, Sunscreen Summit Policy Group Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Potential sources of cessation support for high smoking prevalence groups: a qualitative study.
Conclusions The results suggest that doctors are an important group to consider when developing cessation interventions for disadvantaged smokers due to their recognised ability to provide practical and emotional support. However, efforts are needed to ensure doctors are aware of the benefits of cessation for these groups. Community service organisations appear to be another potentially effective source of cessation support for disadvantaged smokers. Implications for public health The results indicate that cessation interventions among high-priority groups should endeavour to provide personalised emotional and practical su...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Parnell A, Box E, Bonevski B, Slevin T, Anwar-McHenry J, Chapman L, Pettigrew S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Impacts of social integration and loneliness on mental health of humanitarian migrants in Australia: evidence from a longitudinal study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the impacts of social integration and loneliness on the mental health of humanitarian migrants (HMs) in Australia over time. METHODS: A total of 1,723 HMs who held permanent visas from the first to third waves (2013-2016) of a longitudinal study in Australia (Building a New Life in Australia) were included in the study. Dependent variables included poor general health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe mental illness (SMI). Predictors were social integration stressors and loneliness. We used generalised linear mixed models to assess impacts of the changing status ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chen W, Wu S, Ling L, Renzaho AMN Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What young Australians think about a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
CONCLUSIONS: Most young adults supported the idea of a tax on SSBs if tax revenue would be used to support healthy eating or physical activity. If a tax was introduced, most indicated that they would reduce their SSB consumption and substitute water for SSBs. Implications for public health: Policymakers can expect support from young people should an SSB tax be introduced in Australia. PMID: 30548948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Richardson TE, Yanada BA, Watters D, Stupart D, Lamichhane P, Bell C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Identification of smoking status in the Census is needed, but what about the healthcare system?
PMID: 30548949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ross L, Haber PS, Day CA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a systematic assessment using a longitudinal national sample.
CONCLUSION: There are important disparities in the health and wellbeing profiles of different sexual minority populations in Australia, based on sex (male vs. female), sexual identity (gay/lesbian vs. bisexual), and observation time (2012 vs. 2016). Implications for public health: Sexual identity remains an important marker of risk for health and wellbeing outcomes within Australia, underscoring the importance of fully integrating sexual identity in health policy and practice. PMID: 30548950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Perales F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of an alcohol consumption intervention in community sports clubs on safety and participation: an RCT.
CONCLUSION: Interventions that target responsible alcohol management can also increase club participation. Implications for public health: Given the number of individuals involved with sports clubs, responsibly managing alcohol will also ensure that sports clubs are health promoting settings that promote community participation and engagement. PMID: 30548953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rowland B, Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Murphy A, Gillham KE, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Wiggers J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Men's work, women's work and suicide: a retrospective mortality study in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: The gendered context of an occupation influences suicide, with varying risks for women and men. More research is needed to understand the mechanisms of this relationship. Implications for public health: These results suggest the need for targeted suicide prevention activities in male-dominated occupational groups. PMID: 30548966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Milner A, King T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian primary school student's attitudes to changing from traditional school uniforms to sports uniforms and association with student characteristics.
PMID: 30516304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McCarthy N, Nathan N, Hodder R, Lecathelinais C, Sutherland R, Campbell E, Wolfenden L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The prevalence and protective factors for resilience in adolescent Aboriginal Australians living in urban areas: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Most adolescents in SEARCH displayed resilience. Resilience was associated with nurturing family environments, social support and regular exercise. Implications for public health: Our data accords with previous research that demonstrates resilience, but also a higher prevalence of emotional and behaviour problems among Aboriginal youth. Supporting Aboriginal young people to build resilience may promote better mental health outcomes leading to important public health benefits. PMID: 30516305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Young C, Craig JC, Clapham K, Banks S, Williamson A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Use of data linkage to improve communicable disease surveillance and control in Australia: existing practices, barriers and enablers.
CONCLUSIONS: We identified considerable variation in the use of data linkage to inform communicable disease surveillance and control activities between jurisdictions. We suggest that routinely collected, disparate data are systematically integrated into existing surveillance and response policy cycle to improve communicable disease prevention and control efforts. Implications for public health: Existing gaps in communicable disease surveillance data may affect prevention and control efforts. Data linkage is recognised as a valuable method to close surveillance gaps and should be used to enhance the value of publicly held h...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rowe SL, Stephens N, Cowie BC, Nolan T, Leder K, Cheng AC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The Closing the Gap (CTG) Refresh: Should Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture be incorporated in the CTG framework? How?
PMID: 30516309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Parter C, Wilson S, Hartz DL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Culture-positive shigellosis cases are epidemiologically different to culture-negative/PCR-positive cases.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has identified that culture-positive vs. culture-negative/PCR-positive shigellosis cases in NSW differ by clinical severity and risk factors for infection. Implications for public health: The study findings warrant further research to determine the true diagnostic prevalence of Shigella in the culture-negative/PCR-positive group in the Australian context, in order to inform further changes to the national case definition for shigellosis. PMID: 30516310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Quinn E, Najjar Z, Huhtinen E, Jegasothy E, Gupta L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

"No-one's driving this bus" - qualitative analysis of PrEP health promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay and bisexual men.
CONCLUSIONS: Aboriginal community and gay community controlled health organisations need to collaborate to ensure they deliver effective and tailored health promotion to Aboriginal communities. Implications for public health: The rising HIV notification rates in Aboriginal Australians is an example of the health gap experienced by First Nation people. Effective HIV prevention is required to ensure this gap does not widen further, and that Australia meets its goal of preventing all new HIV infections. However, these efforts will be hampered by ineffective health promotion of HIV prevention tools, such as PrEP, for Aborigina...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hope A, Haire B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Thank you to Reviewers.
Authors: PMID: 30512243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Judith Lumley: 15 February 1941 - 25 October 2018.
Authors: PMID: 30512244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian researchers oppose funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.
PMID: 30512245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thomas DP, Hefler M, Bonevski B, Calma T, Carapetis J, Chamberlain C, Chapman S, Daube M, Eades S, Finlay SM, Freeman B, Lovett R, MacKenzie R, Maddox R, Wakefield M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Angels for Babies.
PMID: 30512246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robinson P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

'Punching above their weight': a qualitative examination of local governments' organisational efficacy to improve the social determinants of health.
CONCLUSIONS: Victorian local government has strongly adopted the socio-ecological model of health and is aware of the important role that its diverse policy and program areas play in creating healthy communities. The Victorian State Government's priorities, which adopted a more 'downstream' approach, were less influential. Implications for public health: State governments' priority settings should be responsive to local governments' unique local knowledge of health priorities. There is value in legislating a social determinants role for local government, provided it is supported by state and national government policies th...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Browne GR, Davern M, Giles-Corti B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between nutrition risk status, body composition and physical performance among community-dwelling older adults.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between nutrition risk status, body composition and physical performance among community-dwelling older New Zealanders. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 257 community-dwelling older adults (median age 79 years). Assessments included the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA®-SF) for nutrition risk; the Eating Assessment Tool-10 for dysphagia risk; bioimpedance analysis for body composition (free fat mass (FFM) and percentage body fat) and gait speed for physical performance. A multiple logistics regression analysis was conducted, to det...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chatindiara I, Williams V, Sycamore E, Richter M, Allen J, Wham C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Vulnerable, single and living in poverty: Women's challenges to accessing food in the Australian Capital Territory.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore challenges to food access faced by vulnerable women living in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounds. METHOD: Qualitative study comprising semi-structured interviews supplemented with quantitative demographic data. RESULTS: Forty-one women, mean age of 43 years, living in government and community housing who had an income of
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lawlis T, Devine A, Upton P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research