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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory

This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants or health and health system performance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2011-12 Online Services Report - key results

This report presents the main findings from the 2011–12 OSR data collection and replaced the previous Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting data collection.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability: wellbeing, participation and support

This report focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with severe or profound core activity limitation, and compares them with non-ATSI people with the same limitation and with ATSI people without such limitation.

Access to dental services for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities – A scoping review

This research scopes published studies that address access to dental services for children with IDD in order to determine the extent to which various barriers have been researched.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: A focus on ethnic communities

People from an ethnic minority background are less likely to use mental health services than the Australian-born people. This study examined the outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the use of mental health services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Acquired brain injury research project

The research investigates the incidence, prevalence and unmet needs of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) in NSW.

Activities of daily living in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional evaluation using the assessment of motor and process skills

This study investigated The level of activity and participation limitation in the home environment for 54 South Australian children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Younger children performed better than older children on motor skills measurement scales used in the study.

Advancing the Curriculum for Young People who have an Intellectual Disability. Advocacy in Health: A Pilot Study

This article reports on the pilot work for a collaborative National Health and Medical Research Council project in Australia involving education and health professionals to improve the health and well‐being of young people who have an intellectual disability.

Aerobic exercise improves lung function in children with intellectual disability: A randomised trial

This article seeks to explore if aerobic exercise improves lung function in children with intellectual disability.

Affective and anxiety disorders and their relationship with chronic physical conditions in Australia: findings of the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

This paper reports on the prevalence of chronic physical and mental health conditions in Australian adults. A nationally representative survey was conducted to gather information. People with a disability were more likely to have a mental health problem and chronic physical conditions.

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