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

This report provides information on a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Capital Territory.

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 health services report 2011-12: Online Services Report - key results

This is the fourth national report on health services, Aboriginal community controlled and non-community controlled health organisations, funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

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.

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

The aim of this study was to investigate whether disparities in access and treatment for ethnic communities in Victoria had changed over a decade with the introduction of interventions designed to improve culturally sensitive practice in mental health services.

Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers

This guide has been developed as a practical framework for the development of accessible mental health services. It provides assistance to professionals and to services to improve access to high quality mental health care for people with an intellectual disability.

Across the divide: Facilitating the transition of students with intellectual disability to secondary school

This research project explored the major concerns of different stakeholders involved in the transition from primary to secondary schools of students with an intellectual disability. Results highlighted the need for more effective communication among carers, parents and other stakeholders.

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.

Adaptive behaviour in Australia: What items are essential for assessing independent living?

This paper suggests everyday behaviours that are essential for independent functioning. Safety, health, functional literacy, self-care, numeracy, respecting others' rights and day-to-day decision-making were considered the most important for independent functioning.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...