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Integrating treatment : Key findings from a qualitative evaluation of the Enhancing Treatment of Hepatitis C in Opiate Substitution Settings (ETHOS) study

Jake Rance & Carla Treloar
The ETHOS study was established with two aims: firstly, to develop a collaborative network of opiate substitution treatment (OST) clinics and community health centres piloting the introduction of hepatitis C virus (HCV) care and treatment in NSW, Australia; and secondly, to facilitate an evaluation of the implementation process, the uptake of care, and the outcomes of treatment, among the OST service-user population. This study employed qualitative methods to explore OST service-user and health professional reports...

Active Linking Initiative Evaluation Final Report

Karen Fisher & Robyn Edwards
The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to evaluate the Active Linking Initiative (ALI).

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2008

John Imrie & Andrew Frankland
Monograph 3/2008

Linked Care Evaluation Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Coordinated Care Trial, Local Evaluation Service Provider Experience Report

Justin McNab, Karen Fisher, Michael Fine, Jenny Doyle, Stefani Strazzari, Mark Harris, G Powell Davies & Terry O’Brien
The Linked Care Trial was an innovative approach to linking health and community care services for people in need of ongoing care, established in 1996-97 in the municipalities of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai in Sydney’s northern suburbs. The trial formed part of a national program of Coordinated Care Trials established in 1996 to test whether it is possible to coordinate the care currently provided by a variety of different health and community care services and practitioners...

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Perth 2002

Peter Hull, Graham Brown, Paul Van de Ven, Garrett Prestage, Patrick Rawstorne, Susan Kippax & Trish Langdon
Gay Community Periodic Surveys surveys are regularly conducted in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth to monitor changes in sexual and other risk practices over time among Australian gay men who are gay community attached, recruited from gay sex-on-premises venues, social sites and clinics.

Families First Area Reviews Final Summary Report

Karen Fisher, Cathy Thomson & kylie valentine
Families First is concerned with the welfare of young children and the implications of early childhood experiences for long-term outcomes in health, education and social development in childhood and adult life. Using a prevention and early intervention approach, the program framework is based on developing regional linkages between specialised health, community welfare, educational and other services to ensure a coordinated approach to initial intervention, follow-up visits and other forms of support. Since many future problems...

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and related diseases in Australia: Annual report of behaviour 2003

Paul Van de Ven, Patrick Rawstorne, Carla Treloar & Juliet Richters
Monograph 4/2003

headspace Evaluation Report: Independent Evaluation headspace: The National Youth Mental Health Foundation

K Muir, A Powell, R Patulny, S Flaxman, S McDermott, I Oprea, S Gendera, J Vespignani, T Sitek, D Abelló & I Katz
headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, was launched in 2006 as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the Youth Mental Health Initiative (YMHI). It was established to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25-years-old. headspace aims to achieve this by: • Providing holistic services via Communities of Youth Services (CYSs); • Increasing community capacity to identify young people with mental ill-health and...

Information Collection Systems in the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Issues Paper

Alan Morris, Kelly Sutherland, Kate Norris & Sarah Yallop
A requirement of HASI is that accommodation support providers, housing providers and Area Mental Health Services collect a range of information relating to referral, service delivery, client outcomes and overall performance. The objective of this paper is to describe the information collection systems operating in the various HASI sites and how the different partner organisations are collecting and managing HASI related information. The issues details the following: The type of information that the NSW Departments...

Youth Online Participation and Consultative Processes: Report on a pilot project in \"Better Futures”

Daryll Hull, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Mary-Anne Kennan & Fouad Nagm
This report describes a pilot project commissioned by the New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Youth (The Hon Graham West MP) and the NSW Department of Community services (DoCS) to explore and test the use of online social networking technologies for the purpose of engaging young people in civic affairs. The project team consisted of members from DoCs, The Office of the Minister, The national Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC), the University of New South...

Western Australian Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) interviews

James Fetherston, Jodie Grigg & Simon Lenton

Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation: Interim Report 3

F Hilferty, K Mullan, C Eastman, M Griffiths, S Chan, K Heese & I Katz
The staged roll out of Brighter Futures across NSW began in 2003, and is part of a shift in child protection policy and practice towards preventive, family-focused support and service provision. The aim of Brighter Futures is to provide targeted support to vulnerable families with young children who are at risk of being abused or neglected. The aim is to help families at an earlier stage of intervention, to stop them escalating within the child...

Report of the Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network 2000

Deborah Donoghue
The Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) is a voluntary collaboration of all 28 level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in both countries. All 13 level II nurseries in New Zealand and the level II nursery in Tasmania are also members of the ANZNN. This network continues to conduct an ongoing prospective audit of the most at-risk babies admitted for care in neonatal nurseries. The audit looks at factors that may affect the...

Using & 'the scene' Patterns and contexts of drug use among Sydney gay men

Kate Ireland, Erica Southgate, Stephanie Knox, Paul Van de Ven, John Howard & Susan Kippax
This report combines qualitative and quantitative data gathered by the National Centre in HIV Social Research to produce an in-depth picture of patterns of injecting and non-injecting drug use on the Sydney gay 'scene'. As well as incorporating findings from the Sydney Men and Sexual Health (SMASH) study, the report provides an analysis of qualitative interview data collected from men. While the SMASH data indicate broad trends in drug use, the qualitative material focuses on...

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland 2011

Evelyn Lee, Martin Holt, Limin Mao, Garrett Prestage, Iryna Zablotska, Tim Spratling, Graham Norton, Peter Watts & John de Wit
The Queensland Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites around Queensland. The project was funded by Queensland Health. The major aim of the survey was to provide data on sexual, drug use, and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay men.

Gay Community Periodic Surveys: National Report 2010

Martin Holt, Limin Mao, Garrett Prestage, Iryna Zablotska & John de Wit
Gay Community Periodic Surveys surveys are regularly conducted in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth to monitor changes in sexual and other risk practices over time among Australian gay men who are gay community attached, recruited from gay sex-on-premises venues, social sites and clinics.

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Canberra 2003

Peter Hull, Paul Van de Ven, Garrett Prestage, Susan Kippax, Kevin Schamburg & Daniel Coase
Gay Community Periodic Surveys surveys are regularly conducted in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth to monitor changes in sexual and other risk practices over time among Australian gay men who are gay community attached, recruited from gay sex-on-premises venues, social sites and clinics.

Stronger Families and Communities Strategy National Evaluation: Baseline Report on Communities for Children Process Evaluation

Ilan Katz, David Abello, Sharni Chan, Natasha Cortis, Saul Flaxman, Christiane Purcal, Catherine Spooner & Cathy Thomson
SPRC Report 1/08

APHCRI Linkage & Exchange Travelling Fellowship Report

Sarah Dennis
Health policy makers in Australia and the United Kingdom have focused on the increasing role of primary health care in the management of people with chronic disease. The approaches taken by the two countries have varied mainly because of the differences in the way primary health care is organised and funded. Many of the Australian policy options arising from the key findings of the chronic disease management review focused on support to improve practice level...

Sexual health through the eyes of Indigenous youth: Community-based participatory research with young Indigenous people in Townsville

Julie Mooney-Somers, Anna Olsen, Wani Erick, Robert Scott, Angie Akee & Lisa Maher

Participation in Sport and Recreation by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women : Stakeholder Consultation Report

N Cortis, P Sawrikar & K Muir
The project is designed to inform the development of policies and programs to effectively support the inclusion of CALD women in informal and organised sport and recreation activities in Australia, in both playing and non-playing roles. The project has been conducted in three stages beginning in mid 2006. Firstly, a literature and data review was undertaken to explore available statistical data and Australian and international research pertaining to cultural diversity and sport in Australia. Secondly,...

Gay men's perceptions and experiences of sexually transmissible infections : findings from the QUICKIE project for HIV educators and other health professionals

Martin Holt
The qualitative Interviews Concerning Key Issues and Experiences (QUICKIE) project was a qualitative study that investigated key aspects of gay men's lives in Sydney, including sex, relationships, community engagement and HIV. Sexually active gay men in Sydney were interviewed about their knowledge of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) other than HIV, their experiences of being tested for or diagnosed with STIs and their reactions to sexual health education campaigns.

Literature Review on Factors Contributing to Community Capabilities

Sheila Shaver & Jacqueline Tudbull
This report presents a review of a selected set of studies of Australian towns and cities to discover insights they offer for contemporary approaches to community capacity building. These insights concern issues in the structure and process of local social life in rural and suburban localities.

Families First State Level Review

Cathy Thomson, kylie valentine & Karen Fisher
Families First was introduced in New South Wales in 1998. It is a government strategy that aims to increase the effectiveness of the early intervention services to support families and communities to care for their children. The broad aim of Families First is to develop a coordinated network of services to identify children and families who require further assistance and link them to appropriate support early, before problems become entrenched. The University of New South...

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