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Gay Community Periodic Survey: Adelaide 2009

Evelyn Lee, Martin Holt, Iryna Zablotska, Garrett Prestage, Elissa Mortimer, Peter Lawrinson, Shane Dinnison, William Logue, Matthias Wentzlaff-Eggebert & Rob O’Brien
The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited through a range of gay community sites in Adelaide. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services, South Australia. The Periodic Survey provides a snapshot of sexual and HIV-related practices among gay and homosexually active men.

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...

Child poverty: A review

Bruce Bradbury
This review of the literature on child poverty is oriented around five questions: What is child poverty? Why should we be concerned about it? How should we measure it? What causes it? What policies/strategies can be used to reduce child poverty? The five sections of this paper address these questions in turn.

Report of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network 2001

Deborah Donoghue
This is the 7th annual report of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network and presents information on the network's 2001 annual audit of high risk neonates. All level III NICUs in Australia and New Zealand participate in the network's quality assurance measure. In 2001, 6805 babies were born who met the criteria for the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network’s (ANZNN) high-risk audit and were admitted to one of the 28 level III neonatal...

The Recruitment of Older Australian Workers: A Survey of Employers in a High Growth Industry

Michael Bittman, Mardi Flick & James Mahmud Rice
To better grasp the likely policy implications of the ageing population, it is important to understand both supply-side and demand-side phenomena associated with the labour market for mature-age workers. This research sheds new light on employers' views of and practices towards older workers. The special qualities of this study can be summarised under three headings - methodological innovations, original findings, and implications for social policy.

Australian Work and Family Policy 1992-2006

Megan Blaxland, Killian Mullan & Lyn Craig
This paper describes major Australian Government policies which affected families in the years from 1992 to 2006. In 1996 there was a transition from a Labor to a Liberal/National Australian Government, a change which allows this review to examine the policy trends under the two different authorities. The review focuses on policy in the areas of child care, family assistance, income support, industrial relations and maternity leave. The review aims to provide background material for...

Social Outcomes of Residential Development, Sydney Olympic Park Stage 1: Local Area Analysis

B Randolph, D Holloway & K Ruming
City Futures Project Reports: Paper Commissioned by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA)

Intervention for tobacco dependence among people with a mental illness

Amanda Baker, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Sandra Bucci, Melanie Haile, Robyn Richmond & Vaughan Carr
The prevalence of smoking among people with a psychiatric illness, especially schizophrenia, is much higher than in the general population (Goff et al., 1992). Smoking is associated with adverse mental and physical consequences among people with psychotic disorders. In terms of adverse physical consequences, smoking related diseases are the greatest contributor to early mortality among people with a psychotic illness (Lawrence, Holma & Jablensky, 2001). Despite the high prevalence of smoking, smoking cessation programs have...

Positive health: Method and sample

Garrett Prestage, Angela Song, Jeffrey Grierson, Kane Race, Andrew Grulich & Susan Kippax
The Positive Health (pH) project is a cohort study of HIV positive people. The aim of the study is to monitor responses to HIV and treatments over time, particularly in relation to engagement with health care services, health beliefs, preventive behaviour and medication use. The main focus of the study is on positive people’s health management strategies and the impact of HIV on their lives. Participants were recruited through two research centres: one in NSW...

Urban Growth Management in Penrith Stage 2: Planning for the Needs of Existing and Future Communities in Penrith - Full Report

B Randolph & D Holloway
City Futures Project Reports: Full report based on research commissioned by Penrith City Council

Survey of the Working Conditions of Casual Academic Employees at the University of New South Wales

Michael Fine, Sara Graham & Marina Paxman
This Report is the result of research undertaken by the Social Policy Research Centre on behalf of the University of New South Wales. As well as being institutions of teaching and research, universities are large employers. It is most appropriate, then, for a university to use the tools of disciplined enquiry in the review of its own performance as an employer. Working to a brief supplied by the University's Advisory Committee on Equal Employment Opportunities,...

Towards new indicators of Disadvantage: Deprivation and Social Exclusion in Australia

Peter Saunders, Yuvisthi Naidoo, Megan Griffiths, Peter Davidson, Anne Hampshire, Janet Taylor, John Bellamy & Sue King
SPRC Report 12/07

Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) User Survey - New Zealand

Jane Carthey
Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) User Survey - New Zealand (report), Centre for Health Assets Australasia (CHAA), Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales.

Evaluation of the Resident Support Program

Karen Fisher, David Abello, Sally Robinson, Peter Siminski & Lesley Chenoweth
This is the final evaluation report for the Resident Support Program (RSP) pilot to November 2004. The evaluation was conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Consortium, managed by the Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, with additional researchers from the Disability Studies and Research Institute and the University of Queensland. The evaluation was conducted over 18 months. Design was from October to December 2003; fieldwork from February to November 2004; and final analysis...

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

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,...

Attendant Care Direct Funding Pilot Project Evaluation: Interim Report

Karen Fisher & Carolyn Campbell McLean
The Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) is piloting a direct funding project in conjunction with the Attendant Care Program (ACP). The direct funding pilot aims to complement the objectives of the ACP, which provides support to individuals with physical disabilities with a range of tasks and activities to allow them to live and participate in their communities. ACP is funded under the Commonwealth State and Territory Disability Agreement and administered by DADHC....

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...

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

John Imrie & Andrew Frankland
Monograph 3/2008

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...

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...

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...

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 C and related diseases in Australia: Annual report of behaviour 2003

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

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