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National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


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This National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a collaborative effort of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).


Project lead


Associate Professor Sophia Couzos, James Cook University, on behalf of NACCHO


Project coordination


Associate Professor Sophia Couzos, James Cook University, on behalf of NACCHO
Ms Kate Freeman, Project Coordinator, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health


Clinical editor


Professor David Peiris, The George Institute for Global Health, on behalf of NACCHO


Editorial Committee


Professor David Peiris
Associate Professor Sophia Couzos


RACGP advisor


Dr Timothy Senior

 

Authors

Dr Penny Abbott, Western Sydney University

Dr Mary Belfrage, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Professor Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research

Dr Justin Coleman, Inala Indigenous Health Service

Associate Professor Sophia Couzos, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Dr James Fitzpatrick, Telethon Kids Institute

Dr Emma Fitzsimons, Danila Dilba Health Service

Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh, Chair, RACGP Specific Interests Abuse and Violence Network

Dr Naomi Houston, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd

Dr Jenny Hunt, Public Health Physician

Professor Amanda Leach, Menzies School of Health Research

Dr Nadia Lusis, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Dr Nitya Malhotra, Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Section, and Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd

Dr Malcolm McDonald, James Cook University

Dr Lea Merone, Apunipima Cape York and James Cook University

Dr Sandra Meihubers, Dental Public Health Consultant

Dr Jacki Mein, Wuchopperen Health Service

Dr Annapurna Nori, Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Dr Rebecca Pedruzzi, Telethon Kids Institute

Professor David Peiris, The George Institute for Global Health

Dr Vicki Slinko, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Dr Marguerite Tracy, University of Sydney

Dr Timothy Senior, Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

Professor David Thomas, Menzies School of Health Research

Professor Tim Usherwood, University of Sydney


We acknowledge authors of the first and second editions, whose work formed the foundation for this third edition.


Reviewers


The following people and organisations contributed information that was used in the National Guide and/or reviewed various drafts of this publication.

 

Expert reviewers

Professor Bruce Armstrong

Dr Ben Ewald

Associate Professor Carmela Pestell

Professor David Atkinson

Ms Summer May Finlay

Professor Malcolm Battersby

Professor Jenny Reath

Dr James Fitzpatrick

Dr Frank Beard

Professor Leon Flicker

Ms Salina Bernard

Professor Kwun Fong

Dr Andrew Boyden

Associate Professor Gail Garvey

Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Professor Mark Harris

Professor Alan Cass

Professor Kelsey Hegarty

Professor Anne Chang

Professor Ernest Hunter

Dr Marilyn Clarke

Dr Rowena Ivers

Professor Stephen Colaguiri

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

Professor Kate Conigrave

Professor Graeme Maguire

Professor Jonathan Craig

Associate Professor Lewis Marshall

Associate Professor Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

Associate Professor Patrick Patradoon-Ho

Professor Greg Dore

Professor Kaye Roberts-Thomson

Professor Anthony Rodgers

Professor Sherry Saggers

Dr Lydia Scott

Dr Steven Skov

Professor Hugh Taylor

Associate Professor Mark Thomas

Professor Andrew Tonkin

Professor Paul Torzillo

Dr Lisa Whop

Dr Simon Wooley

Organisational reviewers

Cancer Council Australia

Heart Support Australia

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

Lung Foundation

Stroke Foundation

Kidney Health Australia

National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (No FASD) Australia

Asthma Foundation


Adult, young people and child preventive health lifecycle chart


Ms Kate Freeman


The National Guide Project Reference Group


The following people participated in Project Reference Group meetings to direct the implementation of the project:

Mr Matthew Cooke, Former NACCHO Chair
Dr Dawn Casey, NACCHO Deputy CEO
Associate Professor Peter O’Mara, Chair RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Associate Professor Sophia Couzos, James Cook University, on behalf of NACCHO
Professor David Peiris, The George Institute for Global Health, on behalf of NACCHO
Dr Nadia Lusis, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Professor David Atkinson, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Council and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Professor Nicholas Zwar, Conjoint Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales
Dr Timothy Senior, Medical Advisor, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Ms Michelle Gonsalvez, Manager RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health


Endorsement and support of the National Guide


NACCHO and the RACGP acknowledge the following:

Dr Dawn Casey, NACCHO Deputy CEO
Mr Matthew Cooke (Outgoing Chair, NACCHO)
NACCHO Board of Directors
Mr John Gregg (former Chief Operations Officer, NACCHO)
RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Board
RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC – QC)
RACGP Council
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine


RACGP publishing team


Mr Anthony Lynch, Senior Editor
Ms Beverley Gutierrez, Production Manager
Ms Beverly Jongue, Designer
Ms Morgan Liotta, Proofreader
Mr Joe Ennis, National Publications Manager


Sponsors


The Australian Government Department of Health

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people