Addressing the gap in Indigenous health: government Intervention or community governance? A literature review

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dc.contributor.author Fowler, Cathrine en_US
dc.contributor.author Nash, Christopher en_US
dc.contributor.author Bacon, Wendy en_US
dc.contributor.author Sorensen, Ros en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:27:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:27:24Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009000876 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sorensen Roslyn et al. 2010, 'Addressing the gap in Indigenous health: government Intervention or community governance? A literature review', eContent Publishing Management Pty Ltd, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 20-33. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1446-1242 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14069
dc.description.abstract The high incidence of sexual abuse of Indigenous children in remote Australia prompted the Australian Government to implement an emergency response of health and welfare measures (the Intervention) in 2007 to protect children and communities from harm. In this article we seek to assess the measures employed in the Intervention against the body of evidence of strategies likely to be effective in reducing Indigenous health disadvantage. Our view is that the emergency response may not have long-term benefit because of the dearth of basic primary health services in remote Aboriginal communities to continue the effort that the Intervention has begun. We conclude that Intervention measures are not sufficiently well aligned with evidence-based health improvement strategies to bring about long-term health gain in Indigenous communities. Governments must reassess the benefit of externally-imposed approaches to reducing health disparity and move to actively build capacity in Aboriginal communities to deliver culturally-relevant health and social services that meet community need. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher eContent Publishing Management Pty Ltd en_US
dc.title Addressing the gap in Indigenous health: government Intervention or community governance? A literature review en_US
dc.parent Health Sociology Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Queensland, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 20 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 33 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 040083 en_US
dc.personcode 997816 en_US
dc.personcode 790133 en_US
dc.personcode 910352 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords intervention; indigenous populations; community governance; health services; sociology en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 910352 en_US


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