The Well Person's Health Check: a population screening program in indigenous communities in north Queensland
Miller, Geoffrey, McDermott, Robyn, McCulloch, Brad, Leonard, Dympna, Arabena, Kerry, and Muller, Reinhold (2002) The Well Person's Health Check: a population screening program in indigenous communities in north Queensland. Australian Health Review, 25 (6). pp. 136-147.
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The National Indigenous Australians Sexual Health Strategy 1996-97 to 1998-99 provided the impetus and resources to assess the health of the large population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote communities in northern Queensland, Australia. This paper describes the development, implementation and results of a community based screening program designed to detect and treat sexually transmissible infections and a range of non-communicable conditions and attendant risk factors. The Well Person's Health Check, conducted between March 1998 and December 2000,demonstrated a high prevalence of largely preventable health problems and initiated the development of a sustainable early detection strategy for the region.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||Indigenous health; North Queensland|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||20 Dec 2010 15:33|
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