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

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dc.contributor.author Sorensen, R
dc.contributor.author Fowler, CM
dc.contributor.author Nash, CJ
dc.contributor.author Bacon, W
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:27:24Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Health Sociology Review, 2010, 19 (1), pp. 20 - 33
dc.identifier.issn 1446-1242
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.
dc.publisher eContent Publishing Management Pty Ltd
dc.subject intervention, indigenous populations, community governance, health services, sociology
dc.subject intervention; indigenous populations; community governance; health services; sociology
dc.title Addressing the gap in Indigenous health: government Intervention or community governance? A literature review
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Health Sociology Review
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 19
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 1608 Sociology
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.description.keywords intervention
dc.description.keywords indigenous populations
dc.description.keywords community governance
dc.description.keywords health services
dc.description.keywords sociology
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 910352 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Social and Political Change Group
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research


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