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2014

April

Drop in number and rate of young people under youth justice supervision 17 April 2014

March

Rise in spending on hospitals and primary health care 21 March 2014

February

What works to improve education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians 28 February 2014

6 in 10 Australian women undergo cancer screening 27 February 2014

Oral health varies by wealth and location 26 February 2014

Cardiovascular diseases top Australian health care spending 25 February 2014

Improving early childhood outcomes for Indigenous children the focus of new Clearinghouse paper 7 February 2014

January

Indigenous children’s ear health improving, but still a problem 31 January 2014

Australia’s medical workforce continues to grow 24 January 2014

External causes responsible for most deaths in younger age groups, chronic disease in older 16 January 2014

More women entering the dental workforce 15 January 2014

2013

December

Drop in rate of SAB cases in public hospitals 20 December 2013

Teenage births in decline 19 December 2013

Improving Indigenous health through better access to health services and housing strategies 18 December 2013

Holistic approaches and Indigenous involvement essential for effective programs to close the gap 18 December 2013

More Australians receiving homelessness support 17 December 2013

Cancer spending rising faster than total health spending 16 December 2013

Sport and recreation programs help health in Indigenous communities 13 December 2013

More adoptions of Australian children 12 December 2013

Fall in rate of young people in sentenced detention 10 December 2013

Most mainstream prison diversion programs not meeting the needs of Indigenous offenders 6 December 2013

Social housing tenants mostly satisfied with housing 5 December 2013

November

Number of nurses and midwives rises 29 November 2013

Continued drop in seclusion rates in mental health facilities 28 November 2013

HPV vaccine reduces cervical abnormalities that are precursors to cervical cancer 27 November 2013

Cervical cancer rates unchanged after introduction of new management guidelines in 2006 22 November 2013

Palliative care hospital admissions rise by half in 10 years 15 November 2013

More cases of prostate cancer, but survival rates improve 14 November 2013

Housing assistance demand high as more struggle to meet housing costs 8 November 2013

October

Disability rates twice as high for Australians with diabetes 30 October 2013

Aged care sector grows by half in past decade 29 October 2013

Breast screening program is reaching target age group, but lower participation among some groups 25 October 2013

84% of prison entrants smoke, quitting in prison is tough 22 October 2013

Emergency department waiting times fall 18 October 2013

Chronic kidney disease hits harder in remote areas, especially for women 17 October 2013

More than half of permanent aged care residents show signs of depression 16 October 2013

One in 10 Aussies used mental health services in 2010–11 10 October 2013

Trust, integrity and respect confirmed as cornerstones of effective Indigenous engagement 4 October 2013

Elective surgery admissions rise, waiting times unchanged 4 October 2013

Cancer risk greater for Indigenous Australians 3 October 2013

September

Over $140 billion spent on health in 2011–12 25 September 2013

83% of older patients return home after hospital stay 20 September 2013

Mentoring programs promising for Indigenous youth at risk 18 September 2013

Fewer Aussies being hospitalised for asthma 11 September 2013

Allied health workforce mostly women 10 September 2013

August

Australians seeking help for drug use aged mainly between 20 and 39 28 August 2013

Indigenous health spending greater in remote areas 23 August 2013

Slow rise in hospitalised injury rate 21 August 2013

Aussies living and working longer, but some doing it tough 8 August 2013

Use of Medicare-subsidised mental health services rising 2 August 2013

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