School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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A team of researchers at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine together with the Ted Noffs Foundation and academics from the Centre for Social Research in Health and the School of Social Sciences have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, funded this year for three...
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Affordability of medicines is a major challenge facing governments and consumers worldwide. Australia has a strong tradition of providing affordable medicines to the community through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) but rising costs threaten the future viability of the scheme. New...
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The Returning Home project is funded by the Department of Health and aims to develop effective models of care that will enhance the health and wellbeing outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander women who are returning home from incarceration. The project emerged from a study called SPRINT...
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The Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) Healing Centre develops a culturally strong holistic healing model of care involving individual and group healing, community development, leadership and governance training, advocacy and education about the Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) history, to...
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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) conducts a six week residential program that engages and prepares young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women across Australia to meet entry requirements for applying for a full-time career in Defence. The Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course (IPRC)...
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Australia's population is ageing and strategies to improve health in older adults are necessary to prevent an increasing burden on our health system. Adult vaccination is a relatively under-researched area with great potential to prevent disease in the population. This project focuses on four...
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Chlamydia is the most commonly notified infection in young Australian women and reports of cases are increasing. While chlamydia is thought to result in infertility and ectopic pregnancy in later life, the evidence for this is limited. This will be the largest, most comprehensive study in the world...
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The aim of this project is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of an innovative clinical training tool designed to enhance General Practitioners' use of Hypertension guidelines. The tool is named the ‘Guideline Enhancement Tool’ (GET) and is designed to: Promote effective use of...

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