Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal Government agreed to fund a dedicated Medicare item for the treatment. The item was a recommendation of the taskforce charged with reviewing all 5,700 items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Remote dialysis will be added to … Continue reading Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

AN APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PLANNING IN ABORIGINAL SETTLEMENTS

Abstract This paper summarizes an approach to planning for Aboriginal communities. The approach draws on linkages between traditional Aboriginal and modern planning thought to form the basis of a philosophical model for planning in Aboriginal communities. The framework endeavours to be sensitive to local needs and communities' natural environments and is directed to both planning … Continue reading AN APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PLANNING IN ABORIGINAL SETTLEMENTS

An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America

An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Community Development marks a foundationally novel approach to improving Indigenous communities. These diverse and locally-led activities provide a way for dynamic groups to assert ownership of their community through participation. This approach changes the word Indigenous … Continue reading An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America

Community Development and Empowerment— A Review of Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Health

‘The question of where to start addressing social determinants of health in Indigenous settings remains a real issue for practitioners in the field’ (Tsey et al. 2003). This paper contributes to the development of a research agenda on the social determinants of health by focusing on interventions that have engaged Aboriginal communities in tackling social … Continue reading Community Development and Empowerment— A Review of Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Health

What works in effective Indigenous community-managed programs and organisation

Many Indigenous organisations in urban, rural and remote areas are successfully managing a broad range of programs and services for their communities. This paper reviews available literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations and summarises what is working in successful community-managed programs. It also considers some literature about the use of community development approaches and … Continue reading What works in effective Indigenous community-managed programs and organisation

A systematic review of studies evaluating Australian indigenous community development projects: the extent of community participation, their methodological quality and their outcomes

Abstract Background: Community development is a health promotion approach identified as having great potential to improve Indigenous health, because of its potential for extensive community participation. There has been no systematic examination of the extent of community participation in community development projects and little analysis of their effectiveness. This systematic review aims to identify the … Continue reading A systematic review of studies evaluating Australian indigenous community development projects: the extent of community participation, their methodological quality and their outcomes

Wise Practices in Indigenous Community Development Symposium

The Wise Practices in Indigenous Community Development Symposium at Banff Centre in September 2012 presented stories of successful Indigenous community development. Participants learned first-hand from community members who engaged their people, developed sustainable enterprises, and who shared in the pride that comes from positive endeavours. The two-day symposium brought together Indigenous community leaders from Alberta, … Continue reading Wise Practices in Indigenous Community Development Symposium