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Title Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition / [prepared by Therese Engeler ... [and others]]
Published [Canberra] : Commonwealth Dept. of Health and Family Services, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.10899915 Aus/Roc 1997  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 157 pages ; 30 cm
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- chapter 2. Literature review -- History -- Present situation -- Health benefits of breastfeeding -- Introduction of solid foods -- Health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children -- Breastfeeding promotion strategies -- chapter 3. Methodology -- Project outline and management -- Development of instruments and data collection procedures -- Procedures for data collection -- Responses -- chapter 4. Results -- Characteristics of interventions -- How interventions support women -- Evaluation -- Data collection on breastfeeding -- Aboriginal Health Services -- Mainstream services : hospitals, community and child health centres -- Community-based non-government organisations, private health services, GPs special projects -- Peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations -- State Health departments -- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisations -- Case studies - service or program models of practice -- Case study 1: NPY Women's Council -- Case study 2: Congress Alukura: Women's health program -- Case study 3: Strong women, strong babies, strong culture -- Case study 4: Healthy kids, healthy families project -- Case study 5: Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni Aboriginal Corporation -- Case study 6: Bega Garnbirringu Health Services Aboriginal Corporation -- Case study 7: Broome Regional Aboriginal medical service -- Case study 8: Ngua Gundi -- Case study 9: North Coast Aboriginal breastfeeding project -- Case study 10: Thallikool -- Case study 11: The Victorian Aboriginal health service -- Case study 12: Djuligalbhan-Durri Aboriginal Corporation medical service -- Case study 13: Indigenous youth health service -- chapter 5: Summary of findings and discussion -- Resources, combined with social and political action -- Competency to diagnose, manage and refer -- Service access - social, cultural and comfort issues -- ongoing staff development -- Policy - public, institutional and social elements -- Health promotion - integrated strategies -- Research and evaluation informing service delivery -- chapter 6: Recommendations -- chapter 7: Bibliography -- Appendices
Summary Terms of reference: (1) Identify and review interventions curently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breatfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition; (2) Identify examples of 'best practice' and provide recommendations on suitable, effective interventions for use by community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers, in the promotion and support of breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition; and (3) Prepare a written report on the outcomes of the review, which includes recommendations for effective interventions and 'best practice' in straight-forward language and in a style that takes account of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culturally-valid understanding of health and health care
Notes "November 1997"
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 125-129
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Aboriginal Australians -- Nutrition.
Aboriginal Australians -- Services for.
Breastfeeding promotion -- Australia.
Breastfeeding -- Australia.
Infants -- Nutrition -- Australia.
Infants -- Nutrition.
Public health -- Australia.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Health and hygiene.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Nutrition.
Author Engeler, Therese
Australia. Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services.
ISBN 0642367329 (paperback)
Other Titles Review of intervention in breastfeeding and infant nutrition