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|Title: ||The indigenous ofender health web resource|
|Authors: ||Maling, Caitlin|
|Keywords: ||Aboriginal Australian prisoners -- Mental health.|
Aboriginal Australian prisoners -- Services for.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2011|
|Publisher: ||Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy|
|Series/Report no.: ||Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development;v. 6|
|Abstract: ||The offender health web resource is a 'one-stop shop' for people working, studying or interested in the health of Australia's Indigenous offender population. Offender health is an overlooked but important area. The offender population is known to endure a greater health burden compared with the general community, and there is a need to develop greater knowledge in this area. This is particularly so in the case of Indigenous incarceration, where Indigenous people suffer the dual disadvantage of being Indigenous and being incarcerated. The offender health web resource aims to increase understanding in this area by providing access to the latest information on the health of the Indigenous offender population. This article will address the content and purpose of the Indigenous Offender Health Web Resource, with particular attention given to the work of the Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group. A very basic overview of the current status of knowledge on offender health will be detailed to illustrate the need for an Offender Health Web Resource. The possible uses of the web resource for correctional staff will then be outlined. Finally a precise summary of the work of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be provided to allow readers insight into the wider picture of Indigenous health in Australia.|
|Appears in Collections:||AJCSD|
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