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The Public Health Bulletin South Australia provides an avenue for the discussion of primary prevention and population health strategies and a forum for debate on public health policies and issues. The Bulletin aims to increase the recognition and understanding of the critical role population health plays in creating healthy and safe communities. This will be achieved through publishing scientifically based, peer reviewed articles which:

  • Increase understanding and recognition of the strengths of public health strategies in reducing the burden of disease

  • Provide evidence of emerging pathways between the underlying determinants of health and well being and their major causes of morbidity and mortality

  • Identify strategies to prevent and/or intervene in the disease process

  • Provide current data and information to practitioners and policy makers emphasising the value of orienting services towards prevention, health promotion and early intervention and to support effective public health interventions.

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Public Health Bulletin SA - Volume 9, Number 2, December 2012 ~ Implementing the South Australian Public Health Act 2011

  • The health of all of us

  • Public Health - So much more than you think

  • The South Australian Public Health Act 2011: A guide

  • Section 56 of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011: The general duty to protect public health

  • The South Australian Public Health Act 2011: Local Government and Regional Public Health Plans

  • The precautionary principle in public health practice

  • South Australia's public health reform: Farewell to an Act without reason to mourn

  • The South Australian Public Health Act 2011: A perspective from the SA Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Disease Surveillance and Investigation Report: 1 April to 31 December 2011.

  • South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System (SAMSS): Health Risk Factor and Chronic Disease Report.

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Public Health Bulletin SA - Volume 8, Number 2, July 2011 ~ Health and the Environment

  • A humble starting point: cooperative efforts between the South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Health

  • Greening places reduces the blues: promoting mental health through environmental volunteering

  • Climate change and health

  • The Integrated Design Commission: advocating the interconnectedness of the built and natural world to improve human wellbeing

  • Close connections between health and the environment

  • No land – No life – Where’s my turkey? The missing elements to improving Aboriginal people’s health and wellbeing

  • Issue fatigue: real, serious and best ignored

  • The social capital of kitchen and community gardens: a boutique hobby or a social solution?

  • Resilience, sustainability and health: new insights into complex relationships

  • Living with health on Kangaroo Island: ‘nature’s paradise’

  • Health and the environment: a more useful paradigm for environmental health in the 21st century?

  • Protecting biodiversity: what’s in it for us?

  • Zoonotic disease in South Australia: the role of wildlife

  • Public health in a changing environment: a local government perspective

  • Importance of nature to a child’s health and wellbeing

  • Health, environment and social inclusion: working holistically to build stronger communities

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Disease Surveillance and Investigation Report 1 January to 31 March 2011

Public Health Bulletin SA - Volume 8, Number 1, March 2011 ~ Rural health in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities

  • Why measuring accessibility is important for public health: a review from the Cardiac ARIA project

  • Aboriginal family birthing program in rural and remote South Australia

  • Farm injury fatalities: where are we and where to from here?

  • Resilience in farm families: a constructivist perspective

  • Regional migrant settlement: a health lens project

  • Rural ageing-in-place: community connectedness, health and wellbeing—an opportunity for new technologies?

  • From tree change to e-change—Willunga becomes a digital village

  • Male health: facts, determinants and national and South Australian policy responses

  • Community participation in the Whyalla Intergenerational Study of Health (WISH): looking back on the possible influences of knowledge, trust and power

  • Screening for colorectal cancer in remote, rural and metropolitan South Australia: analysis of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data

  • RFDS as a preventive health agency in the rural and remote setting

  • Parenting Eating and Activity for Child Health (PEACH™) in the Community: (PEACH™ IC): translating research to practice

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Disease Surveillance and Investigation Report 1 July to 31 December 2010 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin SA - Volume 7, Number 3, December 2010 ~ Children and Public Health

  • The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI)

  • Better understanding trajectories of child development

  • The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee: an opportunity for prevention

  • Ongoing National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

  • OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle)

  • Overview of the NOURISH and SAIDI studies

  • Promoting the wellbeing of young Aboriginal children

  • Whole-of-population studies of ear health and hearing in remote and urban Indigenous school-age children in South Australia

  • Impact of swimming pools in remote Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia

  • The Epidemiology of Childhood Pneumonia

  • Increasing trend in caries experience of Australian children

  • The Challenges of providing effective support for young children and their families

  • Supporting literacy-rich home environments for children from low-SES families: a health lens project

  • Child Health Clinical Network

  • National breastfeeding strategy

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch
    Report 1 April to 30 June 2010

  • Professor Frank Fenner: 1914-2010 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin SA - Volume 7, Number 2, July 2010 ~ Health in All Policies Adelaide 2010 International Meeting

  • Adelaide Statement on Health in All Policies

  • Reflections on the Adelaide 2010 Health in All Policies International Meeting

  • Health governance in the 21st century: a commentary

  • Holistic government and what works

  • Health in All Policies: European Union experience and perspectives

  • Health in All Policies across jurisdictions - snapshot from Sweden

  • Health behind the dykes: health in a lot of policies in the Netherlands

  • Health in All Policies at the local level in Finland

  • Health in All Policies - critical elements of South Australia’s approach

  • Intersectoral governance for Health in All Policies: an integrated framework

  • The financial crisis: a case for Health in All Policies?

  • Economic growth, economic decline and implications for Health in All Policies

  • Health in All Policies: a pathway for thinking about our broader societal goals

  • Obituary: Konrad David Jamrozik

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 January to 31 March 2010 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin SA, Volume 7, Number 1, March 2010 (PDF, 1.4Mb) ~ Environmental Toxicology

  • A brief history of toxicology

  • Fundamentals, principles and methodology of toxicology

  • Environmental health risk assessment: principles and guidance

  • An approach for dealing with chemicals for which no toxicological data is available: the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC)

  • Toxicogenomics and what determines people’s susceptibility to foreign chemicals in the environment

  • Vulnerable groups to environmental exposure

  • Shellfish toxins

  • Nanotechnology: future benefits and hazards

  • Complementary medicines: the good, the bad and the ugly

  • Consumer product safety and chemical contamination

  • Vapour intrusion in suburban dwellings

  • Special report on worker injury data

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 July to 31 December 2009 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin SA, Volume 6, Number 3, November 2009 (PDF, 434kb) ~ Public Health Law

  • Influenza A (H1N1) (swine origin): perspectives under national and international law

  • Legislating for public health risks: a way forward for public health law?

  • Personal responsibility, obesity prevention and front-of-pack food labelling

  • Rights in public health as constraints on power

  • Criminalisation of HIV transmission: the unresolved tension between public health and criminal law approaches to those who put others at risk of HIV

  • Public health law and private interests: a brief history of the politics of state health regulation

  • State interference with liberty: utilitarian justifications for public health interventions

  • Public health enforcement—promoting good regulatory practice through the development and application of local enforcement policies

  • Public health law for the 21st century: the South Australian experience

  • Drafting new public health legislation: Western Australia

  • Protecting the health of the public: the role of the local government Environmental Health Officer

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 April to 30 June 2009 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin SA, Volume 6, Number 2, July 2009 (PDF, 434kb) ~ Public Health and
General Practice

  • Population health and public health roles in Australian general practice

  • The interface between general practice and public health

  • Preventing chronic disease in primary health care: a work in progress

  • Population health role of the Divisions of General Practice Network

  • How population health data can help primary care services to improve population health: a rural
    case study

  • Professional education and the role of general practitioners in public health and population health

  • The community-oriented general practitioner

  • General practice: retrospective reflections from a public health perspective

  • General practice involvement in public health oriented refugee health

  • The role of GPs in environmental health: working with homeless people

  • General practice role in obesity prevention from a population health perspective

  • Preconception care in general practice: reproductive health plans facilitate public health action

  • GP planning in a pandemic

  • The role of general practice in disaster planning and response — bushfires

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 January to 31 March 2009 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin SA Volume 6, Number 1, March 2009 (PDF, 595kb) ~ Prevention

  • Debate: Prevention on a broader canvas: is moving beyond risk factors necessary, desirable or

  • Reflection on the prevention debate: SA Health perspective

  • Why primary prevention is (mostly) a better bet than clinical prevention

  • Prevention: the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health and recasting the debate to focus on health and wellbeing

  • The politics of prevention in Australia in 2009

  • Prevention in the health care system: an economic perspective

  • New Zealand approaches to prevention

  • SA Health Primary Prevention Plan

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 July to 31 December 2008 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin SA Volume 5, Number 3, November 2008 ~ Epidemiology and Public Health

  • Risk factors—the evolution continues

  • The political arithmetic of crowd disease—what do we need to relearn from the ‘old’ public health?

  • Measuring health inequity in populations: epidemiology meets ethics

  • Defining and conceptualising the ‘social’ in social epidemiology

  • Chronic disease and risk factor surveillance using the SA Monitoring and Surveillance System

  • Control and prevention of communicable diseases: challenges for the epidemiologist

  • The ‘yin and yang’ of epidemiology—the North West Adelaide Health Study

  • Epidemiological evaluation of mammography screening

  • Using oral epidemiology to inform dental public health policy

  • The environment bites back: health protection through environmental epidemiology

  • Old tools, new technology: graphical representation in an online environment

  • Data linkage: Using existing data sources for epidemiological research

  • Systematic reviews providing the evidence base for interventions: Cochrane and Campbell

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 April to 30 June 2008 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin SA Volume 5, Number 2, July 2008 ~ Urban Pollution and Health

  • Linking environment and health through the development of environmental health indicators

  • Environmental health risk assessment and management Health impact assessment: Narangba Industrial Estate, Queensland

  • Health and air pollution in New Zealand

  • The Gladstone Project: a health risk assessment for air pollutants

  • Bioremediation: Health considerations for using nature’s toil to clean soil

  • Groundwater from domestic bores in urban Adelaide: Untested and potentially contaminated

  • Health risks due to floods and sewage spills

  • Public health implications of urban noise pollution

  • Noise policy overhaul for South Australia

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 January to 31 March 2008 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin Volume 5, Number 1, March 2008 ~ Health in All Policies

  • Health in All Policies: Setting the scene

  • Health in All Policies: Perspectives from Europe

  • Joined-up government now and in the future

  • Social determinants of health: The key to closing the health equity gap

  • The impact of chronic disease and the role of population health

  • Health expenditure and ageing: Impact on South Australia

  • South Australia’s Strategic Plan and Health in All Policies: Perfect partners

  • A seat at the head table

  • Health in All Polices: Health agencies’ role

  • The South Australian Health in All Policies model: The developmental phase

  • Case study: Healthy weight

  • Case study: Work–life balance: What do we know, what do we need to know?

  • Case study: Broadband and public health

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report 1 January to 31 December 2007 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin Volume 4, Number 3, November 2007 ~ Planning for Health: The Built Environment

  • Making cities healthier: Reconnecting public health and urban planning

  • A social–ecological perspective on health in urban environments

  • Gender, local governance and violence prevention

  • The impact of urban form on public health

  • Translating active living principles into action: Case studies from the Heart Foundation

  • Health impact assessment in South Australia

  • Transport and public health

  • Housing for Health in Indigenous communities

  • Imagination: The only antidote to design hazards in the built environment

  • Community engagement and planning decisions

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report April– June 2007

  • Influenza in South Australia in 2007

  • Hand and respiratory hygiene project: Wash, Wipe, Cover – Don’t infect another! Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin Volume 4, Number 2, July 2007 ~ Water and Public Health

  • Public health benefits of safe drinking water

  • Using health risk assessment in guidelines for recreational coastal waters

  • Water supplies in remote Indigenous communities

  • Water recycling: public health perspective

  • How safe is rain water consumption?

  • Bottled water: some health considerations

  • Water fluoridation

  • The drought and water quality of the River Murray

  • Climate change and water-borne disease

  • Blue-green algae: toxicity and public health significance

  • Mosquito communities in northern South Australia

  • Legionella and warm water system management

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report January–March 2007 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin Volume 4, Number 1, April 2007 ~ The Politics of Food

  • Politics of the food industry and the impact on consumers

  • The role of food standards in public health

  • Food nutrition and the built environment

  • Sustainability benefits of a healthier diet

  • Global food trends

  • Food advertising to children

  • Food insecurity in South Australia

  • Improving the food supply in remote Indigenous communities

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report July–December 2006 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin Edition 5, 2006 ~ Population Based Screening

  • Population screening

  • What makes a screening program ethical?

  • Cervical cancer screening in South Australia

  • Cervical cancer screening: the future impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and HPV vaccination on the screening program

  • Screening for prostate cancer

  • National bowel cancer screening program update

  • BreastScreen SA: reaching 70% participation rate

  • Aboriginal Well Women’s Screening Program

  • Nutritional screening for older people

  • Screening South Australian newborns for hearing impairment

  • Newborn screening in the 21st century: beyond phenylketonuria

  • Emerging communicable diseases: pandemic and avian influenza

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report January–June 2006 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin Edition 4, 2006 ~ Public Health and Communicable Diseases

  • Public Health surveillance for communicable diseases in South Australia

  • Emerging communicable diseases: Pandemic and Avian Influenza

  • Vector-borne diseases in Australia

  • Infections; kidney and cardiovascular disease in Aboriginal communities

  • Hepatitis C virus infection in prisons

  • Reflections on John Snow’s pump handle: Is there a need for an infection control program in South Australian prisons?

  • Immunisation: a new era for vaccines

  • Vaccine safety and community attitudes in SA

  • Chlamydia: closing the stable door

  • Sexually transmitted infections in central Australia – time for concerted action

  • The impact of health care associated infection

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report July–December 2005 Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin Edition 3, 2006 ~ Chronic Disease

  • Chronic disease surveillance in South Australia

  • The prevention terminology

  • The impact of early life on the subsequent development of chronic disease

  • When you can’t breathe … nothing else matters

  • Focussing on new ideas for dying habits

  • The Go for 2&5® campaign - example of a public health nutrition early intervention strategy

  • Diabetes mellitus – the life-style disease

  • Self-management of chronic conditions: everybody’s business

  • Improving health outcomes: self-management of chronic disease

  • The Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Health Course for Aboriginal Health Workers

  • The South Australian Health Omnibus Survey 15 years on

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report January–June 2005 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin Edition 2, 2005 ~ Population Health and Drug Strategies

  • Approaches to alcohol and other drug policy

  • Performance and image-enhancing drugs

  • Alcohol: emerging patterns, problems and prevention

  • Safety first: for young women who drink at pubs and clubs

  • The school health and alcohol harm reduction project

  • Population health in action

  • Drugs and law enforcement: trends and initiatives

  • Population health and effective tobacco control

  • Inequalities and addictions: exploring a new approach to the relationship

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report April to September 2004

  • Fact Sheet: Ross River Virus Return to top arrow

Public Health Bulletin CDCB Supplement, June 2005

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report October–December 2004 Return to top arrow

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Public Health Bulletin Edition 1, 2004 ~ Cancer: The Role of Public Health

  • Public Health and the SA Health Reform Agenda

  • Epidemiology & Cancer

  • Geographical Mapping

  • Cancer Control in Australia

  • Epidemiological Surveillance Services

  • Of cancer registries and roll-ons

  • Ethnicity and racial differences in cancer differences

  • Screening for colorectal cancer

  • Looking beyond a risk factor approach to cancer: new challenges for prevention and health promotion

  • Reducing cancer risk through primary prevention

  • Hepatitis C infection in Australia

  • Communicable Disease Control Branch Report January–March 2004 Return to top arrow


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