Financial Stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – ABC

Extract from an article by Darragh O’Keeffe, ABC Health & Wellbeing – Refers to the work of Dr Dina Bowman & her team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne It was a break-up with her partner four years ago that plunged Shari Rainbow into sudden financial dire straits. “Within a month, I went from owning my … [Read More] Financial Stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – ABC

Public Housing Renewal and Social Determinants of Health – Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community

ABSTRACT This article draws on the concept of residential context of housing and its relationship to health. It considers a bundle of changes through implementation of a housing renewal initiative as part of the Carlton Housing Estate Upgrading Project in Melbourne, Australia. Beyond the quality and appropriateness of the housing, pertinent factors explored include social … [Read More] Public Housing Renewal and Social Determinants of Health – Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community

Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

New study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Extract from an article by Ann Arbor Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be … [Read More] Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

Australia’s Health: 2016 – AIHW

Australia’s health 2016 is the 15th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition profiles current health issues in a collection of feature articles and statistical snapshots that cover a range of areas, including: The health status of Australians; Health expenditure; The major causes of ill health; Determinants of health; … [Read More] Australia’s Health: 2016 – AIHW

Methods for a Longitudinal Cohort of Refugee Children in a Regional Community in Australia – BMJ Open

ABSTRACT Purpose: Few studies explore the long-term health and well-being of refugee children. A longitudinal cohort of refugee children was created to determine health and well-being outcomes over time. This article describes the methodology used to conduct this study, including sample characteristics and effectiveness of recruitment and retention strategies. Participants: Newly arrived refugee children settling … [Read More] Methods for a Longitudinal Cohort of Refugee Children in a Regional Community in Australia – BMJ Open

Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Professor of Health Equity, ANU, Australian National University Inequities in wealth and income are one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time. It’s important to address these inequities for three key reasons. Economic costs: Inequity undermines … [Read More] Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Understanding ‘Energy Insecurity’ and Why it Matters to Health – Social Science & Medicine

Highlights Energy insecurity is operationalized to describe a hidden source of hardship. Energy insecurity is marked by three dimensions-economic, physical and behavioral. Energy insecurity leads to adverse environmental health and social consequences. Energy insecurity merits more attention in research and policy. ABSTRACT Energy insecurity is a multi-dimensional construct that describes the interplay between physical conditions … [Read More] Understanding ‘Energy Insecurity’ and Why it Matters to Health – Social Science & Medicine

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