Aboriginal involvement in caring-for-country: an economic case study in primary preventative health

David Campbell

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Firstly, to demonstrate the involvement of Aboriginal people in caring-for-country as a case study of how appropriately targeted non-medical primary preventative health strategies can be a cost-effective approach to addressing chronic disease among Indigenous people. Secondly, to demonstrate the use of an analogous approach in addressing the global chronic disease pandemic.

METHOD: A review of prior biomedical and economic research based on the involvement of Aboriginal people in caring-for-country is used to: (a) exemplifying the cost effectiveness of a non-medical preventative health intervention; and (b) the process by which such an approach might be applied across a broader context.

RESULTS: The presented results demonstrate one non-medical primary preventative health approach to addressing the health burden affecting Indigenous peoples.

CONCLUSIONS: The suggested steps in optimising the cost effectiveness of such an approach demonstrate how it could be applied in addressing the global chronic disease pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • chronic disease pandemic
  • government failure
  • Indigenous
  • preventative health
  • psychosocial stressors

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