MJA
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Volume 186, Issue 10 — 21 May, 2007

Editorial

Rising to the health challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: what will it take?

Mark Wenitong, Romlie Mokak, Henry Councillor, Dea Delaney Thiele and Tom Calma
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 491-492. 

Diabetes

Diabetes in Indigenous Australians: possible ways forward

Kerin O'Dea, Kevin G Rowley and Alex Brown
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 494-495. 

Type 2 diabetes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and adolescents in New South Wales

Maria E Craig, Giuseppe Femia, Vitali Broyda, Margaret Lloyd and Neville J Howard
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 497-499. 

Point-of-care testing of capillary glucose in the exclusion and diagnosis of diabetes in remote Australia

Julia V Marley, Stephanie Davis, Kerryn Coleman, Bradleigh D Hayhow, Greg Brennan, Jacki K Mein, Carmel Nelson, David Atkinson and Graeme P Maguire
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 500-503. 

Diabetes in the Torres Strait Islands of Australia: better clinical systems but significant increase in weight and other risk conditions among adults, 1999–2005

Robyn A McDermott, Bradley G McCulloch, Sandra K Campbell and Dallas M Young
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 505-508. 

Maternal and Child Health

The urban–remote divide for Indigenous perinatal outcomes

Simon Graham, Lisa R Jackson Pulver, Yueping Alex Wang, Paul M Kelly, Paula J Laws, Narelle Grayson and Elizabeth A Sullivan
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 509-512. 

Attitudes and behaviours of young Indigenous people in Townsville concerning relationships, sex and contraception: the “U Mob Yarn Up” project

Sarah L Larkins, R Priscilla Page, Kathryn S Panaretto, Robert Scott, Melvina R Mitchell, Valerie Alberts, P Craig Veitch and Suzanne McGinty
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 513-518. 

Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote Far North Queensland: findings of the Paediatric Outreach Service

Jonty Rothstein, Richard Heazlewood and Marnie Fraser
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 519-521. 

Health Services

Indigenous health: effective and sustainable health services through continuous quality improvement

Ross S Bailie, Damin Si, Lyn O'Donoghue and Michelle Dowden
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 525-527. 

Overseas-trained doctors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services: many unanswered questions

Rachelle S Arkles, Peter S Hill and Lisa R Jackson Pulver
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 528-530. 

Town or country: which is best for Australia’s Indigenous peoples?

David Scrimgeour
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 532-533. 

Implications of land rights reform for Indigenous health

Nicole L Watson
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 534-536. 

Personal perspective

Why “culturally safe” health care?

Mary Belfrage
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 537-538. 

An Indigenous medical workforce

The development of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis medical workforce

Marcia Anderson and Barry Lavallee
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 539-540. 

Strengthening Māori participation in the New Zealand health and disability workforce

Mihi M Ratima, Rachel M Brown, Nick K G Garrett, Erena I Wikaire, Renei M Ngawati, Clive S Aspin and Utiku K Potaka
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 541-543. 

Reform in Australian medical schools: a collaborative approach to realising Indigenous health potential

Tamara Mackean, Romlie Mokak, Allan Carmichael, Gregory L Phillips, David Prideaux and Theanne R Walters
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 544-546. 

Training Indigenous doctors for Australia: shooting for goal

Kerrie A Lawson, Ruth M Armstrong and Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 547-550. 

Departments

From the editors

Ruth M Armstrong and Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 552.