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Health Promotion Journal of Australia facilitates communication between researchers, practitioners and policy makers involved in health promotion activities. More

Editor in Chief: Jonine Jancey

 
 
 

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Published online 18 August 2014
Sustaining dignity? Food insecurity in homeless young people in urban Australia 
Belinda Crawford, Rowena Yamazaki, Elise Franke, Sue Amanatidis, Jioji Ravulo, Kate Steinbeck, Jan Ritchie and Siranda Torvaldsen

Focus group discussions were conducted with homeless young people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Despite the support of specialist youth homelessness services, participants reported varying degrees of food insecurity. Barriers to food security and nutrition included poverty, reduced access to fresh foods and a desire for convenience.

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Published online 18 August 2014
Treats: low socioeconomic status Australian parents’ provision of extra foods for their overweight or obese children 
Melanie Pescud and Simone Pettigrew

Overconsumption of treats is a contributor to children’s weight problems. This paper explores low socioeconomic parents’ beliefs and behaviours relating to their provision of treat foods for their overweight or obese children. There is considerable scope for improving these parents’ treating behaviours by understanding the relevant factors underpinning their situations and choices.

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Published online 25 July 2014
Public perceptions of cancer risk factors: a Western Australian study 
Anna MacTiernan, Lin Fritschi, Terry Slevin, Geoffrey Jalleh, Rob Donovan and Jane Heyworth

A cross-sectional survey was conducted to investigate the perception of cancer risk factors among Western Australian adults. Survey participants were asked to rate protective cancer factors and cancer risk factors to determine the alignment between scientifically established risk factors and the public’s perception of cancer risk factors.

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Published online 16 July 2014
Creating a sustainable health promotion workforce in Australia: a health promoting approach to professionalisation 
Andrew Jones-Roberts, Janine Phillips and Kirsty Tinsley
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Published online 14 July 2014
Self-reported participation and beliefs about bowel cancer screening in New South Wales, Australia 
Megan Varlow, Ingrid Stacey, Sally Dunlop, Jane Young, James Kite, Anita Dessaix and Claire McAulay

Results from a population-based telephone survey of New South Wales adults were used to identify beliefs predicting participation in bowel cancer screening, as well as groups most likely to hold those beliefs. Education strategies promoting the need for screening in the absence of symptoms and correcting misconceptions about bowel cancer screening among subgroups of the New South Wales population may improve screening rates.

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Published online 03 July 2014
An exploratory study of smokers’ and stakeholders’ expectations of the implementation of a smoke-free policy in a university setting 
Sharyn Burns, Nicole Bowser, Jenny Smith, Jonine Jancey and Gemma Crawford

This qualitative study explores perceptions and attitudes of staff and student smokers and key stakeholders prior to the implementation of a complete campus ban on smoking at a large Australian university. Participants generally supported a complete smoke-free policy. Key themes associated with the policy implementation included health implications, stigmatisation and labelling, liberty and enforcement.

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Published online 03 July 2014
Drug and alcohol counsellors in community health settings reaching smokers from a low socio-economic community 
Andi Andronicos and Helen Achat
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Published online 03 July 2014
Translation of tobacco control programs in schools: findings from a rapid review of systematic reviews of implementation and dissemination interventions 
L. Wolfenden, J. Carruthers, R. Wyse and S. Yoong

A rapid review of the literature was conducted to identify reviews of implementation or dissemination strategies targeting the adoption of school-based tobacco prevention programs. Only one systematic review that included two randomised controlled trials was identified. Such findings suggest the need for more reviews of implementation research in this area.

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Volume 25 Number 1 2014
RESEARCH FRONT: Advances and Challenges for Health Promotion

 
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Paradox of health care in the world’s greatest nation: commentary on the 2013 Annual American Public Health Association Conference in Boston 
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Peter Howat , Jonine Jancey and Colin Binns
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On the road to prevention: road injury and health promotion 
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Mark Stevenson and Jason Thompson
pp. 4-7
 
  
 

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From evidence to action: health promotion and alcohol 
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Julia Stafford , Steve Allsop and Mike Daube
pp. 8-13

Preventing alcohol-related harm presents a range of challenges including those related to political will, competing interests, and embedded drinking cultures. There are also opportunities for health promotion, including clear evidence on both the extent of the problem and evidence-based responses and growing community support for action. This paper considers: the nature of the challenge; evidence-based approaches; achievements and developments; challenges and obstacles; and the role of health promotion and the health promotion workforce.

 
  
 

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Urban design and health: progress to date and future challenges 
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Melanie Lowe , Claire Boulange and Billie Giles-Corti
pp. 14-18

Principles of healthy urban design are not being consistently translated into urban planning practice in Australia. This paper outlines the evidence of the association between urban design and chronic diseases and suggests approaches to facilitate the creation of healthy urban environments through improved translation of evidence into policy and practice.

 
  
 

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Health promotion: an ethical analysis 
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Stacy M. Carter
pp. 19-24

How can health promotion be practiced in an ethically justifiable way? Ethical frameworks, described in this article, can assist. But these are not sufficient. Ethically justifiable practice also requires taking a position on the relationship between citizen and state, and the place of health and health promotion in that relationship.

 
  
 

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Closing the chasm between research and practice: evidence of and for change 
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Lawrence W. Green
pp. 25-29

Rather than trying to close the research-to-practice gap with more efficient dissemination, a case is made that a solution more helpful to practitioners would be to make the ‘pipeline’ a two-way flow from practice to research priorities and from research to practice.

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Getting Australia more active: challenges and opportunities for health promotion 
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A. P. Hills , S. J. Street and N. Harris
pp. 30-34

Physical activity has been described as public health’s ‘best bet’ or ‘best buy’; however, motivating individuals and groups to adopt and maintain physical activity is a challenge for health professionals. This paper overviews the contemporary status of physical activity promotion in Australia and identifies key challenges and opportunities moving forward.

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Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: lessons from the Australian health-promotion response to HIV 
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Graham Brown , Daryl O'Donnell , Levinia Crooks and Rob Lake
pp. 35-41

This article describes how the Australian HIV partnership response moved from a crisis response to a constant and continuously adapting response, with challenges in sustaining the partnership. The experience, including its successes and failures, has lessons applicable across health promotion.

 
  
 

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Reflections on the framing of ‘health equity’ in the National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework: a cause for celebration or concern? 
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James A. Smith
pp. 42-45
 
  
 

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Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about lung cancer in three culturally and linguistically diverse communities living in Australia: a qualitative study 
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Nicola Scott , Connie Donato-Hunt , Melanie Crane , Mayanne Lafontaine , Megan Varlow , Holly Seale and David Currow
pp. 46-51

Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about lung cancer among Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic-speaking communities in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) are explored. Focus groups found limited awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer which, combined with cultural perceptions about lung cancer, impacted on attitudes towards help-seeking behaviour.

 
  
 

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Students' experiences of school suspension 
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Daniel Quin and Sheryl A. Hemphill
pp. 52-58

School achievement is a key social determinant of health. Seventy-four secondary school students were asked to report on their experiences of being suspended. A minority of students received adult supervision while suspended and perceived that their teachers were less helpful post-suspension. Recommendations for improving the process of being suspended and maintaining student–teacher relationships are made.

 
  
 

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Protecting children from taking up smoking: parents' views on what would help 
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K. Marck , M. Glover , A. Kira , J. McCool , R. Scragg , V. Nosa and C. Bullen
pp. 59-64

Parents are key to preventing child uptake of smoking, but they can’t do it alone. When asked what could be done to help, the parents’ views reflected standard tobacco control approaches: build children’s knowledge, reduce access, denormalise smoking, promote health and increase school monitoring of smoking. A more engaging process is needed to elicit innovative and culturally acceptable strategies.

 
  
 

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Tackling the challenges in conducting a 5-year longitudinal study of the Healthy Beginnings Trial 
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Lauren Viney and Maxine Goodwin
pp. 65-66
 
 

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Nitbusters: lessons from a school-based intervention study to reduce head lice in a disadvantaged community 
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Michelle Maxwell , Belinda Crawford and Vanessa Rose
pp. 67-68
 
 

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    HE14042  Accepted 11 August 2014
    Healthy places, active transport and path dependence: a review of the literature.
    Melissa Hensley, Derlie Mateo-Babiano, John Minnery
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    HE14039  Accepted 10 August 2014
    Building Partnerships for Healthy Environments: Research, Leadership and Education
    Thompson Susan, Jennifer Kent, Claudine Lyons
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    HE14045  Accepted 28 July 2014
    Artificial light at night as a population health concern is a neglected aspect of the built environment
    Margaret Grose
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    HE14011  Accepted 13 July 2014
    Review of policies and guidelines concerning alcohol consumption and promotion in Australian government schools
    Bernadette WARD, Penny Bukyx, Geoff Munro, Katrin Hausdorf, John Wiggers
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    HE14009  Accepted 10 July 2014
    Australian School Canteens: Menu guideline adherence or avoidance?
    Julie Woods, Alexander Bressan (Dec.), Corrina Langelaan, Angela Mallon, Claire Palermo
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    HE14044  Accepted 01 July 2014
    Understanding food security issues in remote Western Australian Indigenous communities.
    Christina Pollard, Anett Nyaradi, Matthew Lester, Kay Sauer
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    HE14046  Accepted 20 June 2014
    The Healthy Living Network: Addressing the gap in community based obesity projects by supporting the development of evidence based approaches and promotion via an online registration portal
    Lisa Thompson, Samantha How
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    HE13096  Accepted 16 June 2014
    The feasibility and appeal of mobile ‘apps’ for supporting healthy food purchasing and consumption among socioeconomically disadvantaged women: A pilot study
    Kylie Ball, Jennifer Mouchacca, Michelle Jackson
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    HE13112  Accepted 09 June 2014
    Twitter Tweets and Twaddle: Twittering at AHPA’s National Health Promotion Conference.
    George Anderson, Suzanne Gleeson, Chris Rissel, Li Ming Wen, Karen Bedford
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    HE13088  Accepted 09 June 2014
    Health policy in South Australia 2003 - 2010: Primary health care workforce perceptions of the impact of policy change on health promotion
    Gwyn Jolley, Toby Freeman, Fran Baum, Catherine Hurley, Angela Lawless, Michael Bentley, Ronald Labonté, David Sanders
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    HE14012  Accepted 14 May 2014
    An exploratory study identifying where local government public health decision makers source their evidence for policy
    Melissa Stoneham, Jim Dodds
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1. Published 30 October 2013
Providing health information for culturally and linguistically diverse women: priorities and preferences of new migrants and refugees

Susan K. Lee, Cheryl M. R. Sulaiman-Hill and Sandra C. Thompson

2. Published 30 October 2013
Community-based efforts to prevent obesity: Australia-wide survey of projects

Melanie S. Nichols, Rebecca C. Reynolds, Elizabeth Waters, Timothy Gill, Lesley King, Boyd A. Swinburn and Steven Allender

3. Published 17 April 2014
From evidence to action: health promotion and alcohol

Julia Stafford, Steve Allsop and Mike Daube

4. Published 19 December 2013
Academic and personal problems among Australian university students who drink at hazardous levels: web-based survey

J. Hallett, P. Howat, A. McManus, R. Meng, B. Maycock and K. Kypri

5. Published 17 April 2014
Health promotion: an ethical analysis

Stacy M. Carter

6. Published 19 December 2013
Building health promotion capacity in a primary health care workforce in the Northern Territory: some lessons from practice

Jenni Judd and Helen Keleher

7. Published 17 April 2014
Urban design and health: progress to date and future challenges

Melanie Lowe, Claire Boulange and Billie Giles-Corti

8. Published 30 October 2013
Review of Australian Childhood Obesity Research Funding 2010–2013

David R. Lubans, Rachel Jones, Anthony D. Okely, Jo Salmon and Louise A. Baur

9. Published 17 April 2014
Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: lessons from the Australian health-promotion response to HIV

Graham Brown, Daryl O'Donnell, Levinia Crooks and Rob Lake

10. Published 17 April 2014
Getting Australia more active: challenges and opportunities for health promotion

A. P. Hills, S. J. Street and N. Harris

11. Published 30 October 2013
The advertised diet: an examination of the extent and nature of food advertising on Australian television

Michele Roberts, Simone Pettigrew, Kathy Chapman, Pascale Quester and Caroline Miller

12. Published 19 December 2013
Young adult perceptions of Australia’s physical activity recommendations for adults

Kim A. Jose, Verity J. Cleland, Alison J. Venn and Emily Hansen

13. Published 30 October 2013
The Torres Indigenous Hip Hop Project: evaluating the use of performing arts as a medium for sexual health promotion

Alexandra McEwan, Alan Crouch, Heather Robertson and Patricia Fagan

14. Published 30 October 2013
The fly-in, fly out debate: what happens to the communities?

Sharyn Burns

15. Published 17 April 2014
Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about lung cancer in three culturally and linguistically diverse communities living in Australia: a qualitative study

Nicola Scott, Connie Donato-Hunt, Melanie Crane, Mayanne Lafontaine, Megan Varlow, Holly Seale and David Currow

16. Published 30 October 2013
Pressing need for more evidence to guide efforts to address substance use among young Indigenous Australians

K. S. Kylie Lee, Monique Jagtenberg, Charles M. Ellis and Katherine M. Conigrave

17. Published 19 December 2013
Key influences on motivations for utility cycling (cycling for transport to and from places)

Kristiann C. Heesch and Shannon Sahlqvist

18. Published 17 April 2014
On the road to prevention: road injury and health promotion

Mark Stevenson and Jason Thompson

19. Published 19 December 2013
Can small stores have a big impact? A qualitative evaluation of a store fruit and vegetable initiative

Breeana Gardiner, Miranda Blake, Raeleigh Harris, Carena Gee, Stella Charaktis, Christine Choong, Rebecca Lade, Laura Duff and Claire Palermo

20. Published 19 December 2013
The vocational education setting for health promotion: a survey of students’ health risk behaviours and preferences for help

Billie Bonevski, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Christine Paul and Raoul Walsh


      
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