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An integrated approach to identifying and characterising resilient urban food systems to promote population health in a changing climate

Author/s (editor/s):

Sarah, W. James
Sharon Friel

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Journal article

In their recently published article looking at the the climate resilience, equity and healthfulness of urban food systems, Sarah James and Sharon Friel have found that industrial food production can be more environmentally sustainable than alternative systems.

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Cite the publication as

James, Sarah W. and Sharon Friel, (2015) ‘An integrated approach to identifying and characterising resilient urban food systems to promote population health in a changing climate’, Public Health Nutrition, 1-11.

Factors affecting Indigenous West Australians’ health behaviour: Indigenous perspectives

Factors affecting Indigenous West Australians’ health behaviour:

Author/s (editor/s):

Pippa Waterworth
James Dimmock
Melanie Pescud
Rebecca Braham
Michael Rosenberg

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Journal article

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Qualitative Health Research

The factors driving the disparity in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians include socio-economic factors, racism, and history. The current study focused on exploring Indigenous participants’ perspectives of the factors that affect the health behavior of their community members. Participatory action research methodology and a grounded theory approach were utilized. In total, 120 members of two urban West Australian Indigenous communities participated in focus group discussions. There was substantial similarity between the themes that emerged within the discussions held in the two communities. Factors relating to culture, social connections, racism, communication, and personal aspects were particularly salient to health behavior of the participants. Several of the themes including culture, racism, communication, and distrust highlight the tension caused by being a member of a minority cultural group that has been marginalized by the practices and attitudes of the dominant cultural group. Personal choice was sometimes prioritized over health.

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Waterworth, P., James Dimmock, Melanie Pescud, Rebecca Braham and Michael Rosenberg, (2015) ‘Factors affecting Indigenous West Australians’ health behavior: Indigenous perspectives’, Qualitative Health Research, 1-14.

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