Aboriginal nutrition and the Nyirranggulung Health Strategy in Jawoyn Country

Aboriginal nutrition and the Nyirranggulung Health Strategy in Jawoyn Country Report

CAEPR Research Monograph

  • Author(s): Taylor, J, Westbury, N
  • Published: 2000
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Volume: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University

Abstract: One important component of the Nyirranggulung Health Authority’s strategy is a partnership between the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Jawoyn Association. As an extension of its ongoing work in the area of Indigenous eye health, the Fred Hollows Foundation is working with the Jawoyn Association on the development and implementation of a project which seeks to improve nutrition in the region’s Aboriginal communities. The first initiative of this partnership was to identify the various elements which currently impede better nutrition in the Katherine East communities, and to examine the current capacity to evaluate the health impacts of any interventionist activities. The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University was commissioned to respond to this need. Its specific tasks were to examine and discuss: • the capacity to establish key health indicators for the Jawoyn and the means by which these indicators may be measured over time; • the key structural impediments to the provision of better nutrition, particularly in relation to community stores; • the structure and delivery of services to the Jawoyn people and other Aboriginal people residing on Jawoyn land; and • practical opportunities to address the structural impediments, including policy initiatives. This report, Aboriginal Nutrition and the Nyirranggulung Health Strategy in Jawoyn Country, outlines the work of the CAEPR research team. It seeks to make sense of research on nutrition interventions, to verify the situation in Katherine East, and to examine ways to develop a wide-ranging and sustainable health strategy in that region. The findings of this report contributed greatly to the development of the objectives, protocols, and initiatives of The Nyirranggulung Health Authority’s nutrition strategy.

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Taylor, J, Westbury, N, 2000, Aboriginal nutrition and the Nyirranggulung Health Strategy in Jawoyn Country, Volume:Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University, Report, viewed 16 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=13289.

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