The National Public Toilet Map

We were intrigued to receive a large number of bookmarks advertising the National Public Toilet Map. Your favourites can be visited at

Email for a supply of the colourful bookmarks also featuring

Bladder and bowel health (Website)

The Australian government has launched a comprehensive website on bladder and bowel problems. Excellent consumer information also with a large number of publications and resources aimed at health care professionals and researchers.

The world health report 2007 - A safer future: global public health security in the 21st century

"The World Health Report 2007 - A safer future: global public health security in the 21st century" marks a turning point in the history of public health, and signals what could be one of the biggest advances in health security in half a century. It shows how the world is at increasing risk of disease outbreaks, epidemics, industrial accidents, natural disasters and other health emergencies which can rapidly become threats to global public health security. The report explains how the revised International Health Regulations (2005), which came into force this year, helps countries to work together to identify risks and act to contain and control them. The regulations are needed because no single country, regardless of capability or wealth, can protect itself from outbreaks and other hazards without the cooperation of others. The WHO report says the prospect of a safer future is within reach - and that this is both a collective aspiration and a mutual responsibility.

Mental Health and Wellbeing (Website)

The Australian Government has launched "Mental Health and Wellbeing" , a
comprehensive web site which provides information on the Government*s
mental health programs, funding opportunities and policies. A wide range
of publications and other resources are also included.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

The National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia have released the National Code which describes best practice in research and sets out out a framework for handling breaches. The document can be applied by any organisation involved in conducting research. More information is available at

National guide to a preventive assessment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The National Guide, developed by NACCHO with the assistance of the RACGP, assists primary care providers to provide a preventive health care assessment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
The National Guide, the Evidence Base, a child lifestyle summary chart, an adult lifecycle summary chart, a summary of the child health recommendations, and a summary of the adult health recommendations may be accessed at :

National palliative care performance indicators

The four performance indicators are based on the goals and objectives of the National Palliative Care Strategy and provide some information on the extent to which the Strategy has been implemented.

'National Diabetes Register: statistical profile 1999-2005'

The 3rd statistical report of the The NDR records new cases of insulin-treated diabetes. This report describes the characteristics of registrants, including type of diabetes, age at diagnosis, sex, geographical location, country of birth, Indigenous status, mortality and also provides incidence estimates. This report plays an important role in monitoring the levels and trends of diabetes in Australia and as a resource for researchers, policy makers, health professionals and anyone interested in diabetes in Australia.

How to Monitor for Population Health Outcomes: Guidelines for developing a monitoring framework

How to Monitor for Population Health Outcomes (New Zealand: Ministry of Health. July 2007) presents guidance to public and population health programme managers, and interested others, on how to develop indicators to monitor progress on achieving population health outcomes sought from their programmes.
This publication is also available in hard copy. You can order a copy by emailing

Nurses and information technology [Report]

The Australian Nursing Federation has released the final report of the comprehensive"Nurses and Information Technology" study, recently commissioned by the federal government.

For the full report :

The community guide

"The community guide" is a useful resource with evidence-based recommendations for programs and policies to promote population health. Emanating from the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, the Guide covers a wide range of population health topics, and is a useful tool for those planning health promotion interventions.