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Aboriginal Health

Edited by Michael Moore and Theodore Tulchinsky

Aborigine health is a major public health problem globally. There are different aspects across populations but in common they share marginalization in health due to isolation, poverty and inadequate health related interventions. Native populations in many parts of the world suffer from poor health related to poverty, lifestyle, isolation and poor access to perceptive and curative health care. The problems are global affecting countries everywhere, and in homogeneous countries immigration is producing excluded minorities in health conditions similar to aborigines.

This collection of Public Health Reviews will explore the current health status of aboriginal populations in selected countries, and the tragic effects of social, cultural, and health consequences.  It will look at the intervention successes and failures, as well as future approaches.

Publication charges for this collection were funded by ASPHER. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Guest Editor, who declares no competing interests.

  1. Greenland is a country in transition from a colonial past with subsistence hunting and fishing to an urban Nordic welfare state. Epidemiological transition from infectious to chronic diseases has been evident ...

    Authors: Peter Bjerregaard and Christina V. L. Larsen
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:5
  2. The Mescalero Apache Family Listening Program (MAFLP) is a culturally centered family prevention program with third, fourth, and fifth graders; a parent/caregiver; and a family elder. The program follows a pos...

    Authors: Lorenda Belone, Ardena Orosco, Eloise Damon, Willymae Smith-McNeal, Rebecca Rae, Mingma L. Sherpa, Orrin B. Myers, Anslem O. Omeh and Nina Wallerstein
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2017 38:30
  3. Ethnic density (the proportion of ethnic minority populations in a geographic area) has emerged as an important factor determining population health. By examining the relationship between mortality rates and t...

    Authors: Shao-Chiu Juan, Tamara Awerbuch-Friedlander and Richard Levins
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2016 37:11