Year: 1998 Source: National Rural Health Forum (National Rural Health Alliance: 1998: Canberra, ACT), p.85-108 SIEC No: 20030592

This report discusses issues associated with integrating local communities in public health initiatives in Australia. These issues are evaluated in order to increase the efficacy of prevention programs & make the policies of the government more effective in dealing with stressors to the rural Australian population. It is noted, for example, that this research may clarify whether youth health & correlates of suicide or unemployment is an economic problem or a social problem. (53 refs) (SC)