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Commonwealth Grant to Victorian Health Researcher



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FROM THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR HEALTH THE HON. NEAL BLEWETT

Commonwealth Grant to Victorian Health Researcher

The effectiveness of an antismoking campaign in Victoria is to be assessed following approval of a $15 284 Federal Government grant to review the Latrobe Valley Community Smoking Control Project, which had been

designed to reduce over five years the incidence of smoking among adolescents in the Latrobe Valley.

The Minister for Health, Dr Neal Blewett, today announced that the study would be conducted by Dr Christopher Fraser of the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill, Victoria.

Dr Blewett said the study would measure changes in school age population smoking rates over a four year period. The study would also contribute to an understanding of the effectiveness of community based rather than government centered programs to reduce smoking, particularly at a time of rapidily rising costs of health services.

The grant to Dr Fraser was one of a number of grants totalling $162 670 made to health researchers in Australia under the Health Services Research and Development Grant Scheme, a Scheme administered by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

For further information on the above project contact:

Dr Christopher Fraser (051) 220 346

A full list of grants is attached.

Canberra, 17 August 1984

HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

New South Wales

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MATCHED TRAUMA CASES - DR G. GOLDSTEIN,OOMMONWELATH INSTITUTE OF HEALTH $23 018

PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY AMONGST ADULT VIETNAMESE REFUGEES - DR L. TSANG, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE $ 7 952

CONSUMER PARTICIPATION IN HEALTH SERVICES -MR G. NICHOLLS, AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL , , SERVICE, SYDNEY $ 9 609

WORKSHOP IN CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 1984 - PROFESSOR S.R. LEEDER, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE $ 5 622

LONG TERM PRESCRIBING AND USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS IN GENERAL PRACTICE - DR A. MANT, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS $34 229

Victoria

EVALUATION OF LATROBE VALLEY COMMUNITY SMOKING CONTROL PROJECT - DR C.O. FRASER, GIPPSLAND INSTTTUTE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION $15 284

FORCES INFLUENCING ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIBING IN A TEACHING HOSPITAL - DR K. HARVEY, ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL $ 5 550

Queensland

FACTORS AFFECTING HOSPITAL COSTS - EVIDENCE FROM QUEENSLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES - MR J.R.G. BUTLER, QUEENSLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH $ 9 991

South Australia

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A NATIONAL CHILD ACCIDENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - DR G . VIMPANI, CHILD ACCIDENT PREVENTION FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE $45 317

Western Australia ,

HEARING HANDICAP AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONING IN THE AGED NURSING HOME POPULATION - MRS V.E. FINLEY, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHONOLOGY $ 6 098

Canberra 17 August 1984