Glossary and acronyms

Acronyms

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACSQHC

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Aerobic

Activity in which the body's large muscles move in a rhythmic manner for a sustained period of time. Aerobic activity (also called endurance activity) improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Examples include walking, running, swimming and cycling.

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ANPHA

Australian National Preventive Health Agency

ATSI

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

BITRE

Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics

BMI

Body Mass Index

Burden of disease

The impact of a health problem in an area measured by financial cost, mortality, morbidity or other indicators.

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

COPMM

Council of Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania)

DIER

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (Tasmania)

DIRD

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Australian Government)

DHS

Department of Human Services (Victoria)

DIER

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (Tasmania)

DIRD

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Australian Government)

DoH

Department of Health (Australian Government)

DoHA

Department of Health and Ageing (Australian Government)

DPERU

Dental Practice Education Unit

DSG

Department of State Growth (Tasmania)

EDRS

Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System

EPA

Environment Protection Authority Tasmania

FORS

Federal Office of Road Safety

GAPA

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance

Health literacy

The achievement of a level of knowledge, personal skills and confidence to take action to improve personal and community health by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions.

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IDRS

Illicit Drug Reporting System

LGBTI

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex

NCIPC

National Committee on Injury Prevention and Control

NEDC

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

NHPAC

National Health Priority Action Council

NNPAS

National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

NPHP

National Public Health Partnership

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

PPAC

Premier's Physical Activity Council

Quintile

Any of five equal groups into which a population can be divided according a particular variable

RSAC

(Tasmanian) Road Safety Advisory Council

SEIFA

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

SES

Socio-economic status

STI

Sexual transmitted infection

VISAR

Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit and Applied Research

WHO

World Health Organization

Glossary

World Health Organisation Health Promotion Glossary