Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
This app provides facts about the health of Australians from the 2012 report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Users can browse statistics and fast facts on Australia's population including life expectancy, diseases, injury, alcohol and tobacco consumption, illegal drug use, and other lifestyle factors that affect health such as physical activity and nutrition. An interactive quiz allows users to test their knowledge.
- Increased awareness of factors affecting the health of Australians.
The information provided in this app is highly credible and comes from the 2012 health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). This app is a brief electronic version of the AIHW report. The strength of the app is the ease of navigation and clear categorisation of different types of information. Teachers may find this a useful resource for older students evaluating different sources of information and the factors that affect the health of communities. The interactive quiz is challenging and based around the health facts provided in the app.
*Review provided by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.