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A promising future: WA Aboriginal health programs: review of performance with recommendations for consolidation and advance

Posted on: 15 June, 2015
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Holman D, Joyce SJ (2014)
A promising future: WA Aboriginal health programs: review of performance with recommendations for consolidation and advance
Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report, also known as ‘The Holman review’, evaluated the effectiveness of state-funded Indigenous health programs in Western Australia (WA), focusing on the measurement and achievement of clinical health outcomes. The report examined 184 Indigenous health programs and found that the majority deliver value for money and are underpinned by scientific evidence. It also found that primary prevention programs are under-funded relative to their significance and that service delivery in regional areas is fragmented. The report recommends that changes be made to the way the WA Department of Health funds and contracts Indigenous health services. The report was commissioned by the WA Department of Health at the request of the State Government and was prepared by independent expert Winthrop Professor D’Arcy Holman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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