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Mapping and scoping of hepatitis C education and prevention activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: survey of Aboriginal community controlled health services

Posted on: 18 August, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 3, July 2009 - September 2009
Related to Hepatitis C Services

Hepatitis Australia, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Aldo Spina Consultancy Services (2009)
Mapping and scoping of hepatitis C education and prevention activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: survey of Aboriginal community controlled health services.
Canberra: Hepatitis Australia

This report presents findings from a nation-wide project that sought to map and scope hepatitis C education and prevention activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Essentially the project aimed to identify gaps in service provision and understand the challenges encountered by health care providers when developing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Surveys were disseminated to Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs) and among the results it was revealed that most ACCHSs lacked funding for hepatitis C programs and staff often lacked specific hepatitis C training. Based on the project findings, six recommendations were made to address the gaps in hepatitis C service provision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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