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Planning, implementation and effectiveness in Indigenous health reform: final report

Posted on: 24 August, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Health services Policies

Kelaher M, Sabanovic H, La Brooy C, Lock M, Uddin S, Brown L (2015)
Planning, implementation and effectiveness in Indigenous health reform: final report
Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations in the planning and governance of interventions to improve their health and well being is a key concept in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

The Planning, implementation and effectiveness in Indigenous health reform (PIE) project arose from concerns that despite the importance of participation and investment in collaborative governance, little research focusing on best practice was being undertaken.

This report focuses on building the evidence base around best practice based on case studies of collaborative governance. The report addresses:

  • the process through which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and organisations are involved in governance
  • the impact of their engagement on decisions and relationships with others
  • the aspects of engagement associated with; greater satisfaction with the process, greater confidence in implementation and improvements in access to health services.

The report includes key findings and recommendations.

Abstract adapted from Lowitja Institute

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