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A short report summarising the results of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet's electronic networks user survey conducted between 2 and 28 July, 2012, indicates that a large majority of members are satisfied with the yarning places.
The Australian Indigenous yarning places are designed to encourage and support information-sharing among practitioners, policy-makers and others working to improve Indigenous health.
The aim of the survey was to determine whether the yarning places were meeting the needs of users and to gain feedback on the design and usefulness of the yarning places.
There were 185 people from a wide range of occupations who participated in the survey. Health workers and other health professionals made up the largest occupational group. Other key facts include:
Many members took the time to give specific, written feedback. Training on how to join and use the yarning places ‘should be part of the orientation at all Community controlled jobs, and all Indigenous government positions', one respondent wrote.
The HealthInfoNet is now looking at ways of implementing many of the suggestions.
The HealthInfoNet thanks all members who took part in the survey and congratulates survey winner, Nita Sharp, from the Children's Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Queensland.
The report can be accessed from the link below.
Source: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet