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The Edge Of Nowhere (EON) Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides assistance to Indigenous individuals and communities, with a particular focus on the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The aim of EON is to improve the well being of Indigenous Western Australians by providing resources for projects that have sustainable outcomes and community support and involvement. EON supports innovative, tailored and community-driven 'hand-up not hand-out' services and programs that are not currently delivered by government.
EON's objectives are to:
Abstract adapted from Edge Of Nowhere Foundation
The Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report aims to provide an assessment of the process and outcomes of the four EON Foundation programs ran in the communities of Djarindjin/Lombadian, Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Yungngora, Looma and Kadjina. The report aims to demonstrate the benefits of the program to the EON board and future funders, and reflect on lessons learnt.
The Thriving Communities program consists of four components that are designed to reduce the risk of chronic disease:
The findings of the evaluation conclude that whilst program outcomes are hard to measure, a community development approach that values long term engagement is the method most likely to be effective in tackling chronic disease.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract