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Visiting optometrists scheme expansion for Indigenous Australians

 

Overview

The Australian Government's Improving eye and ear health services for Indigenous Australians for better education and employment outcomes measure will provide funds from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2014 for the Visiting optometrists scheme expansion for Indigenous Australians program. This program will provide additional resources to increase the frequency of visits by optometrists to Indigenous communities in remote and very remote areas of Australia.

Abstract adapted from the Department of Health

Contacts

Visiting Optometrists Scheme
Director
Rural Outreach Services Section
Rural Health Services and Policy Branch
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6289 1555
Email: vos@health.gov.au

Evaluated publications

Health Policy Analysis (2012)

Evaluation of the medical specialist outreach assistance program and the visiting optometrists scheme: final report volume 1.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

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Last updated: 15 November 2013
 
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