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Aboriginal Health Workers and Diabetes Care in Remote Community Health Centres: A Mixed Method Analysis

 

Overview

This research project aimed to evaluate the effect of employing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in remote community health care services. In particular the project aimed to evaluate:

The project was a three year follow-up study that involved 137 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from seven remote community health centres in the Northern Territory. 

The project concluded that employment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers is independently associated with improved diabetes care in remote communities. The project also highlighted that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers have potentially important roles to play in chronic illness care, but these roles need to be more clearly defined.

Abstract adapted from the Lowitja Institute

Contacts

Lowitja Institute
Suite1, Level 2
Drummond Street
Carlton Vic 3053
PO Box 650
Carlton South Vic 3053
Ph: (03) 8341 5555
Fax: (03) 8341 5599
Email: admin@lowitja.org.au

Related publications

Si D, Bailie RS, Togni SJ, d'Abbs PHN, Robinson GW (2006)

Aboriginal health workers and diabetes care in remote community health centres: a mixed method analysis.

Medical Journal of Australia; 185(1): 40-45

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Last updated: 13 June 2016
 
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