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Conference presentations

2016

Anjou MD, Wynne C, Schubert NS, Holden CA, Jatkar U, Taylor HR (2016)

Diabetic eye disease - protecting, preventing and promoting Indigenous eye health [conference poster].

Paper presented at the PHAA 44th Annual and 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference. September 2016, Alice Springs

This conference poster promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about preventing diabetic eye disease. It highlights statistics of diabetic eye disease in Indigenous Australians and how it can cause irreversible blindness if not detected and treated early. It also outlines the new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for annual health assessments, including mandatory eye health checks for Indigenous people, as well as, annual retinal examinations and retinal photography for people with diabetes. It also promotes the free Check today, see tomorrow resources available through the Indigenous Eye Health Unit.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference 2016 (2016)

Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference 2016 presentations.

Paper presented at the Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference 2016. 2-3 July 2016, Perth

Wynne C, Clarke F, Anjou MD, Holden C, Taylor HR (2016)

Closing the gap for vision: diabetes educator's role in diabetes eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting (ADS-ADEA). August 2016, Queensland

This conference poster is designed for diabetes educators in their role in diabetes eye care when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights the risk that diabetes poses in regards to vision loss and blindness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The poster outlines the following information:

  • statistics of diabetes and vision loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • eye care as an integral part of routine diabetes care
  • local, regional and national initiatives and educational resources to support health workers
  • clinical care
  • diabetes self management education
  • patient self management information.

The poster also highlights links to a Diabetic retinopathy online grading course and a Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) diabetes and eye health online module.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2015

Anjou MD, Jatkar U, Chiang P, Taylor HR (2015)

Progressing the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision: evidence-based, sector-supported translation of Indigenous eye care policy to practice [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Primary Health Care Conference. July 2015, Adelaide

The conference poster promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about the implementation of strategies to eliminate inequalities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. The resource provides a graph of the updated 42 strategies and their commencement.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Eye Health Unit

Jatkar U, Anjou M, Taylor H (2015)

Key lessons in closing the gap for vision.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Jones K, Wynne C, Anjou MD, Taylor HR (2015)

Closing the gap for vision: developing a culturally appropriate Indigenous health promotion strategy for diabetes related eye care [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Primary Health Care Conference. July 2015, Adelaide

This conference poster is designed to build awareness of culturally appropriate ways to develop health promotion strategies for diabetes related eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights the need for the following:

  • best practice approaches to guide resource development
  • community lead processes to ensure success
  • broad community support
  • digital outputs for further reach through community networks
  • print outputs to support education
  • evaluation to measure uptake of services.

The poster also highlights two audiovisuals 'See What I See' -Looma Diabetes Eye Health and See Tomorrow - Grampians Region 'Diabetes Eye Health'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lange F (2015)

Trachoma arts based health promotion brings hygiene to life in remote communities.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Morse A, Waddell C, Hunt J, MacFarlane F, Jackman D, Corby C, Keys T (2015)

Stronger eye care systems in Aboriginal primary health care.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Napper G, Arkapaw L, Anjou M, Morse A, Pollard M (2015)

Growing an optometry workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

O’Hara M, Withers D (2015)

Our people, our places and unpredictability.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Walters S, Moynihan V (2015)

Diabetic retinopathy screening for Indigenous Australians in the Kimberley.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Yashadhana A, Stanley R, Hayes F, Blitner G (2015)

Understanding eye care through the experiences of Aboriginal people in the NT.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

2014

Abouzeid M, Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Tapp RJ, Taylor HR (2014)

Diabetic eye disease. Initiatives to close the gap in Indigenous eye health [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Primary Health Care Research Conference. July 2014, Canberra

This conference poster highlights initiatives to help close the gap in diabetic eye disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It outlines the prevalence of eye disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and promotes The roadmap to close the gap for vision as the framework for this to happen.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR (2014)

Data empowering eye health [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Lowitja Institute National Conference on Continuous Quality Improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. March 2014, Melbourne

The conference poster promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about eye care gaps. The resource highlights the importance for extra data to determine population needs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Eye Health Unit

Ismail S, Stern J, Waddell C, Morse A, Smith T (2014)

Training needs and solutions for eye care within ACCHOs.

Paper presented at the NACCHO healthy futures summit. 25 June 2014, Melbourne

Lange FD, Atkinson JR, Taylor HR (2014)

Health promotion partnership for trachoma elimination [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Lowitja Institute National Conference on Continuous Quality Improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. March 2014, Melbourne

The conference poster promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about trachoma elimination. The resource highlights the health promotion strategies of various eye health organisations to eliminate inequalities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander eye health. The poster reiterates the importance of clean faces as a social norm.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Eye Health Unit

Morse A, Ismail S, Waddell C, Arkapaw L (2014)

Primary health care training for efficient optometry services.

Paper presented at the 2014 National SARRAH Conference. 17-20 September 2014, Kingscliff, NSW

Morse A, Tatipata S, Anjou M (2014)

Mapping eye care needs and gaps at many levels: applying data to drive change.

Paper presented at the NACCHO healthy futures summit. 24 June 2014, Melbourne

Morse A, Waddell C, Arkapaw L (2014)

Eyes on the prize – use of clinical file audit data to set eye care goals and priorities at the local and regional health service level for Aboriginal community controlled health services in NSW and NT.

Paper presented at the Lowitja Institute CQI Conference 2014. 17-18 March 2014, Melbourne

Napper G, Peters J, Anjou M, Fricke T, Barney K, Vickery C, Jackson J (2014)

Refractive error is an important entry point in the Indigenous eye care pathway.

Paper presented at the NACCHO Health Summit. June 2014, Melbourne

Waddell C, Waitokia T, Morse A (2014)

Developing an ACCHS model for quality improvement of vision and eye health care.

Paper presented at the Lowitja Institute CQI Conference 2014. 17-18 March 2014, Melbourne

2013

Anjou MD, Barney K, Boag M, Boudville AI, Napper GA, Tumino D (2013)

Implementing changes in eye care for Aboriginal Victorians - an update [conference poster].

Paper presented at the 45th RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress. November 2013, Hobart

This conference poster promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about an eye Aboriginal health committee established in 2010. The resource discusses the implementation of the Victorian Aboriginal eye health strategy (2013). The aim of the poster is it highlight the three projects put into place to eliminate inequity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Eye Health Unit

Eye care pathways for people with diabetes in Aboriginal community controlled health centres (2013)

Burnett A, Brown H, Morse A, Waddell C, Naduvilath T

This poster was created for the World Diabetes Congress 2013. It summarises the findings from a study conducted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute of eye care service delivery patterns for adults with diabetes in selected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Centres (ACCHCs) in the Northern Territory (NT) and New South Wales (NSW).

The poster contains:

  • a brief overview of the settings and aims of the study
  • the methods used to collate and analyse the data
  • the results of the analysis, including the documented mean adherence to best practice eye care guidelines in 19 health centres (NT/NSW)
  • a discussion of the results outlining gaps in the delivery of eye care services for patients with diabetes.

It offers a useful summary of the patterns of delivery of eye care services, gaps in eye care pathways, and strategies for improvements.

Abstract adapted from Brien Holden Vision Institute

Ismail S, Stern J, Ingram L, Waddell C, Burnett A, Ndaba A, Morse A, Keys T (2013)

Analysis of the roles and training needs for Regional Eye Health Coordinators.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health Conference. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide

Lange FD, Atkinson JR, Brown H, Taylor HR (2013)

Clean faces, strong eyes: trachoma health promotion to change knowledge, attitudes and practice in work place settings [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association Conference. June 2013, Sydney

The resource promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about trachoma. The conference poster highlights statistics on the impacts of trachoma. The poster outlines the key to trachoma elimination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Eye Health Unit

Main R (2013)

Remote Indigenous aged care facilities of the Kimberleys – an eye health audit and comparison.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health conference. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide

Morse A, Cappuccio S, Tahhan N, Burnett A, Ryan S, Kiely P (2013)

What's fair in vision care? Potential approaches for equitable access to spectacles.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health Conference. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide

Morse A (2013)

CQI for eye and vision care in primary health care centres.

Paper presented at the NT CQI Collaborative Workshop. 13 November 2013, Darwin

Napper G, Vickery C, Barney K, Peters J, Anjou M, Fricke T, Jackson J (2013)

Building an eye care program with Aboriginal communities in Victoria - a partnership approach.

Paper presented at the Indigenous Allied Health Alliance Annual Conference. November 2013, Adelaide

Wicks P, Cook D, Waddell C, Layland B, Bailey S (2013)

The important role of the regional eye health coordinator in NSW.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health conference. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide

Outreach optometry in Central Australia - the power of partnership (2013)

Wilson H, Arkapaw L, Morse A

This poster promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and focuses on information about access to optometry in rural and remote areas. The resource looks at partnerships developed in Central Australia for access to eye care practitioners.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR (2012)

Closing the Gap for Vision: regional implementation [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Victorian Department of Health Aboriginal Health Conference 2012. May 2012, Melbourne

This poster was created for the Victorian Department of Health, Aboriginal Health Conference, 'Aboriginal health - everyone's responsibility', and uses images and bullet points to summarise the translation of Indigenous eye care policy recommendations - from The roadmap to close the gap for vision - into practice, across Victoria. It covers the following areas to propose a plan:

  • the evidence base (from the National Indigenous eye health survey: minum barreng)
  • consultations informing The roadmap to close the gap for vision
  • recommendations from The roadmap to close the gap for vision
  • eye care requirements for a regional model
  • implimentation process for local action
  • regions in Victoria
  • projected eye care needs for Victoria
  • relevant organisations, practitioners and initiatives.

The poster offers a useful summary for all those working in Australian Indigenous eye health policy and practice, with particular benefit to those in Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR (2012)

Eye care is an issue: improving the pathways of care [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Lowitja Institute 2012 National Conference on Continuous Quality Improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. May 2012, Alice Springs

This poster was created for the Lowitja Institute 2012 National Conference on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, 'CQI for everyday and everybody', and uses diagrams and bullet points to explain the barriers and solutions to close the gap for Indigenous eye health. It covers the following areas to argue for CQI:

  • facts and current situation (from the National Indigenous eye health survey: minum barreng)
  • consultations informing The roadmap to close the gap for vision
  • recommendations from The roadmap to close the gap for vision
  • role of coordination and care management
  • examples of eye care pathways
  • value of CQI
  • responsibilities of primary care
  • CQI questions for primary care.

The poster offers a useful summary for all those working in Australian Indigenous eye health policy and practice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

In-service training for remote primary health care workers in Australia: a novel and useful mode of education delivery (2012)

Arkapaw L, Morse A, Keys T, Stern J

This poster was created for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) 2012 National Conference, 'Rural and Remote Practice: Totally Wild!'. The poster summaries the findings of a recent study conducted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute evaluating the usefulness and relevance of their eye health training programs for remote Primary Health Care Workers (PHCWs).

The poster contains:

  • a brief overview of the role of PHCWs in the provision of eye health services in remote communities
  • an outline of the implementation of the training program and methods used to evaluate its usefulness and relevance
  • the outcomes of the training program
  • a discussion of the studies relevance to training delivery for remote PHCWs.

The poster offers a useful summary of the implementation and evaluation of the Institute's training program for all those working in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health policy and practice, in particular, those involved in training delivery to PHCWs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Optometrists' experiences in short-term locum placements in remote Aboriginal community health centres (2012)

Arkapaw L, Morse A, Keys T

This poster was created for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) 2012 National Conference, 'Rural and Remote Practice: Totally Wild!'. The poster summaries the findings of a recent study conducted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute into the motivation, successes and challenges of locum optometrists working in remote Northern Territory (NT) communities on short-term placements, by analysing common themes in their pre- and post-trip feedback forms and questionnaires.

The poster contains:

  • a brief overview of eye health services available in remote communities in the NT
  • the methods used to collate and analyse the data from pre-existing forms and questionnaires
  • the results of the analysis, including the most commonly reported motivations given for wanting to participate, highlights and challenges
  • a discussion of the results outlining their relevance to the recruitment of locum practitioners.

The poster offers a useful summary of the Institute's analysis for all those working in Australian Indigenous eye health policy and practice, in particular, those involved in the recruitment of rural and remote practitioners.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Johnson KA, Meyer JY, Turner AW (2012)

Real-time teleophthalmology in rural Western Australia: a service evaluation.

Paper presented at the Rural Medicine Australia 2012. October 2012, Fremantle, WA

Lange FD, Stanford E, Atkinson JR, Taylor HR (2012)

Clean faces, strong eyes: influencing knowledge, attitudes and practice with health promotion and social marketing [conference poster].

Paper presented at the Victorian Department of Health Aboriginal Health Conference 2012. May 2012, Melbourne

This poster was created for the Victorian Department of Health, Aboriginal Health Conference, 'Aboriginal health - everyone's responsibility', and uses images and bullet points to cover the following areas:

  • explanation and prevalence of trachoma
  • social, cultural, economic and environmental factors contributing to the spread of trachoma
  • goals and strategies of trachoma elimination programs
  • role of culturally appropriate health promotion resources and social marketing
  • trachoma knowledge, attitudes and practice in the Northern Territory in 2011.

Health promotion and social marketing initiatives are provided as case examples, including: the Trachoma story kits, Clean faces, strong eyes, and the Milpa, the trachoma goanna mascot.

It offers a useful summary for Aboriginal Health Workers, health professionals and other community workers looking to change attitudes and practice at the individual and community level.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Comparison of Australian spectacle schemes and provider perspectives on a national spectacle scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (2012)

Morse A, Martin J, Quilty G, Kiely P, Waddell C, Burnett A, Keys T

This poster was created for the 9th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, 'Eye Health: Everyone's Business'. It summarises the findings of a recent survey by the Brien Holden Vision Institute investigating eye care provider perspectives on Indigenous eye care delivery in Australia.

The poster contains:

  • a brief overview of vision loss in Indigenous Australians and available spectacle subsidy schemes
  • an outline of the survey topics
  • the results of the survey, including graphical representations
  • a discussion of the results and their relevance to adopting a National Spectacle Scheme (NSS) specifically for Indigenous Australians in the future.

The poster offers a useful summary for all those working in Australian Indigenous eye health policy and practice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Building an eye care program with Aboriginal communities in Victoria – a partnership approach (2012)

Napper G, Carozzi P, Peters J, Jackson J, Fricke T

The resource delves into partnerships with the Australian College of Optometry Aboriginal eye program, to reduce the amount of avoidable vision impairment and blindness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people. The poster suggests further improvements to identifying gaps in vision.

The poster contains a brief of:

  • eye health in Aboriginal communities
  • optometric eye examinations
  • successful strategies and future directions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2011

Anderton P, Duffy T,   (2011)

A multidisciplinary network to preserve eye health and minimise the risk of blindness for healthy ageing in rural Australia.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Taylor HR (2011)

Needs for eye care services and review of policy development: report launch.

Paper presented at the Gerard Crock Lecture. 27 May 2011, Melbourne School of Population Health

 
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