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2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wilson H, Arkapaw L, Morse A

2012

Closing the gap for vision: regional implementation (2012)

Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR

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

Eye care is an issue: improving the pathways of care (2012)

Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR

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 Indigenous 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

Clean faces, strong eyes influencing knowledge, attitudes and practice with health promotion and social marketing (2012)

Lange FD, Stanford E, Atkinson J, Taylor HR

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

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

2009

Keys T, O’Hara M (2009)

Providing eye care to remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory: a case study examining success factors and challenges from a collaborative approach between a NGO and AMS.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Main R (2009)

Rural optometry in Australia.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns

Spurling G, Askew D, Hayman N, Hansar N (2009)

Diabetic retinopathy screening in an urban Indigenous health clinic - what impact did it have in the first year?.

Paper presented at the 2009 GP & PHC Research Conference: Driving Change. 15-17 July 2009, Melbourne

 
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