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2013

Indigenous Eye Health Unit (2013)

2013 annual update on the implementation of the roadmap to close the gap for vision.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

Taylor HR, Boudville A, Anjou M, McNeil R (2013)

The roadmap to close the gap for vision: April 2013 summary report.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

Taylor HR, Boudville A, Anjou M, McNeil R (2013)

The roadmap to close the gap for vision: summary report January 2013.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

Vision 2020 Australia (2013)

Eye health and vision care sector response to the Department of Health and Ageing’s implementation plan for national framework for action to promote eye health and prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss sector consultation report.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia (2013)

Implementation plan for national framework for action to promote eye health and prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss: sector consultation report.

Melbourne: Vision2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia (2013)

Progressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision care: policy and funding proposal, 2013.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia (2013)

Progressing eye health and vision care in Australia: policy and funding proposal, 2013.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2012

Taylor HR, Boudville A, Anjou M, McNeil R (2012)

The roadmap to close the gap for vision: summary report July 2012.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

2011

Hsueh Y, Brando A, Dunt D, Anjou M, Taylor H (2011)

The cost to close the gap for vision.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report summarises a study which determines the direct medical and associated non-medical costs of providing full access to eye care services for Indigenous people focusing on three main eye problems; cataract, refractive error, and diabetic retinopathy. Methods were developed in the study to estimate resources currently spent on these services and estimate what extra resources are needed to Close the gap for vision for Indigenous people for each state and territory in the next five years.

The report is part of a series produced by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit, University of Melbourne, following the National Indigenous eye health survey and Access to eye health services among Indigenous Australians reports.

Abstract adapted from the University of Melbourne

Jones JN, Henderson G, Poroch N, Anderson I, Taylor H (2011)

A critical history of Indigenous eye health policy-making : towards effective system reform.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report documents the history of Indigenous eye health policy-making in Australia from the late 1970s' National trachoma and eye health program to the present time, with the aim of providing evidence to assist the Australian Government and the Council of Australian Governments in the system reform of Indigenous eye health. By undertaking a review of literature in the area of Indigenous eye health, and interviewing key stakeholders, the report:

  • describes the development of Indigenous eye health programs and policy
  • recognises the key barriers and catalysts to the development of effective programs and policy
  • identifies strategies to assist in the future system reform of Indigenous eye health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Taylor HR, Boudville A, Anjou M, McNeil R (2011)

The roadmap to close the gap for vision: summary report.

Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report is the third part in a series produced by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne, following from the National Indigenous eye health survey report and Access to eye health services among Indigenous Australians. The report makes important recommendations for policy change in eye and vision health across all levels of government in Australia. Each policy recommendation is explained, all possible outcomes are explored, and costings presented clearly. There is also a 'recommendation implementation map' with a timeline for actioning of each recommendation.

Importantly, the report dispels some common myths about Indigenous eye and vision health: poor vision and blindness are the third leading cause of the health gap among Indigenous populations (after cardiovascular disease and diabetes) and increase mortality rates 2.6 times, much of it due to increased risk of injury. Indigenous Australian adults have blindness rates six times the rate of the mainstream; and, although 94% of vision loss is preventable and treatable, 35% of all adults have never had an eye exam. This report represents an important contribution to policy debates.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Aboriginal health progress sheet - eye health (2011)

Victorian Department of Health

This factsheet was produced by the Victorian Department of Health. It provides a summary of what the Department is doing to address eye and ear health for Aboriginal individuals, families and communities in Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Vision 2020 Australia (2011)

National Eye Health Initiative round two: demonstration grants workshop outcomes.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2010

Vision 2020 Australia (2010)

Eliminating avoidable blindness and reducing the impact of vision loss in Australia by 2020 : policy proposal.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2008

Vision 2020 Australia (2008)

Aboriginal eye health and vision care scoping project : proposal to the Office of Aboriginal Health, WA Health.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

2004

Department of Health and Ageing (2004)

Australian government response to the review of the implementation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Program.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Taylor V, Ewald D, Liddle H, Warchivker I (2004)

Review of the implementation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health program.

Canberra: Centre for Remote Health

The intention of the review was to determine the current state of the implementation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Program (NATSIEHP). The report includes the program background and a summary of progress since previous recommendations were made. Other details include: the main eye conditions affecting Indigenous people; data collections; service delivery (including specialist services); and the availability and utilisation of equipment. Further recommendations suggest options for integrating the NATSIEHP into the primary health sector.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Vision 2020 Australia (nd)

Vision 2020 Australia submission to the Department of Health and Ageing and Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Review of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health program.

Melbourne: Vision 2020 Australia

 
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