By Claire Grealy, Director
Why evaluate Aboriginal health initiatives?
A series of inspiring digital stories has been developed about Aboriginal health and Koolin Balit initiatives from across Victoria, which reflects on the learnings of local level evaluations.
I had the distinct pleasure of working alongside Professor Kerry Arabena from the University of Melbourne, to discuss evaluation approaches, including reflective practice, the use of case studies, and the value of continuous quality improvement processes. We explored the benefits of these evaluative practices to government, community organisations and the Aboriginal community.
Koolin Balit is the Victorian Government’s 10-year strategy for Aboriginal health, which was launched by the Minister for Health in 2012.
It provides an integrated, whole of life framework that is based around a set of key priorities and enablers, and aims to make a significant and measurable impact on the length and quality of the lives of Aboriginal Victorians.
The strategy also sets out what the Department of Health and Human Services, together with Aboriginal communities, other parts of government and service providers will do to further the government’s commitment to improve Aboriginal health outcomes.
We provide our clients with an understanding of the performance of health systems and the impacts on the social and emotional wellbeing of people and communities.
Our team specialises in research and advice to clients within the Aboriginal health sector, including federal government, state government and non-government organisations. We provide our clients with an understanding of the performance of health systems and the impacts on the social and emotional wellbeing of people and communities.
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