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We can see the gap regional eye health coordination for indigenous Australians

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 36 Issue 2 (June 2012)

Abstract: Background: A network of Regional Eye Health Coordinators was established following a national review of Indigenous Australian eye health in 1997 to support the implementation of regional eye health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Since that time the role and expectations for these positions have expanded and changed in some areas and in other regions the positions have been disestablished. A 2008 national survey of Indigenous eye health confirms some improvement in eye health but identified rates of blindness and vision impairment that remain significantly worse than mainstream Australia. This project identifies the successes and failures in service coordination and proposes solutions for improvement.

To cite this article: Anjou, Mitchel D; Boudvile, Andrea I and Taylor, Hugh R. We can see the gap regional eye health coordination for indigenous Australians [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2012: 12-16. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=851274166641474;res=IELFSC> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 28 Jun 16].

Personal Author: Anjou, Mitchel D; Boudvile, Andrea I; Taylor, Hugh R; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2012: 12-16 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Eye--Diseases--Treatment; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Aboriginal Australians--Services for; Affiliation: (1) Indigenous Eye Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(2) Indigenous Eye Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(3) Indigenous Eye Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Database: Families & Society Collection