Some Featured Projects

National Indigenous Palliative Care Needs Study

Client: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

Location/s: Hopevale, Laura, Wujul Wujul, Cooktown, Cairns, Mt Isa, Mackay, Rockhampton, Ipswich, Inala (QLD), Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Pitjantjatjara Lands, Darwin (NT), Broom, Fitzroy Crossing, Port Hedland, several suburbs in Perth, Kalgoorlie (WA) Shepparton, Mooroopna (VIC), Adelaide, North Adelaide, Riverland,( SA), Kempsey, Nowra, Western Sydney (NSW)

This year-long project involved a literature review and scoping study to discover what palliative care services were available to, or being used by Indigenous people. A multidisciplinary team, including Indigenous team members, undertook a national needs analysis, gathering numerous case studies through questionnaires and field visits. Some 400 people participated in focus groups and face…

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National Indigenous Palliative Care Magazine

Client: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

Location/s: Broome, Derby (WA), Inala, Mt Isa, Townsville, Yarrabah, Brisbane (Qld), Darwin, Alice Springs (NT), Kempsey, Western Sydney, Nowra, Berry (NSW)

Research, writing and production of a national Palliative Care Magazine aimed at an audience of Indigenous people, and to raise awareness of non-Indigenous service providers and trainers.

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Evaluation of the Fred Hollows/ Nyirranggulung Nutrition and Stores Program, East Katherine

Client: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Location/s: Manyallaluk, Wugularr

This project required developing a sound understanding of the issues involved in the nutrition program, an analysis and explication of the program logic or theory of change which underlay the design of the program, and the design and conduct of research. The project involved several field visits focusing on interview and observation and a final…

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Indigenous Youth Employment Consultants Program Evaluation

Client: Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR)

Location/s: Logan, Townsville (QLD), Geraldton, Perth (WA), Adelaide, Port Augusta (SA), Redfern, Central coast, (NSW), Bairnsdale (VIC), Hobart (TAS), Darwin, Alice Springs (NT)

Evaluation of a program targeted to disengaged Indigenous youth 15-19 years to support them to remain at school, or undertake training or employment in the transition from school to work. The project required visits to 12 pilot sites located in each state and the NT, conducting focus groups and interviews with youth participants, Job Network…

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National Indigenous Carers Information Kit

Client: Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, Aged and Community Care Branch

Location/s: Thursday Island, Cairns (Qld), Darwin (NT), Port Hedland (WA), Devonport, Launceston, Hobart (Tas)

This national project involved developing and testing the form, content and distribution of a National Information Kit for Indigenous Carers and creating tools to assist service providers access resources and develop regional networks. As well as development of the major kit components, our multi-disciplinary team used culturally appropriate consultation and qualitative research to conduct a…

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