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Author Dwyer, Judith, 1951- author.

Title The road is made by walking : towards a better primary health care system for Australia's first people : report : July 2015 / Judith Dwyer, Angelita Martini, Cath Brown, Edward Tilton, Jeannie Devitt, Paula Myott, Brita Pekarsky
Published Carlton South Vic. : The Lowitja Institute, October 2015


Description 1 online resource (viii, 78 pages) : colour illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments -- About this report -- Abbreviations -- Terminology -- Introduction -- Background -- Study aims and methods -- The case studies -- Case study 1: pathways and regionalisation in the Northern Territory -- Case study 2: Towards regionalisation in East Amhem -- Case study 3: Transition to community control in Cape York -- Overall findings and conclusions -- Achievements -- Barriers in the implementation methods -- Authorisation, auspice and control -- Inadequate resources: money, time and capacity -- Working across cultures, in partnership -- Implications for future development -- Regionalisation and the implications for governance and stewardship -- Funding, contracting and accountability -- What needs to be done? -- References -- Author biographies
Summary "The research reported here is a study of planned reforms in primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory (between 2009 and 2014) and Cape York, Queensland (between 2006 and 2014). In both places the intention of the reforms was twofold: to establish a regional system of PHC provision with reliable access to care for all Aboriginal communities in the regions and to increase community control of health care by transferring some or all of the responsibility for providing PHC from government health authorities to regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. These were bold plans, with long histories in both jurisdictions."
Analysis Australian
Notes Decorated end papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 12)
Notes Print version record
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Research
Medicine -- Management
Medicine, Rural -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Medicine, Rural -- Australia -- Queensland
Health - Rural and remote.
Health - Policy and administration.
Health status - Public health.
Health services.
Medicine, Rural.
Northern Territory.
Form Electronic book
Author Martini, Angelita, author.
Brown, Cath, author
Tilton, Edward, author
Devitt, Jeannie, author.
Myott, Paula, author
Pekarsky, Brita, author.
Lowitja Institute, issuing body.