A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers

Patricia M Davidson, Michelle DiGiacomo, Penny Abbott, Robert Zecchin, Patricia E. Heal, Lynette Mieni, Noella Sheerin, Janice Smith, Andy Mark, Brenda Bradbery, Joyce Davison

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A partnership model was established among key education providers, policy makers, non-government organisations, the local area health service and Aboriginal community controlled organisations aimed at increasing collaboration, skill development, cultural competence and increasing access to mentorship and expertise for Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs). A group of 21 AHWs, within two cohorts, undertook the program between October 2005 and June 2006. A mixed-method evaluation using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods was undertaken prospectively. Knowledge and confidence scores significantly increased for all participants over the course duration. Student evaluation demonstrated a desire for group-based activities and the high value placed on clinical visits. Feedback on both outcome and process measures will inform course delivery and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Volume32
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers. / Davidson, Patricia M; DiGiacomo, Michelle; Abbott, Penny; Zecchin, Robert; Heal, Patricia E.; Mieni, Lynette; Sheerin, Noella; Smith, Janice; Mark, Andy; Bradbery, Brenda; Davison, Joyce.

In: Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2008, p. 139-146.

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Davidson, PM, DiGiacomo, M, Abbott, P, Zecchin, R, Heal, PE, Mieni, L, Sheerin, N, Smith, J, Mark, A, Bradbery, B & Davison, J 2008, 'A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers', Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 139-146.
Davidson, Patricia M ; DiGiacomo, Michelle ; Abbott, Penny ; Zecchin, Robert ; Heal, Patricia E. ; Mieni, Lynette ; Sheerin, Noella ; Smith, Janice ; Mark, Andy ; Bradbery, Brenda ; Davison, Joyce. / A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers. In: Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association. 2008 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 139-146.
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