The Lowitja Institute
There has been a substantial increase in interest in continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts in the Australian primary health care arena over the past several years, including in the Indigenous primary health care sector. This interest has promoted increased financial incentives (e.g. to achieve accreditation...
This paper describes the patient journey mapping tools and frameworks used in the Managing Two Worlds Together (MTWT) Project.
We sought to explore the barriers and enablers, gaps and strategies in relation to country Aboriginal patient journeys from rural and remote locations to city...
This is the final report of a project intended to evaluate, and where possible develop and demonstrate effective and transferable chronic condition management strategies, and to generate research evidence about their processes, impacts and health outcomes.
Clinical data from the health service records of...
The project examined the corporate support needs of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, the issues associated with obtaining appropriate support and existing support structures used by these services.
The key research questions were:
• what is the nature (scope and characteristics)...
The Lowitja Institute and the Australian National University have launched a new publication with recommendations on how GPs can help Close the Gap. Better identification of Indigenous patients in general practices would improve their access to Medicare benefits such as health checks that could help...
This discussion paper argues for the centrality of Aboriginal Spirituality in the practice of social and emotional wellbeing and for applications in all areas of Aboriginal development.
Although often mentioned in the literature on Aboriginal health and social and emotional wellbeing, Spirituality has been...