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The aim of this project was to translate key findings from the Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Disease (ABCD) National Research Partnership into plain English resources on improving the quality primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Partnership has brought together almost 60 stakeholder organisations – Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), government managed health centres, research institutions, government health departments, key regional support organisations such as Aboriginal community controlled peak bodies and Medicare Locals – from across jurisdictions and all levels of the health system to support and guide research on priority primary health care systems issues.
The clear presentation of data and outcomes of research projects is important so that health services staff and members of health service boards and councils can use the information to make decisions about health in their communities. Outcomes of research are published in peer-reviewed journals. However, access to information for health service staff and board members and councils is improved if written in language that is easy to understand.
The ABCD National Research Partnership at the Menzies School of Health Research has produced a package of resources to support high quality primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These accessible resources summarise key messages about the engagement, evidence and impact of this national research partnership; key research findings and messages for action; and a set of evidence briefs specifically developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners and community health boards.
Key research findings are presented in the following publications:
Six evidence briefs have also been produced, which summarise research findings for specific audiences:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers/practitioners:
Community health boards:
Dr Alison Laycock
Menzies School of Health Research