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Aunty Jean's Good Health Team: listening to the voices of the elders to create an Aboriginal chronic and complex care program : participatory evaluation of the Illawarra Health, Aboriginal Chronic and Complex Care, Pilot Program

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Curtis, Sue.
  • Publisher: Illawarra Health
  • Published Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • ISBN: 0646436619
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Aunty Jean's Good Health Team began as a pilot program that aimed to develop a combined model of health promotion, education and self management that could be supportive of and sustain the development of good health behaviours and strategies for Aboriginal people with chronic and complex care needs. This report explains how the program was developed; the program objectives; community capacity building objectives; how the program got started; the structure of the program; program materials and resources; program staffing and team membership; recruitment of participants; chronic illnesses addressed by the program; the program model; the community capacity building model; the program evaluation framework; participatory evaluation through action learning; evaluation methods and tools; program evaluation tools and strategies; program outcomes; definition of roles and responsibilities for Aunty Jean's Good Health Team; and future directions.

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