Effective Data for Aboriginal Health Project

Michael Bentley

Although there is a wide range of data available on Aboriginal health, there is a deficiency of understanding as to what “effective data” means within the Aboriginal Health worker context.
The purpose of this project is to develop an understanding of, and framework for, effective data for Aboriginal health service providers in the Hills Mallee Southern region.

The project will take a collaborative participatory approach with SACHRU working with a dedicated Aboriginal project officer in the Hills Mallee Southern region. The project has established a small reference group to advise on progress and act as a reflective group for considering emergent findings in the process. In doing so, the project will maintain a flexible approach to the understanding and development of effective data for Aboriginal health.

A data framework for Aboriginal Health in the Hills Mallee Southern Region will be developed during 2007.