Building on current evidence and guidelines for eye care for Indigenous Australians, the team collaborated with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to identify the most practical and workable solutions to improve access and uptake of eye care in ‘real-life’ settings. According to BHVI, the solutions and approaches delivered have been shown, in working demonstration, to be practical, translatable and scalable.
One leading solution is the Eye and Vision Care Toolkit, which includes: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) tools; regional eye care planning tools; education and training resources to aid skill levels; and guidance on understanding patient and community perspectives.
Find out more at Vision for Every Australian, Everywhere: Eye care for Indigenous Australia:
www.brienholdenvision.org/visioncrc/vision_for_australia.pdf. Access the toolkit at: www.academy.brienholdenvision.org/browse/resources/courses/eye-toolkit
1: Taylor, H.R. et al. ‘The Prevalence and Causes of Vision Loss in Indigenous Australians: The National Indigenous Eye Health Survey’. Medical Journal of Australia 192, (2010): 312–318.