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ABOUT IEH

Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) was established in 2008 by Professor Hugh R Taylor, AC at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health to undertake world-leading research that has established an evidence-base and policy framework to address Indigenous eye health in Australia.

IEH aims to Close the Gap for Vision for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through world-leading research, policy formation, advocacy and implementation. Research has established the state of Indigenous eye health in Australia and current service availability and explored barriers and enablers to the delivery of eye health services for Indigenous peoples.

The evidence gathered has guided the development of a comprehensive policy framework – The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision - that is supported by the Indigenous and mainstream health sectors and government. IEH is currently actively engaged in providing the necessary advocacy and technical support to Close the Gap for Vision.

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QUICK LINKS

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC)

    Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) at the University of Melbourne are pleased to invite you to save the date for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC) 2022 which will be held 24 - 26 May 2022 | Darwin, NT

    NATSIEHC 2022 Conference

    Past Conferences

  • Roadmap Annual Updates

    IEH are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Annual Update on the Implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision.

    2021 Annual Update

    Past Annual Updates

  • Evaluating Regional Implementation the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision

    In 2019, Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) at The University of Melbourne commenced a formal evaluation of regional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision (the Roadmap). Independent evaluators have been engaged to carry-out elements of this work and an experienced facilitator is supporting the co-design process.

    Roadmap Evaluation

  • Eye Health Promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

    Indigenous Eye Health plans to develop additional culturally appropriate eye health promotion resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    Overview

  • 'Share Your Story': Success Stories

    A selection of ‘stories’ of successful activities and significant achievements in Indigenous eye health by individuals, organisations, regional stakeholder groups, and through other collaborations relating to efforts to close the gap for vision.

    Share Your Story

  • 'Asking the Question' Resources

    IEH has developed a ‘toblerone’ (or ‘tent’ shaped) desktop resource and an ‘Asking the Question’ (AtQ) Information Sheet that aims to highlight ways to improve eye care service delivery in mainstream practices and clinics with appropriate identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status.

    Please note, due to COVID-19 we have very limited access to these resources and may not be able to complete your order at the current time.

    'Asking the Question' Order AtQ Resources

  • Victorian Aboriginal Eye Health Regional Stakeholder Forum - Report 

    The Forum provided an opportunity for regional stakeholders and others working in eye health to come together to share initiatives and progress and highlight challenges, new ideas and opportunities to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health across Victoria.

    View Report and further information

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our Melbourne office is located and acknowledge the Arrernte people of Central Australia, Kaurna people of Adelaide and Larrakia people of Darwin as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff are based.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly those who have made and continue to make contributions to the work to close the gap for vision.