'Share Your Story': Integrated Team Care Supports Culturally Safe Eye Care at Karadi Aboriginal Corporation
This week Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) announced the launch of its new initiative, ‘Share Your Story’ which aims to share a selection of ‘stories’ of successful activities and significant achievements in Indigenous eye health by individuals, organisations, regional eye stakeholder groups, and through other collaborations relating to efforts to close the gap for vision.
The first story we are launching is about providing culturally safe eye care and comes from the team at Karadi Aboriginal Corporation in Tasmania. IEH have been working with Aboriginal health services, TAZREACH (the organisation responsible for visiting optometry and ophthalmology services in Tasmania) and a range of other stakeholders across Tasmania to identify opportunities for improving access and pathways of care for Aboriginal people. Karadi Aboriginal Corporation have been actively participating in this important work and the story they have shared is a great example of how delivering optometry services within Aboriginal community-controlled settings has led to improved outcomes for community members.
If you have any questions or for further information please contact IEH, Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 834 49320.