About the Roadmap
Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) undertook The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision project to review health service provision and develop a model of eye care for Indigenous Australians for presentation to the Australian Government.
The project outcomes are documented in The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision, released in 2012, which includes a sector-endorsed, evidence-based, whole-of-system framework that collectively seeks to address Indigenous eye health inequity and Close the Gap for Vision.
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Explore Our Roadmap Resources
The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision
Here you will find the Roadmap Summary reports and the full Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision report.
Annual Update on the Implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision
Here you will find the current and past years Annual Update on the Implementation on the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision reports.
Regional Implementation Toolkit
This Regional Implementation Toolkit provides a range of resources to assist communities and services to calculate, plan and monitor improved eye health outcomes for regional areas throughout Australia.
The full set of the Indigenous Eye Health’s Position Papers on various issues and policy matters. Roadmap updates
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC)
Find all the relevant information regarding the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference and the previous years reports and conference wrap-up.
Evaluating Regional Implementation of The Roadmap
Independent evaluators have been engaged to carry-out elements of this work and an experienced facilitator is supporting the co-design process.
Here you will find technical reports from IEH and external stakeholders.
The snapshots include analysis of measures on eye health and access to eye care services for Indigenous Australians at both jurisdictional and Primary Health Network level.
'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.
'Asking the Question' (AtQ)
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.
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, Dharawal people of NSW 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 and Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly those who have made and continue to make contributions to the work to Close the Gap for Vision."