Roadmap Regional Implementation Evaluation

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Independent evaluators will be engaged to carry-out elements of this work and an experienced facilitator will support the co-design process.

Background

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

The aim of the evaluation is to assess current progress and effectiveness of regional implementation of the Roadmap. This will help to inform future activities, enable sharing of learnings across regions about sustainable and transferable approaches to improving eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and to identify any important lessons that may be transferrable beyond eye health.

Evaluation co-design

To make sure that we are asking the right questions and using the best methods, the evaluation is being co-designed with stakeholders from across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care pathway. There will be three separate full-day co-design workshops held over the course of the evaluation. The workshops will be led by an independent facilitator, Kate Kelleher and will be used to:

  • Workshop 1: design the evaluation questions and methods;
  • Workshop 2: provide input into interpretation of initial evaluation findings once information has been gathered; and
  • Workshop 3: contribute to shaping the final recommendations and evaluation report

Expressions of Interest to participate in the co-design process have now closed and IEH are looking forward to working with key stakeholders and facilitator, Kate Kelleher, at the first workshop in October.

Updates will be provided following the first workshop.

Participation in the evaluation

Opportunities will be provided for all stakeholders to contribute to the evaluation – further detail will be provided following the co-design process.

If you have any questions about the process or what will be involved email  Tessa.Saunders@unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 9035 3972.