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. Three facilitated co-design workshops will be held over the course of the evaluation 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
The first workshop, with 38 people from across the country and the pathway of care, was held in October 2019 (see Workshop1)
Participation in the evaluation
Opportunities will be provided for all stakeholders to contribute to the evaluation – further detail will be provided once the evaluation plan has been finalised.
If you have any questions about the process or what will be involved email Tessa.Saunders@unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 9035 3972.
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 will be engaged to carry-out elements of this work with an experienced facilitator, Kate Kelleher, supporting 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.
On Tuesday 29 October 2019, the first (of three) codesign workshops for the evaluation of the regional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision was held at The University of Melbourne. The workshop was organised by Indigenous Eye Heath and facilitated by an external Aboriginal facilitator, Kate Kelleher, with the support of the evaluation team from ARTD Consultants.
The objectives of the workshop were to ensure participants understood their role in co-designing the evaluation and how they can be involved in the evaluation and to reach broad agreement on:
- what ‘success’ of regional implementation looks like from various perspectives across the eye care pathway
- what important elements/issues can be identified to support the development of questions and methods for the evaluation
- the process/principles for identifying case study sites
- the best way to share the evaluation findings with those who will benefit from and use the findings.
Figure 1: Map of where stakeholders were from
Figure 2: Stakeholder roles across the eye care pathway
The workshop was well attended, with 38 people from across the country and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care pathway participating in great discussion throughout the day.
The input provided by workshop participants is now being used to finalise the evaluation questions and methodology. The codesign participants will continue to provide input over the course of the evaluation with the next workshop to focus on initial data once that has been collected.
Further detail about the evaluation will be shared once relevant ethics processes are completed.