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.
Are you interested in helping to design an evaluation of regional implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision across Australia?
We are looking for expressions of interest (EOIs) from individuals working across the eye care pathway to participate in an evaluation co-design process. Places are limited and participants will be selected to ensure representation from across jurisdictions, organisations and roles. Priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants.
To make sure that we are asking the right questions and using the best methods, the evaluation will be co-designed with stakeholders from across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care pathway.
What will be involved in the co-design process?
There will be three separate full-day co-design workshops held in Melbourne over the course of the evaluation. The workshops will be led by an independent facilitator 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 will be held on Tuesday, 29th October 2019. Subsequent dates will be confirmed.
People participating in the co-design process will be expected to:
- Actively contribute to discussions at workshops (this might be in smaller groups and whole-group exchanges)
- Read and provide comment on draft documents between workshops
Financial support to attend co-design workshops will be available to staff from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community organisations, to cover costs associated with travel to Melbourne.
If you are interested in participating in the co-design process, fill out the form below and click submit by Thursday 12th September 2019.
If you have any questions about the process or what will be involved email Tessa.Saunders@unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 9035 3972.