Workshop 1 October 2019

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

map of australia showing locations of workshop participants

Figure 2: Stakeholder roles across the eye care pathway

leaky pipe with notes stuck on with participant suggestions

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.

two photos with participants in group discussions

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.