Fundholder Forum Report
On 4 October 2016, Indigenous Eye Health at The University of Melbourne hosted a ‘Fundholder Forum in Indigenous Eye Health.’ Stakeholders from seven states and territories and representatives from the Australian Government Department of Health attended to share experiences, approaches and outcomes from eye surgery programs and Indigenous eye care coordination initiatives and to explore the opportunities available to enhance current outreach programs.
Each jurisdiction has a number of outreach programs coordinated through the fundholder organisations. These programs assist Indigenous communities in urban, remote and regional settings to access health services and include:
- Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS)
- Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF)
- Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Programme (MOICDP)