IEH launches ‘Share Your Story’ initiative

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To coincide with World Sight Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) - an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, IEH is launching a new initiative, titled ‘Share Your Story’, which aims to share a selection of ‘stories’ of successful activities and significant achievements in Indigenous eye health by individuals, organisations, regional eye stakeholder groups, and through other collaborations relating to efforts to close the gap for vision.

On Thursday we will release the first story - Integrated Team Care Supports Culturally Safe Eye Care at Karadi Aboriginal Corporation.

Do you want to inspire others?! We would love to hear ‘your story’, share your success, and also your challenges in Indigenous eye health.

Indigenous Eye Health (IEH), is welcoming success stories on any topic that is of interest and relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and efforts to close the gap for vision. This could include topics relating to eye care in primary care; eye stakeholder collaborations; community engagement approaches and initiatives; workforce development; challenges in coordination and case management; improving outcomes and access to services; health system changes and reform or a patient journey experience.

The success stories allow others to learn of and from your experience and encourage good ideas and successful activities to be taken up by others. Contact details at the end of each story allow others to reach out and connect and discuss in more detail your initiative. We do not need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ let’s use the power of collective and shared efforts to advance Indigenous eye health – please ‘Share your Story’ and let others benefit from your experience.

If you, your organisation, regional eye stakeholder group or another collaboration are interested in ‘sharing your story’ in Indigenous eye health, click the button below for more information or please contact IEH, or call (03) 834 49320.

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