November 2021 Update

Evaluation outcomes to date:

Four evaluation reports are now available for the ‘evaluating regional implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision’ project.

The project commenced in 2019 and these reports were prepared using data collected through: a national survey of stakeholders working in the sector; focus groups and individual interviews in regional case study areas; and a scoping review of publicly available literature. The reports can be accessed here:

A fourth co-design workshop was held on 28th – 29th September 2021, at which participants considered outcomes and responses to the evaluation findings and the development of a knowledge exchange plan. The outcomes of the co-design workshop are informing the IEH response to the evaluation and IEH is working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group (A&TSIRG) through this process.

A report from the co-design workshop will be available soon.

Next Steps:

The Indigenous Eye Health Unit sees great value in the evaluation and we are planning to make the findings of the evaluation readily available to and shared with all interested parties and stakeholders. An IEH response to the findings and recommendations will also be shared with the sector over coming months, with input and guidance from the A&TSIRG.

We would like to thank all who participated in the evaluation, through the survey, focus groups, interviews and the co-design process.

We would also like to thank ARTD Consultants and Clear Horizon consultants and our project partners for their work and contributions to the project.

If you have any questions about the evaluation reports or next steps contact Associate Professor Mitchell Anjou