CHP Confirmation Seminar - Claire Zammit
CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar : Implementing & evaluating community driven strategies for HPV self-collection in the Aboriginal community-controlled health sector
Presenter: Claire Zammit -PhD candidate within the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit at the Centre for Health Policy
Date and Time: Tuesday 14th February 4pm-5pm (AEDST) via Zoom - Meeting ID: 88254618248 / Password: 170621
Research suggests that HPV self-collection cervical screening is a safe, effective, and acceptable method of cervical screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women which became universally available to all people eligible for screening in July 2022. However, there is no data available on its uptake for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women within the National Cervical Screening Program or whether specific service level strategies have been successful in implementing self-collection to its maximum potential. The implementation of self-collection in Aboriginal community-controlled health settings is key to it reaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women because they deliver holistic and culturally safe healthcare to communities they serve and centralise Indigenous leadership and governance. Working with communities and health services dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health needs, this PhD program of research aims to codesign, facilitate, and evaluate implementation models of self-collection in ACCHO settings that best suit them and their communities.