How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion tools can support the capacity enhancement of health promotion officers

McCalman, Janya, Tsey, Komla, and Bainbridge, Roxanne (2013) How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion tools can support the capacity enhancement of health promotion officers. Report. Cairns Institute, Cairns, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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In September 2011, The Lowitja Institute Healthy Communities and Settings Program called for expressions of interest for a Health Promotion Capacity Building project. Stage one required a review of the literature and programs to scope current Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (hereafter Indigenous) health promotion tools and possible gaps and opportunities for the development of further tools. Stage one was completed by (Wise, Angus, Harris, & Parker, 2012). The intent of their scoping study was to review Indigenous health promotion tools. They defined health promotion tools broadly as: 'defined techniques, guidelines and implementation processes designed to achieve a particular purpose' (p.6). The purpose of health promotion was described as planned positive social change in groups, communities and societies in order to promote, protect, and sustain good health and wellbeing. A total of 93 tools were identified in the scoping study, which were intended as the basis for stages 2–4. These tools included broad policy frameworks and guidelines, sources of data, information sources for broad background principles, descriptive reports of funded projects for specific health issues, evidence, and learnings to inform Indigenous health promotion programs. The "tools" did not necessarily directly guide pragmatic efforts to plan, implement or evaluate health promotion initiatives in local health care services or other settings. Wise et al. (2012) did not attempt to evaluate the quality of evidence underpinning the identified health promotion tools.

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Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 04:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 100%
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