On 31 May 2017, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health hosted a webinar to support practice teams to improve effectiveness in conducting health assessments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
Since the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment item numbers were established, there has been a steady increase in their uptake. For these to be at their most effective, appropriate follow-up services and actions need to be implemented systematically.
The current evidence indicates that follow-up of Indigenous-specific health assessments is inconsistent and that improved health outcomes can be achieved when continuous and coordinated follow-up care is provided.
Key content of webinar*:
- best practice approaches when conducting a health assessment
- available resources to guide the process
- effective practice systems to coordinate the management plan
- barriers to follow-up assessments and strategies for overcoming such.
Dr Tim Senior
RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Indigenous Program Officer – School of Medicine
Western Sydney University
*Please note: After the Acknowledgement of country you will hear audio orienting webinar participants on the night to the technology. Please scroll forward to 3:31 to skip this information.