Journal article

An 'equity' domain could strengthen the utility of a framework for assessing care coordination for Australian Aboriginal families

Catherine R Chamberlain, Sarah MacLean, Glenda Bawden, Margaret Kelaher, Emily Munro-Harrison, Jacqueline Boyle, Kate Freeman



Improving the health of Aboriginal people is a national priority and improving coordination of services for Aboriginal families is critical to achieving this goal. A care coordination framework has been developed from a limited range of clinical settings. We reflect on the utility of this framework for assessing service coordination for Aboriginal families in Australia. We conducted stakeholder consultation, service mapping and in-depth interviews with service providers and an Aboriginal mother, using a tool based on the framework domains. A fragmented range of services support Aboriginal families with complex and changing needs, highlighting the importance of care coordination. Relationship..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: A 'seed funding' Capacity Building grant for Catherine Chamberlain was provided to the University of Melbourne, in partnership with Monash Health, by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence for Improving health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (ISAC) (The University of Western Australia) (1060940). Catherine Chamberlain is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1088813).