Journal article

Improving the ascertainment of refugee-background people in health datasets and health services

Jane Yelland, Elisha Riggs, Josef Szwarc, Dannielle Vanpraag, Wendy Dawson, Stephanie Brown

Australian Health Review | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2018


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Sue O'Callaghan for contributing to earlier work on the collection of the four data items in maternity and to members of the expert group who shared their wisdom and experience of data collection and approaches to sensitively ascertaining a person's refugee background in the clinical encounter, specifically Tina Pettigrew, Catherine Mills, Georgie Paxton and Joanne Gardiner. The authors thank Sue Casey and Philippa Duell-Piening for contributing to the deliberations of the expert group and for their helpful comments on the manuscript. The authors acknowledge the enthusiasm and commitment of those participating in Bridging the Gap activities, including efforts to improve routinely collected data and the responsiveness of health care for refugee background families. Bridging the Gap is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC; 1056799). The partner organisations have contributed substantial in-kind resources. The authors acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Jane Yelland is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2014-17); Stephanie Brown is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2011-15) and an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (2016-20).