Journal article

A qualitative evaluation of the implementation of a cultural competence project in rural Victoria

Olivia Mitchell, Lisa Bourke, Zubaidah Mohamed Shaburdin

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore the complex factors influencing the implementation of cultural competency frameworks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within rural, Victorian, mainstream health and community service organisations. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with key individuals from 20 public health and community services in rural Victoria who had participated in the Koolin Balit Aboriginal Health Cultural Competence Project (KB-AHCC project). Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim and a content analysis was undertaken. The findings informed the selection of six case study sites for more in-depth analysis. Following this, an expert reference..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge and thank all of the health and community service organisations and their employees who participated in this review project, the Aboriginal Health Cultural Competence Audit Project Co-ordinator, the Project Officer, consultants from Watnanda Consulting and members of the Project Reference Group for their time, support and valued feedback.The authors would also like to acknowledge the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Ovens Murray and Goulburn Areas - East Division, and the Australian Government Department of Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program for funding this research project.