Journal article

Indigenous participation in an informal national Indigenous health policy network

Mark J Lock, David P Thomas, Ian P Anderson, Philippa Pattison

Australian Health Review | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2011

Abstract

UNLABELLED: OBJECTIVE; To determine and describe the features of Indigenous participation in an informal national Indigenous health policy network. DESIGN: A questionnaire was administered during 2003-04. Through a snowball nomination process a total of 227 influential persons were identified. Of these, 173 received surveys of which 44 were returned, a return rate of 25%. OUTCOME MEASURES: These data were analysed to detect the existence of network groups; measure the degree of group interconnectivity; and measure the characteristics of bonds between influential persons. Demographic information was used to characterise the network and its groups. RESULTS: Indigenous people were integral to t..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support for this study was received from February until December 2003 through the National Health and Medical Research Council Training Scholarship for Indigenous Health Research (# 251799). The Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health provided full scholarship support from January 2004 until March 2007. David Thomas is supported by a National Heart Foundation Research Fellowship.