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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(3), 450; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030450

Demonstrating Impact: Lessons Learned from the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council’s AOD-Our-Way Program

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National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, 7 Parker Place Technology Park, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
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Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council, 55 Russell St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia
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Received: 14 December 2017 / Revised: 20 February 2018 / Accepted: 20 February 2018 / Published: 5 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Indigenous Health and Wellbeing)
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In this paper, we describe the innovative way in which the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council uses “clicker technology” to gather data to report on the key performance indicators of its “AOD-our-way” program, and how, with the subsequent combination of those data with other performance measures, it was possible to go beyond the initial evaluation. The paper also illustrates how the application of survey research methods could further enable enhanced reporting of program outcomes and impacts in an Indigenous context where Indigenous community controlled organisations want to build the evidence base for the issues they care about and ultimately drive their own research agendas. View Full-Text
Keywords: evaluation methodology; Aboriginal community organisations; research capacity building; clicker technology evaluation methodology; Aboriginal community organisations; research capacity building; clicker technology
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Cartwright, K.; Gray, D.; Fewings, E. Demonstrating Impact: Lessons Learned from the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council’s AOD-Our-Way Program. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 450.

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