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Year 2018
Author(s) Topp.S, Edelman.A, Taylor.S
Topic(s) Assessment | Partnering with Indigenous Communities |
Book/Journal International Journal for Equity in Health
Volume and Page Info 17:67
Resource Type Journal Article
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Abstract

Background

Health policy in Australia positions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (AHWs) as central to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health, with high expectations of their contribution to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health outcomes. Understanding how AHWs’ governance and accountability relationships influence their ability to address such health inequities has policy, programme and ethical significance. We sought to map the evidence of AHWs’ experiences of accountability in the Australian health system.