|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|
|Link||View this resource|
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.