Interplay Wellbeing Framework: Community perspectives on working together for effective service delivery in remote aboriginal communities

Eva McRae-Williams, Jessica Yamaguchi, Byron Wilson, Rosalie Schultz, Tammy Abbott

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    Abstract

    Access to effective services and programs is necessary to improve wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote Australia. Without genuine participation of Aboriginal community members in the design, governance, and delivery of services, desired service delivery outcomes are rarely achieved. Using a "shared space" model, Aboriginal communities, governments, and scientists came together to design and develop the Interplay Wellbeing Framework. This Framework brings together stories and numbers (or qualitative and quantitative data) to represent community values for the purpose of informing program and policy agendas. This article unpacks what community members saw as making a service work well and why. The domains of empowerment and community functioning are discussed and their relationship to effective service delivery demonstrated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Indigenous Policy Journal
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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