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• contribute to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through access to care coordination, multidisciplinary care, and support for self-management
• improve access to culturally appropriate mainstream primary care services (including but not limited to general practice, allied health, and specialists) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Two evaluation activities are to be included:
• Process evaluation: to assess and understand how well the program has been implemented and identify how delivery could be improved
• Summative (Outcome) evaluation: to assess the overall performance of the program against its objectives.
Regions in scope
Upper and lower Hunter, Mid Coast, New England, North West NSW