Taingiwilta Pirku Kawantila is a 5-year study that aims to examine whether health and social services can respond more effectively to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and ultimately improve their access to and navigation of services in order to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing. It provides a unique opportunity to build practice-based evidence on how systems approaches that improve intersectoral dialogue and coordination can bridge the gap between social and health services to better address clients’ unmet social, cultural and health needs through adapted ways of working. Our findings will support advocacy efforts for system-level changes that promote the delivery of accessible health and social services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a coordinated and meaningful way.
The study has three objectives:
1. To codesign adapted ways of working that strengthen health and social service system responses to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
2. To implement the adapted ways of working within community settings and health and social service settings through discrete implementation projects.
3. To developmentally evaluate the codesign, implementation and impact of these adapted ways of working on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ wellbeing and multidimensional practitioner, service, and systems level outcomes.