Evaluation of Family Well Being Empowerment program: A participatory action research initiative [ 2003 - 2005 ]

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Researchers: Prof Komla Tsey (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Andrew Wilson Prof Ernest Hunter Prof Yvonne Cadet-James Radhika Santhanam

Brief description We have shown that family well being empowerment training in Indigenous communities can significantly enhance program participants' sense of control and responsibility for the conditions affecting their health and well being (Tsey and Every, 2000a;Tsey and Every, 2000b). Following this, there has been a great deal of interest and demand for the family well being program not only in Indigenous Australia, but also among Maori people in New Zealand. Presently, we are involved in four collaborative initiatives with indigenous communities in response to growing interest and demand for the program. The current proposal is a joint initiative between University of Queensland, Apunipima Cape York Health Council and Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services which aims to: a. Consolidate and extend the existing family well being initiatives in Hopevale and Yarrabah to two other north Queensland communities (yet to be selected from several that have expressed an interest), using a participatory action research process b. Undertake a meta evaluation of outcomes across all four sites This proposal aims to increase our understanding about ways in which individuals and groups of people can be better supported in their efforts to bring about changes in personal and social life.

Funding Amount $AUD 487,920.00

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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