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2013 CQI Conference

This section provides information from the AH&MRC CQI conference held in June 2013 which focused on health data and CQI for NSW ACCHSs.  The Conference was called “Data Driving Change: What Works for Us.”  The inaugural conference brought together over 100 delegates from AH&MRC Member Services, NACCHO Affiliates and representatives, education and research institutes, government organisations, non-government organisations and those from other sectors, as well as two international guest speakers.

Day OneData Driving Change: What Works for Us

8.30 – 9.00 Welcome to country and smoking ceremony (Koomurri Management)
9.00 – 9.10 Opening Address Christine Corby (AH&MRC chair) and Master of Ceremonies, Elaine Crombie

Day 1 Plenary 1

              • Balancing Complexities for Aboriginal Health Data – Safeguarding Communities As Well As Ensuring We Make A Difference: James Ward Deputy Director, Head Preventative Health Baker IDI Central Australia
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              • Data and their Benefits for Aboriginal Communities: Dr Jason Agostino,National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO
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              • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW): Devin Bowles
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              • National Health Performance Authority (NHPA): Jessica Stewart
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Parramatta Room A
Using Indicators to Improve Aboriginal Health

Murrumbidgee Room B
Supportive IT Systems – How Do We Build and Sustain Them? The AH&MRC Information, Communication and Technology Strategy

Namoi Room C
ACCHSs Sharing Their Stories of Using Data to Drive Change at the Local Level. What Works?

            • Diabetes Management: Galambila Aboriginal Health Service Incorporated: Matthew Evans and Dr Helen Palmer
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            • Regional Collaboration, Using Data: Regional Healthy for Life Coordinator Many Rivers Alliance: Jill McDonald

Afternoon Session

          • Aboriginal Community Control Health Services and Health Outcomes – Canada’s Experience: University of Northern British Columbia Associate Professor Josee Lavoie
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          • ACCHSs Leading the Way in Clinical Governance: The Australian National University, Associate Professor Christine Phillips
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          • The effectiveness of ACCHS – Data telling the CVD story: The George Institute for Global Health, Associate Professor David Peiris
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          • One ACCHSs Journey in CQI: Selena Lyons, Chief Executive Officer and Jody Smith, Quality Improvement Manager, Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation
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          • Panel discussion

Con 2

Parramatta Room A
Evidence of Models and Approaches to CQI

                    Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and The Australian National University
              • Systematic Review: Michelle Dowden (AHCWA), Karen Gardner, Dr Beverly Sibthorpe
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              • Clinical Governance: Associate Professor Christine Phillips
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Murrumbidgee Room B
ACCHSs Sharing Their Stories of Using Data to Drive Change at the Local Level. What Works?

            • Sexual Health: Armajun Aboriginal Health Service, Debbie McCowen and Kirby Institute, Simon Graham
            • Health Data and Change, Territory Style: Pasqualina Coffey, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT)
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Namoi Room C
Aboriginal Art Workshop

                  • Koomurri Management

Day Two
AH&MRC Sandra Bailey, Chief Executive Officer

Con 3

Parramatta Room A
ACCHSs Sharing Their Stories of Using Data to Drive Change at the Local Level. What Works?

                • Quality Improvement Tools: Namatjira Haven Drug & Alcohol Healing Centre: Dez Hoy
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                • Implementing an Electronic Decision Support Tool: Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service: Tim Horan Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Jackman, Practice and Systems Manager, Lisa Fernando, Practice Nurse
                • Frontline Management: Aboriginal Health College, Leaenda Ingram

Murrumbidgee Room B
A Practical Session to Improve Data Quality and Setting Priorities

                      • Using PenCAT and CQI Tools: AH&MRC: Tania Waitokia and Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service: Rowan Simmons, Bobby Whybrow

Namoi Room C
What Data is Out There?

                        • NSW Ministry of Health: Helen Moore, Manager of Biostatistics and Reporting at the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence and Louise Maher, Acting Manager of Aboriginal Health Strategic Research and Evaluation within the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence
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                        • Australian Bureau of Statistics: Will Swain, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Manager NSW/ACT
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                        • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet: Kathy Ride, Research Officer
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Con 4

Parramatta Room A
ACCHS Control of ACCHS Data is Critical but How Do We Work This In Practice?

                              • The Canadian Experience: Associate Professor Josee Lavoie
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                              • AH&MRC Ethics Committee: Rebecca Hancock
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Murrumbidgee Room B
An interactive Training Session for ACCHSs about Strategies for Change Management Relevant to ACCHSs

                            • Improvement Foundation: Colin Frick and Malathi Kanagasabapathy
                            • Orange Aboriginal Medical Health Service Incorporated: Yolande Meintjes
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Namoi Room C
Aboriginal History, Story Telling and Didgeridoo Workshop