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Wednesday, September 18 • 11:15am - 11:20am
What's beyond the box: Learning from 'tribal' communities and encouraging community ownership of evaluation - a collaborative approach, building on translational research, using an implementation science evaluation framework

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Robert Simpson (Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation (MIRI) - Mackay Hospital and Health), Dr Bridget Abell (Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation)

An entertaining and interactive presentation exploring a community based program evaluation that combats the rising population health issues of obesity and diabetes across overweight and obese regional communities - Mackay, Isaac and the Whitsundays.

Evaluation can be part of inspiring communities to healthier life changes and combatting major social epidemics. This presentation discusses evaluation of a collaborative "tribal" approach to behavioural change and how implementation science frameworks can highlight facilitators and barriers to program sustainability and impact from various stakeholder viewpoints. Key features are innovative translational research, community partnerships/ownership of outcomes and evaluation of a tribal innovation from beyond traditional perspectives.

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Kiri Parata

President, Australian Evaluation Society
Kia ora I'm Kiri, living on Kabi Kabi Country on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. I share my time between here and my home in Aotearoa New Zealand where my iwi (tribal) affiliations are Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ruanui, and Ngāi Tahu. I'm completing... Read More →

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Robert Simpson

Project Manager, Mackay Hospital and Health
Robert Simpson BA MBARob is a born and bred Queenslander specialising in enabling alignment of priorities to overcome challenging problems - whether these relate to communities, organisational, cultural, or individual behavioural change. Experienced evaluator, previously responsible... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2019 11:15am - 11:20am AEST