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The impact of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessments on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations: An exploratory study.

Harris, Elizabeth; Baum, Fran; Wise, Marilyn; Furler, John; Lawless, Angela; Harris, Patrick; Harris-Roxas, Ben; Kemp, Lynn; Haig, Fiona; Hurley, Catherine


This research project looked at the suitability and feasibility of conducting Equity Focused Health Impact Assessments (EFHIAs) on the After Hours Care Plans (AHCPs) of three Medicare Locals in three different states. Given the potential benefits of adopting EFHIA in primary health care planning; this project sought to answer two exploratory research questions regarding the use of EFHIA in the development of Medicare Local AHCPs: 1. Is it effective and feasible to adopt EFHIA in local health planning in order to improve vulnerable group's access to high quality after hours care and to improve equity in services? 2. Is EFHIA an effective mechanism for engaging health consumers and other members of vulnerable groups in local health planning?

CollectionsANU Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (2003-2015)
Date published: 2014
Type: Report (Research)


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