WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and BBV Strategy – research, evaluation and surveillance

Improve reporting

A focus of this strategy is to ensure high levels of reporting Aboriginal identification in all relevant data collections. This will include investigating options for reporting Aboriginal identification in STI and BBV testing data.

Evaluate programs and campaigns to ensure they are effective

Under the strategy, health promotion, testing, management, care, support, education and awareness campaigns will be evaluated to ensure they are effective.

Activities will include:

  • developing and evaluating a targeted sexual health and BBV social marketing campaign for Aboriginal people
  • supporting the trial of point-of-care testing machines for chlamydia and gonorrhoea across WA
  • promoting information on evaluation methods for service providers.

Changing STI issues and concerns

Research and assessment of emergent or changing STI issues and concerns particularly relevant to Aboriginal communities will be undertaken as part of the strategy.

This will include a focus on:

  • investigating options for testing in non-traditional settings, such as through community outreach
  • investigating ways of improving contact tracing among Aboriginal people.
Icon: Links to WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 – prevention and education Icon: Links to WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 – testing and diagnosis Icon: Links to WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 – disease management and clinical care
Icon: Links to WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 – workforce development Icon: Links to WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 – enabling environment Icon: Links to WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 – research, evaluation and surveillance

Monitoring and evaluation

Progress against the WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2018 will be collated in the WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategy 2015–2015 – Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. This will be updated regularly.

Produced by

Public Health