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Implementing Improvement

Gardner, K., Sibthorpe, B., Chan, M., Sargent, G., Dowden, M., & McAullay, D. (2018). Implementation of continuous quality improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care in Australia: a scoping systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 541. doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3308-2

Larkins, S. et al (2017). The implementation gap: what is needed to ensure the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions in Indigenous primary health care? PHC Research conference, Brisbane, August 2017 (Presentation; full text available).

NACCO (2019). National Framework for Continuous Quality Improvement in Primary Health Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2018-2023.

Trask, L. (n.d.). Continuous Quality Improvement: Linking local implementation to state support and national policy. QAIHC (Presentation, includes links to videos; full text available).

Vaughn, V. M., Saint, S., Krein, S. L., Forman, J. H., Meddings, J., Ameling, J., . . . Chopra, V. (2019). Characteristics of healthcare organisations struggling to improve quality: results from a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Quality & Safety, 28(1), 74. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007573

Frameworks for Improvement

Atkins, L., Francis, J., Islam, R., O’Connor, D., Patey, A., Ivers, N., . . . Michie, S. (2017). A guide to using the Theoretical Domains Framework of behaviour change to investigate implementation problems. Implementation Science, 12(1), 77. doi:10.1186/s13012-017-0605-9

Beaton, A., Manuel, C., Tapsell, J., Foote, J., Oetzel, J. G., & Hudson, M. (2019). He Pikinga Waiora: supporting Māori health organisations to respond to pre-diabetes. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 3. doi:10.1186/s12939-018-0904-z

Damschroder, L. J., Aron, D. C., Keith, R. E., Kirsh, S. R., Alexander, J. A., & Lowery, J. C. (2009). Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science, 4(1), 50. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-4-50

French, S. D., Green, S. E., O’Connor, D. A., McKenzie, J. E., Francis, J. J., Michie, S., . . . Grimshaw, J. M. (2012). Developing theory-informed behaviour change interventions to implement evidence into practice: a systematic approach using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implementation Science, 7(1), 38. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-38

Graham I, Tetroe JM  In: Rycroft Malone J, Bucknall T, editors. Models and frameworks for implementing evidence-based practice: linking evidence to action. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010. p. 207–22.

Kitson, A. L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Seers, K., & Titchen, A. (2008). Evaluating the successful implementation of evidence into practice using the PARiHS framework: theoretical and practical challenges. Implementation Science, 3(1), 1. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-3-1

Meyers, D. C., Durlak, J. A., & Wandersman, A. (2012). The Quality Implementation Framework: A Synthesis of Critical Steps in the Implementation Process. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3-4), 462-480. doi:10.1007/s10464-012-9522-x

Newham, J., Schierhout, G., Bailie, R., & Ward, P. R. (2016). ‘There’s only one enabler; come up, help us’: staff perspectives of barriers and enablers to continuous quality improvement in Aboriginal primary health-care settings in South Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(3), 244-254. doi:

Improving Cultural Safety

Smith, G., Kirkham, R., Gunabarra, C., Bokmakarray, V., & Burgess, C. P. (2019). 'We can work together, talk together': An Aboriginal Health Care Home. Australian Health Review, 43(5), 486-491. doi:10.1071/AH18107

Supporting Improved Health Workforce

Deroy, S., & Schütze, H. (2019). Factors supporting retention of aboriginal health and wellbeing staff in Aboriginal health services: a comprehensive review of the literature. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 70. doi:10.1186/s12939-019-0968-4

Improving Clinical Governance

CRANAplus (2013). A clinical governance guide for remote and isolated health services in Australia (Full text available)


Evaluating Improvement

Laycock, A., Bailie, J., Matthews, V., & Bailie, R. (2019). Using developmental evaluation to support knowledge translation: reflections from a large-scale quality improvement project in Indigenous primary healthcare. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17(1), 70. doi:10.1186/s12961-019-0474-6

Working with Communities

  1. NT Health (2018) Health Advisory Committees Fact Sheet and Terms of Reference.
  2. Molyneux, et al. (2012). Community accountability at peripheral health facilities: a review of the empirical literature and development of a conceptual framework (Open Access).  
  3. Taylor, Judy et al (2008) Working with Communities in Health and Human Services. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  4. Apunipima Cape York Health Council (website). Health Action Teams
  5. Larkins S, Carlisle K, Turner N, et al. (2019) ‘At the grass roots level it’s about sitting down and talking’: exploring quality improvement through case studies with high improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare services. (Open Access) BMJ Open
  6. Turner, N. N., Taylor, J., et al (2019). Conceptualizing the Association Between Community Participation and CQI in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PHC Services (Open Access). Qualitative Health Research.



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