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Priority populations calculator part 2



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  • 1.  
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  • 3. While an estimation of the size of a priority populations will assist services in identifying targets, the following additional information is also required to inform decision making.
  • 4. Additional Information Key Questions Geographic boundaries of service provision
    • What geographic area does the service cover?
    • Are services being provided in towns/suburbs
    • with large indigenous populations or other priority
    • populations?
    • What is the population size and known
    • demographic of the population or sub-
    • populations?
    • Do the geographic boundaries enhance or limit
    • service provision?
    • If there are no specific services actively targeting
    • priority populations is this related to capacity?
  • 5. Additional Information Key Questions Sexual health service usage data
    • What proportions of priority groups are currently
    • accessing the service?
    • How are the targets set by the Area Health Service
    • Strategy measured against the sexual health
    • service data?
    • How does service provision compare to other
    • sexual health services?
    • Has service provision changed over time?
    • Do service users reflect state and local priorities?
    • What is the service’s capacity to meet the needs of
    • priority populations?
  • 6. Additional Information Key Questions Sexual Health Service Usage Data
    • What proportions of clients are seen from identified
    • high priority populations in the geographic
    • boundaries of the SHS?
    • Is this proportion appropriate?
    • Is there an identified gap? If so can the service
    • alter its activities to address the gap?
    • Do the demographics of service attendees tally with
    • the identified populations?
  • 7. Additional Information Key Questions Identification of other service providers
    • Who else is providing services to priority
    • populations?
    • Are they meeting their sexual health needs?
    • Can we build their capacity to address sexual
    • health?
    • How should we collaborate with them?
    • What level of GP service is available?
    • What level of training / experience in STI & HIV is
    • available within the GP populations?
    • Other than direct service provision how can we
    • increase access to services for those clients we are
    • unable to service?
  • 8. Additional Information Key Questions Surveillance Data
    • What does surveillance data tell us about local
    • priorities?
    • What are the demographics of those most at risk?
    • What trends are there in notifications?
    • Is surveillance data sufficiently detailed to allow
    • identification of sub populations? Example: within
    • SESIAHS there would be no way of identifying
    • trends in Illawarra / Shoalhaven due to the very
    • high numbers in NHN but as the populations are
    • very different it is important to be able to identify
    • these trends. The same may apply to other metro
    • AHS.
  • 9. Additional Information Key Questions Professional knowledge and experience
    • From their professional experience, have staff
    • identified other factors that need to be considered?
    • Are there local projects, evaluations and research
    • that can provide further information on the priority
    • populations?
    • Are there NGOs in the AHS who are already
    • providing some of the services?
    • Do we have access to the data regarding priority
    • populations from these NGOs? If not, is it possible
    • to negotiate access to the data as this may provide
    • valuable information about our service delivery
    • targets?
  • 10. Additional Information Key Questions State-wide and area health service strategies and policies
    • What are the state-wide and area health priorities?
    • Are these reflected in our local priorities?
    • Have we ensured Aboriginal people are a priority for
    • our sexual health service?
    • What strategies have been used to increase access
    • for priority populations?
    • Are any of the strategies applicable to more than
    • one population?
    • Are there multiple services available within the AHS
    • and if so how does each one prioritise its targets
    • without duplication and the risk of gaps in service
    • provision?
  • 11. Additional Information Key Questions Consideration of local priority CALD communities, risks and service access
    • What are the local priority CALD communities?
    • Which of these CALD communities are at increased
    • HIV (analyse local HIV notifications by ‘reported’
    • country of birth and / or ‘language spoken at
    • home’)?
    • Are these local CALD communities with high
    • numbers of HIV notifications drawn from a country
    • with a high prevalence of HIV and / or other STIs
    • (use UNAIDS data or general knowledge?
    • Do these local CALD communities have high number
    • of other priority populations?
    • Which of these local priority CALD populations
    • require prioritised access to publicly funded
    • services?
  • 12. Additional Information Key Questions Consideration of local priority CALD communities, risks and service access
    • Is there epidemiological or social research which
    • indicates later presentation or anecdotal evidence
    • that they poorly access general practice for HIV/STI-
    • related health issues?
    • What links do Sexual Health and HIV services have
    • with refugee health services ?
    • What links do Sexual Health and HIV services have to
    • Divisions of GPs with multilingual doctors?
    • What education and training in culturally appropriate
    • STI and HIV testing services are available and / or
    • could be developed?
  • 13.