While an estimation of the size of a priority populations will assist services in identifying targets, the following addit...
Additional Information Key Questions Geographic boundaries of service provision <ul><li>What geographic area does the serv...
Additional Information Key Questions Sexual health service usage data <ul><li>What proportions of priority groups are curr...
Additional Information Key Questions Sexual Health Service Usage Data <ul><li>What proportions of clients are seen from id...
Additional Information Key Questions Identification of other service providers <ul><li>Who else is providing services to p...
Additional Information Key Questions Surveillance Data <ul><li>What does surveillance data tell us about local  </li></ul>...
Additional Information Key Questions Professional knowledge and experience <ul><li>From their professional experience, hav...
Additional Information Key Questions State-wide and area health service strategies and policies <ul><li>What are the state...
Additional Information Key Questions Consideration of local priority CALD communities, risks and service access <ul><li>Wh...
Additional Information Key Questions Consideration of local priority CALD communities, risks and service access <ul><li>Is...
 
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Priority populations calculator part 2

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

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