Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Project

For the University of Melbourne Indigenous Eye Health [IEH] Unit) in six remote communities in Central Australia. This evaluation was conducted over 12 months and assisted the IEH to assess the effectiveness of its health promotion activities aimed at reducing rates of trachoma in Aboriginal communities across Central Australia. The IEH Unit commissioned Ninti to co-design the evaluation instruments that IEH staff administered at public health promotion events. Ninti’s Aboriginal Community Researchers were engaged to conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluation in the participating communities of Ali Curung, Aputula (Finke), Lajamanu, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Pukatja (Ernabella) and Mirlirrtjarr (Warburton). The Ninti Report led to the IEH being able to enhance the impact of the health promotion program on behaviour change in remote Aboriginal communities.