Ways of Thinking and Ways of Doing (WoTWoD)
A randomised controlled trial of the WoTWoD program in Melbourne and Sydney general practices to test the program’s effectiveness to improve the cultural appropriateness of mainstream general practice and to improve chronic disease care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Dr Phyllis Lau, on behalf of the WoTWoD team, recently led a literature review on the evidence for best practice for chronic disease programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This was well received by the commissioning body, the NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation, and the report will be published soon.
The WoTWoD project is now completing our 12-month post-intervention data collection from participating practices. The next stage is to conduct qualitative interviews with participants to explore the factors that affect the effectiveness of the program. We are also in the process of developing a cultural mentorship model and training curriculum for Aboriginal mentors in primary care.
Project Officer Nina Fitzgerald