Skip to content
The Eye Health web resource has been developed to meet the information needs of anyone working, studying or interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. Health professionals are often overburdened, under-resourced and time poor, and as a result, locating and staying up-to-date with an ever-increasing body of information and research from a diverse range of sources can be a constant challenge. The aim of the Eye Health web resource is to provide a comprehensive collection of information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and to facilitate information-sharing among practitioners, policy-makers and others working in this area.
The Eye Health web resource includes the:
The Eye Health section compiles a comprehensive collection of publications, resources and other eye health information. It provides examples of the knowledge translation activities undertaken by the HealthInfoNet to address the information needs of the health workforce. These include peer-refereed reviews, background information, and other plain language materials which may be of particular interest and importance to policy-makers, program managers and practitioners who require access to synthesised information that is easy-to-understand and based on rigorous scholarship and internationally renowned research.
The separate Eye Health Workforce Portal provides information of particular relevance to the eye health workforce. It has been designed for people from mixed cultural and educational backgrounds and is organised by topic. It provides key facts and information and links about various aspects of eye health, including the main eye conditions affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: refractive error, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and trachoma.
The Eye Health Yarning Place (previously called the EyeInfoNetwork) provides opportunities for online networking, so that people across Australia can share information and knowledge about their work from wherever they are located.
In September 2016, The Fred Hollows Foundation provided funding for the collaborative expansion of the eye health web resource. Funding was allocated to:
The initial development of the eye health web resource (previously called the EyeInfoNet) was funded by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) between mid-2011 and mid-2014. Its development was guided by a national reference group comprised of practitioners and researchers with expertise in the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.