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Evaluation of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet?s Indigenous road safety web resource and yarning place

Hawkes, Emma, Thomson, Nell, Krom, Ineke

Community Programs

2007

The Indigenous road safety web resource and yarning place (electronic network) was launched across Australia in December 2005. The online resource, maintained by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, enables the dissemination and sharing of information about Indigenous road safety among stakeholders and the community. This paper describes the development and evaluation of the web resource and yarning place. A survey in 2006 collected quantitative and qualitative data from stakeholders from across Australia. Additional evaluative material will be gathered in two focus groups with Indigenous people, with particular attention directed to how the sites can be made more user-friendly and attractive for Indigenous users. This paper summarises development and evaluation of the Indigenous road safety web resource and yarning place, noting particular issues which were brought up in the evaluation.