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What Makes the Australian Medicare Local Alliance Primary Care Nursing Initiatives Work...
The Australian Medicare Local Alliance (AML Alliance) has funded 12 Demonstration Projects within Medicare Locals and a series of Leadership in Action workshops, both designed to build the capacity and sustainability of primary health care nursing.
The Australian Health Workforce Institute (AHWI) at University of Melbourne has been funded to identify what makes the AML Alliance nursing initiatives work, for whom and in what circumstances, and to explore how to build the capacity of Medicare Locals to support primary care nursing. A formative evaluative approach informed by a realist evaluation framework is being used.
The evaluation involves the collection of qualitative data via semi-structured interviews with participants and key stakeholders involved in the funded initiatives. Preliminary evaluation findings will be presented with the aim of informing policy and practice decision-making to build the capacity and sustainability of primary health care nursing at the Medicare Local and broader health system level.
Presented by Dr Lucio Naccarella, Louise Freijser, Dr Louise Greenstock, Australian Health Workforce Institute, University of Melbourne