Evaluation of a two year project involving implementation of a range of GP “in-reach” strategies to improve identification and targeting of women; community “out-reach” strategies to enhance community knowledge and participation; development of culturally appropriate information resources.
Ben Harris-Roxas CPHCE/SEaRCH, Rachael Kearns CPHCE/SEaRCH
There is a lack of data on cervical participation rates in Nepalese and Bangladeshi women and they are amongst the most vulnerable groups living in Soth Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). Women from these recent arrival groups are unlikely to be reached by social marketing strategies. 80% of cervical cancers are diagnosed in women who have never been screened or who are under-screened, and that participation disparities in some migrant groups are reflected in higher cervical cancer rates.
The evaluation will assess the success of the co-designed approach and its impact on increasing community knowledge and awareness, improving identification of women attending GP practices, the delivery of more culturally appropriate services, and changes in cervical screening participation.
To evaluate the process and outcomes of a project designed to increase access and participation in cervical screening rates amongst Nepalese and Bangladeshi women aged 24-75 years living in south eastern Sydney.
The project itself is a co-design approach whereby the community (including GP practices, community members and community organisations) is involved in the development of the strategies and activities to increase access and participation. The evaluation will involve process and outcome mixed methods evaluation including a survey, interviews and audits.
Ben Harris-Roxas Phone: (02) 9385 8412 Email: email@example.com
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network
Cancer Institute NSW