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Specific Objectives

Canada

• Review of the evidence relating to Indigenous health, chronic disease education and chronic disease management regarding type 2 diabetes 

• Comparative analysis of educational approaches 

• National survey of primary care MD Indigenous diabetes management capacity 

• Qualitative research of patient, MD provider/learner and Indigenous health educator

• Diabetes management and health education expert roundtable consultations

• Development of Indigenous diabetes competence and management framework 

• Development of educational interventions including training of facilitators

• Development of educational assessment frameworks and assessment tools

• Recruitment of Indigenous community health unit pilot sites and medical faculty CME programmes

• Implementation of educational interventions

• Pre, immediate and short term post workshop MD learner data collection and ongoing analysis

• Longitudinal MD capacity, clinical interaction and clinical service data collection and analysis

• Longitudinal client case study data collection and analysis

Australia

• Case study review of each of the institutions involved

• Review of the evidence relating to Indigenous health/chronic disease education

• Development of an Indigenous chronic disease education framework and assessment methods and tools

• Comparative analysis of educational approaches

• Development of educational interventions

• Recruitment of study sample

• Implementation of educational interventions and initial data collection (interviews with participants after teaching/learning activity) and data analysis

• Follow-up data collection (interviews with participants to identify impact on practice)

• Data analysis

• Summative project report

• Dissemination of findings and knowledge translation 

New Zealand

• Description of curriculum and contexts for each participating institution

• Review of the evidence relating to Indigenous health/chronic disease education

• Key informant interviews re Indigenous health curriculum/teaching and learning

• Qualitative enquiry into impact of educational approaches (interviews/focus groups with learners, educators, etc)

• Development of chronic disease module

• Implementation of evaluation of chronic disease module (interviews/focus groups with learners, educators, etc)

• Comparative analysis of findings from audit, key informant interviews, qualitative component, evaluation of chronic disease module

• Summative project report

• Dissemination of findings and knowledge translation