Utilisation of novel methodologies to engage 'hard to reach' clients in health promotion and screening, in rural and regional areas

Mullens, Amy B. and Duyker, Josh and Lemoire, Jime (2016) Utilisation of novel methodologies to engage 'hard to reach' clients in health promotion and screening, in rural and regional areas. In: 8th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, 2-4 Nov 2016, Kingscliffe, NSW, Australia.

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This following provides a detailed summary regarding the case of HIV screening and health promotion within a regional/rural community in Queensland, with higher self-reported rates of stigma and discrimination. Information is provided regarding the community engagement and communication strategies employed to promote this novel screening initiative; use of community-based online technologies to promote participant recruitment, and use of respondent-driven sampling to increase engagement with hard to reach and socially isolated members of the target group. Use of peer-health promotion officers, a discrete screening environment, bringing the mobile service to the key target groups and geographical regions; onward linking and integration with mainstream health services and models of care; and direct collaborative partnering with key community organisations will be further discussed and are pivotal to the feasibility and acceptability of these types of initiatives. Broader applications to other health areas will also be discussed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 02:49
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: health promotion; health screening; rural areas, regional areas
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30964

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