CEF | Special NAIDOC week themed event

Using evaluation to help improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians 

In this special NAIDOC Week themed event, Kate Thomann, Assistant Secretary, Strategy and Evidence Branch, will discuss the development of the Department of Health’s evaluation framework for Indigenous Health. This is an important element of the Government’s overall agenda to close the gap for Indigenous Australians.
The Department of Health, through the Indigenous Health Division, is committed to the delivery of high quality essential health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Department faces a range of challenges in evaluating which investments and approaches, create the greatest and most sustainable health and wellbeing improvements for Indigenous Australians. Adding complexity, is the variability of Primary Health Care delivery across the health system and the diversity of service and community contexts. Using case study examples, Kate, will outline a vision for change in the field of Indigenous health evaluation and its potential to be a key driver of Indigenous-led, meaningful and systemic change.

Kate Thomann
Department of Health 


Kate Thomann (nee Gilbert) is from a proud Wiradjuri family and has over twenty years’ experience in the Australian Public Service.  Kate has worked across several portfolio areas including: Health; Environment; Arts and Culture; and Prime Minister and Cabinet; providing policy advice and managing various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program areas. She is currently the Assistant Secretary, Strategy and Evidence Branch, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health. 

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Event Details

Event Date Thursday 20 July 2017
Formalities 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM AEST
Members Price $0
Non-Members Price $100
Venue Department of Finance
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


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