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EVALUATION OF YOUNG, DEADLY, STI & BBV FREE PROJECT PHASE 2
2020 - 2021
The national scope of this project necessitated ethics approval from multiple Aboriginal Ethics committees from South Australia (Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Committee: 04-20-884), Western Australia (Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee: 1005), and the Northern Territory (Menzies School of Health Research Aboriginal Ethics Sub Committee: HREC-2020-3804, and Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee: CA-20-3816). Curtin University’s Human Research Ethics Committee granted reciprocal ethics approval (HRE2020-0630).
Dr Roanna Lobo (Curtin University), Dr Belinda D’Costa (Curtin University).
The project is funded by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
The second evaluation focused on the reach and impact of the Young Deadly Free project’s resources and messaging 16 months after the project was completed. This evaluation sought to assess:
- Awareness of the Young Deadly Free brand and resources among young Aboriginal people and health/community workers
- Key message recall, resource use, and resource feedback from young Aboriginal people and health/community workers
- Uptake, reach, and engagement with the Young Deadly Free website, social media, and resources
- Challenges and enablers for sexual health promotion in remote communities.
Project outputs and impacts
A journal article is currently in development. Infographics have been developed based on findings of second evaluation. The full suite of infographics is available here.
The Young Deadly Free Project Evaluation - Phase 2 Report was submitted in January and accepted by the Commonwealth in June 2021. View the report here.