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Influencing population health performance: feedback from managers, population health staff and clinicians on the NSW Population Health Standards for Area Health Services Volume 19 Issue 7-8

Jeannine L. M. Liddle, Thérèse C. Jones, Margaret S. Lesjak, Andrew J. Milat, David M. Lyle, Emma L. Webster

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 19(8) 117–120 Published online: 20 October 2008

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Jeannine L. M. Liddle

Thérèse C. Jones

Margaret S. Lesjak

Andrew J. Milat

David M. Lyle

Emma L. Webster


The have recently been introduced in NSW to assist area health services assess and improve performance in population health. Greater Western Area Health Service was the pilot site for trialling the as a self-assessment tool. Following self-assessment, managers, population health staff and clinicians were asked for feedback. Staff were either interviewed or participated in a group discussion. Consulting with staff who would be required to use the in the long term was seen as important for facilitating implementation across the area health service. The were seen as credible and potentially beneficial, especially in raising the profile of population health work and encouraging population-based and integrated approaches.