Evaluation of Kununurra-Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation and Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation’s Alcohol Projects

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  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 1996
  • Expected end date: October 1998
  • Completion date: January 1999
  • Funded by: Office for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Services (OATSIH) via Warringarri Aboriginal Corporation
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The purpose of this evaluation was: to determine to what extent each of the Waringarri and Ngnowar-Aerwah alcohol projects were meeting their objectives; identify factors which impeded or facilitated the meeting of these objectives; and, ascertain the extent to which these objectives were meeting community needs. The evaluation was undertaken so that recommendations could be put forward to the organisations with the aim to improve the functioning and outcomes of their alcohol projects.

The evaluation was conducted in four stages: negotiation between key stakeholders concerning the scope of the evaluation; identification of the projects’ objectives and strategies; two periods of data collection; and, data analysis and report writing. The evaluation included a review of existing reports and minutes of meetings, and discussions with the Waringarri and Ngnowar-Aerwah committee members and staff. Brief project reports were prepared on each of the alcohol services and then circulated among staff and committee members for comment. Each alcohol project was evaluated separately on the basis of the aims, objectives and strategies recapitulated in the summary project reports.

Additionally, part of this work formed the basis of a project for which an NDRI staff member was awared a Master of Public Health Degree.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Brooke Morfitt, Curtin University

Sputore, B., A., Gray, D., Bourbon, D. and Baird, K. (1998). Evaluation of Kununurra-Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation and Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation's alcohol projects. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T77] Download PDF