The WoTWoD Program

Ways of Thinking Ways of Doing (WoTWoD): Cultural Respect

The WoTWoD is a whole-of-practice clinical re-design program designed for general practice. It comprises:

  • A cultural respect workshop for general practice staff;
  • A cultural respect Toolkit to guide the implementation of a cultural respect program in the practice;
  • Support by a trained Aboriginal Cultural Mentor during the implementation stage; and
  • Ongoing online support through this website. 

The local implementation of the WoTWoD research program involves a collaboration of the research team, local Aboriginal community controlled organisations (ACCOs) and/or Elders from local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and Medicare Locals (or Primary Health Networks) and/or GP Regional Training Providers. We call this collaboration a “Local Care Partnership (LCP)”.

At the state level, the WoTWoD program is guided by a Steering Committee with membership from local ACCOs and/or elders from local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. Support is provided by the research team and/or the Medicare Local (or Primary Health Network).

The WoTWoD cultural respect program is being implemented and evaluated as a cluster randomised controlled trial in New South Wales and Victoria from 2014-2017 (Trial Registration No. ACTRN12614000797673). The trial is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project ID 1065491).