Council Community Directories as a Source of Information about Local Health Services in Rural Australia

  • Rob Eley
  • Delwar Hossain
Keywords: Community Information, Directories, health services

Abstract

Despite the existence of web based community directories information about local health services in rural Queensland is reported by service providers to be poor. A survey in four towns determined directory community use for health information. Although 60% of town residents use the internet, only 20% were aware of the existence of their town’s community directory and less than 10% used it for health service information. Existing directories are neither user friendly nor comprehensive in content. For web-based directories to become valuable sources of information about local health services strategies are needed to improve access, content and awareness.
Published
2010-09-16
How to Cite
Eley, R., & Hossain, D. (2010). Council Community Directories as a Source of Information about Local Health Services in Rural Australia. The Journal of Community Informatics, 6(2). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/461
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Articles