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Table 3 Participant vocational background

From: The barriers and facilitators that indigenous health workers experience in their workplace and communities in providing self-management support: a multiple case study

Greg is a Medicare Local IHW from rural New South Wales (NSW) working via an Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS). He has worked in welfare for 30 years, and has been a care co-ordinator for 3 years.
Jane works as a care-co-ordinator for Closing the Gap in Tasmania, funded by Medicare Local. She is a registered nurse, and has been care co-ordinating for 5 years, and has been a trainer in the FCTGP tools for 3 years.
Trevor is an IHW working through a GP Plus branch AMS in urban SA and has done so for the last 7 years. He was introduced to FCTGP 6 months ago.
Sandy is an IHW working in rural Victoria who has been doing care co-ordination for the past 3 years, and worked as Indigenous project officer in her health service for 8 years.
Brenda is an IHW working for the past 7 years as a care coordinator for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Program at her AMS in rural Queensland. She has worked in community health for 10 years.