The Impact of Breast Care Nurses: An Evaluation of the McGrath Foundation's Breast Care Nurse Initiative - Over the four years to 30 June, 2017 the McGrath Foundation’s Second Federal Government Breast Care Nurse (BCN) Initiative funded 57 McGrath BCNs (MBCNs) to deliver better continuity of care and provide specialized support
to those diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This article summarizes the findings generated through a mixed‑method evaluation of the program’s appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Breast cancer nursing interventions and clinical effectiveness: a systematic review - The objective of this review is to examine the effects of nurse-led interventions on the health-related quality of life, symptom burden and self-management/behavioural outcomes in women with breast cancer.
Youth Off The Streets
In 2015, Youth Off The Streets undertook a Social Return on Investment (SROI) study into the Hunter Valley Outreach Program, funded by the Greater Charitable Foundation.
Hunter Valley Outreach Program description:
The Hunter Valley Outreach program supports local communities within the greater Cessnock and Maitland regions, focusing on early-intervention outreach and education programs for disadvantaged children, young people and their families. The program contributes to the attainment of knowledge, skills and motivation to reach for positive life choices. In the longer-term this contributes to building community capacity and bringing about intergenerational change in an area suffering entrenched social and economic disadvantage.
The report found that for every $1.00 spent on Hunter Valley Outreach, $2.40 worth of benefit was generated.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Evaluation of the Early Intervention Readiness Program (EIRP): A post-autism diagnosis family support program - Aspect acknowledges the contribution of those involved in the development, delivery and appraisal of the EIRP including Rachel Kerslake, Rhiannon Tolmie, Jessica Fenwick, Eliza Clarke, Joanne McGregor and Susanna Baldwin. Special appreciation is also extended to the families who have been involved in thus program evaluation and to the Hunter Region services that have supported the EIRP through family referral.