Our goal is to improve the policies and programs that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Yulang is the Wiradjuri word for ripple… We have used it to signify our belief that all we do has an impact, and that even small changes for the better can lead to changes both upstream and downstream.
Ngaa-bi-nya was developed by Megan Williams over a period of 15 years, while working in service delivery and program creation and evaluation.
Ngaa-bi-nya can be used throughout the evaluation process.
Following is a detailed description of how to apply the Ngaa-bi-nya framework to data collection.
Interest in Ngaa-bi-nya is growing.
Evaluation of the NSW Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing strategy
In 2020, NSW published its Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing strategy 2020-2025 in an effort to improve the provision of culturally appropriate mental health …Read more
Aboriginal cultural models of mental health and wellbeing care
We worked with NSW Health to develop cultural models of mental health and wellbeing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW. We …Read more
Best-practice partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and mainstream mental health services
We’ve been commissioned by the National Mental Health Commission to investigate and report on best-practice partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations …Read more
Murri Binda governance and evaluation
The Murri Binda consortium comprises seven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled services in and around the Rockhampton region in central Queensland. These are: …Read more
Evaluation of trauma counselling
The bushfires of 2019-20 devastated many people up and down the coast of NSW. The NSW Aboriginal Land Council, through Aboriginal Counselling Pty Ltd, …Read more
Evaluation of the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities
Megan and Mark evaluated the Legal Aid NSW’s Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, which began in 2013 and has since provided free or …Read more
Cancer Australia website
For most Australians, the survival rate for people with cancer is improving. But sadly, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the opposite is true - …Read more
Evaluation of cultural competence and service-learning in Aboriginal communities
In 2016-17, 90 students from Sydney University took part in four service-learning placements in three Aboriginal community-controlled organisations – Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly …Read more
Megan is a chief investigator on Banga-ma-la-nha, which is a collaborative throughcare program for young Aboriginal women transitioning from prison to community. …Read more