Training for Health Workers and Practitioners

Professional development in diabetes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers / Practitioners

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Feltman/Feltmum Training for Health Professionals

Feltman/Feltmum is a diabetes education tool developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria. The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) funds the National rollout of the training resource to provide upskilling and professional development in diabetes to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Allied Health Workers and those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and clients.

The resource is a life-sized felt mat that shows how the body is affected by diabetes. The four-hour health worker education and training session demonstrates how to use the tool to increase knowledge and awareness about diabetes prevention and diabetes management for community individuals or in group sessions.

For latest events and program times, please see our events calendar.

Diabetes Yarning Facilitator Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners

Diabetes Yarning Facilitator Training delivers basic diabetes messaging and hands on exploration of the topic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to equip them with the tools and understanding of diabetes, it’s causes, impacts, management and prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

The Diabetes Yarning Facilitator Training workshop empowers local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners to customise a conversation with community members about Diabetes. It can be done in language using a wide range of prompt cards, visual aids such as the Feltman resources and allows for community members to engage with the Health Workers or Practitioners in a culturally safe, secure and known environment and workshop.

For more information contact us at FirstNationsHealthUnit@diabetesqld.org.au or call 1800 637 700.

Feltman® and Feltmum® are registered trademarks of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and Diabetes Victoria. 

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