Training for Health Workers and Practitioners

 

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Diabetes Update for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners using Feltman

Looking to learn more about how diabetes works and how to support your clients with their diabetes management?

This 2 hour online interactive education session will be delivered by our Diabetes Queensland’s First Nations Health Unit.

This session will support your understanding of the basics of diabetes with the use of Feltman®, a diabetes education tool developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria.

Topics include: health before time, colonisation, how the body works, what happens in the body with diabetes and diabetes management strategies. The workshop aims to assist you to understand diabetes so that you may take preventative action for your clients and support those in the community who may be living with diabetes.

Quarterly Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners

Join us in our online Quarterly Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, Practitioners and other Health Professionals who work with First Nations People.

In this forum we will focus on current diabetes related topics that impact First Nations People. You will hear from experts in the field of research and clinical practice with their advice on how to apply what they have learned, to assist you to support your clients.

Quarterly Forum for Peer Support Group Facilitators

Peer support provides the opportunity for people with diabetes to share their knowledge, experience, emotions, ideas and concerns with one another. Peer support can effectively supplement the knowledge and expertise offered by health professionals and offer assistance in daily management, social and emotional support, and linkages to formal health care or community resources.

Facilitators play a crucial role in maintaining the relevance, effectiveness and appeal of support groups. Often, facilitators undertake their role out of hours, without pay and on top of work and family obligations. In recognition of their importance, Diabetes Queensland convenes a Quarterly Online Forum for Peer Support Group Facilitators.

In 2020, many peer support groups had been unable to meet face to face. The forums will provide an opportunity to hear how groups have been faring since then. The forums will also provide an opportunity for Facilitators to:

  • Share their experiences around dealing with COVID;
  • Provide feedback on our quarterly e-newsletter;
  • Discuss ideas for how the small grants program may be useful for Facilitators.

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.

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

 

For more information about any of our programs or events, please email events@diabetesqld.org.au, call us on 1800 637 700 or visit our event calendar. To make a booking request please use our Online Request Form and our team will be in touch to arrange your education session.

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

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professional enewsletter

If you would like to subscribe to our health professional enewsletter, please contact us at  FirstNationsHealthUnit@diabetesqld.org.au.

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