Training for Health Professionals

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

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.   

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

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