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Quality use of medicines maximised in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (QUMAX) program

 

Overview

The focus of the Quality use of medicines maximised in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (QUMAX) Program is to support the quality use of medicines (QUM) through a range of services provided by participating Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) and community pharmacies in rural and urban Australia.

Funding is allocated among participating ACCHSs on a yearly basis. Once funding is allocated, each ACCHS will complete an annual QUMAX work plan, outlining local QUM objectives for each QUM support category.

The QUMAX work plan includes seven QUM support categories detailed below:

A range of initiatives may be eligible for funding under all or some of seven categories.

To be eligible ACCHSs need to meet the following criteria:
  • employ at least one general practitioner
  • RRMA classification of 1-5 i.e. a non-remote location (1991 Census Edition)
  • not currently eligible for the Section 100 pharmacy support allowance program
  • agree to the QUMAX program specific guidelines
  • be funded by OATSIH for the provision of primary healthcare services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Contacts

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
QUMAX program manager
Ph: (02) 6246 9310
Email: heather@naccho.org.au

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Last updated: 3 April 2013
 
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