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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Moorditj djena - strong feet

 

Overview

Moorditj djena aims to help Aboriginal people keep their feet healthy and strong, especially those at high risk of foot complications such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and renal disease and those on dialysis. It provides podiatry and diabetes education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Perth metropolitan area. All facets of the free service are aimed at supporting patients including the administration service, Aboriginal Health Professional, podiatrist and diabetes educator, as well as a mobile clinical van visiting many locations. 

Services provided are:

An evaluation of the program was conducted in 2014 to assess the:

Part of the national COAG 'Close the gap' initiative, this program has been developed in partnership with local community members, North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS), South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) and Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service.

Abstract adapted from Perth Primary Care Network

Contacts

North Metro
18 Helena St
Midland WA 6056
Ph: (08) 9278 9922
Fax: (08) 9250 1419

South Metro
Alma St
C Block Fremantle Hospital
Fremantle WA 6160
Ph: (08) 9431 0200
Fax: (08) 9431 0227

Evaluated publications

Ballestas T, McEvoy S, Swift-Otero V, Unsworth M (2014)

A metropolitan Aboriginal podiatry and diabetes outreach clinic to ameliorate foot-related complications in Aboriginal people [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(5): 492–493

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Last updated: 6 April 2016
 
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