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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Moorditj djena - strong feet



Moorditj djena is a podiatry and diabetes education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Perth metropolitan area. The primary objective of the program is to increase access to podiatry and diabetes services which are culturally secure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Moorditj djena aims to help the community keep their feet healthy and strong, especially those at high risk of foot complications as a result of chronic disease.

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


North Metropolitan Health Service
1st Floor, E Block
Sir Charles Gardner Hospital
Hospital Avenue
Nedlands WA 6009
Ph: (08) 9346 3333
Fax: (08) 9346 1175

South Metropolitan Health Service
Level 1
16 Ogilvie Road
Mt Pleasant WA 6153
Locked Bag 8
Canning Bridge WA 6153
Ph: (08) 9318 7500
Fax: (08) 93187515

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


Last updated: 4 September 2014
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