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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Good medicines better health

 

Overview

This project is designed to assist Indigenous health workers improve their knowledge and skills about medicines, based on the principals of Quality Use of Medicines (QUM). The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), in partnership with National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), and the Aboriginal health workers from the participating communities, developed a training package that includes content on QUM issues associated with asthma, hypertension and type 2 diabetes within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

The project aims to:

The National Prescribing Service Limited (NPS) is funding NACCHO to implement training more widely across Australia. Aboriginal health workers have been trained in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, and are currently being trained in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New South Wales.

Abstract adapted from NPS Medicinewise

Contacts

NPS Medicinewise
Level 7
418A Elizabeth St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
PO Box 1147
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Ph: (02) 8217 8700
Fax: (02) 9211 7578

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Last updated: 21 March 2014
 
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