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Good medicines better health trains Aboriginal Health Workers to become leaders in quality medicines use (QUM) and related quality of care areas. The project provides Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal outreach workers with the skills and knowledge to train their colleagues, who then counsel and support clients on managing their medicines, especially medicines for asthma, diabetes and hypertension. The project also includes a support team and a user-friendly training package that features powerpoint presentations, graphics, activities and assessments. Senior Aboriginal Health Workers reviewed and refined the development and implementation of the training package.
Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) has been funded to deliver the Good medicines better health program in 2013. The training is being delivered through Aboriginal Health Council South Australia (AHCSA). The program is funded through the National Prescribing Scheme (NPS). The training is delivered in partnership with National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Registered Training Organisation National Network (ATSIHRTONN).