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Danila Dilba kidney health program



The Danila Dilba kidney health program was launched in May 2008. The program's aim is to implement a case management service to clients in the Greater Darwin Area, who have identified stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD). The kidney health program provides education and family based consultation to help clients understand the choices that they have when their kidneys get sick.

The program also works closely with an outreach team that visits renal patients living in town based communities in Palmerston and Darwin. The program practices continuous quality improvement by using the ABCD audit tools from Menzies School of Health and Research, and works with other areas of Danila Dilba Health Service in promoting the screening for CKD through adult health checks.

Abstract adapted from Danila Dilba


Danila Dilba Health Service
GPO Box 2125
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8942 5444
Fax: (08) 8941 3542

Related publications

Amega B (2012)

The journey may be longer than you think.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 15-17

Amega E (2012)

The journey may be longer than you think: conservative management of end stage renal disease in an urban Indigenous population [ppt].

Paper presented at the Time to shine: APNA conference 2012. May 2012, Melbourne

Amega B, Bowen E (2010)

Together - no more them and us!.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 6-7


Last updated: 13 January 2016
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