The First Nations Well being Unit delivers packages which might be particularly centered on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander folks and those that are a part of the Indigenous Well being Workforce. Should you’re studying this text, it’s extremely possible that you’re a member of this Indigenous Well being Workforce. Our full suite of choices is on our web site on the hyperlink on the finish of this text, however proper now we’d like to offer a concentrate on one program that you just and your work colleagues could also be curious about. That is the Understanding Diabetes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Well being Employees and Practitioners program.
Because the title implies, this system is targeted on Well being Employees and Practitioners, however all who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander purchasers and neighborhood are welcome to take part. This system gives foundational data and makes use of the Feltman and Feltmum schooling device which is made by the Victorian Aboriginal Group Managed Well being Organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria.
This system covers the standard subjects you may anticipate in a session akin to this and these embody:
- what’s diabetes;
- the distinction between kind 1, kind 2 and gestational diabetes;
- stopping problems and diabetes administration methods.
On this program although, the subject of diabetes is introduced from an Indigenous standpoint. This system begins off by inspecting well being earlier than colonisation, then examines the well being impacts that arose out of colonisation and concludes with inspecting the significance of social and emotional well being and wellbeing, not merely inspecting diabetes from solely a biomedical standpoint.
As we have now learnt to pivot and adapt to COVID restrictions over the previous two years, we have now grow to be fairly adept at our abilities in on-line supply. Whereas our desire is at all times to ship packages akin to this face-to-face, we perceive this isn’t at all times potential. We additionally perceive that given the schedules and workloads of the Indigenous Well being Workforce, it’s not at all times potential to schedule each potential skilled growth alternative into your already busy schedules.
Thus, we have now developed this program in order that it may be delivered face-to-face or on-line in a one-to-two-hour interval (relying on the quantity of dialog generated). Whereas we have now a rolling month-to-month schedule of on-line deliveries already included into our calendar, the net nature of this system implies that we will reply to you and your workforce at your comfort. Whether or not its two of you or twenty of you, we will work with you to ship this system. If that feels like one thing that might profit you and your colleagues, please don’t hesitate to contact us by way of e mail at [email protected].