To support clinical practice, RHDAustralia has produced a suite of tools including:
- The Australian ARF/RHD Guideline designed to support best practice care within a culturally safe framework.
- A free Guideline and ARF diagnosis calculator app (Android and OIS)
- A suite of free, self-paced, online clinical education modules to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and management of ARF and RHD. (Specific modules are linked to RACGP and ACRRM accredited CPD).
- The Treatment Tracker app to support individuals receiving regular penicillin injections to prevent recurrent ARF.
- A periodical e-Newsletter, Murmur.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2018). Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status, 2017. Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
The Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status (Overview) aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The initial sections of the Overview provide information about the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population, and various measures of population health status.
The first national whole-of-government strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide has been launched in May 2013, supported by $17.8 million in new funding over four years.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy will focus on early intervention and building stronger communities with the aim of reducing the prevalence of suicide and the impact on individuals, their families and communities.
Aboriginal Health Worker Diabetic Foot Screening Training Program in Country Health SA has Podiatrists initially trained and then they will train Aboriginal Health Workers in diabetic foot screening.
HACC/MASS Continence Project resource list and order form. Go to page 4 for Resources for Indigenous Australians. These resources are free to people living and working in Qld, but may incur a cost for those elsewhere.
Closing the Gap in ear health in Queensland.
Speaking on CAAMA Radio Ms Burgess said bush tucker plays an important part in healthy eating for aboriginal people. People can avoid some of the major health problems by just keeping active and having good food available.
The Indigenous Chronic Disease Package website provides information on: Tackling chronic disease risk factors; Improving chronic disease management and follow-up; Delivering workforce expansion, training and support; Fact sheets about the initiatives that make up the package; Useful links to other resources and organisations.
The Department of Human Services and the Department of Health and Ageing, have been working with a number of peak bodies in the health sector to develop health professional guidelines. Please see attached file for more information.
The Medicare allied health initiative allows chronically ill people who are being managed by their general practitioner (GP) under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan access Medicare rebates for allied health services.
Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.