The Indigenous Educational Pathways Project
Angela Llewellyn – Angela.Llewellyn@adea.com.au
The overall aim of the role of the Project Advisory Group is to provide critical advice to ensure a culturally appropriate pathway is developed for Aboriginal Health Practitioners to gain skills in diabetes education.
Jan Alford CHAIR
Dwayne Pearce NATSIHWA
Bernadette Heenan CDE
Karrina DeMasi CDE
Patricia Elarde Diabetes Queensland
Joanne Ramadge National Office Support
Angela Llewellyn National Office Support
Rachel Freeman National Office Support
Terms of Reference:
Diabetes Pathway Survey for Aboriginal /Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners
The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) is aiming to help improve the access to and quality of diabetes education for Indigenous Australians. To do this the ADEA is developing a pathway to help determine the needs of the established health workforce in Indigenous communities and to set the standards for the health workforce in Indigenous communities to deliver quality evidence based diabetes education.
This initiative is welcomed and supported by the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) and Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA). A collaborative approach has been undertaken in developing the pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce in diabetes education and management.
A Project Advisory Group has been established and the overall aim is for members to provide critical advice to ensure a culturally appropriate pathway is developed to enhance skills in diabetes education. Members of the Advisory Group reflect skills and expertise from various Indigenous educational or clinical settings.
Your answers to these questions will help the working party to determine an appropriate pathway, qualification and ultimately help to guide the professional recognition of health workers and health practitioners in the management and care of people with diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is vital in the work of the Advisory Group and we urge you to participate.