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The Indigenous Educational Pathways Project

Project Officer:

Angela Llewellyn –

Advisory Group:

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:

Click here to download the ToR for this group.

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.

Click here to fill out the survey.