Good Medicine Better Health

Good Medicine Better Health

Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and communities to improve quality use of medicines and medical tests

The Good Medicine Better Health program aims to

  • provide CPD accredited education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker and health practitioners on a range of conditions
  • build skills around the quality and safe use of medicines in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia
  • enable access to the best resources to improve community understanding of quality use of medicines
  • assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners in their career progression to help retain these roles that are essential to supporting good healthcare.

At NPS MedicineWise, we respect and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of the lands we call home. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. To live this respect, it's vital that this program is underpinned by strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance. Therefore, all our modules has been developed under the guidance and advice of the Good Medicine Better Health Advisory Group.

Target audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health workers and Health practitioners

Other audiences: This module may have relevance for all healthcare staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people

Cost: Free

CPD points: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners – see individual courses for details.

Available courses

Asthma

This course consists of four 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma flare-up.



High blood pressure

This course consists of two 40-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate clients and community members about high blood pressure and how to manage it.



Type 2 diabetes

This 40-minute module aims to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate clients and community members about medicines in type 2 diabetes.

Last modified: Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 3:19 PM