provide CPD-accredited education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers 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 QUM
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 health care.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners are skilled and empowered in QUM.
We provide training and resources needed to deliver the quality and safe use of medicines that is responsive to local needs to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The redesigned program will:
contribute to health outcomes of communities by supporting the role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners
be reviewed and evaluated frequently to ensure that it is continuously improved and is providing relevant education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners
have flexibility to allow for broad reach and local implementation
support the alignment to CPD and training requirements
consist of online content that allows for easy updates and version control
collect data and analytics on how resources are used
build partnerships and leverage existing content and resources, where possible
support the use of digital resources with consumers to help with medicines compliance
ensure that it complements existing training, is fit for purpose, and supports evidence-based best practice
respect and incorporate the advice of the Good Medicine Better Health Advisory Group (GMBHAG) wherever practicable, as this group represents the voices and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations.
Dreamtime Creative were involved in developing a logo for the GMBH program. The Good Medicine Better Health logo’s three circles symbolise good medicine (green), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (blue) and the training approaches of the program (yellow). The smaller circles encapsulate the larger group as one.
The designer is Jordan Lovegrove, a young Ngarrindjeri man who combines intimate knowledge of Aboriginal communities and illustration skills to develop outstanding Indigenous artwork which is applied to a range of print and online communications.
The information was first published on 20 July 2022. All reasonable care was taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. This information is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition.
*NACCHO, acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land which continues to be under their ongoing custodianship. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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