New Aboriginal Health Worker television program: A Valued Profession: Cultural Expertise in the Health Team

 A Valued Profession: Cultural Expertise in the Health Teamthat will be airing on Tuesday 26th February at 8pm AEDT.

You can watch thru Rural Health Channel (channel 600 on the VAST satellite TV service) on NITV or online through a live webcast, (see below for details)

RHEF A Valued Profession Flyer

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are deeply committed to improving health standards in their communities, but are not always fully empowered to do so.”

An invitation from NACCHO CEO Lisa Briggs

Lisa Final

I would like to share with you a project that the Rural Health Education Foundation has been developing with the guidance of an Advisory Panel, of which Denise Burdett – our Workforce Policy Officer – has been a part. 

“A Unique and Valued Profession:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers” is a multi-media package of a series of programs, short video clips and a comprehensive learning guide.

DOWNLOAD THE RHEF information brochure flyer HERE

The resources have been produced to showcase the unique role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers have in Australia’s health sector and recognise the positive difference they are making to the health of their communities. The package is possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia, an Australian Government Initiative. 

Included in this letter is a flyer about the live panel discussion – A Valued Profession: Cultural Expertise in the Health Team – that will be airing on Tuesday 26th February at 8pm AEDT

Ms Jenny Poelina, Chair of NATSIHWA will be on the panel and will be joined by Mr Peter Pangquee, Professor Richard Murray, Ms Rita Williams and Ms Angela Dufek.

I encourage you to tune into the program on the Rural Health Channel (channel 600 on the VAST satellite TV service) on NITV or online through a live webcast, accessible via www.rhef.com.au

See Below

I strongly encourage you to put questions or comments to the panel.  

Email them to questions@rhef.com.au or text to 0408 408 932.

If you are online you can submit your questions through the Live Talk button.

All the resources developed in this project will be packaged onto a DVD and will be shared with you all towards the end of April.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Rural Health Education Foundation or look on their website if you would like further information.

Regards

Lisa Briggs
Chief Executive Officer

 

Rural Health Channel

Broadcast area: across the free-to-air, national, digital VAST satellite service – channel 600

–          accessible from regional, rural and remote areas

Tues, 19/02/13, 8:00pm AEDT

Thurs, 21/02/13, 2:00pm AEDT

Tues, 26/02/13, 7:30pm AEDT

Thurs, 28/02/13, 1:30pm AEDT

Tues, 5/03/13, 7:30pm AEDT

Thurs, 7/03/13, 1:30pm AEDT

Further repeats will be scheduled in the future

NITV

Broadcast area: across free-to-air, national, digital TV service – channel 34

–          accessible from metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas

Tues, 5/03/13, 9:30pm AEDT

Further repeats will be scheduled in the future

Online

Also available to watch free online at www.rhef.com.au

  

 

 

NACCHO pharmacist joins live and interactive TV Rural Health Channel 16 October

Do you take your heart tablets everyday as directed by the doctor?

If you don’t, you are not alone.

Research has shown that patients don’t take their heart medicines properly and this has become a significant burden on the health care budget.

Heather Volk, pharmacist with NACCHO joins a panel with Dr Rob Grenfell, Dr Christine Connors and Ms Megan MacDonald, chaired by Dr Norman Swan to discuss some of the reasons for non-adherence to cardiovascular medicines.

Join the Rural Health Education Foundation live interactive panel discussion.

Details of the live broadcast are below.

Non-adherence to cardiovascular medicines has become a large burden on the healthcare system budget; 30% of all prescriptions dispensed in community pharmacies are for CVD, and 20% are for hypertension.

Adherence to cardiovascular medicines ranges from 11% to 83%, depending on the condition being treated and medicine type

  • Some level of nonadherence is to be expected
  • Poor adherence has a direct impact on patients’ absolute CVD risk levels
  • Health professionals can positively impact patients behaviour
  • Collaborative decision making with patients improves adherence

This program examines the underlying issues as to why patients struggle to adhere to medications and lifestyle changes.

Hear the latest evidence on strategies that have been proven to help and learn what you can do to improve your patients’ adherence and achieve better health outcomes for them.

Live Interactive Panel Discussion

Chair: Dr Norman Swan

Dr Rob Grenfell – Rural GP and Clinical Director Heart Foundation

Dr Christine Connors – Chronic Conditions Unit, NT Health

Ms Heather Volk – QUMAX Program Manager,NACCHO

Ms Megan MacDonald – Registered Nurse, SA

Accredited with ACRRM, RACGP & RCNA.

CPD points also available from other professional organisations.

 This program is funded by MSD Australia

Rural Health Channel

Tuesday 16th October, 2012

Watch live: Channel 600 on VAST

8:00pm NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS

7:30pm SA

7:00pm QLD

6:30pm NT

5:00pm WA

Watch again:

Thursday 18th October 2pm (AEDT)

& online www.rhef.com.au