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Diabetes Prevention & Management Initiative
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The training materials contained in the Diabetes Resource Manual were developed for the Diabetes Prevention and Management Initiative (DPMI). This was a three year program instigated in 2002 by the Public Health Group of the Department of Human Services Victoria.
As part of this initiative three Local Diabetes Service Development (LDSD) programs were funded for a three year period. Their aim was to develop sustainable models for the prevention, management and early detection of diabetes within a primary care partnership (PCP) catchment. The PCPs funded were Hume Moreland PCP, Central Victorian Health Alliance and Central West Gippsland PCP.
The LDSD programs were supported by a Workforce Development (WD) program component undertaken by The Alfred, Department of Endocrinology, and gill + willcox.
The aim of WD was to increase the capacity of health organisations and service providers to, undertake diabetes health promotion, prevention and management activities
Objectives of the WD program included:
Workforce development activities were determined by an initial needs analysis process. A diabetes specific training needs analysis tool was developed and systematically implemented for each LDSD project.
A variety of delivery approaches were used to deliver WD based on the needs identified in this process. Approaches included:
The training resources were developed collaboratively by the WD team and LDSD programs.
The Workforce Development Team
Local Diabetes Service Development (LDSD) project managers
LDSD project team members and project advisory groups also contributed to resource development.
The manual contains copies of resources that were developed by the WD team and LDSD projects.
The manual has been compiled so that service providers involved in diabetes care can access resources that were developed as a result of an identified need, required significant time and expertise to develop and have been refined through implementation and review. These resources provide a valuable tool to service providers involved in diabetes care.
The modules were developed in response to the needs of the projects and therefore
the manual is not intended to be a stand alone diabetes resource for all diabetes
Workforce development needs analysis
Caring for diabetes
The target audience and objectives have been included in the introduction for each presentation. The presentation topics may be found in the table of contents.
Marie Gill and Jane Willcox
The following PDF is a printable version of the above information.
Last updated: 23 November, 2007
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