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Diabetes and depression: improving the quality of care for your community

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Aboriginal people (Australia) Diabetes Mental depression Chronic diseases First Peoples health Australia
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This is a summary of important findings from a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program for type 2 diabetes care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (PHC). The program has been in place for more than 10 years, with 175 health centres across Australia giving the ABCD National Research Partnership permission to analyse data from this program.

Researchers looked at data from audits of type 2 diabetes care in community controlled, government and non-government health services in very remote, remote, rural and urban areas. They found important messages about improving mental health and wellbeing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with type 2 diabetes. The messages are relevant to caring for people with other chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and kidney disease.

The ABCD National Research Partnership works across states and territories in Australia to improve the quality of primary health care available to Indigenous people.

This document contains two research briefs containing:

  • A summary of research findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health Practitioners
  • A summary of research findings for Community Health Boards
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