Cultural Education for Health Professionals
We have offered an RACGP accredited educational training program to GP and allied health practices across the CESPHN region. The face-to-face training offers opportunities for providers to learn about local Aboriginal history, embed culturally safe practices and increase their awareness of specific MBS items for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and enhance primary health care providers engagement with local community members and organisations.
We introduced an easily accessible online accredited course for mental health professionals with a tiered learning approach to include trauma informed cultural training which is a prerequisite for any mental health providers delivering services under contract with CESPHN.
We developed a series of educational videos for GPs and practice staff to promote culturally safe ways to improve the delivery and increase the uptake and utilisation of the MBS 715 Health Assessment or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.