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Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Health Professional Awareness and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to develop and deliver training and education for health professionals, in relation to the treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The grant strongly aligns with the priorities and actions outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (the Action Plan), launched by the Australian Government in March 2019.

The Action Plan is a nationally co-ordinated effort to address the effective care and management for people living with IBD in Australia. It focuses on actions that can bring tangible benefits to people’s individual care; reduce the burden of disease; and improve the care and quality of life for the people living with IBD and the community.

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Arthritis – Health Professional Education and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to enable the development and delivery of arthritis diagnosis, management and care training and educational resources for health professionals. The grant opportunity will also look to increase health professional’s capacity and knowledge of arthritis diagnosis, management and treatment, ensuring the delivery of high-value arthritis care.

This includes:

  • Drive early diagnosis and intervention for children and adults with inflammatory arthritis.
    • Increase the uptake of effective lifestyle and self-management interventions for people with arthritis.
    • Establish and promote guidelines and systems, including the promotion of the recently revised RACGP Guidelines for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis.
    • Develop and deliver information, training and education to upskill health professionals and relevant non-health professionals to deliver appropriate management of arthritis care.

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Arthritis – Consumer Awareness and Education

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to ensure those affected by arthritis, their families/carers and the wider population have access to a broad range of evidence-based education resources, care and support options.

This includes:

  • developing and disseminating new consumer information, tools and resources for target populations to address identified gaps and unmet needs;
  • developing and disseminating consumer-focused guides or standards of care for people with arthritis so they know what care they should receive; and
  • developing information and education resources and health services that are culturally appropriate and address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

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Macular Disease – Health Professional Education and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health 

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the development and delivery of macular disease diagnosis, management and care education and training resources for health professionals.

The overall objective of this grant opportunity is to develop nationally consistent education and training programs for health professionals to deliver appropriate management and care for people with macular disease.

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Osteoporosis Consumer Awareness

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve the wellbeing of people with osteoporosis by increasing the availability of evidence-based information and to improve awareness and understanding in the community about osteoporosis and early symptoms.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to increase consumer awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of bone health in line with the priorities in the Action Plan. This includes increasing awareness and education of osteoporosis, with a focus on early prevention.

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Lung Conditions Population Groups at Risk

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve awareness and understanding of lung conditions for population groups considered to be at an ‘increased risk’ of experiencing poor lung health in Australia. These include, but not limited to: asthmatics, those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cystic fibrosis, smokers, people with allergies, people exposed to asbestos and/or inflammatory pollutants (i.e. those in occupations such as mining, manufacturing, engineered stone working and building).

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support a number of recommended activities from the Action Plan, including:

  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns to improve knowledge of occupational hazards that affect the lungs and to promote safe workplaces;
  • Delivering education to parents, carers and health professionals to address chronic cough, particularly in high risk populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; and
  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns on the benefits of immunisation to increase uptake in high-risk populations.

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Pain Management Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to enable the development and provision of pain management training and educational resources for medical practitioners, to more effectively deliver pain management care. This will allow better coordination of treatment and management for people living with chronic pain.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support the recommended activities from the Action Plan. These include:

  • Expand pain management training opportunities for health practitioners – licensing health practitioners to complete the full Faculty of Pain Medicine Better Pain Management Program, or greater access for more practitioners to selected modules of relevance.
  • Develop a six-month workplace-based certificate in clinical pain medicine for GPs and other interested health professionals.
  • Create a public database of health practitioners who have completed pain management training courses (interactive website).
  • Develop specific materials and engagement activities to provide prescribers with guidance on the quality use of medications.
  • Develop a ‘train the trainer’ model for Residential Aged Care providers and distribute and disseminate the existing guidance and management strategy documents.

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Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program Transition Assistance Funding Round 2

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background:  Organisations are invited to apply via an open process for Transition Assistance Funding to purchase tailored supports including business advice, professional services and software upgrades, which will assist to build the disability sector capacity and service provider readiness in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Transition Assistance Funding aims to assist organisations to:

  • attract retain and optimise their workforce
  • improve awareness of the opportunities and ability to enter/expand and collaborate in the disability sector
  • develop skills and capabilities required to effectively operate in a competitive disability market

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Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme – Ear Health Training Program

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:
– deliver nationally accredited training to primary health care professionals who provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to develop their skills, knowledge and competency to provide ear and hearing health services, including for young children;
– deliver training across Australia in locations close to the workplaces of primary health care professionals, including for those working in rural and remote communities.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:
– for primary health care professionals across Australia to access accredited training that enables them to identify, treat and/or refer for ongoing treatment, otitis media and/or related hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including young children;
– for increased capacity within primary health care to identify, manage and monitor ear health, and raise awareness to prevent otitis media, in accordance with clinical care guidelines on the management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

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Economic and Community Participation Grant

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  Economic and Community Participation Program aims to build the capacity of the community to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community prosperity and participate in community life. The objective of this ECP grant round is to improve the economic and community participation of people with disability across Australia.

This grant round aims to fund projects which provide a catalyst for increasing access and inclusion in economic and community participation for people with disability across Australia.

There are two streams under the ECP Program within this grant round.

  • Economic Participation stream: Sector based initiatives to create pathways to employment and drive inclusive practices for people with disability to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity and
  • Social and Community Participation stream: Inclusive practices to create opportunities for people with disability to participate in community life, with a focus on arts, culture, sport and recreation.

The specific outcomes for the ECP Program include:

  • People with disability participate in and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else.
  • People with disability actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community.

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