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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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