The Rural Primary Health Services program offers community-based allied health care intervention including individual assessment and consultation, health promotion and preventative health activities.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD):
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information, in line with Professional Standards. APDs are trained to assess nutritional needs. They also assist people to manage health conditions and diseases using food as Medical Nutrition Therapy. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions including: diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity
Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE):
Diabetes educators specialise in the provision of diabetes self-management education for people with diabetes. They provide support for people with gestational diabetes, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes educators motivate people to:
All people with diabetes need access to a diabetes educator. Guidelines for referral to a diabetes educator include:
Individuals living in these communities who fit the above guidelines for diabetes educator referral and/or have dietary issues related to the conditions mentioned above, are eligible to access the RPHS service. Individuals are usually provided 5 services with each allied health professional per calendar year.
How to access this service:
This service is free of charge for all community members and is funded through the Rural Primary Health Services program
For more information contact:
07 4044 8900 or 1800 684 357 (for bookings)