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Kidney Health Education Forums are an excellent opportunity to gain practical information and understanding of managing nutrition and lifestyle options, when living with CKD. Consumer Education Forums are held in communities across Australia for the general public, to increase awareness of our kidneys and how they work and the links to kidney health, heart health, blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.
2014 KIDNEY HEALTH EDUCATION FORUMS
NEW SOUTH WALES
Tamworth: This event, held early in 2014, was a great success. Many attended to hear presentations from a range of health providers - a diabetes health educator, physiotherapist, nephrologist, podiatrist, social worker, chronic kidney disease nurse educator and consumer members. See program below and the Tamworth Forum Evaluation Report> - an example of what Kidney Health Australia can do in your community.
2013 KIDNEY HEALTH EDUCATION FORUMS
Launceston - Kidney Health Education Forum
'Keeping informed about our Kidneys' - Getting the most out of Kidney Health Information and Communities
Fifty five participants attended this Forum to hear presentations from a range of health providers - a diabetes health educator, physiotherapist, nephrologist, podiatrist, social worker, chronic kidney disease nurse educator and consumer members.
Evaluation feedback was positive and constructive. Topics covered home therapies as a treatment option, living with chronic kidney disease and consumer experiences, understanding diabetes and your kidney health, mindfulness based stress reduction, the benefits of caring for your feet within 'Be active - Be healthy'. Consumers were impressed with the clarity of explanations. They strongly identified with presentations by those with chronic kidney disease who shared their stories. Consumers reported they gained insight in the practical suggestions to help better manage their own health picture. All supported attending further forums.
Hobart General Public Kidney Health Forum
.....linking kidney health, heart health, blood pressure, stroke & diabetes
This Forum attracted 136 members of the general public from across Tasmania and attendees rated it a quality education event: Hobart Evaluation Report>
Kidney Health Australia gratefully acknowledges financial support from Hare & Forbes Pty Ltd, Tasmania Medicare Local and The Old Woolstore. We also thank our community partners for their help with this event: Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, Diabetes Tasmania, Cancer Council Tasmania and Royal Hobart Hospital medical specialists and health professionals.
Updated 13 August 2014