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.
TASMANIA - LAUNCESTON
Evaluation Report: Kidney Health Education Forum 29 October 2013
'Keeping informed about our Kidneys' - Getting the most out of Kidney Health Information and Communities
A total of 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 from this forum 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 and a session on' Be active Be healthy'.
Feedback from evaluations ranked sessions as very good to excellent. Consumers were impressed with the informative presented and clarity of the explanations provided. They strongly identified with presentations by patients with chronic kidney disease who shared their stories. Consumers reported that they had gained insight and practical suggestions to help them better manage their own health picture. All supported attending further forums of a similar nature.
TASMANIA - HOBART
Free General Public Kidney Health Forum
..... linking kidney health, heart health, blood pressure, stroke & diabetes - held on 10 November at The Old Woolstore in Hobart. - Read Evaluation Report>
This important Hobart Kidney Health Forum attracted 136 members of the general public, from across Tasmania and was rated as a quality education event.
Kidney Health Australia gratefully acknowledges financial support from Hare & Forbes Pty Ltd, Tasmania Medicare Local and the Old Woolstore.
We thank our community partners for their help with this event: Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, Diabetes Tasmania, Cancer Council Tasmanial and Royal Hobart Hospital medical specialists and health professionals.
Updated 4 December 2013