The NPS Outreach Pharmacists for Remote Aboriginal Health (OPRAH) program was launched in June 2008 to support pharmacists to provide outreach quality use of medicines support to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The program was initially piloted in the Northern Territory but in March 2009 it extended to pharmacists working with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
The program provides resources and training to pharmacists who have existing (or potential) relationships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services as part of the S100 program. In 2012 the program was expanded to include pharmacists involved in the QUMAX program where appropriate.
Eligible pharmacists are provided with resources and assistance to attend regular workshops on topics relevant to the QUM needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in remote areas.For further information please contact Elizabeth Clark at NPS on (02) 8217 8737 or by email.