Good Medicine Better Health is a series of CPD-accredited learning modules and consumer resources on a range of topics developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners and their communities to improve quality use of medicines and medical tests. They have been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, including National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT).
More about the modules and resources
In this video, Advanced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Jude Parnham shares her views on the range of modules available through the Good Medicines Better Health program.
Resources to use with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
We have a range of resources to help you talk with your patients about their medicines. These resources have been developed in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and other peak bodies.
Preparing a medicines list
A medicines list tailored to clients’ and communities’ needs will contribute to informed decision-making about medicines, and improve quality of care when people transition between healthcare providers.
NACCHO Medicines Resources Group and NPS MedicineWise have used available evidence, current guidelines and practical experience to outline five principles to guide the healthcare industry and professionals in developing medicines lists that are appropriate for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
These principles are now available to download as separate pages or as the complete booklet.
A medicines list template has also been prepared, to support quality use of medicines among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families and healthcare providers.
The Medicine List template is available as a PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf) file. The PowerPoint (.pptx) template can be edited, allowing providers to personalise the list if required. Versions of the template have also been created, with instructions on how to complete the entry fields, including example medicines and images.