Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project
The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project is an initiative of Durri ACMS in Kempsey NSW in response to high rates of Diabetes in Aboriginal Communities.
"To prevent children from growing up to get Diabetes"
The project is governed by:
* University of Newcastle
* Biripi ACMS in Taree
* Durri ACMS in Kempsey
It also draws expertise from Universities of Wollongong and Sydney, in particular Associate Professor Vicki Flood.
Processes to support community control
* MOU's / data access agreements
* Co-management of the project
* Community directed not "tweaking the mainstream"
* Intellectual property:
* Return of data to community
Thank you to the Children of Taree, Kempsey and the Lower Hunter and their families.
Thank you to Biripi, Durri and Awabakal AMSs
Thank you to the funding bodies:
- Telstra foundation
- Diabetes Australia
- NSW Aboriginal Health Promotion Program
- Eli Lilley
- Centre for Aboriginal Health - NSW Health
- Many Rivers Food Frequency Questionnaire
- Publication: The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children
- Organised activity poster