Community Engagement and Participation

Community engagement and participation is vital to the success of DOMTRU and its goals.

The Macarthur Diabetes Services and the Primary Health Network (PHN) are working closely on the development of a diabetes integrated care programme across the LHD including an interdisciplinary diabetes clinic on the WSU Campbelltown campus

Dr Chee Khoo is a co-investigator on a pilot T2DM prevention project among patients with severe depression, is on the steering group of the interdisciplinary diabetes clinic on the WSU Campbelltown campus, is the PHN lead for the PHN diabetes integrated care programme and the overall diabetes lead for the PHN

Dr Olataga Alofivae-Doorbinnia, GP, Powell St Medical Centre, Yagoona is a co-investigator on a formative evaluation to inform a programme to prevent diabetes and its complications in the Samoan community. The model of community consultation is intended to serve as a model for the development of prevention studies in different communities

As a new Academic Unit, consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over projects to support the prevention of diabetes, obesity and associated complications is intended once a team is in place to ensure that a long term relationship can be created

AP Wong has provided public seminars on diabetes to the Chinese community in Western Sydney 2001 to current

All clinical services in the SWSLHD have access to consumer representatives-a Diabetes Care Patient Advisory committee will be established to inform both research and clinical services

Discussions have been held with Wollondilly Health Alliance and Oran Park Integrated Care Programme for Diabetes Integrated Care activities and diabetes prevention activities