As knowledge experts in the diabetes and cardiovascular space, Baker IDI has a long history of developing and delivering customised training resources and programs for educating the community, health professionals and sales representatives, both in Australia and internationally.
Baker IDI's position as knowledge experts in the diabetes and cardiovascular space places us well to educate the community and train health professionals and sales representatives throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and also fits well with our goal of maximising the translation of research findings.
Through their engagement with us, our partners are able to access high quality, customised scientific information that is at the forefront of the diabetes and cardiovascular health disciplines.
Name of partner: General Practice Queensland (now CheckUP)
‘Diabetes Connect' GP and Allied Health Professional online active learning modules
CheckUP, previously General Practice Queensland, works in partnership with government, business, public and private health providers and the community services sector to build capacity of the primary health care sector through business, consultancy and training solutions.
Diabetes Connect, a training course for both Allied Health Professionals and General Practitioners (GPs), supports collaborative diabetes care for patients with type 2 Diabetes. The program was developed by General Practice Queensland with funding from Queensland Health.
Baker IDI's expert content developers and reviewers developed the structure and content for eight online education modules for GPs which complement nine modules developed for Allied Health Professionals, all focusing on best-practice diabetes care. After Allied Health Professionals and GPs complete their specific online material, both groups were invited to participate in a combined face-to-face inter-professional learning program to discuss and enhance understanding of how to better co-ordinate and collaborate to improve overall care of diabetes patients.
Name of Partner: Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria
Health Screening Program - Program development and support
Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria (RFDS) have long conducted a health screening service at rural and regional country shows/field days and the Royal Melbourne Show to assist members of the Victorian community understand their risk of disease and promote better health. In 2012, the RFDS engaged Baker IDI to review and develop their health screening program ensuring the inclusion of appropriate tests and protocols. Simultaneously the review was used as an opportunity to up-skill the agency's volunteers, ensuring that all tests were undertaken accurately.
Following the health screenings at two regional shows in 2013, RFDS is again partnering with Baker IDI to analyse the data collected and understand areas where they may be able to direct their preventative health services and continue supporting good community health in future.
Name of partner: Sanofi
Diabetes training program - Face-to-face pharmaceutical representative training
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health.
Baker IDI recently worked with Sanofi to deliver a customised one-and-a-half day educational program for their pharmaceutical representatives. This program helped improve representatives' detailed knowledge of diabetes and how it affects patients' lives. This enhanced their skills so they could have better quality discussions with health care professionals.