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Why Join

  • QAAMS is a long-standing, well-established and successful national Indigenous health program that has been continuously funded by the Australian Government for more than 13 years.
  • QAAMS provides training for Aboriginal Health workers and other health professionals in the use of point-of-care testing (POCT) on the DCA Vantage and supports the use of the DCA with a world-class quality management framework.
  • We have a proven track record. There is a strong evidence base gathered over many years that validates POCT for diabetes management under the QAAMS Program. QAAMS:
    • Has been well-accepted by clinicians, Aboriginal Health Workers and clients with diabetes
    • Provides a convenient, accessible, culturally and clinically effective service
    • Has contributed to improved health outcomes for both individual clients and groups of clients with diabetes
    • Delivers POCT that is analytically sound 
    • Works effectively, and is adaptable, across services in urban, rural and remote locations and in Aboriginal health services with small, medium and large infrastructures.
  • As an active QAAMS participant, you will have access to:
    • The Medicare Rebate for both HbA1c and urine ACR. This is available ONLY to QAAMS participants.
    • On-going training support and updates
    • Opportunities to participate in the annual QAAMS Workshop
    • Regular reports on the analytical quality of your DCA Vantage device
    • A range of support services from the QAAMS Management Team and state based Indigenous leaders
    • Regular newsletters
    • Full access to the QAAMS website
    • Opportunities to network with other Aboriginal Health Workers and health services from across the country to share information and build supportive relationships.