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Kidney Health Australia and Amgen collaborated with an expert group to gather and share existing education material culturally sensitive to needs of Indigenous Australians. Reviewed resources listed below use graphics to tell simple stories and may also be appropriate for patients who have English as a second language.

Project committed to reviewing resources promoting healthy lifestyle and CVD risk reduction but with kidney focus. Materials approved by our expert group were judged quality resources, many free and downloadable.

Indigenous Australians are advised resources may contain images and voices of people who have died.


Produced by Northern Territory Government

Contact: Susan Poppe - NT Renal Services
Senior Nurse & Renal Services Advisor

08 8999 2406 - susan.poppe@nt.gov.au

Available from Darwin University Print Shop, price depends on order uniprint@cdu.edu.au

The Kidney Stories Toolkit
No 1: The work of your kidneys
No 2: When your kidneys get sick
No 3: Living with Kidney Disease
No 4: Treatment options and pathways
No 5: Haemodialysis
No 6: Peritoneal dialysis
No 7: Fistula and Catheter
No 8: Diet and kidney disease
No 9a: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
No 9b: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
No 10: Transplant 1 to 4:
*Introduction  *Tests required  *Surgery  *Life after transplant

'Kidney Stories' poster range
For health professionals working with Indigenous Australians - culturally sensitive drawings tell simple stories. Useful
for education for patients with English as second language.

Other KHA posters and resources available for patients


Kidney Health Discovery: 'The Kidneys'

Kidney Health Australia in partnership with Amgen

Teaching flipchart - for health professionals educating patients to allow translation
by interpreter in client's native language as you work through story.

Download free at this page: Indigenous Resources>

National Renal Resource Centre - 1800 257 189 to order hard copy


DIABETES & CKD Diabetes Australia
Flipcharts developed by Healthy Living NT

Keep Culture Family Strong: Know Early About Diabetes
*How do you feel? *What is it? *What do I do? *Why take medicine? *Why me?



Copies can be ordered from:
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services WA

Call 08 9421 3888 or fax 08 9421 3884

Our pathway to living longer
*Blood pressure *Smoking & heart disease *Goals of healthy eating *Healthy body  *Healthy food alternatives *Reading food labels *Example meal plan *Food for thought & diabetes *What type am I? *Complications of Diabetes *Blood glucose levels *Physical activity and diabetes *Stress & diabetes

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Resources for Aboriginal Health Workers and health professionals working with Heart Foundation to deliver high quality patient education which supports; Good Medicine Better Health - Hypertension module. Resources include flip chart, patient brochure and 5 flyers for patient and families to take home.

Stories in range: ACE inhibitors, Angeotensin receptor blockers, Beta blockers, Calcium channel blockers and Thiazide diuretics.

Print two charts: for health worker and patient - highly recommended.
National Prescribing Service offer hard copy - complete NPS Order Form> 

Balanda Life Stories

Large files open slowly
#2  About your circulation>  
#3  How our kidneys work>

Order via email bryce.anbins-king@cdu.edu.au

Enquiries on reprint: Barbara Beacham - Program Manager, Primary Health Care - Health Systems Workforce, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health.
Call 08 8132 6312 or Barbara.beacham@crcah.org.au


Part of: Kimberley Medical Services Council

Indigenous Kidney Health Education Resources  

Kimberley regional dialysis centres  

Call Jenny Cutter, Manager - 08 9194 3200 or 0411 759 921

Updated 10 June 2015

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Balanda Story 2 - About circulation Large file - will take time to open7.10 MB
Balanda Story 3 - How our kidneys workLarge file - will take time to open5.34 MB
Our pathway to living longerDerbarl Yerrigan Health Services (Health Dept of WA) Office of Aboriginal Health7.21 MB
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PDF KEEP YOUR BODY AND KIDNEYS STRONGER LONGERGraphics with simple words - multipage flyer
PDF WHAT IS A KIDNEY HEALTH CHECK?Graphics & simple words tell this kidney story
PDF ARE YOUR KIDNEYS OK?Graphics & simple words tell this kidney story
PDF HOW DO MY KIDNEYS WORK?Graphics & simple words
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Last updated: Oct 2015.