Healthy Living NT has relaunched the Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship with new aims and objectives and community focus more in line with our aims and extension into health promotion.
The renewed aim of the Fellowship is to enhance the well-being of people with diabetes and the general community in the NT. Effective from June 2016, Fellowship financial support can be made available to applicants in the following three categories:
a) Youth affected by diabetes:
This is a new purpose recognising that the development of diabetes at a young age presents additional challenges and difficulties to both the child/youth and their family. Learning how to best manage diabetes as soon as possible after diagnosis and understanding there are others affected by the condition, can assist to reduce these challenges and difficulties. The Fellowship can assist with funding to help youth affected by diabetes learn more about their condition.
b) Community grants program:
This is a new purpose recognising that grassroots, community-based organisations and groups are important drivers in supporting stronger and healthier communities. Through the Community Grants Program, the Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship supports the development of community-based solutions aimed at supporting healthier lifestyles and improving community awareness of healthy lifestyles through small preventive chronic disease health projects.
c) Health professional Continuing Professional Development (existing purpose)
Healthy Living NT provides funding for the Fellowship and the Board of Governors is the sole arbiter in the award of Fellowship funding.
Eligibility criteria and application forms for the renewed Fellowship can be found here.