Australian National Diabetes Strategy Public Online Consultation

Closed 31 May 2015

Opened 15 Apr 2015

Overview

The new Australian National Diabetes Strategy seeks to prioritise Australia's response to diabetes, and to identify approaches to reduce the impact of diabetes in the community.

Developing a new Australian National Diabetes Strategy provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate current approaches to diabetes services and care; consider the role of governments at all levels, as well as other stakeholders; evaluate whether current efforts and investments align with identified needs; maximise the efficient use of existing, limited healthcare resources; and articulate a vision for preventing, detecting, and managing diabetes and for diabetes research efforts.

The Australian National Diabetes Strategy will form part of the Government’s overall strategic framework for managing chronic diseases, which recognises the shared health determinants, risk factors and multi-morbidities that exist across a broad range of chronic conditions.

We welcome the diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all diabetes stakeholders and interested members of the community including people with diabetes, families, carers, health care professionals, researchers, community and non-government organisations, all levels of government, industry and business.

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback from the community on the draft Strategic Framework for Action presented in the Consultation Paper for the development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy and to further inform the development of the Strategy.  The consultation paper has been prepared by the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group (NDSAG), a committee appointed by the Australian Government.

How to give us your views

A Strategic Framework for Action: Consultation paper for the development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy is available for you to download and read.

Online questionnaire

The online questionnaire contains:

  • Demographics
  • Questions under each of the 5 goals
  • Final comments

Tips

  • It is not compulsory to answer every question.
  • If you wish to leave a section blank, click ‘next’.
  • Keep responses concise, 500 words, (1000-2000 allowed for final question). Type responses directly into text field for each question.
  • You can start and return later – keep a note of the login details you use.
  • A PDF of the questionnaire is attached for your convenience to use as a template to complete either as an individual or to collate an organisations response.
  • You will need to then paste responses into the online document.
  • Where applicable, please identify the full name of any programmes/initiatives you refer to and list relevant web links and supporting references.

The consultation is open until 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 31 May 2015.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please email your enquiry to NDSAG.secretariat@health.gov.au.

How we will use your responses

  1. Your submission is being provided to the Australian Government Department of Health to inform the development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy and may be made available to our committee members, contractors or consultants.
  2. Submissions may be published online or quoted at the discretion of the Australian Government Department of Health. Please indicate in the ‘About you’ section whether your submission includes confidential information, is not for publication or your name is not to be published with your submission.
  3. Your name and email address is requested in case we have questions about your response.  If provided, your email may be used to inform you when the Strategy is publicly released or to advise you of any future consultations on related topics. 
  4. All responses will be treated as confidential, and no personally identifying information from your response will be released to any third party unless you specify otherwise.

What Happens Next

How We Will Use Your Responses

  1. Your submission is being provided to the Australian Government Department of Health to inform the development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy and may be made available to our committee members, contractors or consultants.
  2. Submissions may be published online or quoted at the discretion of the Australian Government Department of Health. Please indicate in the ‘About you’ section whether your submission includes confidential information, is not for publication or your name is not to be published with your submission.
  3. Your name and email address is requested in case we have questions about your response.  If provided, your email may be used to inform you when the Strategy is publicly released or to advise you of any future consultations on related topics. 
  4. All responses will be treated as confidential, and no personally identifying information from your response will be released to any third party unless you specify otherwise.

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • People with disabilities
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • BPRU staff
  • Graduates
  • Online and Publications staff
  • Secretariat
  • PCCD
  • Health staff

Interests

  • Hospitals
  • e-Health
  • Health technology
  • Medicare
  • Legislation
  • Pharmaceutical benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Rural health services
  • Regulatory policy
  • Women's health
  • Children's health
  • Learning and development
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health
  • Food standards
  • Organ and tissue donation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Environmental health
  • Prescription drugs
  • Preventative health
  • Dental health