Photo: Dr Rajna Ogrin, RDNS Institute
Trajan is pleased to fund development of the Skin Health Program - a collaboration between RDNS (Royal District Nursing Service) and COTA (Council on the Ageing) to develop a volunteer peer education program in skin health, including a skin health toolkit.
The Skin Health Program will be designed to highlight the importance of both skin care and understanding how skin changes as people age. Key evidence based messages will be used to educate community members on the topic of skin health in a low-technology, highly interactive way.
To develop the program, a skin health toolkit will be developed to enable peer educators to aid adult interactive learning in a way that is relevant and useful for community members and will include simple flash cards and take-home reminder pamphlets to reinforce key messages.
RDNS is a not-for-profit organization providing home nursing, support and healthcare to individuals, families and communities in need. Each year RDNS makes more than 2.2 million visits to over 40,000 clients throughout Australia and New Zealand, mainly in their own homes.