The National Development Programs were introduced in 2011 to explore opportunities for the development of information, resources or services to address areas of need. This included the adoption of a long term and nationally consistent strategic approach in the development of activities. This will strengthen the NDSS, community and workforce capacity to support people with diabetes in their self-management.
Activities undertaken in the National Development Programs go through a review process and approved activities are rolled out nationally as Registrant Support Services. When rolled out, these activities will offer cost-effective long term benefits to people registered with the NDSS.
The focus areas for the National Development Programs from 2011-16 are:
» Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
» psychosocial and mental health impacts of living with and managing diabetes
» older people with diabetes
» diabetes in pregnancy
» e-health and coordinated care
» young people with diabetes
» NDSS database utilisation and analytics
» people with diabetes from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
» NDSS disaster planning and management.
$2.15 million is allocated for National Development Programs activities each year under the NDSS Agreement.
The National Development Programs Manual outlines and provides guidance on the development and implementation of National Development Programs. It covers the processes from initial identification and planning of activities through to evaluation and national roll out.
The development of these programs has been informed by a strategic planning process that has included considering the outcomes of the 2001-11 Strategic Development Grants projects and seeking to identify gaps and possible future directions in the programs, for activity within the National Development Programs for years 2012-16 of the NDSS Agreement.