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18 December 2019

Dear Subscribers,

Welcome to the latest newsletter for the Cardiovascular Health portal on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. We encourage you to share this newsletter among your professional networks and with anyone who may be interested.

If you'd like your work or resources featured in this newsletter then please get in touch with me here. You can also connect with me and others working in this field via the HeartInfoNetwork Yarning Place.

Warm regards,

Paige Kenney
Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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Publications, resources and reports 

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  • Marrabinya (Indigenous Health Support Service) [Service] (New South Wales) 
    This service provides assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, living in the Western New South Wales (NSW) Primary Health Network region. Individuals can be referred to Marrabinya by their general practitioner for assistance with specialist appointments, transport, accommodation and medical aids.
  • My Health For Life [Service] (Queensland) This free program was designed to decrease participants' risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Strategies include healthy nutrition programs, physical activity, understanding personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices in everyday life.
  • Strong Heart Strong Community [Service] (New South Wales) This program is designed to improve awareness of heart health for Aboriginal women in South West Sydney. The program includes the Lyrebirds aqua-aerobics program, community education initiatives and the development of a range of health promotion resources. The program supports many women to become heart health advocates in their families and community. The program is an example of the importance of collaborative initiatives and the impact that health promotion programs have when there is community engagement.
View more Programs for Cardiovascular Health

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The Chronic Disease Management one day workshop provides an overview of what is new in chronic disease management and includes the following topics:
  • guidelines and funding
  • Medicare update
  • health and wellness vs chronic disease management.

Participants will receive information to assist their clients in the following areas:

  • increasing patient engagement
  • skills your patient needs for self-management
  • understanding behaviour change
  • care planning and goal setting.
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The team at the HealthInfoNet is always interested to hear about other programs and projects that people are working on, or even ones that have already been completed. If you would like to send us through some information we’d be more than happy to host your organisation on site! Get in touch with me at:
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