The AH&MRC Chronic Disease Program is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and has been operating since 2009.

Background to Program

The aim of the Chronic Disease Program is to build capacity of NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services [ACCHSs] in the prevention and management of chronic disease.

Program objectives are:

  • Increase the capacity of NSW ACCHSs to develop and sustain comprehensive approaches to the prevention and management of chronic disease

  • Increase access to timely, quality and relevant information about prevention and management of Aboriginal chronic disease within NSW ACCHSs

  • Facilitate health professional networking opportunities for NSW ACCHS staff working in prevention and management of chronic disease

  • Develop productive collaborative partnerships with government and non-government organisations involved or potentially involved in Aboriginal chronic disease.

What does the Chronic Disease Program offer?

Contact the AH&MRC if you’d like further information on any of these activities.


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