11 January 2017 Integrated Team Care Funding Announcement
HealthWISE New England North West is pleased to announce the continuation of its Care Coordination and Supplementary Services Programs aimed at increasing access for Aboriginal people with a chronic disease to required medical services and coordinated care.The federal government funding was tendered through the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) and applications were sought in October 2016. The Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS), has been joined with the Improving Indigenous Access to Mainstream Primary Care funding and rebranded as Integrated Team Care (ITC) Activity.HealthWISE, in partnership with local Aboriginal Medical Services – Armajun, Walhallow and Pius X will implement services funded by HNECC PHN from January 16 to June 30 2018.
The Integrated Team Care Activity aims to:
- Contribute to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care; and
- Contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy by improved access to culturally appropriate mainstream primary care services (including but not limited to general practice, allied health and specialists) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.