Chronic conditions: health professionals

Chronic conditions prevention and management

The Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy 2010-2020 serves as a framework for building and strengthening a system-wide response to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic conditions for all people in the NT and across the continuum of care.

The NT Department of Health has worked with partners in the non-government, private and Aboriginal health sectors and consulted widely with other stakeholders to develop the strategy.

The strategy highlights a number of conditions:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • chronic airways disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic mental illness
  • cancers associated with common risk factors for other chronic conditions.

Key areas

The CCPMS Implementation Plan 2017-2020 reflects the understanding that only incremental changes are possible through further refinement in the management of chronic conditions given the development of systems since 2010. The opportunity for major change is now through better preventative efforts and a coordinated focus on the social determinants of health. These are the focus areas for the next three years.

The following key action areas have been identified:

  • action on social determinants of health
  • primary prevention
  • secondary prevention and early intervention
  • self-management support
  • care for people with chronic conditions
  • workforce planning and development
  • information, communication and disease management systems
  • quality improvement.

Chronic Diseases Network Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides strategic direction and governance for the implementation of the strategy.

It is made up of executive representatives from government and non-government organisations.

Read the Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy 2010-2020.

Contact

Chronic Conditions Strategy Unit
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811

Deb Butler
Program Leader
Phone: 08 8985 8176

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Last updated: 25 October 2017