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.
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.
Implementation Plan 2017-2020
The Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy 2010-2020 Implementation Plan 2017-2020 is the final triennial plan for the Strategy. The Plan is the result of collaboration between the NT Department of Health its key partners and stakeholders across health and non-health sectors. The Implementation Plan pulls together achievable actions that will contribute to reducing the burden of chronic conditions on Territorians with an emphasis on Aboriginal people living in remote areas. Health services are encouraged to use the Plan as a guide in identifying their priorities to support people who are at risk of developing chronic conditions and those who are living with chronic conditions.
Chronic Conditions Strategy Unit
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Phone: 08 8985 8176
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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