Chronic Disease Management

Chronic disease prevention programs address chronic conditions by promoting physical activity, diet and nutrition, smoking cessation and health screening.

NAHS provides clinical care coordination for people who have a chronic condition such as diabetes, respiratory and/or cardiovascular diseases, using a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach involving General Practitioner referral and access to allied health and specialist health providers.

NAHS nurses, doctors, paramedics and aboriginal health workers, collaborate with a range of visiting specialists to:

  • Spend time with individuals to explore their understanding of the condition, treatment options and their role in reaching the best health they possibly can despite their illness.
  • Supporting individuals through processes for health checks and treatments related to their conditions.
  • To plan for healthy lifestyle choices that can prevent or reduce the impact of a chronic condition on your health and quality of life.
  • Provide screenings and investigations, such as blood tests and x-rays.
  • Refer and support individuals to attend other clinical specialists and non-clinical services that will contribute to their overall health.
  • Provide strategies to quit smoking and limit alcohol intake to reduce chances of developing chronic conditions.