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Queensland's new statewide chronic disease program will target Indigenous adults

Date posted: 11 July 2016

The Queensland Government has announced a funding commitment of $27 million over four years to help 10,000 Queenslanders tackle chronic disease.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the funding would be invested in a new Health for Life! diabetes and chronic disease prevention program, which will be led by Diabetes Queensland in partnership with other providers. These providers include National Stroke Foundation, National Heart Foundation, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and Queensland Primary Health Networks.

Health for Life! will offer a free health risk assessment and a structured six-month lifestyle modification program to eligible Queenslanders who are at high risk of developing chronic disease, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 18 years.

The program will include over-the-phone health coaching, group programs and online support options.


Last updated: 19 July 2016
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