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The Living improvements for everyone (LIFE) program was developed by staff from the University of South Australia and Spencer Gulf Rural Health School with the assistance of Port Augusta Elders, from an extensively evaluated chronic disease self-management tool and training package from Stanford University, USA. LIFE also incorporates the 'Flinders Model' of chronic condition self-management support, developed at Flinders University, SA.
The program consists of a six week course (2.5 hours per week) where people with different chronic conditions get together and share their experiences in peer-led sessions involving:
This program is also being promoted in Western Australia, please refer to the links below for more information.
Abstract adapted from Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)
Spencer Gulf Rural Health School
University of South Australia
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