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The Gudbinji chronic disease program provides chronic and communicable disease management services to improve the overall health of Indigenous families living in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory. Its key initiatives are on developing preventative strategies that revolve around health promotion and education. The program provides services including:
The program is currently staffed by a chronic disease coordinator, a registered nurse, two Aboriginal Health Workers, and an administration officer, and is provided with support from visiting Wurli doctors and it's health promotion coordinator.
The Gudbinji chronic disease program run by Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is funded by the Federal Government through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health as part of the Healthy for Life initiative.
Abstract adapted from Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service
Gudbinji chronic disease program
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service
25 Third St
PO Box 896
Katherine NT 0851
Ph: (08) 8972 9100
Fax: (08) 8972 2433