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Northern Territory Australian better health initiative (ABHI) primary care integration project

 

Overview

The aim of this project is to improve the management of chronic conditions through informing policy and practice. As many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with conditions such as end-stage renal disease need to be relocated in regional centres to undertake appropriate treatment, this primary care integration project provides support to patients in their new locations.

Initiated in May 2008, this partnership project was funded through the Council of Australian Governments' Australian better health initiative (ABHI) agreement to improve service integration. It involved the Department of Health and Ageing, Department of Health and Families, General Practice Network NT, AMSANT, Healthy Living NT and NT Consumers.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Families

Contacts

Northern Territory Medicare Local offices:
Darwin
Stuart House
5 Shepherd Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 2562
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8982 1000
Fax: (08) 8981 5899
Email: info@ntml.org.au

Alice Springs
Remote Health Precinct
5 Skinner Street
PO Box 1195
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: (08) 8950 4800
Fax: (08) 8952 3536
Email: alice@ntml.org.au

Related publications

Race K, Nash F (2010)

NT Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI) project: primary care integration.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 8-9

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Last updated: 7 April 2014
 
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