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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Chronic care for Aboriginal people program



In June 2008, NSW Health launched a new direction of Chronic care for Aboriginal people (CCAP) programs and initiatives. All existing and new initiatives designed for Aboriginal people with a chronic disease are now under this strategic program direction.

Former programs included:

The CCAP program provides centralised information including links and publications about Aboriginal chronic health. The program aims to provide a practical approach to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people with or at risk of developing a chronic disease. It can be used by any health service provider as a framework to review and map to their existing programs or new strategies.

In 2012 the CCAP program was transferred to the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). The ACI is the primary agency in NSW for promoting innovation, engaging clinicians and designing and implementing new models of care.

New initiatives under CCAP are:

Abstract adapted from Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations


Agency for Clinical Innovation
Level 4, Sage Building
67 Albert Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067
PO Box 699
Chatswood NSW 2057
Ph: (02) 9464 4666
Fax: (02) 9464 4728

Department of Health, NSW
73 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Ph: (02) 9391 9000
Fax: (02) 9391 9101

Related publications

Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Program (2010)

Chronic care for Aboriginal people: model of care.

Sydney: Department of Health, New South Wales


Last updated: 23 September 2015
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