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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


Chronic care for Aboriginal people program team
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Ph: (02) 9464 4666

Program Manager
Ph: (02) 9464 4686
Mobile: 0427 058 834

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: 3 October 2014
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