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Across the lifespan: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks and Lifescripts (2008)

Author

Rural Health Education Foundation

Publisher

Rural Health Education Foundation

City

Canberra

Type

Audiovisual

 

Description

Lifescripts was a set of resources designed to assist GPs and health workers to provide advice to patients on how to manage the lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease. These risk factors include: smoking; poor nutrition; alcohol use, physical inactivity and unhealthy weight.

Specific Medicare items are available for GPs to provide voluntary health checks (or health assessments) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The aim of these Medicare items it to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs.

This DVD explored the set of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicare health checks available for Indigenous children, adults and older people and the Lifescripts tools that support them.

The DVD included three case studies which illustrate the successful use and implementation of these health checks and Lifescripts into health services.

The Rural Health Education Foundation (RHEF) is no longer operational, and the Across the lifespan: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks and Lifescripts resource is no longer available.

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When to use this resource

This DVD is for GPs and Health Workers who perform health checks for Indigenous children, adults and older persons, and who use, or intend to use the Lifescripts resource.

This DVD provides useful background information on what the relevant Medicare items are and how to use the Lifescripts resources.

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Last updated: 18 August 2014
 
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