Recent announcements about COORDINARE's commissioning activity include:
COORDINARE announced funding to support four general practices in the region integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist as part of their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients.
This funding is an extension of the Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) innovation project, which saw a consultant pharmacist successfully integrated within a general practice during a trial in 2018.
COORDINARE's inaugural Pitch Night was held in Wollongong, with three local organisations, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation, Scarf Incorporated and Beyond Empathy receiving their share of almost $175,000 in funding.
This will go towards their innovative projects designed to improve the health and wellbeing of refugees, Aboriginal people and youth at risk in the Shellharbour and Wollongong local government areas.
COORDINARE announced that Marathon Health will be funded to provide a new drug and alcohol support service for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Yass and surrounding areas.
Consultation was undertaken with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait community including Elders to understand the key priority support needs, and identify gaps in available services.
COORDINARE announced that applications are now open for organisations and/or community groups who are interested in supporting drought affected communities within Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.
We have been granted funding under the Federal Government's Empowering our Communities initiative to aid community-led initiatives which promote health and wellbeing.
COORDINARE announced $1.5 million in funding until June 2021 for Flourish Australia to provide a new psychosocial support service for people in South Eastern NSW with severe and complex mental health needs who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
COORDINARE joined with Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, to announce funding for a training program, titled ‘Accidental counsellor’.
The program aims to assist residents within the Bega Valley to create safe and supportive interactions with their family and friends as they recover from the bushfires of 2018.
headspace Bega was opened by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, along with Dianne Kitcher (CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN who is funding the initiative), Ron de Jongh (CEO of Grand Pacific Health – the lead agency providing the service), Jason Trethowan (CEO of headspace National) and some of the young people who have been involved in the establishment of the centre.
COORDINARE announced that additional Commonwealth funding will be provided for palliative and end of life care in South Eastern NSW. This funding is part of a broader project aimed at supporting improved capacity, coordination and partnerships between providers of palliative and end of life care.
COORDINARE joined five other PHNs to announce that ProCare Mental Health Services, a not-for-profit service provider, has been funded to operate a new psychiatry support line for GPs.
GPs have said they would like timely access to psychiatry expertise to assist them managing the care of their patients with mental health problems.
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Senator Jim Molan, Liberal Senator for NSW, announced that residents in Tathra and surrounding areas can now take advantage of increased mental health support services following the recent bushfires.
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