Chronic conditions

Chronic conditions are the leading cause of illness, premature mortality and health system utilisation in the South Eastern NSW region.

Chronic conditions occur across the life cycle, becoming more prevalent with age. Improving care for people with chronic conditions can make a real difference to their long term health and wellbeing.

Chronic conditions is a key health priority area at COORDINARE. Read our Chronic conditions statement for more information.

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) or ‘group consultations’ is a model of care that increases access to care, reduce costs, utilises peer support and improves consumer and provider satisfaction.

An evidence based program which reduces falls-risk and improves strength, balance and confidence. The program is offered in locations that have a high ageing population and where this is an identified service gap for falls prevention options.

A care coordination service seeking to improve the lives of people in the Illawarra Shoalhaven area who live with complex health needs, due to chronic conditions. This service is jointly funded by COORDINARE and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

  • Integrated Team Care (ITC)

The ITC program focuses on improving the coordination of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing chronic conditions. For more information please see our Aboriginal health page.

  • Chronic Pain Management Program – NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and Southern NSW Local Health District

Small group pain education and self-management programs commenced for patients suffering low to moderate chronic pain in Batemans Bay, Bermagui, Bega, Goulburn and Jindabyne. See the flyer or contact Annette Anido aanido@coordinare.org.au for more information.

For more information on commissioned services, see our Commissioning page.