Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. With changing lifestyles and ageing population, chronic diseases have become increasingly common and now cause most of the burden of ill health.
Based on available data, the table below indicates some of the key priority areas in the South Eastern Melbourne catchment. This includes prevalent chronic diseases in the region, identified local government areas with higher-than-average chronic disease rates, and ‘at risk’ population groups.
At risk areas
See more information about chronic disease for general practice and health professionals.
Commissioning opportunities awarded
Creating better links to primary care through community health services
In April 2017, Monash Health was successful in receiving funding to create better links to primary care through their publicly-funded auspiced community health services.
Redesign Of Residential In Reach (RIR) After-Hours Model
Nursing staff will be based at Dandenong Hospital ED between the hours of 9pm and 8:30am daily, supporting ED staff to facilitate appropriate transition and discharge of residents back to residential aged care facilities.
The commissioning process
Invitations were sent to auspiced Community Health Services (CHS) within the SEMPHN catchment as they are large providers of primary care, and have experience in delivering a multitude of preventable strategies. Each organisation submitted a proposal that was carefully assessed and considered by a panel comprising internal and external representatives.
You can register your interest for funding opportunities. You will receive updates about the tender process, including guidelines and timelines, when available.
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South Eastern Melbourne PHN acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land our catchment covers, the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people. We pay respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.
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