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Keeping Us in the Loop 

A new report fromThe Chronic Illness Alliance. Not for Profits in the health sector are losing block funding from both the Federal and State Depts of Health. This is partly due to the perception that people with disability will now receive services through the NDIS. However, many people with chronic illnesses are not eligible for NDIS services but still need help and advice to maintain their health, prevent further disabilities and stay out of hospitals. Without government support, Not for Profits in the health sector will be forced to compete for the philanthropic dollar to provide advice and support. Read on!  Keeping us in the loop FINAL

Highlights from our forum on Obesity in October 2017

Mary Henley-Collopy discusses the needs of people with disabilities with regard to obesity issues

Go to Recent Presentations to see the full forum

Looking for help  and advice about arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions?

MSK Help Line – 1800 263 265

Supporting people living with musculoskeletal conditions. Our free national Help Line provides information and support to people living with MSK conditions (such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and osteoporosis), their families and health professionals.

Staffed by specialist nurses and trained volunteers the Help Line can:

  • Provide information on MSK conditions, treatments, medications and pain management
  • Help people in navigating the health, disability and social service systems
  • Assist in locating services within people’s local area
  • Link people to peer support groups.

Contact the MSK Help line on 1800 263 265 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or email helpline@move.org.au.

The MSK Help Line is supported by MOVE muscle, bone and joint health a not-for-profit, consumer organisation supporting people living with MSK conditions move.org.au.

How the PBS works

 

Dr Tim Woodruff supports the basic income guarantee (BIG) to end the demeaning welfare system that punishes people when illness means they are unable to work. Read about it here!

Check out the stunning work of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Community Advisory Group presented at the International Safety and Quality in Health Conference  London 2017

CAG IsQuA 2017 poster 04.09.2017

NPS Medicinewise is supporting the global campaign on antibiotic awareness. The toolkit is available here!

New Version in 2016! Best Practice Framework In Peer Support

Our new evaluation tool in peer support.

This new tool is set up to let you survey your support group members and the way your group functions.  It will work with all groups, whether face to face or online. You will receive a score and see the areas where your group does well or where it can make improvements.  Click here to try it out!

Ageing Well: Maintaining health as we age

This on-line course allows you to assess your healthy activities and find relevant resources if you need them.

Peer Support

 

Chronic Illness Alliance Peer Supporters’ Network

The Peer Supporters’ Network (PSN) is a forum for people who work in peer support to share information and knowledge, network, support each other, and strengthen peer support programs.

The network is made up of a broad cross-section of organisations across Victoria who support people with a primary diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and aims to raise awareness amongst health professionals in Victoria about appropriate peer support groups and pathways to access them. For more information contact denise@chronicillness.org.au