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About Us


Chronic Illness Alliance – Centre Applied Social Research (CASR), RMIT University – Financial Consumer Rights Council (FCRC) Vic


“The role of financial counselling in improving the well-being of older persons in primary care”

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 1.15pm for 1.30pm start to 4.30pm

Victorian Council of Social Service

Level 8, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

RSVP: cwalker@chronicillness.org.au or 0402 416 86 


The Chronic Disease Self-Management Special Interest Group was formed in February, 2004 and is still going strong in 2017.

Its membership is health professionals and consumers in Victoria who wish to promote self-management programs as means to improve the health and quality of life of all people with chronic illnesses. Membership is open to all health professionals and consumers who would like to share their work, or learn more, in this area.

Many of the members of the Special Interest Group run self-management programs as part of the broader programs they developed under the Hospitals Admissions Risk Program (HARP), Integrated Disease Management (IDM) programs and more recently under the Australian Better Health Initiatives.

The group meets every second month. We have presentations about new programs and recent research, we discuss programs, how to evaluate them and share resources.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Special Interest Group dates 2017 – Chronic Illness Alliance

Meetings are usually a Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon. Venue to be arranged closer to the meeting date but generally in the Melbourne CBD

22 February 2017 (Wednesday)

20 April 2017

22 June 2017

24 August 2017

19 October 2017

Regional meetings to be notified during the year.

Self-management programs can now be found in hospitals, community health services and consumer support groups across Victoria. For more information about where to find self-management programs please visit the Service Directory on the Better Health Channel website www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au