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Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants program

The Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants program is a Wellbeing SA initiative to support government, non-government organisations, general practice, Primary Health Networks, Local Health Networks and the community working collaboratively to improve health outcomes and experiences for people living with chronic conditions.

Projects funded by these grants must demonstrate how they will contribute to improved integration and quality healthcare for people living with chronic conditions through a partnership based approach, including by building on existing services, programs and initiatives to further develop or bring these to scale.

The grants program is also able to support projects that seek to test new and innovative strategies, including use of new or emerging technologies, products and processes that support better healthcare integration for people living with a chronic condition.

Round 2 of the grants is currently open

Learn more about the Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants and how to apply

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact the Wellbeing SA Integrated Care team at WellbeingSA.IntegratedCareSystemsAdmin@sa.gov.au

Previous recipients - June 2021

Five projects received a total of $260,000 in funding to support the testing and development of ways to deliver better integration of care across the health system, for people living with a chronic condition.

‘South Australian extension for community healthcare outcomes (ECHO) program’ - South Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Association (SAPMEA)

The project trained and supported primary care clinicians to develop knowledge and self-efficacy in the delivery of best practice care for complex health conditions, partnering with Local Health Networks and Primary Health Networks and general practice organisations across South Australia.

‘Healthcare navigators: supporting chronic condition self-management for vulnerable people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness’ - Baptist Care SA

This project supported disadvantaged people living with chronic health conditions who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to access integrated healthcare using nurses as Health Navigators.

This project partnered with Nunkunwarrin Yunti, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Neami National, Royal District Nursing Service, Drug and Alcohol Services SA, University of South Australia, Baptist Care and the Australian Dental Foundation.

‘Someone like me: reducing emergency department presentations through a peer-led model of care’ - Asthma Australia

This project utilised people with lived experience as Asthma Community Connectors to support asthma patients to build confidence in managing their condition as they transition between hospital emergency departments, general practitioners, respiratory health nurses and local pharmacists. This is a partnership between general practice, the Country SA Primary Health Network, Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Country and Outback Health, respiratory specialists, community members, Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North and the Mid North Local Health Cluster.

‘Improving chronic disease outcomes remotely with a nudge – a type 2 diabetes demonstration project’- Diabetes SA

The project introduced an electronic ‘nudge’ via smart phone to reduce evening snacking, with the aim to improve glucose control in people living with Type 2 Diabetes.

This project is a partnership between Diabetes SA, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.

'2022 SA symposium on supportive care planning in chronic non-malignant diseases’ – Palliative Care SA

The project provided a forum for healthcare professionals working with people with advanced chronic disease to share insights and to promote collaborative care models.

This is a partnership between Palliative Care SA, Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

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