ParaQuad Tasmania is currently involved on the Connecting Care Roundtable, in the development of a strategic and sustainable framework for groups and organisations involved in anticipatory care activities within the 7315 post code area. The project is funded by the Australian Government through the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Health Services in Tasmania.
In Tasmania, the number of people with chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and asthma has continued to increase. Four Tasmanian Communities have been funded to try out new ways of delivering anticipatory care to manage chronic conditions and to improve health and well-being. In Ulverstone, the Connecting Care project is led by Patrick Street Clinic.
Connecting Care is looking at how well primary health is organised for partnering with patients and the wider community to manage and reduce chronic conditions, and how this may be more effective.
A state-wide update on this project is available here, in the October edition of the Anticipatory Care Newsletter.