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Integrated Team Care (ITC) program

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The Integrated team Care (ITC) program aims to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions through care coordination and support for self-management.

Chronic conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Diabetes, and eye related conditions
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Mental illness

The ITC Care Coordinator works within the NSLHD region to assist clients in accessing necessary health services and have access to a supplementary service funding pool to access allied health and specialist services that are urgently required and unavailable in a clinically acceptable timeframe.

The ITC Indigenous Health Project Officer (IHPO) aims to improve access to culturally appropriate mainstream health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The IHPO also provides Outreach services, assisting clients with attending medical appointments.

 

Eligibility

 

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Have a chronic diagnosis
  • Have a Medicare card
  • Up to date GP Management Plan