Chronic conditions

Chronic conditions are the leading cause of illness, premature mortality and health system utilisation in the South Eastern NSW region. They can occur across the life cycle, becoming more prevalent with age.

Improving care for people with chronic conditions can make a real difference to their long term health and wellbeing. Chronic conditions is a key health priority area at COORDINARE. Read our Chronic conditions statement for more information.

Programmed Shared Medical Appointments - Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) 

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) or 'group consultations' is a model of care that increases access to care, reduce costs, utilises peer support and improves consumer and provider satisfaction. COORDINARE currently funds SMA programs in the areas of weight management and smoking cessation. 

Lifestyle Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) – Grand Pacific Health

LiFE is an evidence based program which reduces falls-risk and improves strength, balance and confidence. The program is offered in locations across the region that have a high ageing population and an identified service gap for strength and balance programs. Find out more here.

Connecting Care in the Community – Grand Pacific Health

A care coordination service improving the lives of people in the Illawarra Shoalhaven area who live with complex health needs, due to chronic conditions. This service is jointly funded by COORDINARE and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Find out more here.

Integrated Team Care (ITC)

The ITC program focuses on improving the coordination of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing chronic conditions. Visit our Aboriginal health page for further information.

Chronic Pain Management Program – NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and Southern NSW Local Health District

Small group pain education and self-management programs commenced for patients suffering low to moderate chronic pain in Batemans Bay, Bermagui, Bega, Goulburn and Jindabyne. See the flyer or contact Annette Anido, for more details.

Social Prescribing Co-design Project - Beacon Strategies

A co-design project, lead by Beacon Strategies, to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in our region. You can watch a short recorded webinar summarising the findings captured so far, then complete an online survey to add your thoughts. For more information contact

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