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Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants

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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.

Round 2 of the grants are now open, non-government non-profit organisations are invited to submit a grant application.

Projects must demonstrate how they will contribute to improved integration and quality healthcare for people living with chronic conditions through a partnership based approach.

Grant funded projects will ideally build on existing services, programs and initiatives to further develop or bring to scale. Proposals seeking 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 will also be considered.

Applying organisations and/or project partners will need to describe how they will co-contribute to the project. This may be in the form of a financial or other in-kind contribution.

Grant recipients will not receive further or ongoing funding from Wellbeing SA. Applying organisations need to clearly articulate how project proposals will become sustainable or provide opportunity to inform or support future service design, system changes and improvements.

There is a total funding pool of $250,000 (GST exclusive) available and individual grants will be allocated up to $60,000 each (GST exclusive).

Key dates

  • Applications close: 14 October 2021
  • Applicants informed of outcome: November 2021
  • Target for finalisation of contracts with successful applicants: 29 November 2021

Grant Guideline

The Grant Guideline outlines the details of the Wellbeing SA Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants. Please read this Guide before beginning your application.

Application Form

To apply for a Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grant, please download the Application Form. Once complete, forward with any attached documentation to the Wellbeing SA team at email: WellbeingSA.IntegratedCareSystemsAdmin@sa.gov.au

Contact us

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

Chronic Disease Integrated Partnerships - Round 1

In 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 trains and supports 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 supports 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 will partner with Nunkunwarrin Yunti, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Neami National, Royal District Nursing Service, Drug and Alcohol Services, 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 utilises people with lived experience as Asthma Community Connectors to support asthma patients as they transition between hospital emergency departments (EDs), general practitioners, respiratory health nurse, and local pharmacists, building confidence in managing their condition.

This is a partnership between General Practice, the Country SA PHN, 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 introduces 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 provides 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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