17/09/2021 | Stephen Wade MLC | Better Services | Lower Costs

Organisations helping South Australians to better manage their chronic health conditions can apply for funding up to $60,000, in the latest round of grants offered by Wellbeing SA.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said from 2018 to 2020, 51 per cent of South Australians reported having at least one chronic condition and 19 per cent reported having at least two.

“We know people living with chronic conditions often access services from a number of different hospital and community healthcare providers, and this care can sometimes be fragmented,” said Minister Wade.

“The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all South Australians and is investing $250,000 through the second round of the Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants Program.

“These grants will support partnership projects to deliver innovative approaches to more coordinated chronic disease care, improving people’s health care outcomes and experiences.”

Wellbeing SA Chief Executive, Lyn Dean, said improving integrated care means people living with chronic conditions are better able to manage their own health, keeping themselves feeling well, independent and out of hospital.

“The Wellbeing SA grants are designed to build on existing health services and programs. Funded projects will enhance partnerships between Primary Health Networks, Local Health Networks, General Practice, government and non-government organisations and the community.”

Applications for the second round of the Chronic Disease Integrated Partnership Grants Program close 5pm Thursday 14 October 2021. For more information and to apply please visit wellbeingsa.sa.gov.au/chronicdiseasegrants.