Living with chronic conditions

Chronic conditions are diseases that are long-lasting and have persistent effects.

Our commissioned activity

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned services for:

  • people with chronic conditions in rural areas
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions.

Read more about them below or visit Our Services Portal.

Rural health

We’ve funded three organisations to deliver primary healthcare services to people with chronic conditions across 21 rural communities.

Find out more through our dedicated rural health page, or by searching Our Services Portal.

One in four Tasmanians is currently living with at least two chronic health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.

Integrated team care

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience a higher incidence of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and renal disease than the rest of the Australian population.

To help turn this around, we’ve commissioned organisations across Tasmania to provide Integrated Team Care – that is, care coordination, outreach workers and supplementary services.

For more details, go to Our Services Portal.

Moving on Up: Transitioning from child to adult care

Research suggests chronic conditions affect the everyday lives of almost 64,000 young Tasmanians.

For those who have become used to engaging with the health system in their childhood years, the transition to adult services can be a challenge.

Primary Health Tasmania has worked with the Tasmanian Health Service and other experts to develop Moving on Up – a practical framework to support the transition of young Tasmanians with chronic conditions to adult care. Supporting resources include checklists for young people and their families.

Access the resources.

Diabetes quick guides

Primary Health Tasmania supported Diabetes Tasmania to develop a series of ‘quick guides’ to help people self-manage their diabetes.

Each guide introduces a topic in diabetes self-management: GLP (non-insulin injectable medications), hypos, insulin, medication, monitoring, nutrition, physical activity and sick days.

You can find the guides on the Diabetes Australia website.

My Health Record

My Health Record is a secure online summary of a person’s significant health information. Every Australian will be given a My Health Record by mid-2018, unless they choose to opt out.

You can read more about My Health Record on our dedicated My Health Record page.