NiPHC Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program | April 2024

Member Price: $220.00 Non Member Price: $220.00 Register
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This virtual workshop is the first stage in our 6-month intermediate level Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program. 

Tailored for nurses seeking to advance their skills in the focus areas of cardiovascular health, cancer control, injury prevention and control, mental health and diabetes mellitus. This course presents comprehensive strategies and is aimed at enhancing existing practices and expanding professional expertise. If chronic disease management is not currently in your existing practice, please view APNA Principles of Chronic Disease Management which is for nurses to develop and apply skills in chronic disease management, developing foundational knowledge and building practical strategies.

Program objectives

  • To enhance understanding of the principles of chronic disease management and healthy ageing for five key chronic conditions.
  • To incorporate and apply the concepts of chronic disease management and healthy ageing within nursing practice.
  • To identify strengths and areas to grow in relation to chronic disease management and healthy ageing practice.

Induction Workshop

Dates of Workshop:

Monday 29th of April, time in each state below:

  1. Victoria: 4-6pm
  2. Tasmania: 4-6pm
  3. New South Wales: 4-6pm
  4. South Australia: 3:30-5:30pm
  5. Queensland: 3-5pm
  6. Northern territory: 2:30-4:30pm
  7. Western Australia (AWST): 1-3pm

Monthly Workshops: 

One workshop per month after our induction, nurses will be guided through their role in empowering patients to manage chronic disease and healthy ageing. The key focus areas are:

  1. Cardiovascular health
  2. Cancer control
  3. Injury prevention and control
  4. Mental health
  5. Diabetes mellitus

Dates and times of each workshop will be announced one month prior to each session.

Self Assessment:

Upon registering for the workshop, nurses will complete a self-assessment (online survey) to develop of an understanding their current knowledge,  skills and confidence and identify any areas for improvement. From this, we link nurses to key APNA online learning to complete.

APNA Online Learning

APNA provides online learning modules of approximately 12 CPD hours to nurses. We encourage nurses to use their self-assessment as a guide through their personalised learning journey. These are optional and nurses are not required or expected to complete all of the learning activities. 

Community of Practice

A private messaging platform where program participants can discuss, engage and consult with their peers. APNA provides tips and resources to the group, as well as encouraging and facilitating discussion.


Meet your CDMHA Team 

Cressida Bradley | Program Solutions Manager - Leadership, Education and Support

Cressida is the Program Manager for CDMHA and you'll see her in the workshops and online in the Community of Practice. She has a nursing background with experience in aged care, acute care and as a research nurse in gerontology. She's also previously worked in universities developing and delivering support and wellbeing programs for students. Before joining to the CDMHA team she worked in APNA's Building Nurse Capacity program helping nurses set up nurse clinics. She loves supporting primary health care nurses to develop their skills and grow their careers. She's currently studying a Masters of Public Health at Flinders Uni.

Alisha Komninos | Project Coordinator

Alisha will be your go-to individual for any issues and clarify your need, she will assisting with administration, and webinar hosting/ IT help ensuring you have all resources at arms reach! 

Here's a little "G'day" from Alisha:

Hello! My name is Alisha! I have recently graduated from Deakin University and attained a Bachelor of Health Science with a primary focus on health promotion. I enjoy being around others, I am novice footy player, and enjoy eating lots of food, of course. Looking forward to collaborating and assisting you all along the way and help implement change in our community from all the work you do 😊

We have now another intakes now open if you want to start your CDMHA journey at a later date:

June: Tuesday the 11th 12pm-2pm *AEST


If both dates above isn’t suitable for you, we’ll have additional intakes throughout the year. If you’re interested in the program, but now is not the right time register your interest below!

*As this program is subsidised by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, an APNA member discount cannot be applied.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


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