Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program - Virtual workshop November 2022

Member Price: $220.00 Register Non-Member Price: $220.00 Register

This virtual workshop is the first stage in our 12-month Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program. It will be delivered over two days, Thursday 28th & Friday 29th July 2022. 

  • On day 1, we will do an overview of CDM and HA, optimizing health ageing versus managing chronic disease burden, population health and healthy ageing, and strategies and tools supporting CDM and HA.
  • On day 2, explore developing therapeutic relationships for clients with chronic and complex conditions, communication and health literacy, motivational interviewing, goal setting and implementing CDM and HA into practice.

After the workshop, you will have 12 months of online learning guided by two selfs assessment during the program, access to a professional community and nurse support to build your knowledge and confidence.


Meet your CDMHA Team 

Sara Drew - Program Lead and Lead Presenter

Sara Drew is an experienced Registered Nurse with extensive background in primary health care, immunisation, chronic disease management and IPC nursing. For the past 16 years of her career, Sara has worked in a variety of leadership, management, educator and clinical roles within Primary Health Networks and Education to support the PHC workforce. Sara joined APNA in June 2021 as the Nurse Programs Manager. 

Sara is passionate about supporting and strengthening the role of primary healthcare nurses, through workforce development and education, and raising the profile of PHC nursing with undergraduate nurses. 

Sara is an accredited Nurse Immuniser with a strong interest in public health. Sara is currently completing the Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control through Griffith University and holds a current Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116). 

Jo Millard - Project Officer and Co-Presenter

Jo will be our second presenter for the virtual workshop. Jo is a RN and Project Officer with the fab Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association team, and worked previously with a lovely and skilled general practice team in rural Victoria.

Qualifications: Bach Nursing, Training and Assessment, credentialed nurse immuniser, asthma educator, sexual and reproductive health and cervical screening provider.

Jo has worked in Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Local settings is a previous Board member of Women’s Health Grampians with a keen interest in gender equity, social justice and family violence prevention. Jo is an advocate for optimising the primary health care nurse role to deliver high quality care in partnership with other health professionals and the community.

Jo enjoys walking her dog Max, catching up with friends and family and does a bit of yoga too.

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, being outdoors, and eating lots of food, of course. Looking forward to collaborating and assisting you all along the way and helping instill change in our community from all the work you do šŸ˜Š

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