Foundational Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program | October 2023

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

This virtual workshop is the first stage in our 6-month Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program. 

Program objectives

  • To understand the fundamental principles of chronic disease management and healthy ageing.
  • To incorporate and apply the concepts of chronic disease management and healthy ageing within their nursing practice.
  • To identify strengths and areas to grow in relation to chronic disease management and healthy ageing practice


In an interactive and practical workshop, split into three parts. Nurses will be guided through their role in empowering patients to manage chronic disease and healthy ageing. The key focus areas:

  1. Principals
  2. Implementation
  3. Tools

Dates of Workshop will be in two parts

  • Wednesday 25th of October and 8th of November 10:00am - 1:00pm 

Self Assessment:

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

APNA Online Learning

APNA provides an online learning bundle of approximately 12 CPD hours to nurses. This is accessible on completion of all three workshops, and access is available for six months. 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. Click here to download a list of available modules.

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 

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). 

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 😊

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