Eighty people gathered at the Ko Awatea Centre on Friday (21st November) to kick off CM Health’s new campaign to support self-management.
The campaign aims to provide self-management support across Counties Manukau – including the localities, primary health organisations, Middlemore Hospital and the community – for 50,000 people living with long term conditions by 1 December 2016. It builds on the improvement work of programmes such as Very High Intensity Users (VHIU), At Risk Individuals (ARI), and the 20,000 Days and Beyond 20,000 Days campaigns.
Teams from across CM Health proposed 24 projects to achieve the aims and vision of the campaign. Projects ranged from the ProCare LIFE programme for patients on benefits to better management of diabetes, heart failure and respiratory conditions, as well as self-help to stop smoking and tackle obesity.
The aim of the session was to bring people together to develop and establish their project teams, introduce the improvement methodology and start thinking about effective aims for their proposals. Many of the teams made some valuable connections as they looked at ways to work together on their project proposals.
The learning session emphasised the importance of reaching a common understanding of self-management, achieving system integration, and keeping patients and whaanau at the centre of self-management support initiatives.
The next steps in the campaign are to establish and name project teams, and to complete charters before the next learning session on 1st April 2015.
For more information, and to get involved, please contact:
- Diana Dowdle, Delivery Manager on telephone: 021 221 4200 or 09 276 0044 ext. 9676 or email: Diana.Dowdle@middlemore.co.nz