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My health for life

My health for life (MH4L) is a free behaviour modification program that is offered by health professionals to patients who are deemed to be at risk of developing chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The program was introduced into communities with the aim of introducing healthy lifestyles to individuals within each region.

Continuing to be implemented across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, MH4L recognises that everyone is different when it comes to staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. The program understands that joining a gym or special “diet” foods aren’t for everyone and that receiving on going and valuable support is a major factor into achieving a healthy lifestyle.

My health for life partners with GP’s within the region to provide patients with the opportunity to participate in an evidence-based lifestyle modification program. The facilitators involved are trained health professionals who have a keen interest in preventative health, including exercise physiologists and dieticians. By having easy access to industry professionals, participants are able to remain informed about lifestyle risks and factors as well as understand how to action their health goals appropriately.

Participants within the region can self-refer or be referred by their GP. All of the referrals made by a GP will be sent to the MH4L team at Diabetes Queensland via Medical Objects or fax 07 3506 0909. Although it is recommended to receive a referral from a GP, they can also be made by an allied health professional, a practice nurse or by contacting MH4L directly via their website or on 13 RISK.

For more information about the program content please visit the website.

Darling Downs and West Moreton current sessions: 


Date

Time

Provider

Suburb

Mon 03-12-2018

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Margot Hawker Dietetics

INGLEWOOD

Sat 15-Dec-2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

ECCQ

CAROLE PARK

Tue 22-Jan-2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dalby Allied Health

DALBY

Wed 06-Mar-2019

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Health Matters Karalee

CHUWAR

Additional face-to-face sessions in the region have now commenced for November and December however telephone coaching and support is still available for your eligible patients.

Patients can be referred using the practice software MH4L referral template or calling 13 Risk (13 74 75). 

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN can work with your practice to identify patients who are eligible for referral into the program. If you would like more information on how to get involved please contact our Primary Care Engagement team via practicesupport@ddwmphn.com.au.

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN can support your practice in the following ways:

  • providing health professional and patient MH4L resources
  • identifying patients that are automatically eligible for the program (those with pre-existing conditions)
  • identifying patients who are at risk or eligible for a health assessment to determine a referral
  • up-skilling various staff in through in-practice education
  • assist with incorporation program promotion into existing business
  • initiating in-practice strategies to increase patient risk assessments and incorporate early intervention processes
  • provide an in-depth understand of risk assessments and prevention activities to all practice nurses involved in the Practice Nurse Support Program. 

Contact our Primary Care Engagement team for support via practicesupport@ddwmphn.com.au

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