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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 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

Group Start Dates

To view a full list of session start dates in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, CLICK HERE or see below. 

Date

Time

Provider

Location

Saturday 22 September

9:00 am – 11:00 am

ECCQ Simplified English

Redbank Plains

Thursday 26 September

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Exact Physiology

Ipswich

Wednesday 26 September

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fresh Start Healthcare

Gatton

Friday 28 September

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fresh Start Healthcare

Laidley (Kambu)

Friday 28 September

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Downs Pain Clinic

Toowoomba

Tuesday 2 October

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Downs Pain Clinic

Toowoomba

Tuesday 2 October

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Total Health and Education

Warwick

Thursday 4 October

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exact Physiology

Ipswich

Saturday 13 October

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Seven Springs Medical

Toowoomba

Tuesday 16 October 2018

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Seven Springs Medical

Toowoomba

Wednesday 17 October

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Vital Health Darling Downs

Chinchilla

Monday 22 October 2018

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Exact Physiology

Ipswich

Thursday 25 October 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exact Physiology

Ipswich

Wednesday 24 October

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Margot Hawker Dietetics

Goondiwindi

Friday 26 October 2018

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Burnett Allied Care

Kingaroy

Monday 29 October 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fresh Start Healthcare

Laidley

Tuesday 30 October 2018

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fresh Start Healthcare

Gatton

Wednesday 7 November

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Exact Physiology

Ipswich

Have a question?

Contact Naomi, the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN Area Account Manager on 0428 108 120 and naomi.petty@ddwmphn.com.au or contact MH4L directly on 13 RISK (13 74 75) or visit their website.

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