Chronic disease prevention
My Health for Life
My health for life is a chronic disease prevention initiative with free, qualified Health Coaches available to work with your patients. The Health Coaches are qualified, allied-health professionals who can help Queenslanders, 18 years and over, make healthier choices and create healthier habits.
About the program
My health for life has a range of offerings, including small group sessions, telephone health coaching, video sessions, multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culturally appropriate sessions. Once the participant has completed the 6 coaching sessions, they will then gain access to the 6-month maintenance program.
The Healthier Queensland Alliance. This Alliance is led by Diabetes Australia and includes the Heart Foundation, Stroke Foundation, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and (the seven Queensland) Primary Health Networks.
Refer a patient
To access the program, patients need to meet the eligibility criteria.
Health professionals can refer patients into the program through the following pathways:
Complete the referral template in your practice’s clinical software (MedicalDirector or Best Practice)
Complete the manual referral form (Brisbane PHN to supply upon request)
completing the Fillable_Referral_Form
referring the patient to complete the online health check via one of the following:
My health for life was developed by the Healthier Queensland Alliance. This Alliance is led by Diabetes Australia and includes the Heart Foundation, Stroke Foundation, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and (the seven Queensland) Primary Health Networks. The initiative is funded by the State Government through Health and Wellbeing Queensland.
Healthy Habits Dashboard and App
Prevention is better than a cure. The Healthy Habits Clinical dashboard supports GPs and primary health care nurses to work with patients to establish and achieve exercise and nutrition goals.
Patients are invited to download the app to their smart phone to set their health goals and track their progress. GPs and primary health care nurses can communicate with the patient and offer advice and encouragement to the patient through the clinical dashboard.
View the Healthy Habits app - Apps | Healthy Habits (racgp.org.au)
Support from our Quality Improvement Coordinaters
Our Quality Improvement Coordinators can support your practice with quality improvement activities focused on improving the health outcomes of your patient population and reducing risks of chronic diseases.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a quality improvement session.