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Aboriginal Medical Service sector supports Federal Government plan for chronic disease patients

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA said the Federal Government’s new plan to provide better care for people with chronic illnesses amounted to trialing the Aboriginal Medical Service model in non-Aboriginal communities. A meeting on Thursday of CEOs from WA’s Aboriginal Medical Services welcomed the $20 million Health Care Homes trial, which will start on 1 July 2017. The trial will include about 65,000 Australians over 2 years and will ensure that people with chronic diseases will have their healthcare coordinated through one GP or medical service, rather than multiple GPs. The most prominent chronic health conditions to be treated will be diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental health, ey

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