30 June 2018

Funding Amount:

$1 million





Melbourne Macedon Ranges Yarra Moonee Valley Darebin Maribyrnong Hobsons Bay Wyndham Brimbank Moorabool Melton Hume Merri-bek


Delivered by Medibank, CareFirst is a six-month behaviour change program that upskills general practice teams to better manage chronic conditions and provides patients with tools and approaches to help them achieve better health outcomes.

People recently diagnosed with chronic heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease can be invited by their GP to participate, and will be provided with a personalised care plan and health coaching.

The program is being implemented in 30 local GP clinics in Brimbank, Hume and Merri-bek to support 820 public patients living with two or more chronic diseases, helping them to improve their quality of life and stay out of hospital.


The program aims to:

  • Build the capacity and capability of general practices to better manage patients with two or more chronic conditions;
  • Improve patient understanding of their chronic conditions, allowing them to better self-manage.

For more information about this program, contact us.