The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on all Australians, and supporting your patients towards better health has never been more important. The Life! program remains dedicated to supporting individuals who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Life! is a free Victorian healthy lifestyle program that is funded by the Victorian State Government. It will help your high-risk patients learn more about nutrition, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, and goal setting. The program is delivered by experienced health professionals through various platforms including a Telephone Health Coaching service and online support.
Life! offers a financial incentive for GPs to refer eligible patients into the Life! program. The reimbursement for referring into the program is:
• $20.00 + GST for referring an eligible participant
• $25.00 + GST for each participant who completes an introductory session (first session of the program)
Please refer your high-risk patients to the Life! program. The GP Life! referral form is available as a template in Best Practice, Medical Director, Genie and ZedMed.
For more information on the Life! program and the financial incentive, please contact the Primary Care Engagement Coordinator, Elleni Kaias by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9667 1724.
Visit lifeprogram.org.au for more information and referral details.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Diabetes Victoria. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.