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Chronic Care for Aboriginal People (CCAP)

CCAP is a state wide program aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People over the age of 15 years, who are living with a chronic disease such as:

  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • heart disease
  • respiratory disease.

The Aboriginal Chronic Care Worker (ACCW) can support patients in the community to:

  • manage the chronic disease at home
  • understand the chronic disease
  • maintain current care plans or implement new appropriate care plans
  • access specialist health professionals
  • access specialist community health services 
  • link to rehabilitation, education and other programs
  • link to further supports and services in the community
  • provide advocacy
  • manage appointments.

Contact

345 Pacific Hwy
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

119 River St
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey Community Health

Referral criteria

Patient must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be over the age of 15 years
  • reside in the Kempsey/Macleay Local Government Areas this includes Bellbrook, South West Rocks, Crescent Head, Frederickton and more.

Patient can self-refer by calling the phone number listed and ask to speak to the Aboriginal Chronic Care Worker.

Morton Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Port Macquarie Community Health

Referral criteria

Patient must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be over the age of 15 years
  • reside in the Hastings Local Government Area this includes Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Camden Haven, Wauchope and more.
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