The aim of Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program (MOICDP) is to increase access to a range of health services, including expanded primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the treatment and management of chronic diseases. A chronic disease is defined as a condition that has been (or likely to be) present for six months or more.
The priorities are the treatment and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, renal disease and cancer.
During the financial year 2018-19, RWAV had a total of 1,164 visits across Victoria with 5,727 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients seen.
In the current funding round of 2019-20, RWAV will provide Specialists, GPs, Allied Health, Nurses and Aboriginal Heath Workers at 87 services, across 30 Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Organisations, Hospitals and Community Health Centres.
Resources for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Visiting Health Professionals