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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO3241

Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease - Program Extension 2020-21 to 2023-24

Contact Details

02 6289 5600

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Department of Health
Close Date & Time:
18-Feb-2020 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
251005 - Indigenous Health
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Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


The MOICDP helps to improve access to health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with chronic disease. Under MOICDP, multidisciplinary clinical services are provided by a range of health professionals such as medical specialists, GPs, nurses and allied health professionals, for best practice chronic disease prevention, treatment, management and follow-up.

Access is increased by removing the disincentives incurred by health professionals providing outreach services (e.g. by funding their travel, meals and accommodation). For the purposes of the program, a chronic disease is defined as 'a condition that has been, or is likely to be, present for six months or longer'.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase access to multidisciplinary care in primary health care settings for Indigenous people with chronic disease; and
  • increase the range of services offered by visiting health professionals to prevent, detect, and manage chronic disease more effectively.

 The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced coordination of services;
  • new outreach services established that focus primarily on management of chronic disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and existing outreach services are expanded where required;

  • improved services based on location of greatest need;

  • improved health service planning;

  • improved collaboration between health services in local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and visiting health professionals to target the delivery of essential treatment for chronic disease;

  • improved culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and

  • reducing/removing the financial disincentives that create barriers to service provision to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As this is a closed non-competitive grant opportunity, only the following organisations are eligible to be considered for grant funding:

Entity name


General Practice Queensland Limited

56 123 426 111

New South Wales Rural Doctors Network Limited

52 081 388 810

Health Network Northern Territory Ltd

17 158 970 480

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Incorporated

68 063 926 518

Rural Workforce Agency; Victoria Limited

31 081 163 519

Department of Health

11 255 872 006

Rural Health West Limited

29 123 188 367


Total Amount Available (AUD):
Instructions for Application Submission:

No application is required for the eligible organisations.

Contact Details

02 6289 5600

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