My health for life is a six-month evidence-based lifestyle modification program to support participants to understand their lifestyle risks and action their health goals. NQPHN encourages health professionals to refer eligible participants to a locally run program or telephone program. Funded by the State Government and delivered by the Healthier Queensland Alliance, the program encourages and supports participants to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyle goals.
How to get involved
Community groups play an important role in advocating and supporting healthier communities. If your organisation is hosting a community event, contact us to see if there is an opportunity for us to conduct free risk assessments.
Have a question? Call our 13 RISK number (13 74 75).
About My health for life
My health for life is a Queensland integrated risk assessment and behaviour modification program that aims to assist participants to reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Based in the community and delivered by local healthcare practitioners, this initiative will identify those at high risk of developing chronic conditions and offer them a tailored, but flexible, healthy lifestyle program.
For further information, visit www.myhealthforlife.com.au or phone 13 RISK (7475)
How does it work?
My health for life offers eligible participants a structured six-month lifestyle modification program. This program works in partnership with GPs and other clinical services, providing patients an opportunity to participate in an evidence-based lifestyle modification program in their local community. Facilitators are trained health professionals, including dietitians and exercise physiologists, who have a keen interest in preventive health.
This program is a practical extension of the advice given by clinicians to their patients, allowing participants to better understand their lifestyle risks and action their health goals. GPs will be kept informed of their patients’ progress, completing the care cycle. Health professionals are a critical part of the My health for life program, and we look forward to building strong, professional relationships while contributing to your patients’ overall care.
Northern Queensland providers
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) will work with local practices to support risk assessment activities and identify patients who are eligible for referral into the program. GPs who refer patients into the MH4L programs will be provided with patient progress reports. Patients can be referred using the practice software MH4L referral template or calling 13 Risk (13 74 75). View upcoming programs across Cairns, Townsville, and Mackay below, or download the upcoming events flyer here.
Upcoming programs Cairns
Provider: Mountain View Medical Centre (Westcourt)
Facilitator: Ben Collins
Start date: Friday 27 September 2019
Upcoming programs Townsville
Provider: Townsville GP Superclinic (Hyde Park)
Facilitator: Lindon Finn
Start date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Provider: Unison Health (Thuringowa Central)
Facilitator: Joel Newman
Start date: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Provider: Burdekin Community Association (Ayr)
Facilitator: Jeanette Zonta
Start date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Provider: Achieve Exercise Physiologists (Cranbrook)
Facilitator: Jaymie Franettovich
Start date: Monday 14 October 2019
Upcoming programs Mackay
Provider: Dietcare (Mackay)
Facilitator: Melanie Flanagan
Start date: Thursday 26 September 2019
My health for life practice software referral templates
Referring patients to the free My health for life program has now become so much easier with referral templates available for the following practice software:
There is also a fillable PDF referral form for printing and faxing
These new (January 2018) templates now include updated eligibility criteria, being;
- AusDrisk Score is now lowered to 12 (previously 15)
- Patients diagnosed with Pre Diabetes are now eligible (aged 18 and over)
- For full eligibility criteria visit www.myhealthforlife.com.au