The Self-Management Workforce Partnership will embed and integrate workforce practices and models of care to support a self-management approach across primary health care (PHC) in Queensland.
Commencing in August 2010, this 12-month project is designed to build the capacity of the health workforce to support a self-management approach to health care through a combination of three integrated initiatives:
The above will be achieved by partnering with a range of health and Vocational Education and Training organisations across Queensland to design and implement specific activities that build workforce knowledge, skills and practice to support a self-management approach to health care.
The Chronic Disease Self Management Skill Set (CDSMSS) has been identified by industry as a key tool to assist the workforce to adopt a partnering in self-management practice framework. This skill set will be utilised as one tool to enable person-centered, team-based practice across different roles, teams, healthcare settings and organisations.
CDSMSS training for Queensland VET trainers and existing workers will be implemented across a range of regional and South East communities in response to the need for embedded, base-line training to support this significant shift in practice.
Workforce planning and development activities to compliment and extend the impact of the CDSMSS training at the workplace level will be delivered through this partnership, informed by consultation and engagement with employers. Activities will be integrated with CDSMSS training and assessment and will support peer-based mentoring, reflective practice and action learning principles.
For more information on the Self-Management Workforce Partnership contact Michelle Phillips Ph: (07) 3234 0256.